KVZK solves AC problems and is back on the air
State run KVZK-TV was back on air yesterday afternoon after being off since last Friday night due air conditioning problems at the station’s transmitter site on Mt. Alava.
Samoa News sent email questions just after 2:30p.m. yesterday to the Office of Public Information director Fagafaga Daniel Langkilde seeking an update on the status of the installation of the new air condition units that were to be installed, and asking when the station is expected back on the air.
Fagafaga responded that they were just about to turn the transmitters on at Mt. Alava, and quickly alerted Samoa News around 3:20p.m that KVZK is back on air, live.
“After installing the new ACs [on Wednesday], we’ve been running them for a few hours to cool the building down and the room temperature is now at the right levels,” said Fagafaga.
“[We] extend our appreciation to the community for their patience and understanding while our engineering crews worked hard to get the KVZK transmitters back on line,” he said, adding that “we also appreciate the local media for keeping the community informed while we were off the air.”
The Mt. Alava shut down affected KVZK-TV channels 2 and 5 as well as the PBS channel which is retransmitted by BlueSky Moana Cable on their Ch. 7. It also affected the CBS/KGMB live feed which is re-transmitted on cable Channel 8.
KVZK back on air comes near the weekend, when many sports fans are looking forward to CBS television network for their favorite sports programs.
It also comes just in time for KVZK to broadcast live tomorrow from Veterans Memorial Stadium, the StarKist Samoa 50th Anniversary ceremony, which will be attended by top officials of South Korean based Dongwon industries, the owners of StarKist Co., whose top officials are also on island for the celebration.
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