THURSDAY 5/24/18 is now the target date for WKAR TV to return to full power broadcasting, on the new channel, and for 90.5 FM to return to full power. Technical complications and additional weather delays could move that date. Please check this page daily for updates. | About this project
UPDATE 5/20/18, 7:00pm: The new antenna is mounted atop the tower! As of 3:50pm, TV and FM went back on the air at reduced power for the evening. Work continues Monday as weather allows.
The crew was amazing today! The gin pole was elevated above the antenna, the 5150-lb. channel 40 antenna was lowered to the ground; the 4800-lb. channel 33 antenna was elevated and mounted to the top of the tower; and the gin pole was lowered below the antenna for safety overnight.
Work still ahead: connect the transmission line to the antenna; complete installation of a new TV standby antenna; test the operation of the new antenna; disassemble and lower the gin pole. The work continues to be weather-dependent.