KUAR Back On With Lower Power After Fire Interrupts Programming
April 4, 2011 at 3:58 AM (PT)
The UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK's noncommercial KUAR/LITTLE ROCK is back on the air at low power this morning after being knocked off the air by a fire at the station's transmitter site on SHINALL MOUNTAIN, the station is reporting.
The station went off the air at 5:30p (CT) SATURDAY, and the station's engineer noted that smoke was coming out of the transmitter building and that someone had replaced the door lock with a new lock; once the door was busted open by firefighters, the transmitter had sustained serious damage. Copper was also missing and part of the fence around the building had been pulled back. A temporary transmitter is in place, and the station's planned move to the tower of ABC affiliate KATV (TV)/LITTLE ROCK is being accelerated.