Wed Jul 18 21:48:13 EDT 2012
<<On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:45:06 -0400, Donna Halper <email@example.com> said:
> So, this is a TV story, but may bring back some radio memories too. I
> was watching the local evening news on Channel 4 and suddenly there was
> a big thunderstorm with lightning, as Todd Guttner was doing the
> weather. All at once, the studio went black-- just the weather map
> stayed lit, for some reason. Todd, to his credit, kept doing the
> weather in the dark until the auxiliary transmitter kicked in.
Backup generator, I think you mean. I take it that the studio lights
-- a huge power draw -- are not on battery power, but studio control,
master, and the cameras are. The generator probably kicked in within
eight or ten seconds, but it takes a long time for those studio lights
to cycle back on. The clip is already on YouTube, of course.
The only transmitter at 1170 SFR is the AM backup-backup.
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