Used to get WVUM nice and clear in your car and now we come in all fuzzy? Trying to listen to us while on the beach, and can't? We are making moves to solve this!
More after the jump!
Some of you may have noticed that WVUM's FM signal has been getting weaker and weaker. For those of you in the South Beach area, or father away from the University of Miami's campus, this problem is most apparent. Unfortunately, our transmitter is starting to show its age. Sometime in early August we noticed that our transmitter was not working 100%. Perhaps from the thunderstorms, perhaps due to its age, or a combination of both, WVUM has lost one of our two power amplifiers which pump our signal out into the airwaves for you, the listeners, to hear. Losing one of the power amps has greatly reduced our broadcast range, we do appologize for those of you who no longer get us. THERE IS GOOD NEWS!!!
There are still plenty of ways to tune in to us on the go: ONLINE! If you have an iPhone, download our iPhone app in the App store, otherwise head on over to www.wvum.org/mobile with any smartphone you'll have the option to stream us! Of course, WVUM.org is also good to go on any Mac, PC, Linux, Unix, (etc...) opertating system that can handle a simple mp3 stream
The other good news is that we have already purchased a new transmitter to replace our failing one, just waiting on those "men in brown" to ship it to us and we will be installing it ASAP! Also, in the coming months (read:mid Dec) we will be getting a new tower and antenna to replace our current equipment.
So while, at the moment, we may not reach you, rest assured we are doing everything in our power to get us back to where we were and beyond.
As always, the purchse of any radio equipment is always rather expensive. Being a Non-Profit College Radio Station, we rely on the generosity of our listeners to keep the station running. So if this story as in anyway made you feel any emotion, feel free to head on over to wvum.org/donate and share the love
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