A Note from the General Manager
Ice and earthquakes. These have been the bane of our existence over the last couple of months. When ice covers the antenna (ice can form at the antenna level, 800 feet above the ground, even when the air remains above freezing at the ground) it becomes necessary to cut transmission power to keep from damaging the transmitter. Last Thanksgiving we had to cut power to 5% and wait for the ice to melt. When the ice did melt, it fell downward as rods and shattered most of the beacons and marker lights on both our campus and Oklahoma City towers. We had both re-lamped. A second round of ice shattered some of the newly replaced lamps on the big tower. Re-lamp again.
Then there were two earthquakes in the course of one week. These quakes cut of power to the UCO campus. We have temporary backup power to the studios, but the outages lasted longer than our power could hold, so we were off-air a couple of early mornings.
Thank you for your patience during these unexpected and unavoidable situations. Your contributions enable us to keep our physical plant operating in spite of what nature throws at us.