Listeners in the Thibodaux-Houma area can find KTLN back on the air at 90.5 FM, after WWNO chief engineer Robert Carroll identified the failed transmitter components, drove for replacements, and installed the new parts Monday night.
The weekend's thunderstorms were the most likely cause of the damage. Ordinarily, transmission interruption would trigger a remote sensor to alert staff about the problem. In this case, however, transmission was not fully interrupted — only enough that listeners like Laura Coogan could not receive KTLN's signal. Ms Coogan notified WWNO that KTLN was off the air, and we're grateful for her message!
Later this week Robert will install permanent replacement components, at which time there will be another service interruption of about fifteen minutes.