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Weather Disrupts Public Radio Signals in Thermopolis, Rock Springs Areas

February 14, 2008

The recent severe weather has caused equipment or antenna problems on several of Wyoming Public Radio's mountaintop transmitters, interrupting services in the Thermopolis and Rock Springs areas.

"Closed highways and interstates have prevented engineers from reaching the sites on Thursday," said Jon Schwartz, WPR general manager.

Shane Toven, WPR engineering coordinator, said 91.3 KUWT (Thermopolis) is currently off the air. This also affects the Worland (93.3) and Dubois (91.3) signals.

"The cause of the outage is currently unknown and attempts to restore the signal remotely have been unsuccessful," Toven said.

He added that 90.5 KUWZ (Rock Springs/Green River) is also off the air. This also affects the Evanston (93.5) signal.

"Weather conditions and road closures are currently preventing us from accessing either of these sites but we hope to have the signals restored by the end of the week," Toven said.

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