We were back on-air briefly for an hour last night- Thanks to the efforts of Mark Mushin, a WPKN staff member our chief engineer and co-host of “The Car Bob” Show and Dom Bordonaro. We are now off-air again.
Because there is still no power to our Booth Hill transmitter site in Trumbull, we’ve been trying to get our back-up generator up and running without any luck. There is a severe leak in the radiator that is involved in powering the generator. We thought we had a short term fix til UL turned us back on but the fix did not hold last night. We’ve spent hours trying to sort it out while hoping United Illuminating (UL) would re-connect the power grid. Mark Mushin will be back this morning trying to see if we can get the back-up power going but it will be less than 50-50 at this point.
We are back in the offices of WPKN on the University of Bridgeport campus and have been sending out “thank-you’s” to those who pledged during our Fall On-Air drive. The internet through Cablevision is down so unfortunately we are not able to even stream our programming via wpkn.org.