Report: 5 Casper, Wyoming Stations Temporarily Off The Air
August 19, 2011 at 4:05 AM (PT)
Five stations owned by MT. RUSHMORE BROADCASTING in the CASPER, WY market have temporarily gone silent, reports the CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE. Adult Standards KVOC-A, Classic Rock KASS (KICK 107), Oldies KMLD (MELODY 94.5), Country KQLT (KOLT COUNTRY) and Hot AC KHOC (HEART 102.5) went dark WEDNESDAY, with President JAN GRAY citing a "technical or mechanical problem" and saying, "Voluntarily, we took the stations off the air. We'll get it back very soon."
The shutdown follows an inspection of the stations by an FCC agent on WEDNESDAY. FCC spokesman ERIC BASH said that while he could not discuss the results of the inspection, the Commission did not order the stations off the air. GRAY said that the inspection was "routine" and that the only issue was the mechanical problem that resulted in the temporary shutdown.