The college station which normally broadcasts on the frequency it shares with WFDU, from 4pm-1am on weekdays, has a brief note on its website. It states, in part: “The Verizon data line that is used to send WNYU’s audio signal to the Bronx transmitter is currently down.”
Would the lengthy time to repair this be primarily a financial issue? It is hard to imagine a commercial station in this area being off-air for weeks due to such a situation. Perhaps because the station may not be considered a major part of New York University, getting it back on air is not such a priority for them.
Verizon doesn’t charge to fix lines. It’s more likely that the station overlooked the bill and didn’t pay it and it was disconnected. Verizon doesn’t turn them back on in those cases, you have to re-order which takes 30 to 45 days.
This isn’t a commercial station by the way, it’s a non-com.
If they “wanted” to be on the air, there are many other ways to get audio to a transmitter site.