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WRMI severe thunderstorm damage

Earlier this week we experienced a severe thunderstorm in the area of our transmitter site in Okeechobee (just after Hurricane Isaias passed by). Our power lines were affected by the storm. We did not lose power fortunately, but there was a power surge which blew out some lights in our building and also blew out some parts in our Transmitter #1 which operates on 7780 kHz. Our engineers have been working on this for a few days now and have replaced a number of components in the transmitter, but it still needs more work to get it back on the air. In the meantime, we are broadcasting all of our programs that are normally on 7780 kHz from 2000-0200 UTC on the alternate frequency of 15770 kHz. (This is another one of our regular frequencies.) Both of these frequencies are on antennas directed at 44 degrees. We will air these programs on 15770 kHz until we get the 7780 kHz transmitter back on the air, which we hope will be tomorrow Friday August 7. We are very sorry for this situation, but our engineers are working as quickly as possible to get 7780 kHz back on the air. This transmitter is normally on the air 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and has been on this schedule for over a year now, so it really needs a bit of downtime for technical maintenance. Thanks for your understanding. (Jeff White)

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