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    The Young County Commissioner’s Court voted 4-0 to allow KBLY to add a radio antenna on the tower at the Sheriff’s Office and use the site as an emergency broadcast location should the station lose a tower or power at the studio. Precinct 2 commissioner Matt Pruitt abstained from voting. (Leader file photo)

KBLY to add radio antenna to Sheriff’s Office tower

The Young County Sheriff’s Office will be providing an emergency backup broadcast site for 100.5 KBLY after passing a 4-0 vote during Monday’s Commissioner’s Court meeting. Precinct 2 Commissioner Matt Pruitt abstained from voting. The idea was initially brought up at the June 29 meeting and stemmed from the March tornadoes that hit South Bend.

The station will only be using the transmitter at the sheriff’s office and with the sheriff’s permission. This will come to no cost to the taxpayer and expenses will be covered by the radio station. This will give the station an opportunity to broadcast important information if the radio station goes down during an emergency.

“If we stay on at the main transmitter and we lost Fourth and Oak for whatever reason, if we lost the studio, we would have the capability to go to the sheriffs office and stay on the air from there,” said KBLY General Manager Tim Walker at the June 29 meeting.

For the rest of the story, see the July 29 edition of The Graham Leader.

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