Bear Knocks Stations Off Air
July 26, 2007 at 5:34 AM (PT)
JEFFERSON PUBLIC RADIO's REDDING, CA stations are back on the air after being off from SUNDAY through TUESDAY afternoon, and the REDDING RECORD SEARCHLIGHT reports that the cause was a connector at the transmitter site that was apparently detached by a bear trying to get at a beehive under the cable.
JPR Director of Engineering DARIN RANSOM told the paper that the repairs on MT. BRADLEY were completed and the stations returned to the air at 5p TUESDAY.
The station says that service was interrupted in SHASTA COUNTY and much of SISKIYOU COUNTY.