Storm Knocks WBUR Offline Briefly

Tropical Storm Irene knocked WBUR's on-air broadcast offline for about seven seconds just before noon Sunday.

A power outage in Newton, where WBUR's transmitter is located, brought down the transmitter, but the backup generator got the broadcast up and running again quickly.

WBUR engineer Michael LeClair said that the transmitter power was cut twice Sunday morning, but the second outage has lasted longer and seems to be more serious.

This program aired on August 28, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Jeremy Bernfeld Producer
Jeremy Bernfeld was formerly a producer for WBUR.



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