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Arkansas radio station back on air after fire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock radio station says it's back on the air after a fire damaged its primary transmitter. According to a post on KUAR-FM's website Sunday, the nonprofit radio station is using a standby transmitter to broadcast and is also streaming its programming online. The station says the fire at its primary transmitter site happened Saturday about 5:30 p.m.

Little Rock Fire Department Capt. Jason Weaver told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette the fire generated a great amount of heat and heavily damaged the transmitter. Weaver says the value of the equipment was about $500,000.

Weaver says the fire appeared suspicious in nature and a fire marshal is investigating. KUAR general manager Ben Fry says the transmitter was insured. The fire came less than two weeks before KUAR's annual spring fundraising drive.

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