Garrett Wollman
Wed Jul 18 21:48:13 EDT 2012

<<On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:45:06 -0400, Donna Halper <> 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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