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Damaged Richmond Antenna Could Be ‘Months’ Away From Repair

Repairs on an antenna that serves three stations in Richmond have been delayed, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

The company charged with repairing the antenna, which was damaged in March, is going out of business. The antenna serves over-the-air viewers of PBS affiliate WCVW, ABC affiliate WRIC and Fox affiliate WRLH. After the weather-related damage, the equipment was replaced with a temporary antenna that has a shorter range than the original, and some over-the-air viewers are still unable to watch the three stations.

“There’s no easy fix,” WRLH general manager Steve Genett told the Times-Dispatch. “We don’t have a good timeline. … We could be months away from a real fix.”

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Antenna Problem Causes Signal Disruption at 3 Richmond Stations

An antenna problem has reduced the broadcast signal power for three Richmond stations: ABC affiliate WRIC, Fox affiliate WRLH and public television station WCVW.

The three stations share the antenna, which is located in Chesterfield County. Viewers who watch the station over the air have been unable to receive broadcasts since the beginning of the month, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

“The antenna exciter is broken and it’s not sending out the airwave signal properly,” WCVW VP-GM John Felton said.

Felton said repairs could take more than a month at significant cost, possibly in the $100,000 range.