TechNotes

Technical updates, information and help for WKAR TV, Radio and Online.

UPDATE 4/8/21 8:20am: The Michigan Learning Channel on WKAR-TV 23.5 is back on the air following upgrades to the closed-caption equipment for the channel.

TECHNOTE: AM 870 off-air for maintenance 12/23

Dec 23, 2020

UPDATE Dec. 23 12:30 p.m.: Work was completed and AM 870 NewsTalk returned to the air at approximately 12:10 p.m.

WED. DEC. 23 7:00 a.m.: WKAR NewsTalk AM 870 will be off the air for several hours for maintenance at the transmitter beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m. Updates will be posted at this page.

WKAR NewsTalk can be heard uninterrupted at 105.1 FM and streaming here online.

Tue. Sep. 22 7:10am | WKAR Radio Reading Service broadcast has been restored.

WKAR broadcast TV channels 23.1, 23.2, 23.3, 23.4 will be off the air for scheduled transmitter maintenance in the early morning Wednesday 7/8/20 beginning after 12 a.m., with service expected to be restored by 2 a.m.

TECHNOTE: TV interruption Sat. Feb. 15

Feb 16, 2020

SUN. FEB. 16, 2020 | Technical issues at the WKAR transmitter site took TV broadcast off the air at approximately 8:15pm Saturday, Feb. 15. Some cable services were also affected.

TECHNOTE: 105.1 FM off-air for brief periods

Feb 7, 2020

Fri. Feb. 7, 8:30am | 105.1 FM NewsTalk will be off the air for brief periods on Friday while crews perform maintenance on the tower.

TECHNOTE: TV returned to full power

Feb 6, 2020

UPDATE: 2/6/20 2:30am | WKAR TV was off-air beginning 12am and returned to full power at approximately 2:10am.

UPDATE 6:30pm: Audio streams, donation pages and other interturupted services have been restored.

UPDATE MON. DEC. 30, 2019, 10am:  These additional broadcast dates have been added for Evening with the Governor 2019:
Fri. Jan. 3, 9pm on WKAR HD; Sat. Jan. 4, 7pm on WKAR World; Sun. Jan. 5, 12pm on WKAR HD

UPDATE: SUN. DEC. 22 - 8:39am: All WKAR online listening streams  have been restored.

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