Fire Damages Fargo Radio Tower
June 4, 2007 at 8:31 AM (PT)
The radio tower which transmits JAMES INGSTADT Top 40 WDAY (Y94) and Classic Rock KRWK (ROCK 102)/FARGO experienced a catastrophic fire on FRIDAY night. The fire was reported by a listener near the tower at 5:46p after seeing smoke and flames coming from high up on the tower near AMENIA, ND. Significant transmission equipment burned and fell to the ground below causing a small grass fire. No one was hurt during the fire. The cause remains unknown. Both stations were off the air for approximately 90 minutes following the fire.
Y94 and ROCK 102 are now broadcasting at significantly reduced power of approximately 3,000 watts. RADIO FARGO-MOORHEAD OM JOHN AUSTIN says, "We’re working very hard to correct this unfortunate situation as quickly as possible. We appreciate our listeners who stick with us during this time and we anticipate returning to full power very soon."