TV Transmitter Site News

KRIS-TV reported copper thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of air conditioning units from the KRIS-TV transmitter site, located just east of Robstown, Texas. While most of the units belonged to KRIS-TV, channel 6 in Corpus Christi, two of them were owned by KFTX radio and one belonged to the Corpus Christi Poli
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KRIS-TV reported copper thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of air conditioning units from the KRIS-TV transmitter site, located just east of Robstown, Texas. While most of the units belonged to KRIS-TV, channel 6 in Corpus Christi, two of them were owned by KFTX radio and one belonged to the Corpus Christi Police Department.

KRIS Chief Engineer Steve West said he reduced the power of the transmitters to what he felt the remaining air conditioning could handle. KRIS-TV said police believe at least two people were involved in the theft. The KRIS-TV article includes a photo of the transmitter site. Fortunately, the thieves did not go after the transmission line!

The Miami Herald recently reported a technician was burned by a TV transmitter in Pembroke Park, Fla. The accident happened Saturday night at the Trinity Broadcasting Co.'s transmitter site in Pembroke Park. In addition to Trinity's WHFT-TV, the site includes other broadcasters, as well as cell phone companies.