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Yes FM transmitter damaged

Strong wind thought to be cause of major accident; programming still available online
20180419-YES FM transmitter accident photo supplied
The Yes FM/Country 105 transmitter site has experienced a major accident, the cause thought to be strong winds. Yes FM/Country 105 Facebook photo

Sault, Michigan radio stations Yes FM and Country 105 are currently unavailable to listeners.

“We are sorry to report that we have experienced a major accident at our Yes FM/Country 105 transmitter site,” officials reported on the stations Facebook page around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Although we're not sure what happened, we suspect extremely strong winds from the west have caused our tower to fall at the site.”

The Facebook page announcement states no one was injured during the accident. 

“Rest assured, we are doing all we can as quickly as possible to get our two stations back on the air. In the meantime, we are still streaming programming for Yes FM and Country 105 online. We will keep you posted as to the situation as we get more information and apologize for any inconvenience,” the Facebook announcement stated.

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Darren Taylor

About the Author: Darren Taylor

Darren Taylor is a news reporter and photographer in Sault Ste Marie. He regularly covers community events, political announcements and numerous board meetings. With a background in broadcast journalism, Darren has worked in the media since 1996.
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