In case you haven't heard , but the Empire State Bldg master FM antenna suffered a major burnout on the transmission line to the lower bay of the upper FM antenna.
The Burnout has affected all the stations on the master antenna. The burnout has also caused a burn in the main power divider on the tower.
For the time being, the FM combiner is currently being fed into one of the bays of the two bay ERI via patch panel. (Temporarily the combiner was feeding the Alford antenna, but has since switched back to the main.)
Stations are operating at 50% TPO until the power divider and feedline are replaced. Word is, several stations will be operating from 4 times square until the RF gear is replaced.
This does not affect 95.5 (WPLJ), 97.1 (WQHT) and 101.1 (WCBS-FM),as they transmit from a seperate master antenna on the tower. However they will have to shut down for RFR safety during the antenna repairs.
These pictures have circled engineering groups in NYC. I received two copies of them...
The burned out line
Another view of the burned out line
The burned out power divider. Notice the hole in the side.