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The Lookout | September 24, 2018

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LCC Radio suffers temporary shutdown

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Shauna Stocken
A&E Editor

In 1994, LCC Radio, WLNZ 89.7, began broadcasting to the Lansing area.

It wasn’t until June 28 of this year that the station experienced problems, temporarily shutting down for the first time. It remained off the airwaves until July 3, when LCC engineers restored the broadcast.

“What actually happened was that a couple of parts on our transmitter burned out,” LCC TV/Radio’s station manager Daedalian Lowry said during the outage. “When that happened it created some audio issues on the analog side of the FM. The HD (high definition) side still works fine, and the online streaming still works fine.”

During the outage, all broadcasting continued through an online stream.

“We have enough online listeners that we wouldn’t have powered everything down and called it a day,” Lowry said. “In addition to that, we were working to fix the problem as soon as possible.”

According to Lowry, during the time of repair, day-to-day operations remained the same and business continued as usual.

“It’s not an avoidable situation,” Lowry said. “It’s just like anything, whether that be a car or a person; your parts eventually run out.”

Lowry said he looks forward to having all of WLNZ’s listeners return now that the station is back on the air.

Tune in to 89.7 FM in your car or online by visiting the radio station’s website at www.lcc.edu/radio/onair/

 

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