KZPO-FM returns to airwaves after storms hit transmitter site


The Tulare County/Visalia, CA Nostalgia/Adult Standards station has returned to the airwaves 4/10 after mountain snowstorms knocked out the signal 3/20. KZPO, known as Kings Radio at 103.3 FM, was knocked off the air after storms damaged gear at the station’s Blue Ridge mountain transmitter site above Springville, the Visalia Times-Delta reports. The site is at a 6,000-foot elevation.

Engineers have repaired enough of the ice-damaged antenna and the STL link to provide three-fourths of the usual power. Full power will be restored in the days ahead, the story said.

Kings Radio covers Stockton to Bakersfield and from Coalinga to parts of the Sequoia National Forest.