Copper thieves take Wash. radio station off air

Copper thieves take Wash. radio station off air

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by Art Edwards, KGW Staff

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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 7:02 PM

KELSO, Wash. -- KLOG radio listeners tuned into dead air Wednesday morning. Thieves stole some copper wire from the stations antenna along I-5.

Station Owner Joel Hanson said he found out about it about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"My engineers say 50 cents of wire, that's what they got. What a waste and you're risking your life and limb and everything else to get it," He said.

Hanson found wire cutters at the site and evidence that someone got a nasty shock.

KLOG was off the air for about 12 hours. The station was able to broadcast online.

Kelso police are investigating but so far they have no suspects.

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