DPR Programming Notes
Wed July 16, 2014
Lightning and Barix Boxes don't mix
Here is a (hopefully) simple explanation of our audio troubles, with a little slideshow to illustrate.
Audio from our studios is delivered to our transmitters in Seaford, Delaware (WSCL, 89.5) and Roxana, Delaware (WSDL, 90.7) via a gadget called a "Barix Box". A Barix unit basically sends the audio through the internet to another Barix unit.
As it turns out, the "receiving" Barix unit at the Seaford transmitter site was zapped by lightning, probably thorough the telephone line. As it turns out, what your mother told you about not talking on the phone during a thunderstorm was true. We will be replacing that equipment as soon as possible.