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KCUR dead air

Okay, this is the third time I've noticed that KCUR (the local NPR station) is transmitting dead air.

What's up with that? Did they lay off the night staff? Someone needs to ensure that the equipment is functioning.

EDIT: At 10 after, they resumed transmission. But not the show that's supposed to be on the air.

Chris

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clevermanka
Feb. 24th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Maybe they heard you complaining about all the bad news and decided to give you a ten-minute break.
mckitterick
Feb. 24th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
;-)
garyomaha
Feb. 24th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Don't get me started. Radio today is largely computer-run, pre-recorded stuff. There is often nobody home to mind the store (or they're busy minding a half dozen stations at a time). Since KCUR is (presumably) still a standalone station, I'm wondering if they are totally automated during certain periods. A far cry from when I worked there (mid-70s) and the place was crawling with people.
mckitterick
Feb. 24th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
I know - when I was in high school, I occasionally worked at KDIO in Ortonville, MN. Tiny station, yet we had at least a few kids there all the time.
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mckitterick
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Dammit! I hate when that happens.
astein142
Feb. 24th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
They've been having issues off and on for days... not sure why....
astein142
Feb. 28th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Perhaps this explains it:
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/02/solaroutage.html

"The sun will pass directly behind National Public Radio's Galaxy 16 satellite on Feb. 23, knocking it off the air for a few minutes."
mckitterick
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Probably not at midnight ;-)
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