CHARLOTTE & DAVIDSON, NC – WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio announced today that the station has resumed transmitting from its main tower using a new antenna.
WDAV’s primary broadcast antenna received damage from a direct lightning strike in August 2012. The catastrophic event has forced the station to transmit from a backup tower resulting in a degradation or complete loss of signal for many in its listening area.
Electronics Research, Inc. has designed a new antenna, which tower crews began installing on WDAV’s main broadcast tower in mid-May. Affected areas such as Winston-Salem, N.C. and Lancaster, S.C. will see a sharp improvement in their reception when WDAV begins broadcasting from the newly-installed antenna.
“We are thrilled to be returning to the homes, cars, and offices of the many WDAV family members we’ve been unable to reach since the lightning strike,” says Interim General Manager Frank Dominguez. “Even those listeners not living in the affected areas – for example, those in Uptown office buildings – should experience an improvement in reception.”
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 always 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.
WDAV Signal Project