Update – The air conditioner was repaired Wednesday, June 8 and we were able to turn the main transmitter back on at 5pm. KOLU is once again transmitting at full power. Thank you for your patience and prayers!
Original post -Our main transmitter at KOLU had to go off line yesterday (Sunday) afternoon when the large air conditioner that keeps it running cool failed. Without the air conditioner, the transmitter quickly overheats and shuts off.
At this time, we are running our backup transmitter, which is our former main transmitter, and are broadcasting at 4,100 watts rather than our usual 39,000 watts. This will affect indoor listening and fringe area reception. Our translators in Yakima on 88.9 and Prosser on 92.3 will continue to operate normally. Fringe area listeners are encouraged to listen on kolu.com during this time.
We hope to have the air conditioner repaired and be back to full power in a couple of days. Your patience and prayers are appreciated.