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Subject: Puerto Rico radio stations
From: Dalan Decker <programming@therockradio.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:36:34 -0400
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A little late to this discussion . . .

According to the Vice President of the Puerto Rico Association of Broadcasters, 54% of the 142 licensed radio stations are off the air indefinitely.  Indefinitely does not necessarily mean permanently or even that they were severely damaged, but that they are not on the air at the moment.  All the rest are on with generators.  One of our major challenges is the instability of the electrical grid.  Even when the power is restored, it doesn't stay on.  It comes and goes rather violently.  At our facilities in San Juan, one of our buildings gets power on and off and the other one has only gotten power a time or two.  Communications are still a huge issue as well.   If you read Spanish, this article is a pretty good examination of the radio situation here as of 4 days ago. https://www.elnuevodia.com/entretenimiento/cultura/nota/millonariaslasperdidasenlaindustriaradial-2367567/.

In our case, we have managed to get WBMJ back up with limited programming on generator.  WCGB and WIVV are not operable at this point.  WIVV lost its tower, and WCGB was severely flooded with the storm surge.

Things will become clearer as power is restored.

On 9/28/2017 4:22 PM, Jim McDermott wrote:
Any updates on the stations represented here on the CR Tech list? Did any of them get back on the air?

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*Jim McDermott
President, Lake Area Educ Broadcasting
Spirit FM Radio & The Pulse Channel*
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
www.spiritfm.org -- www.pulsechannel.org
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*Dalan E. Decker, Programming Director*
*The Rock Radio Network*
WBMJ (AM-1190) San Juan Metro
WIVV (AM-1370) Vieques / Virgin Islands
WCGB (AM-1060) Juana Díaz / Ponce

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