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Update, We're Back at Full Power!

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As of 1:00 pm, we are back on full power out at the transmitter site! Our very dedicated George Scheibner jumped in the 'HQR-mobile and drove out to the transmitter site, moved us to backup power, and got the scoop on what happened. A logging crew was removing a dead tree and the tree came down on the power line leading to our transmitter site! Not a Smooth Landing at all!

George snapped a few cell-phone pictures for us to take in the scene:

A crew fixing the power line.


Here is some of the heavy equipment working near the transmitter site.

Update Thursday 9: 54 am:

WHQR experienced a power failure at its main transmitter site in Brunswick County at around 8:20 this morning. We are attempting to restore things and will keep you posted. In the meantime we are transmitting from a backup at 254 North Front Street. Listeners outside the downtown Wilmington area will have trouble picking us up. At the very least we should have a more powerful backup on soon.

When the main transmitter is down, HD1 and HD2 signals are down also. However, web streams of our main channel and all-classical channel (Listen Live at upper left) are still available.