Power outage knocks WJHU off the air

November 13, 1996|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A power outage in the Lower Park Heights neighborhood where WJHU-FM has its transmitter knocked the radio station off the air for two hours last night, a spokesman said.

"They apparently were off the air from just before 6 to just before 8," said Dennis O'Shea, a spokesman for the Johns Hopkins University, which owns the public radio station.

WJHU's studios are located in the 2200 block of N. Charles St., but its transmitter is at Violet and Park Heights avenues in Northwest Baltimore.

Darcel Guy, a spokeswoman for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., said an underground cable failed about 5: 55 p.m., with about 3,800 customers losing power.

O'Shea said there is a backup generator at WJHU's studios but not at the transmitter. "I know one thing," he said. "We're going to see what we can do about getting a backup generator at that site."

Pub Date: 11/13/96

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