Originally posted by woodyww
I spoke to Jeff Laird at KFDM by email early this morning. The exciter failed. They hope to have a rented replacement in use by noon. It is now 12:32PM. Is it up? I haven't checked.
I am at work and can not check. But I just talked to the girl in the office and she said it was supposed to be back up this afternoon. She also said that it would be down again when the repaired part comes back in next week.
Also I just got off the phone with Russ Ingram from ABC Channel 12. (50-1).
He was out at the transmitter in Mauriceville. I believe he said they were going to try to move the digital signal from the Gateway area out to the Mauriceville transmitter. He was very nice and said he hoped to be able to broadcast in HD sometime next year. He also mentioned that it takes a lot more power to broadcast at 50-1 then it does at 21-1 like CBS does. I think he said it would take close to a Million watts for them to equal the coverage of channel 21-1.