WKCI break-in on WDRC-FM

Larry Weil kc1ih@mac.com
Thu Dec 18 12:14:05 EST 2003

At 11:02 AM -0500 12/18/03, Howard Glazer wrote:
>This morning at 10:43, WDRC-FM Hartford (102.9) was playing Andy
>Williams' "Happy Holiday" when it was interrupted for about 10 seconds
>by a promo, in progress, from KC-101 (WKCI Hamden, 101.3). The promo
>then cut out and the Williams song resumed.
>I've heard of audio from one station getting onto another's frequency
>before, but, except for the (I think) 1510 incident where some
>maintenance worker accidentally switched to WAAF (again, I think), I
>always though these incidents always happened when the wrong feed went
>to the transmitter from a group of stations under common ownership using
>the same facilities. But DRC and KCI have separate ownership and
>transmitter sites! How did this happen?

My best guess would be that this was an error by the telephone 
company, the transmission lines (fiber or ISDN) may have been crossed.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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