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Jan. 17 2020

Transmission issues

By Diana Ross | Posted in WBJC News | 6 Comments

WBJC is currently broadcasting from a backup collection over the air due to equipment failure in the studios. The component that sends the signal from our studio out to the transmitter has failed. We are expecting the replacement tomorrow, and emergency installation will take place over the weekend.

What you’re hearing over the air is a back-up collection of classical music we loading up for just such an event. You can still hear what we are ACTUALLY broadcasting live by listening online.

Remember, there is a listener cap online… so please do not leave your devices streaming if you are not actively listening.

Thank you for your understanding and your patience!

Diana Ross


Diana Ross is not the famous Supremes singer, but she does have big hair. Working in both Membership and Operations departments, she does a little bit of everything, including administering this website. You can contact her at dross@bccc.edu.

6 Responses to Transmission issues

  • Nick Costanzi says:

    The backup music is still wonderful, of course. But I do miss hearing the on-air hosts!

  • Diane L Merriam says:

    How will this effect Toccata at 6:00pm on Sunday the 19th? Will the regular program be broadcast? I believe it is recorded ahead of time.

  • A Hills says:

    I thought maybe there had been a formatting change, announcing an hour or more’s worth of music at one go so there would be no interruptions between pieces. Loved the version of Barber’s violin concerto…wondered who the violinist was.

  • Diana Ross
    Diana Ross says:

    UPDATE: We dusted off a piece of equipment from 1985 that is working for now… Yay old school analog! At some point this weekend, the new box should be installed. Normal programming shouldn’t be affected!

  • Hugh B Silcox says:

    Sounds like you’re still encountering intermittent “issues.”

  • Brian C. says:

    Heh, heh … and how many times over the preceding 35 years has someone tried to throw out — because, ‘hey, it’s old and we’ll never use it again’ — that piece of ‘old-school’ equipment that just preserved your posteriors? Yet again, proven: sometimes it pays to be a packrat!

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