NBC lines down in Mt Hagen

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The National, Monday July 15th, 2013


THE National Broadcasting Corporation service in Western Highlands is using the Tribe FM line after its main transmission line was damaged by lightning last month.

The transmission line will cost more than K250,000 to restore.

Tribe FM went on air last Thursday but it will not provide Karai services and national news updates. 

It will air only provincial events and activities, including coverage of the local level government elections.

Manager Jacob Kaka said proper maintenance would start on Friday as two technical teams had been engaged.

The first team will check the wiring, transmitter and the studio while the other will do installation.

Kaka said it was a disaster that affected the internet, fax, broadcast console and computers.

He thanked the executive management for allowing the studio to use the Tribe FM line, if only for a short while.

He said with the LLG elections, people would be needing  the radio station for updates.