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WCHI To Return To Full Power Soon

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For the last two weeks, listeners to WCHI (1350-AM) have had better reception on iHeartRadio to hear classic hits than their actual radio.

The reason, the station had to remove its tower and is operating at low power.

The station reported its tower’s foundation had weakened. Workers began dismantling the tower at its Eastern Avenue transmitter site June 16th.

Meanwhile, a remote broadcast van with a small mast is a temporary solution until the tower returns.

According to the WCHI’s website, it could be a couple of more weeks before the tower can be erected and have the music pumping at full power again.

Crews dismantle the WCHI broadcast tower at the station’s transmitter site on Eastern Avenue June 16, 2020.
Crews dismantle the WCHI broadcast tower at the station’s transmitter site on Eastern Avenue June 16, 2020.
A remote mast truck is being used to transmit a reduced signal for WCHI until its tower can be erected. Photo taken June 16, 2020.