In The Middle Of The Colorado Fires, KJAC Comes Back On The Air
June 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM (PT)
Over 1,700 firefighters, National Guard and volunteers are working around the clock saving structures and lives while trying to contain the most destructive blaze in COLORADO history. Meanwhile, NRC BROADCASTING Adult Hits KJAC (105.5 JACK FM)/FORT COLLINS-GREELEY, CO has been off the air since MONDAY, JUNE 11th, when the fire took out connectivity to their transmitter site near BELLVUE, CO, in the middle of the fire zone west of FORT COLLINS. The connectivity lost includes T1 lines and electricity to the site with no idea when either will be restored.
That's where CLEAR CHANNEL SATELLITE came through, providing an emergency STL link via the CCS uplink located in ENGLEWOOD, CO. With the new satellite uplink equipment and a generator, JACk-FM is back on the air! An STL is a studio-transmitter link that sends a radio station's audio from the broadcast studio to a radio transmitter in another location.
The system provided by CLEAR CHANNEL SATELLITE is a new, state-of-the-art, expandable satellite audio platform available exclusively in the U.S. and worldwide through CCS. The new platform, XTREMESAT MEDIA, is designed as an advanced replacement for outdated audio systems in the broadcast industry.