EMF, Floyd deal with leaky transmitter


Residents of Floyd NY have been complaining about excessive radiation from the transmitter of Educational Media Foundation’s WOKR-FM. They say that besides interfering with nearby electronic equipment, it is also making people physically ill.

According to NBC WKTV Utica, EMF’s Vice President of Engineering Sam Wallington spoke with local citizens at a meeting that also included the district’s Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-NY).

The FCC did not send a representative, but has recently measured the transmitter emissions and found them to be above acceptable levels.

The tower used by the transmitter has been in place for 40 years, so EMF’s more recently installed
Citizens in the vicinity, besides getting interference, have been complaining of ailments from “nausea to headaches to blisters.”

EMF said it would be happy to raise the transmitter, and would even consider moving it to an entirely different site. A citizen attenting the meeting volunteered a site, and Arcuri called for further FCC study of the matter.

RBR/TVBR observation: It is good that EMF and local citizens are working together to resolve this problem – here’s hoping that the FCC expedites a solution while there is so much good will between both sides.