After being silenced for two weeks, WHCF FM 88.5, a Christian radio station, returned to the air last weekend.
Volunteer crews worked with WHCF chief engineer Hal Welch to install a 180-foot-high temporary tower on Passadumkeag Mountain, which allowed the radio station to start broadcasting Saturday night. The site is a remote one, accessible only by a steep and rugged road.
The radio station’s 574-foot-tall radio tower, which was located on the mountain, collapsed at about 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22, under a load of ice which had built up over the previous 48 hours.
WHCF and WSNV FM 103.9, which used the tower for broadcasting, were silenced by the collapse.