WRHM TV thrown off air after lightning strike

WRHM TV thrown off air after lightning strike

Local television station, WRHM TV was thrown off the air on Tuesday after GPL’s neutral line in the Providence area where the TV station is located was struck by lightning.

According to a statement from the East Bank Demerara based television station, the lightning strike to the GPL equipment resulted in damages to several pieces of the station’s broadcasting equipment.

The damages have resulted in the station being forced off the air.

Manager at the station, Attorney at Law, Maxwell Mckay told News Source that the incident took place just after 5 o’ clock on Tuesday morning during a lightning storm. McKay said key pieces of equipment including the receivers and switches were damaged.

The transmitter was also damaged, he explained, but repairs were carried out to the transmitter and it appears to once again be in working order. The manager added that a technical team is working  to restore full service but until all of the damaged equipment is replaced, broadcasting will be done intermittently.

WRHM is one of the oldest tv stations in Guyana and is owned by Senior Counsel Rex McKay.

The station airs the popular Capitol News nightly news broadcast. The airing of that programme has also been affected as a result of the technical problems.


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