Mon July 9, 2012
Lightning Broadcast Outage Repaired

KACU Returns to the Air

Lightning strikes north east Abilene, near the KACU studio, taken from the roof of the Wooten Hotel Apartments by iPhone.
Photo courtesy David Christianson

After suffering a NE Abilene lighting strike and the resulting EMP ( electro-magnetic pulse) that damaged KACU's digital STL (station transmitter link) this past Sunday night, KACU returned to the braodcast airwaves about 12:30 PM Tuesday afternoon.  KACU was able to replace the STL with a loaner unit from the manufacturer by overnight shipping.  During the time the station has had this broadcast outage, it has continued to provide all of its broadcast content through the internet stream on www.kacu.org.

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