WNYC’s AM station (820 kHz) was forced off the air yesterday because of flooding in Kearny, where its antenna is located. The New York public radio network, which purchased four of the former-New Jersey Network radio licences in July, continued to broadcast on its FM station and streamed its AM programming online at wnyc.org. The stream is also available at NJPublicRadio.org.
According to the station’s website, the mediumwave transmitter is back on the air, but at very lower power as repairs continue. WNYC spokeswoman Jennifer Houlihan said the extent of the antenna damage is not yet known. Parts of it remained under water yesterday, making inspection difficult. The network expects repairs to take a week.
(Sources: NJ.com, wnyc.org)