Why Is Classic Rock 96-1 Off The Air?
When you turn on the radio and tune into 96.1 on your dial, you expect to hear the legends of classic rock and nothing else, and not the damn static that you're getting right now. So what's the issue and why isn't Classic Rock 96-1 broadcasting over the air?
Well, that's not an easy question for us to answer because we're not engineers! However, we do have an engineer that is versed in everything technical and extremely capable of getting us back on the air as soon as he can. However, to be honest with you, he's currently working in our Shreveport market on getting one of their larger stations back on the air in Shreveport at the moment.
We're all familiar with the storms that rolled through East Texas last Thursday that caused quite a bit of damage throughout Gregg, Rusk, Upshur, Wood, Harrison, and Marion counties along with quite a bit of damage across the state line into Louisiana. Some of that damage occurred at our transmitter site to the west of Kilgore and we've been running on generator power for several days now, until now. Before you ask, yes, we have fuel in the generator, but there is another issue with the generator now.
Just like SWEPCO and other power companies have done, reaching out to other power companies across the state and nation for help and bringing in linesmen to rebuild the infrastructure that was destroyed by the storms, we are doing the same to get Classic Rock 96-1 back on the air. We anticipate the station coming back on the air later this afternoon.
We apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, you can always listen to Classic Rock 96-1 in the following ways:
- online - at classicrock961.com
- mobile app - download for free from your devices app store
- Alexa device - enable the skill and ask Alexa to 'Play Classic Rock 96-1'
- Google Home speaker - cast from your phone
Thanks for being a loyal listener of Classic Rock 96-1 and we thank you for hanging in there with us. We will all get through this together.