Back on the airwaves

After two weeks of static, K27 television is back on the air.

A windstorm of near hurricane force knocked Craig's only local TV station off the air two weeks ago. The storm blew over the station's antenna.

The station's staff got the antenna back up Thursday.

"We're going to show the storm that knocked us off the air," News Director Dan Olsen said.

The newly erected antenna stands a little lower than its predecessor, Olsen said.

"Hopefully, everybody can still get us," he said.

Olsen and reporter Michael Phelps didn't get much of a break while their station's signal was down. They filmed events across Craig and produced a new opening and closing to the show.

Today's news broadcasts will review the news events that occurred while K27 was off the air.

By Monday, Olsen hopes to be airing fresh news stories.

Broadcasts air at 5:30, 6, 9:30 and 10 p.m.

K27 is the only station Craig residents can pick up via TV antenna. On cable, K27 is on channel 17. K27 broadcasts the America One network.

The storm also knocked Steam--boat Springs radio station KFMU off the air in Craig.

By Thursday afternoon, KFMU still was not broadcasting in Craig.

Rob Gebhart can be reached at 824-7031 or rgebhart@craig-dailypress.com.

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