Tower work affects broadcasts

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Prairie Public tower outages affect its and KXMD’s broadcasts

Fargo, N.D., June 21, 2011 — Prairie Public has completed construction on a new broadcast tower ten miles west of Williston, yet television and radio outages continue to be necessary to protect the safety of tower crews who are dismantling the old tower. Depending on weather and other factors, viewers and listeners may notice periodic outages through the summer.

The construction work is also causing outages for television station KXMD, the local CBS affiliate, which is leasing space on the Prairie Public tower.

Television viewers who receive Prairie Public and KXMD with rooftop antennae or via cable are affected; satellite or dish services are not affected by the service interruptions.

Prairie Public’s radio listeners affected by the outages may listen online at, which is not affected by the tower outages.

Viewers or listeners who have questions about service may speak to a Prairie Public engineer at 800-359-6900.

Prairie Public Broadcasting is a non-profit television and radio network that provides a wide range of education, technology and entertainment services to communities, schools and individuals across its coverage area.


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