Monday, September 24, 2007
The WKTZ 90.9 FM transmission facility was damaged by lightning over this past weekend. It was necessary to shut down our transmitter to limit further damage to the facility. We are working hard to resolve the issue. The WKTZ studio continues to operate and our free streaming service continues on Live365.com. WJAX 1220 AM is not effected by this issue.
We thank our loyal sponsors and listeners who have supported us through donations. We shall resolve this issue and return to normal operation soon.
UPDATE: Tuesday September 25, 2007
We have ordered the parts we need to make repairs to the antenna, they should arrive this morning. Once those parts are prepared our plan is to install them tomorrow. We may be back on the air as soon as Wednesday evening.
UPDATE: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 @ 5:03 PM
We are back on the air at full power. Repairs to the destroyed antenna system were completed and the transmitter was returned to full power. We received many calls at both the Studios and the Transmitter site while we were off the air. Apparently the phone book lists the transmitter site as WKTZ Radio. I guess we would have to pay additional fees to not list it. The correct number to contact the Management and Staff of the Radio Station is (904) 371-1184 Direct, or the College at (904) 743-1122 ext 184.
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