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NPR affiliate should have HD radio back this month

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Monday, April 15, 2013, 4:33 p.m.
 

Independent public radio station WESA 90.5 FM's high-definition radio service has been unavailable for about a month because of equipment problems.

The station shipped the equipment to its Canadian manufacturer for repair, said Tammy Terwelp, the NPR affiliate's director of content and programming. It should be returned this week, and the station expects to have the equipment installed and operating again by April 26, she said.

WESA on the South Side provides news and information from National Public Radio and other public radio networks, as well as locally produced shows.

The high-definition, or HD, outage has affected about 300 weekly listeners. About 800 people weekly stream WESA's HD programming, but those listeners aren't affected.

High-definition radio is a digital form of broadcasting with clearer sound. Most WESA listeners, 110,000 weekly, listen to the station's programming through traditional analog radio, Terwelp said.

 

 
 


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