Copper Thieves Knock Another Station Off Air
August 25, 2008 at 5:16 AM (PT)
HOMETOWN BROADCASTING Country WLGC-F/GREENUP, KY-ASHLAND, OH-HUNTINGTON, WV found itself silent THURSDAY when copper thieves made off with phone lines, including the station's studio-transmitter link.
NBC affiliate WSAZ-TV/HUNTINGTON-CHARLESTON reports that the station and about 900 other customers were without service after thieves climbed poles and stole 600 feet of the copper cables. The station returned to the air at about 10a THURSDAY morning after being silenced around 3a that day.