Friday, October 27, 2006

Sno' fun at KKTV

Man, KK just got nailed, didn't they? Main transmitter down, backup transmitter down, power out at the studio, fire at the studio when the power came back up.

"It was a bad day in paradise," said Charlie Peterson, KKTV's general manager.

They finally got the signal back over the air just past noon today, once the roads were clear and their engineer could get up on the mountain to reboot the transmitter.

KKTV was able to get its signal out to Adelphia and Dish Network even when they were off the air. KK's digital transmitter stayed up, too, so everyone with high def TV's could see them fine.

“We had the worst luck imaginable in that both sites went down at the same time, the transmitter site and our studio site,” Peterson said. “When you’ve got both going down, you just don’t have a leg to stand on. It was one of those days.”

It seemed like the others came through in better shape. KXRM got bumped off a couple times and the generator kicked on. KOAA says they hardly had a blip. I didn't see KRDO have any problems.

So, we'll give KKTV a pass because they were off the air half the day -- who do you think had the best storm coverage and who had the most problems?

14 Comments:

At 1:29 PM, October 27, 2006, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Funny you should ask! I wrote about it in my blog (http://elithemadman.blogspot.com/) this very morning!

 
At 1:57 PM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was without power all day yesterday, so was listening to the news broadcasts on my radio.

KOAA had very good coverage for a radio listener. KRDO relied on 'check our website' a lot. Yes, I know that makes sense, but not when you don't have power!

 
At 3:02 PM, October 27, 2006, Blogger Steelerblogger said...

We have Direct TV. So why didn't the Direct TV subscribers get the station if Dish and Adelphia customers did?

 
At 3:31 PM, October 27, 2006, Blogger AndyW said...

I guess Dish was able to pick up KK's digital signal at their satellite center up in Castle Rock and downconvert it for transmission. DirecTV either couldn't or couldn't be bothered.

 
At 3:53 PM, October 27, 2006, Blogger V said...

Sounds like some "disaster planning" is in order... No generator?

 
At 4:03 PM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have Dish, and all I got from KK was color bars with "KKTV PLEASE STAND BY" in the middle of the bars. I believe those bars come from Dish and not KK. So, whoever said they were on Dish, they were wrong.

 
At 6:29 PM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some anonymous idiot wrote:

"KOAA had very good coverage for a radio listener."

Myself being an anonymous idiot, I must disagree with the aforementioned idiot.

KOAA had more reporters out in the field giving updates throughout the morning and day than anyone else. They also had the best pictures.

I'm guessing the prior idiot is from KKTV.

Sour grapes, man, sour grapes.

 
At 6:32 PM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops! :0

This is anonymous idiot #2 again.

I misread anonymous idiot #1's post.

So, I admit, I am the bigger anonymous idiot.

My apologies #1.

 
At 12:35 AM, October 28, 2006, Anonymous Jeffery said...

I thought 5/30, had the best coverage. They had at least 4 live shots all the time that I watched, Krdo was good too. KKTV, for get about it. I think somone said on newsblab, that they are on the air for every Flash Flood watch, but when the crap hits the fan they go out.

I tried to watch all the channels for the 5:00p.m. and 6:00p.m. and I still think 5/30 had the best coverage, best stories and they also had all the new people out too. I was really hoping that Fox21 would have broke in and used the live truck they have, if they have one, and came on.

 
At 11:15 AM, October 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kktv should have generator backupboth at the station and at the transmitt site. its just deja vu tv with kktv -11.first its my kktv,they still havent fix that. then this comes up. I remember back when kk had a problem when the thunder storm hit the manhole cover. i though then..then they would do somthing about it. im in the 21 century right or am i on the 1950 tv here?.

 
At 11:26 AM, October 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s i would too ADD here if anyone was watching on and fox 21 babe) was on with storm info on comcast channel 18 of springs tv. KUDOS for her!and kxrm shows up on 3pm thats okay with me there. in this market. i think that we are "saturated" with news.. ugh.

 
At 11:27 AM, October 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i ment ms devra jasmer from springs tv.correction..

 
At 7:27 PM, October 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who gave this guy a computer? he can't type worth a damn. don't write in if you can't typo and recheck your typing. are you in the 3rd grade of something? go watch barney the dinosaur or seseme street instead of writing to this blog if you can't type correctly. i can only imaginge your vocabulary is even worse. geeeze....

 
At 10:01 AM, October 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dont you quit picking on people your own size buddy.. and insulting them on this blog . go find a rock and stay there of course u have no brains anyways..

 

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