Storm Damage Causing Technical Problems On KUAR And KLRE

Jun 28, 2019

Update (8/19/2019): KUAR's new satellite dish was installed today and systems are operating normally again.

Update (8/6/2019): KUAR is expecting delivery and installation of its new satellite dish to be completed by Tue., Aug. 20.

On Wednesday, June 19 severe storms irreparably damaged the satellite dish which receives much of the network programming that listeners hear on KUAR and KLRE. Because of this damage, we are currently running live programming via emergency backup web stream channels, which is a mostly manual process. This has led to a number of technical problems that listeners may have noted over the past week.

Though we are trying our best to ensure that programming runs without interruption, constantly switching between webstreams and automated programming is challenging for our small staff. Listeners may hear some overlap in programming or other technical issues as we refine our work flow and operations to manage the programming in the short term. We apologize for any inconvenience. We strive to provide the most consistent and reliable service possible. 

We are in the process of obtaining bids to replace the damaged satellite dish. On a historical note, this is the satellite dish that was installed 35 years ago when KLRE first became an NPR station. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding and thank you for listening to KUAR and KLRE. If you have any questions, concerns or notice any outages please call 501-569-8485 or email comments@ualrpublicradio.org.