Tech problems knock out NPR in Summit
SUMMIT COUNTY If you’re used to waking up to “Morning Edition” or driving home to “All Things Considered,” you’ve probably noticed the fuzz that’s replaced your favorite NPR radio program.Greeley’s KUNC radio station, which is rebroadcast in Summit County via Summit Public Radio, has been out of service since Saturday because of an undetermined technical problem, according to KUNC’s website.The translator tower is located on top of Baldy Mountain overlooking Breckenridge. KUNC general manager Neil Best said he isn’t sure what the problem stems from, be it last weekend’s massive wind gusts, moisture in the electronics building at the site or anything else.”It could be any one of a number of things,” Best said.Summit Public Radio engineer Gary Peterson wasn’t able to reach the remote site over the weekend because of adverse weather conditions, but he and a crew were attempting to reach the translator on Tuesday.Best could not predict when KUNC might be back in service in the county without knowing exactly what’s causing the outage. The station is posting updates on its website – http://www.kunc.org – and has notified some listeners of the problem via e-mail, Best said.Normally, KUNC can be heard on FM 1071.1 and 88.3 in Summit County.
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