WDAY/Fargo Off Air After Storm Damages Towers
June 1, 2011 at 8:19 AM (PT)
FORUM COMMUNICATIONS Talk WDAY-A/FARGO is off the air after a storm on MONDAY caused major damage to its towers on Main Avenue in FARGO. Damage to all three towers was sustained, and the station's sister newspaper the FARGO FORUM reports that host JAY THOMAS said one tower collapsed, a second snapped about halfway up, and a third sustained damage but remains standing.
The station is streaming its programming online and is also simulcasting on sister ABC affiliate WDAY-TV's 6.3 digital multicast subchannel. OM SUE ELDER told the FORUM that the standing tower is being assessed in hopes it can be pressed back into service for over-the-air broadcasting, but the other towers will need to be replaced. WDAY-TV also went off the air on MONDAY fie to a power failure.