WXUR Impacted by WKTV Tower Mishap

October 25, 2010 by

UTICA-ROME -- One addition to our earlier coverage of the mishap on the tower at WKTV on Smith Hill -- another radio station, 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) was taken off the air for a few hours.

Arjuna Broadcasting's Mindy Barstein tells her station was sidelined from 11:45am until about 3:30.  WXUR moved to Smith Hill a little over a year ago, but we hadn't realized WXUR was sharing space on the WKTV tower along with W59AU and WUNY 89.5.

Barstein says, "We are grateful that the injuries sustained by the tower workers are not life threatening and appreciate the professional way this was handled."

Three men were injured after falling from the tower this morning.  They were working to upgrade the transmission equipment for W59AU, a translator for Syracuse's WCNY television.


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