On the weekend of March 5th-6th, FM89 experienced a significant outage in the Kern County area. The issue was caused by an equipment failure which made satellite transmission of our signal to our KPRX audience impossible.
The problem was caused by an equipment failure of the uplink antenna. The antenna is near the end of its expected lifespan, and while it is currently being repaired, replacement is prudent to ensure we don’t encounter this again. The old/repaired antenna will serve as a backup should we need it in the future.
We anticipate the costs for this work will exceed $15,000. Your generosity now will ensure that the news, music and information you depend on will be here, uninterrupted, when you need it.
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