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Transmission & Streaming Disruptions

Transmission & Streaming Disruptions

This page offers a log of disruptions with Wyoming Public Media's over-the-air and streaming signals.

Jackson - (90.3) (WPR)
(11-28-22) 90.3 (WPR) - We have lost our audio delivery to our transmitter site on Snow King Mountain. Engineers are addressing the issue.

  • UPDATE (11-30-22 / 3:00 pm) - Service has been restored.

(11-7-22) 91.9 (WPR and its HD Channels) 91.9 may be operating at reduced power this afternoon while work is done on the antenna. This will especially affect coverage in Cheyenne. HD will not be available during that period also. You can listen online at https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • UPDATE (11-11-22 / 9:15 am) - Antenna work will continue today. We will be operating at reduced power beginning at 9:30am.
  • UPDATE (11-10-22 / 9:15 am) - Antenna work will continue today. We will be operating at reduced power beginning at 9:30am. We hope to have work completed by 1:30pm.
  • UPDATE (11-9-22 / 9:00 am) - Antenna work will continue today. We may be operating at reduced power at 1:30pm. We hope to have work completed by 4pm.
  • UPDATE (11-8-22 / 8:00 am) - Antenna work will continue today. We may be operating at reduced power at times.

Newcastle - (90.5) (WPR)
(11-7-22) 90.5 (WPR) The Newcastle WPR signal is off the air. We are investigating.

  • UPDATE (11-9-22 / 9:00 pm) - The Newcastle WPR signal has been restored.

Lander - (90.5) (WPR)
(11-4-22) 90.5 (WPR) The Lander WPR signal was off the air temporarily.

  • UPDATE (11-4-22 / 1:00 pm) - This has been resolved.

Casper - (91.3) (WPR)
(11-4-22) 91.3 (WPR) The Casper WPR signal was off the air temporarily.

  • UPDATE (11-4-22 / 1:00 pm) - This has been resolved.

Sheridan - (91.3) (WPR)
(11-4-22) 91.3 (WPR) The Sheridan WPR signal was off the air temporarily.

  • UPDATE (11-4-22 / 1:00 pm) - This has been resolved.

Pinedale - (90.9) (WPR)
(9-7-22) — 90.9 (WPR) is experiencing dropouts. Engineers are on the way to correct.

  • UPDATE (9-9-22 / 2:45 pm) - This has been resolved.

Lander / Riverton - (90.9). (WPR)
(9-5-22) — 90.9 (WPR) is experiencing dropouts. Engineers are on the way to correct.

  • UPDATE (9-7-22 / 1:15 pm) - This has been resolved.

Rawlins - (89.1) (WPR)
(9-5-22) — 89.1 (WPR) is experiencing dropouts. Engineers are on the way to correct.

  • UPDATE (9-7-22 / 9:15 am) - This has been resolved.

Laramie/Cheyenne - WPR (91.9)
(8-14-22) — The antenna on Pilot Hill that serves Laramie/Cheyenne WPR signal suffered lightning damage in Saturday's storm. The system is operating a greatly reduced power until repairs can be made. There may be periods of no service while work is being done on the antenna.

  • UPDATE (8-17-22 / 7:50 am) - We have found the damage to the antenna. We will be working on the antenna system this morning. Listeners, especially in the Cheyenne area, will experience of little or no signal.
  • UPDATE (8-24-22 / 5:10 pm) - Since my last update we have 1) taken parts of the transmission line (the pipe that takes the power from the transmitter to the antenna on the tower) apart and found the damage and have 2) ordered replacement parts. The tower climbers found a pencil size hole in a 20-foot section of transmission line from the lightning. This allowed water to get in which we drained last week from the line. We hope to be back to full power in the next 10 days.
  • UPDATE (9-7-22 / 7:50 am) - Parts have arrived and tower crew will be at the site Saturday (9-10) and Sunday (9-11) to make repairs. 91.9 (WPR) will be operation on backup systems Saturday afternoon and Sunday. We hope to return to full power by Sunday evening.
  • UPDATE (9-11-22 / 4:00 pm) - This has been resolved.
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Statewide - WPR
(8-14-22) Due to a power failure at the studio and Saturday’s flooding of the Coe Library’s basement (where the backup generators are located) the entire WPM network was off the air including all streaming.

  • UPDATE (8-14-22 / 3:50 pm) - Service has been restored.

Laramie/Cheyenne - WPR (91.9)
(8-10-22) — The Laramie/Cheyenne WPR signal will be off the air from approximately 10pm Wednesday until 5am Thursday for maintenance.

Statewide - WPR
(8-10-22) — Many WPM locations around the state are experiencing momentary audio dropouts. The issue is in our satellite distribution system. We are working to correct the issue. Please listen online where possible: Wyomingpublicmedia.org.

Laramie/Cheyenne - WPR (91.9)
(8-9-22) — The Laramie/Cheyenne WPR signal is off the air due to a local power outage. Engineers are addressing the issue.

    • UPDATE (8-3-22 / 12:50 pm) - Service has been restored.

Laramie/Cheyenne - WPR (91.9)
(8-7-22) — The Laramie/Cheyenne WPR signal will be off the air from approximately 10pm Sunday until 5am Monday for maintenance.

Laramie - WPR (91.9)
(8-3-22) — The Laramie WPR signal was temporarily off the air. Engineers are addressing the issue.

  • UPDATE (8-3-22 / 12:50 pm) - Service has been restored.

Jackson - Classical (95.9)
(8-1-22) — The Jackson Classical signal is off the air. Engineers are on their way to make repairs.

  • UPDATE (8-4-22 / 12:50 pm) - Service has been restored.

Sundance - WPR (91.5)
(7-21-22) — WPR (91.5) Sundance is experiencing audio delivery issues. An engineer will be going to the site to make repairs on Monday, July 25th.

Casper - WPR (91.3)
(7-8-22) — Casper will be off the air today so tower crews can repair a damaged antenna. We hope to return to the air by late-afternoon.

  • UPDATE (7-9-22 / 9:00am) - WPR will be off the air in Casper today (Saturday) while we complete antenna repairs. We hope to return to the air about 3pm this afternoon.
  • UPDATE (7-9-22 / 1:00pm) - WPR is now back to normal in Casper - WPR (91.3)

Laramie/Cheyenne - WYSounds (103.5) & Classical WY (88.5)
(6-9-22) — In the next several weeks, you may experience intermittent periods of signal degradation mainly on our Classical and Wyoming Sound channels. We are working on our equipment and hoping to resolve this issue soon. Thanks for your patience.

Rock Springs - WPR (90.5)
(6-6-22) — 90.5 (WPR) will be at low power Monday afternoon and off the air for a short time during tower maintenance.

Thermopolis - WPR (91.3)
(5-4-22) — 91.3 (WPR) is off the air. We will be going to the site for repairs.

  • UPDATE (5-14-22 / 9:00am) - The antenna and tower were severely damaged in a recent storm. (Photos). The station will remain off-the-air until repairs can be made.
Copper Mountain Tower Damage
Copper Mountain Tower Damage

Worland - WPR (94.1)
(4-22-22) — 94.1 (WPR) is off the air We will be going to the site for repairs.

  • UPDATE (4-28-22 / 9:00am) - Issues have been corrected and the transmitter is back on the air.

Gillette - WPR (90.9)
(1-4-22) — 90.9 (WPR) is off the air. We are sending an engineer to the site for repairs.

  • UPDATE (1-7-22 / 11:00am) - Issues have been corrected and the transmitter is back on the air.

NETWORK WIDE - WPR, WYSounds, Classical WY & Jazz WY
(12-30-21) — The main studios in Laramie are experiencing a major problem with audio routing. Engineers are working to correct the issue.

  • UPDATE (12-30-21 / 8:00am) - Issues have been corrected and audio has been restored to all channels.

Pinedale - WPR (90.9)
(12-28-21) — 90.9 (WPR) is off the air due to a power outage. Rocky Mountain Power estimates that power will be restored by early afternoon.

  • UPDATE (12-28-21 / 6:00pm) - Power has been restored.

Buffalo - WPR (90.5)
(12-13-21) — 90.5 (WPR) can now be found at 91.3 (WPR).

Jackson - WPR (90.3)
(10-25-21) — 90.3 (WPR) will be off the air for a short period of time around 2pm today to work on the station antenna. Work should be completed in less than an hour.

  • UPDATE (10-25-21 / 3:00pm) - Work has been completed.

Sheridan, Douglas and Cody (WPR). Cody and Sheridan (WY Sounds)
(10-25-21) - We are experiencing problems with our main satellite uplink that distributes our signal around Wyoming. We are using backup systems to deliver our audio however the backup system are not working in Sheridan, Douglas and Cody. We are working to establish backup in these cities.

  • UPDATE (10-27-21 / 3:00pm) - The replacement part for the satellite uplink arrived today. It has been installed and the network restored to normal.

Douglas - WPR (91.7) WY Sounds (HD3) and Classical WY (HD2)
(10-20-21) — 91.7 (WPR), HD3 (WY Sounds) and HD2 (Classical WY is off the air due to a power failure in the Douglas area.

  • UPDATE (10-20-21 / 4:00pm) - Power has been restore and the station is back on the air.

Thermopolis - WPR (91.3) WY Sounds (97.1) and Classical WY (106.5)
(10-15-21) — 91.3 (WPR), 97.1 (WY Sounds) and 106.5 (Classical WY is off the air from ice damage from last week's storm. Engineers are enroute with replacement parts to restore service.

  • UPDATE (10-19-21 / 8:00am) - Parts have been ordered for the satellite dish that receives the audio. Manufacturer says this could be some time. We are looking for alternatives to supply audio to the site via microwave. We hope to have everything working through a backup system in the next few days.
  • UPDATE (10-20-21 / 11:00am) - We are setting up an alternative like to feed the transmitter site. We hope to have everything working through a backup system in the next day or so.

Cody - WPR (90.1)(10-13-21) — 90.1 (WPR) is operating at reduced power due to damage to the transmitter. We are evaluating repairs or replacement of equipment. We will get full power restored as soon as possible.

  • UPDATE (10-25-21 / 5:00pm) - Replacement part for the transmitter has been submitted to UW for approval. This can be a slow process. Please be patient.

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Paul Montoya - Director of Engineering
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Interior of one of our transmitter buildings.