Transmitter Fire Takes KTUF Off The Air
April 18, 2013 at 7:11 AM (PT)
BARRINGTON BROADCASTING GROUP’s CBS-TV affiliate KTVO/KIRKSVILLE, MO is reporting that lightning struck a building at the KIRX Inc. Country KTUF/KIRKSVILLE, MO tower site that housed the station’s transmitter YESTERDAY (4/17). The strike caused a fire that has taken the station off the air for the foreseeable future.
KTUF posted a statement on their FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages saying, "An unfortunate lightning strike has caused a fire at our KTUF transmitter site tonight. The damage has taken us off the air. Our engineers are assessing the damage and will determine the length of time we will be off the air. Until then, please be patient and keep checking 93-7 KTUF. Hope to be back up real soon!"
View a news report of the incident here.