Friday, April 17, 2020

Pine Bluff Radio: Strong Storms Drops Deltaplex Radio Tower

The storms that ravaged southern Arkansas Sunday evening took out the tower at the Deltaplex Radio station that has stood tall in Pine Bluff for over half a century, according to its website.

We are working around the clock to fix tower for KPBA 99.3 The Beat, and also to get other stations on the air. The tower that fell also feeds signals to remote tower sites for our other three stations – The Train KTrain 104.5 FM, The Hog 98.1 FM, and Oldies 101.3 FM.

Company engineers are currently working to patch together ways to get signals to those other towers. Of course, with the huge power outages at tower sites, that is obstacle as well.

Insurance adjusters will be on site Wednesday and tower crews are expected to be here late this week to start the process of getting a new tower in the air for 99.3 The Beat.

Courtesy of REC Broadcast Services
Deltaplex Radio General Manager Greg Horne released the following statement for Deltaplex Radio listeners.

“I have been around radio my entire life and I’ve never been around a situation where a tower fell,” said Horne. “We are working as fast as we can to solve the engineering issues. We are honored that so many Deltaplex residents rely on us for news, information and entertainment. Our commitment to provide that for you will never waiver. You can continue to get all the local Deltaplex area news and information on, and KTRN 104.5 FM. I am pleased that we have one signal up as of now and we are working as fast as we can and expect to have two more of our signals airing within a few days. We appreciate your trust and your patience during this difficult time. Please tune in to KTRN 104.5 for your local news, weather, and information.”

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