WVIA-F/Wilkes Barre-Scranton Knocked Off Air By Fire
February 15, 2010 at 4:34 AM (PT)
A fire destroyed the transmitter building and equipment of NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION ASSOCIATION noncommercial WVIA-F and PBS affiliate WVIA-TV/WILKES BARRE-SCRANTON, PA FRIDAY, knocking the stations off the air.
The FM is broadcasting some of its programming over the lower-powered signal of MARYWOOD COLLEGE's WVMW/SCRANTON until a new transmitter can be installed later this week to return WVIA-F to the air. The television station is available via cable and has reactivated its former over-the-air digital allocation and transmitter on channel 49, requiring viewers to rescan to get the signal.