NORTHLAND'S NEWSCENTER ANTENNA WORK

By Nate Stoltman

NORTHLAND'S NEWSCENTER ANTENNA WORK

August 6, 2010 Updated Jul 6, 2008 at 11:01 AM CDT

7/3/08 Weather and wind conditions appear to be favorable today to allow the tower crew to work. KBJR analog and KBJR/KDLH digitals will be off the air beginning at 8 AM. Crews are also expected to work tomorrow (7/4/08). We will update you as to any changes that may occur.

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7/1/08 UPDATED: Due to strong winds at the tower site, no work will be done today on the tower and antenna. We will attempt to continue tomorrow.
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7/1/08 Work will continue today on our tower and antennas. KBJR analog and KBJR & KDLH digitals will be down during this time. We hope to have this stage of work done by 4:00 this afternoon. We will update you as to any changes that may occur.

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6/30/08 Crews will be working on our antenna/tower again today. KBJR analog and KBJR & KDLH digital channels will be off the air during this time. We will continue to update you with more information when it becomes available.

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6/28/08 Due to possible incliment weather, antenna work will not occur today.

We will be working Sunday morning, if the weather is favorable. Crews will begin work starting at 8:00am and will be on site all day. KBJR analog and KBJR and KDLH digital will be off the air during that period.

Work will continue Monday morning.

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6/27/08 The tower crew is working on our tower again today. KBJR analog and KBJR and KDLH digital will be down during this time. We thank you for your patience during this process.

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6/26/08 The tower crew will be working most of the day (until about 4:30 PM) moving and installing equipment up the tower face. Work will continue Friday and Saturday starting at approximately 8:00 AM, and finishing in the late afternoon. We hope to have the damaged antenna down by early next week. This work is weather dependent.

KBJR Analog / KBJR Digital / KDLH Digital will be off the air all day.
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6/24/08 Tower climbers will begin work on the tower today to remove our damaged digital antenna. KBJR analog channel 6 will be off the air during this time. We will update you later today as to their progress.

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6/19/08 A tower crew will be on site starting Monday. This crew will remove our defective digital antenna which is mounted at the top of the tower. The crew will start by rigging the tower early in the week with completion by Thursday of the following week. This work is weather dependent and will be done during daylight hours. We expect some disruptions in signal due to this process. We will continue to update you as to our progress.

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6/5/08 We will working today on the KBJR/KDLH DT standby antenna. This will mean that the digital signals will be off the air starting around 11:00 today - we should be back up by late afternoon.

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6/4/08 11:08 am Additional antenna work will not be performed today as previously thought. We will update you both online and on air as to when any work will be done.

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6/4/08 Additional antenna work will be performed today. This work will be to optimize the performance of the standby antenna. It will require KBJR DT and KDLH DT to go off the air for several hours. We will update you both online and on air as to our progress.

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6/3/08 Additional antenna work will be performed tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon. This work will be to optimize the performance of the standby antenna. It will require KBJR DT and KDLH DT to go off the air for several hours.

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6/2/08 Most of the work on the standby antenna is complete. Both KBJR and KDLH Digital stations are on the air, however both stations are at very low power. We will be working to correct some tuning issues (with the antenna) this morning, and will be on and off with the digital signal for most of that time. We hope to be running at our temporary power levels by noon today.

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5/30/08 Due to weather conditions at the tower site, work had to be postponed today. The antenna installation will resume Saturday morning. We will keep you updated both on air and online as to the status.

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5/29/08 Crews worked today installing necessary equipment to raise and install the temporary antenna. We hope to have the final installation completed Friday. Any outstanding work to install this temporary antenna should be complete Saturday morning.

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5/28/08 The crew installing the temporary antenna will begin work on the tower today. We hope to have the antenna installation complete by Friday if the weather cooperates. Any outstanding work to install this temporary antenna should be complete Saturday morning.

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KBJR channel 6 analog is back on the air. Our tower crew is currently analyzing the damage and will report their findings soon. We will keep you updated as to any changes that occur.

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We will begin working on our damaged antenna today. Due to this work, KBJR analog channel 6 will be off the air. We hope this work to take only 2 to 3 hours beginning at 9 a.m. We will update you with more information when it becomes available.

Wednesday afternoon we experienced a failure of our high powered digital broadcast antenna. Due to this technical issue, we are not able to broadcast in high definition. We are also not able to broadcast digital channels CW 2 (DT 3.2) , My 9 (DT 6.2) and Weather Plus (DT 6.3). This does not affect in anyway our ability to broadcast on our analog channels 6 (NBC) & 3 (CBS).

Engineers are working to install a temporary antenna, but that may take 7-10 days. Cable and satellite customers in the Duluth area will still be able to see our digital and high definition service. We will have updates on our progress both on air and online. Thank you for your patience.

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