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Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Program Director Gladys Washington speaking with WSNC's Calvin Patterson. This interview was originally aired in 2016.

WSNC is now broadcasting at nearly full power.

If you have been following the saga of WSNC's transmitter problems, you will be pleased to know we are operating on a rental transmitter which brings our signal up into the kilowatt range. Our broadcast signal is available to nearly all of our listening area.

The rental transmitter will be in place until we get the new permanent transmitter installed. Things are looking up.

Thank you for your patience with this process. We rely on listeners for our funding, and we work hard to make the most of every dollar donated.

Please Excuse Our Mess

Jul 19, 2017

Thank you for your patience with our recent technical problems at WSNC. What once looked like a simple fix has become more complicated. 

We need a new transmitter. The quoted price is around $38,000. While this is not a ridiculously high amount, we are licensed to a state university so there are procedures in place for purchasing equipment which are great for preventing frivolous decisions but not so good for speed.

We'll Take Ten Percent

Jul 12, 2017

WSNC Transmitter Update:

Earlier reports of the transmitter being repaired were premature.  As sometimes happens with old equipment, repairing one piece has exposed problems with other parts of the chain.

For the past week, we have bypassed the main power amplifier of our transmitter and have been broadcasting at 30 Watts instead or our typical 10,000 Watts.  Thanks to the valiant efforts of  our engineer Ed Kasovic, we are back up to 1,000 Watts for the time being.

WSNC Reception Issues

Jun 30, 2017

Technical problems with the WSNC transmitter have caused reception issues for some listeners recently.

On Tuesday June 27th, 2017, a component of the WSNC transmitter broke around 6 A.M. We were unable to broadcast our normal signal for over a day until staff members were able to restore our signal. Due to the broken component, we are broadcasting at reduced power. 

We typically broadcast at 10 thousand watts. Right now we are broadcasting at 30 watts. Listeners may experience some temporary reception problems on the outer edges of the WSNC listening area.

WSNC is broadcasting again from our tower on the campus of Winston-Salem State University.

WSNC 90.5 is temporarily off the air due to a problem with our transmitter. We hope to be back on the air by the end of the day on June 28th, 2017.

In the meantime, our webstream is always available at WSNCRadio.org.

Thank you for your patience and your continued support.

 

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