April 20, 2019

WHCF, WSNV hit air with temporary tower

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.

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