Archive for Monday, July 6, 1992

RADIO STATION LOSES SIGNAL

July 6, 1992

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A break in a transmission line kept KANU-FM and the Audio-Reader Network off the air Sunday and until shortly before noon today, when equipment repairs were completed.

The public radio station licensed to Kansas University lost its signal about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The station was back on the air about 11:50 a.m. today, said Judy Keller, station development director.

A flange surrounding the transmission cable that runs from the top of the KANU antenna tower to the ground on West Campus was damaged, causing a break in the signal, she said.

Saturday's storms did not cause the break, but the wind may have contributed to the problem, she said.

The interruption in programming was the first time the station had been off the air since a new antenna was installed two years ago.

The Audio-Reader Network, a radio reading service for people whose disabilities make it difficult for them to read, also was temporarily off the air. The service piggybacks on KANU's signal.

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