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Published: Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 4:15 PM
Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 2:57 PM
— Dear WHIO-TV viewers,
Crews are continuing today to work on WHIO-TV's antenna. On Saturday, the tower crew dealt with 45-mile-an-hour winds at the repair height, and they are back again today.
Ice and extreme cold this week affected the speed of progress but did not stop it.
"Our engineering team is doing its best work while under incredible pressure and battling the elements," said Rob Rohr, general manager of WHIO-TV and market vice president for Cox Media Group Ohio. "We are so appreciative of our customers' patience, and we are working incredibly hard to get WHIO-TV back on the air. We know viewers rely on WHIO-TV. We have spared no expense and have pursued every angle. We are making progress and hope to back on the air soon."
“There is no higher priority for our engineering team than to restore our signal to viewers,” said Caryn Golden, WHIO-TV News Director.
“We thank you for your continued patience and for the kind words we have received from our loyal viewers,” Golden said.
We’ll continue to provide updates as the work continues.
Last week, we lost power to our over-the-air signal, which affects viewers who watch us over-the-air as well as those on DISH and DirecTV.
Climbers have been working for days on the tower, which is almost 1,000 feet in the air – the equivalent of about three football fields tall.
In the meantime, you can watch WHIO-TV in a variety of other ways:
You can find links to all of these, plus information about local cable carriers, at this link: https://www.whio.com/marketing/more-ways-watch-news-center/ntMe7xXXmmbd9Y85u4vtSL/
We are working as quickly as possible to restore full programming to all of our viewers. Thank you for your patience during this time. We are so grateful for your loyalty.