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Monday interruption

KRTS volunteer George Pitlik, with artist's rendering of lightning, December 19, 2011.

Today - on the morning of Monday, December 19 - KRTS was off-air for a little more than an hour. Morning Edition local host George Pitlik of Alpine saw lightning strike Marfa at 5:50 AM, while driving through Paisano Pass on U.S. Hwy 67/90. The radio signal went dark at that instant. Electrical power was restored to KRTS studio equipment by 7:10 AM, at which time the signal was restored.

Former KRTS/KXWT News Director