KBHW/International Falls, MN Tower Collapses After Severe Storms
July 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM (PT)
HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS Contemporary Christian KBHW (PSALM 99.5)/INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN is operating at reduced power after its 650-foot tower near LOMAN, MN, collapsed on SUNDAY morning (7/17), according to NORTHPINE.COM.
GM BRUCE CHRISTOPHERSON said that no one witnessed the incident but suspects that severe storms moving through the area at the time may have caused the collapse. The station normally broadcasts with 100kW and is now using a temporary low-power transmitter at its studio near INTERNATIONAL FALLS.
Some translators which relay KBHW's programming are off the air because they cannot receive KBHW's signal. CHRISTOPHERSON said translators on the IRON RANGE receive their programming from KADU/HIBBING, MN and remain on the air.