The weather in Alexandria, Lufkin, and El Dorado is causing ice to build up on our towers and antennae which has forced us to reduce power at this time. We will continue to operate at reduced power until the ice melts. This may cause poor reception in some areas. So far KDAQ is not affected by icing but conditions may change overnight. We appreciate your patience during this period of severe weather.
The campus of LSUS lost power early Wednesday morning and the damage has caused considerable problems for the campus and Red River Radio. Repairs may take several days and during that time Red River Radio will be running on a backup generator. We will have power for only critical equipment and will have neither phones nor email service during the repair time. We will still have access to our web site which is located on a server off campus and unaffected by the power outage or repairs.
Storms passed through Shreveport yesterday causing an outage at the station around 6:15 p.m. Throughout the night SWEPCO repairs kept causing further outages, knocking us off air. We hope these repair glitches are over and will monitor throughout the day.