Gospel station is off the air because of fire

April 18, 1995|By Steve McKerrow

Listeners to gospel radio station WBGR-AM (860) are being asked to be patient after a fire near its transmission tower damaged wiring and knocked the station off the air on Sunday.

"We would like our listeners to know our engineers are working around the clock and we will be back as soon as we can. And we ask for their prayers," said WBGR General Manager Su Wood yesterday.

She said the station's signal was interrupted shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday, during the broadcast of the "Apostolic Bible Study Church" program with host Elder Arthur Coleman.

A brush fire near the station's transmission site and antenna, in the 8000 block Edgewater Ave. in Rosedale, destroyed an undetermined amount of ground wiring.

No one was at the site at the time, she said, and members of the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company extinguished the fire.

Broadcasting was expected to resume by the end of the week, "depending on how much damage was done to the cables."

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