WJHU-FM knocked off the air for two hours by power failure

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. "Apparently, it's happened a couple times in the past few weeks."

WJHU's studios are 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 feeder cable failed about 5: 55 p.m.

About 3,800 customers lost power until they could be transferred to other feeders, Guy said.

Pub Date: 11/13/96

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