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Meter box receives an ounce of prevention, in Les’ spirit

sunset over transmitter site

Work has resumed on the meter box at KNOM’s AM transmitter site after an explosion in the fall of 2021 required a local electrician to put together a temporary solution.

After Interim General Manager Davis Hovey and electrician Toby Higginson went to expect
the building, Toby determined that the meter box is again in danger of exploding, which could potentially cause a fire and damage the transmitter building beyond repair.

As the late Les Brown noted before he passed, this temporary fix has already celebrated its one-year anniversary. It’s best not to push our luck. Thanks to Toby and his expertise, the proper parts are on their way, in order to fully replace the meter box and prevent future hazards.

“Les continues to be a voice of precaution and sound advice, guiding me and KNOM in the moments we need him the most. I will always be thankful for Les and his guidance,” Davis said.

Image at top: The sun sets behind the AM transmitter site, after assessing preventative work needed on the building’s electrical system. Photo by Davis Hovey, KNOM (2023).

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