Friday, April 14, 2006

Off the Air

This showed up on WMHT's web site Thursday:
Attention - Due to a malfunction involving the WMHT TV antenna, we are unable to broadcast programming to viewers who receive the station through a home antenna (indoor or outdoor). This situation may last for several days. Time Warner Cable and satellite customers are not affected. We apologize for any inconvienence(sic) this may cause you.
I think the spell checker must be broken, too.

According to a story in today's TU, a fire at the transmitter site took out an obscure and hard to replace gizmo that funnels all that public TV goodness into the antenna. GM Deborah Onslow described the event as "spontaneous combustion." That sounds very X-Files, to me. Either way, it's going to take a lot of tote bags to fix that.