Update On WESA Transmitter

Dec 27, 2020

WESA’s main transmitter shut down on Sunday, Dec. 20 due to water damage and must be replaced. Until then, our main signal at 90.5 is operating at lower power.

We are working with the landlord of our transmitter site to make repairs and necessary improvements to the building before we install our new transmitter.  We remain hopeful that will get done by the end of the January.

Thank you to the hundreds of listeners who have contributed just over $65,000 to the 90.5 WESA transmitter replacement fund.  We anticipate the full cost will be more than $150,000 by the time we are back on the air. Insurance and contingency will cover some of these costs. Additional listener support is needed and appreciated.  You can contribute to the 90.5 WESA transmitter replacement fund here.

We are grateful for your support and patience at this time.

More Details on Listening

Our main signal at 90.5FM is operating at low power. Our HD-1 channel (NPR) is at full power as are our HD-2 (Jazz) and HD-3 (BBC) channels. Our Johnstown signal is fully operational. Our translators in Somerset and New Baltimore rely on the main signal from 90.5 FM and are not on right now. The Ligonier translator is on. Our digital streams at WESA.FM and on the WESA mobile app are up and running.