Electrical Problem Sidelines WNYY

September 17, 2010 by

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- According to an email alert issued to listeners at 12:03pm, Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY is off the air due to "a major electrical problem" at the transmitter site. But GM Susan Johnston says the station is still available for HD Radio listeners via WQNY-HD2. Here's the full email sent by Johnston to listeners who signed up for email updates from the station:

To our WNYY listeners:

We are sorry to let you know WNYY is off the air right now at 1470 AM. Our transmitter site has suffered a major electrical problem. We have a team working on the problem as we speak. We will let you know as soon as we know when WNYY returns to 1470, please keep checking in throughout the day. We do have a feed of the station which is currently running on WNYY’s HD channel, which is 103.7, WQNY-HD 2. You must have an HD radio to pick up this signal, a traditional AM or even FM radio will not be able to receive the signal.

We want to let you know Cayuga Radio Group is committed to its Progressive Talk line-up on WNYY, please know all your favorite hosts will be back, as scheduled on 1470, once we get the broadcast equipment repaired. Thanks for your patience and continued support of WNYY.

Susan Johnston
General Manager

If/when we receive any updates on the damage and/or repairs, we'll update this story as soon as possible.

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