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89.3 Downtown Santa Cruz signal off the air (and back on again)

UPDATE 6/24/2013 3:30 PM: The 89.3 translator is back on the air with something of an improvised radio link to our main studio. The temporary fix is mono only, not stereo. Aside from that issue, if you experience any unusual reception problems on 89.3, kindly let us know. You can use our online comment form or phone the studio at 831-476-2800.

Original post follows:
KUSP’s 89.3 FM translator is off the air at the present time. This translator fills in our signal in parts of Downtown and West Side Santa Cruz where terrain interferes with reception of our main 88.9 transmitter.

The problem is an equipment failure in the microwave link that gets our audio from the KUSP studio (near the Santa Cruz Harbor) over to the downtown site. Our engineers are searching right now for equipment we can substitute in temporarily.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and will restore service just as soon as we can.

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