Snow Isolates Seattle Transmitter Sites

Leslie Stimson of Radio Worldreports that transmitter sites outside of Seattle are snowbound. Clay Freinwald, an RF engineer for Entercom in Seattle told Stimson that Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Range had more than 34 feet of snow.

Television Broadcast last week reported that the sticks on the broadcast transmitter site near Los Angeles was iced over for several days, and that a rock slide had made it inaccessible over Super Bowl weekend.

Next year at this time, TV stations possibly numbering in the hundreds will be faced with tower and antenna work when analog transmitters are powered down and TV signals are moved final digital channel designations.