WRVD Off-Air for Repairs Tuesday 3/31

March 27, 2009 by

SYRACUSE -- If you work in downtown Syracuse and you rely on WRVD 90.3 to listen to the programming of the WRVO stations, you may be left in the dark for most of the day on Tuesday, March 31.

Program Director Fred Vigeant says there have been several recent complaints about poor reception from the transmitter atop the SUNY Health Science Center.  WRVD is licensed for 280 watts, a whopping 13 meters above average terrain... not much, but enough to cover downtown areas WRVO's main signal from Oswego can't penetrate.

Vigeant says WRVD will be taken off the air around 9:00 Tuesday morning, and engineers should have it signed back on by 3:00pm.  In the meantime, if you can't tune in WRVO's main Oswego signal but you're near a computer, you can listen live at

Other Quick Tidbits

  • If you missed John Hurlbut's retirement farewell after 40 years of hosting the local segments of "Morning Edition," audio is posted on the WRVO website.  "The audio file contains John's final weather chat with Meteorologist Kevin Williams at 7:06 Tuesday morning, followed by his final Morning Edition segment at 9:45, which also includes one last chat with Kevin."
  • And the Syracuse City Eagle recently published a front page interview with Hurlbutt.


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