TechNotes

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

90.5 FM and Radio Reading Service will be off the air for a brief period Tue. Jul. 13 sometime after 9pm ET for work at the broadcast tower. Streams at WKAR.org, the WKAR app, and on smart speakers will not be affected.

UPDATE: 6/8/21 7am: WKAR broadcast of the Michigan Learning Channel returned to the air on WKAR-TV 23.5 beginning 7am Tuesday, June 8.

UPDATE: 6/7/21 5pm: WKAR broadcast of the Michigan Learning Channel returns to the air beginning 7am Tuesday, June 8, on WKAR-TV 23.5.

UPDDATE FRI. Jun. 4 11:45 a.m: WKAR NewsTalk AM 870 returned to the air at approximately 11:25 a.m. after a brief period off-air for maintenance.

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.

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