Copper Thieves Knock KPFT Off Air
June 28, 2010 at 12:43 PM (PT)
PACIFICA RADIO noncommercial KPFT/HUSTON was knocked off the air due to copper thieves, reports the HOUSTON PRESS, which quotes KPFT GM DUANE BRADLEY as saying that "relatively well-organized but stupid people" broke into the station's tower facility and cut a line running power to the tower.
A message on the station's website reads, "The power line to the KPFT transmitter tower was cut during the night, most likely by copper bandits. HARRIS COUNTY sheriffs are conducting an investigation at this time. The building housing our transmitter was damaged and must be repaired before the electrical service can be restored. It is possible we may be off-line for the remainder of the day, maybe longer. We are, however, still on in GALVESTON (yay 89.5!) and available thru our stream at www.kpt.org. where the KAGAN nomination hearings are ongoing at present. Thank you for your support and patience."