Lakeshore Public Media has returned to broadcasting at full power. The station has completed installation and certification of its new digital transmitter, restoring Lakeshore PBS broadcast service to the northwest Indiana and Chicago market.
A storm initially damaged the transmitter in July of 2018, however after testing and repeated attempts to repair the existing system following the storm, the station accepted that the 15-year-old transmitter was damaged beyond repair. Lakeshore PBS then moved forward with purchasing a new transmitter.
Over the last six months, Lakeshore PBS has invested nearly $400,000 in equipment and repairs, removing the old transmitter and purchasing a new solid-state transmitter.
“We are proud to announce a resumption of full broadcast service,” said James Muhammad, President and chief executive officer of Lakeshore Public Media, in a news release. “It has been an ordeal but we are now back, and we should be better than ever.”