WCVE Public Radio Outage Update
WCVE Public Radio experienced transmitter problems on Friday night (2/3/12) and was off-the-air for an extended period. Engineers were able to restore the signal, but at a greatly reduced power setting. Accordingly, many listeners are experiencing a very weak signal or in some cases, no signal at all.
The needed repair parts are custom made and have been ordered. The manufacturer is configuring them now and will ship them as soon as possible. In the meantime, our engineers are working on our current equipment trying to find a way to increase power to the signal.
Full restoration of our signal is anticipated by mid-week.
The outage was experienced in the greater Richmond market only; our Northern Neck and Chase City listeners were not affected.
If you are presently unable to receive WCVE Public Radio, we can be streamed over the web at ideastations.org/radio, or heard as a digital signal on HD radios at 88.9FM. Both online and HD provides you access to WCVE Public Radio and WCVE News/Talk.
We appreciate all of the calls and emails we have received from our listeners who have told us how important WCVE Public Radio is to them. Your continued patience as we remedy this situation is also appreciated.
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