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Akron’s WEAO Has Been Off the Air Since Thursday Due to Technical Difficulties

WEAO, a PBS-affiliate based in Akron, OH, has been off the air since Thursday evening due to technical difficulties.

WEAO has been frantically working to repair the problem, which the station says involves a section of the 800-foot transmission line that runs from the transmitter to the transmission tower’s antenna.

The station went dark at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and most cable and satellite providers in the area have switched to WEAO sister station WNEO, which is based in Youngstown.

Don Freeman, programmer for WEAO and WNEO, tweeted on Friday that technicians were working to get the station back on the air by that afternoon. As of this morning, WEAO is still dark.

>Update: A spokesperson for the station tells TVSpy that, because of weather conditions that have made the tower too wet for the repair crew to climb to the necessary 600 feet, WEAO likely won’t be back on the air until Thursday.

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