WDAV will soon restore full signal strength
WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio announced today that after working with various engineers, antenna manufacturers, and insurance company representatives, it has decided to restore its signal to full strength by replacing the damaged antenna on its primary broadcast tower.
WDAV has selected Electronics Research, Inc. as the supplier to replace the existing antenna that suffered catastrophic damage from a direct lightning strike in August 2012. Station management expects installation of the new antenna to be completed in early spring 2013.
“We know we can’t restore our signal soon enough for the listeners in affected areas. We don’t take them for granted and are committed to restoring our full signal pattern as quickly as possible,” said Interim General Manager Frank Dominguez.
“Replacing the antenna makes the most sense because it will better provide for the long-term viability and continued growth of the station. Additionally, it means a restored signal more quickly, and it even promises some modest improvement to the signal.”
The station has created the “WDAV Signal Project” for listeners who are interested and able to help cover the unexpected cost of replacing the antenna. 100% of all gifts received for the “WDAV Signal Project” will be designated to this effort. For more information, please visit www.wdav.org/antenna-gift or call 877-333-8990.
Listeners in affected areas can still access WDAV by streaming it online or downloading the free WDAV app for their smartphone and iPad. Visit www.wdav.org to learn more about both of these services.