WLLH Lowell Transmitter Back On The Air

Mark Watson markwats@comcast.net
Sun Aug 24 12:59:46 EDT 2008

  WLLH's Lowell transmitter is now back on the air, it had been off since at 
least this past Tuesday. From what I was told the power was lost at the TX 
site due to the growth of brush & vines around the pole that holds the 
transformer. (Mass Electric used to routinely cut the brush, but apparently 
National Grid sees no need to do such brush clearing). Apparently the growth 
of the brush & vines completely covered the transformer, insulators and fuse 
jack and caused a pole fire that went undetected, blowing out the 
transformer and causing the loss of power to the site. Apparently no one in 
WAMG/WLLH Master Control was aware that Lowell was off either. Once CE Chris 
Hall was made aware of the situation he went to the TX site and discovered 
the problem. National Grid has made repairs and restored power to the site.

Mark Watson 

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