The broadcast tower at Valley Country AM radio was brought down when a piece of heavy equipment uner contract to the District of Vanderhoof clipped a guy wire in an early morning accident. (photo/facebook)

Accident silences radio station

Early morning accident clips guy wire

An accident on Monday evening has left Valley Country AM without a broadcast tower and there is no indication as yet what caused the accident or when repairs will take place.

It was reported that a piece of heavy equipment, apparently under contact with the District of Vanderhoof, came into contact with a guy wire supporting the radio tower at Valley Country in the early hours of Tuesday morning causing the entire structure to collapse, and knocking the station off the air. The Omineca Express has not confirmed these reports.

No injuries were reported, but one source claimed that it caused a potentially dangerous situation as a live power line was exposed on the ground until B.C. Hydro attended the scene and cut power to the line.

While there are no estimates of when the station’s broadcast capabilities will be restored, the station can still be heard on-line at mynechakovalleynow.com and on the Radio Player Canada app on mobile devices.

Vista Radio, Valley Country’s parent company, is working on a solution to the situation but no further details on the accident or the value of the damage are available at this time.

Valley Country is being broadcast through its sister station, 95.9 the GOAT, until repairs are completed.

Listeners can also download the Radio Player Canada App to listen to the station.

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