Radio stations back on air |

Radio stations back on air

Daily Staff Report

DOWD JUNCTION ” Several local radio stations were back on the air Thursday afternoon after a power outage knocked out their transmissions for almost two days. The stations were broadcasting again by 4 p.m.

The Upper Dowd Junction radio tower, which controls local stations KZYR (97.7 FM), KSKE (104.7 and 99.3 FM), Colorado Public Radio and the translator link for Crystal 93 FM, underwent a power outage around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

KZYR general manager Tony Mauro said the longest the station had ever been off the air before was about 24 hours.

Inga Causey, a spokeswoman for Traer Creek, the development company that recently bought the tower, said Traer Creek plans to update the tower and ensure it’s in a condition that won’t allow such an outage to reoccur.

The Eagle, which operates from a tower on Castle Peak, and Jack FM, which operates out of Glenwood Springs, did not go off the air.

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