Strong winds last week between 40 and 60 miles per hour in the Munising area took out one of the most important components of the WQXO AM 1400 radio station: the tower. Members of the Great Lakes Radio staff drove back to where the broadcast tower normally is, they noticed it mangled and bent, lying on the ground. The radio signal down.
According to Studio Manager Lonnie, “The wind snapped two guide wires and the tower came tumbling down.”
Great Lakes Radio Station Manager Tammy Johnson, said, “It’s always a challenge when you have to deal with mother nature. But thankfully we have other stations that do cover the Munising area; and our engineering staff is working hard to rebuild everything.”
The engineering staff at Great Lakes Radio has a temporary tower up for WQXO AM 1400. You can hear the radio signal within the Munising City limits.
The building of a brand new tower will begin with hopes that it will cover a wider listening area throughout the Upper Peninsula.
Lonnie said, “Stay tuned for more updates because the new tower is going to be bigger and better than ever.”
George in The Morning said he had very productive days while they were off the air, but he is glad that once the station tower fix is completed they will be more powerful than ever and reach a larger listening area.
Ball games for the Munising Mustangs will now be broadcasted live on 103.3 The Country Extreme until the WQXO AM 1400 tower is completely replaced and fixed. The broadcast signal for 103.3 The Country Extreme is the biggest in the Upper Peninsula.
More people across the entire U.P. can now hear the Mustangs ball games live on the air. Remember we are also streaming at wqxo.com, and we can also can be heard on the local charter channel in Munising. Religious programming will be broadcasted on 103.3 The Country Extreme as well.
George in The Morning said, “With being back on the air soon I already did one interview and set up three more. It’s good to be back in the saddle.”