AFN goes back on air after power panel fire
April 5, 2008
An American Forces Network transmitter that had been off the air since Tuesday resumed broadcasting Friday.
The transmitter, which broadcasts the network’s 873 AM signal, was brought back online at 2:30 p.m. It was knocked off the air by a fire that started during routine maintenance.
Full power has not been restored. A fire in a commercial power panel caused the outage.
Three people were injured in the accident. All were briefly hospitalized for observation and released, according to an AFN statement.