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Two TV stations say their transmitters are threatened by Station fire

August 30, 2009 |  7:29 pm

Two TV stations said tonight that their transmitters are threatened by the Station fire, which is burning near the communications center atop Mt. Wilson.

KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KABC-TV Channel 7 said that viewers with cable and satellite TV will still be able get the signal if the transmitters are damaged.  Those without cable or satellite might lose their signal.

"If you receive ABC7 by off-air antenna, you could lose our ABC7 signal," KABC said in a e-mail bulletin.

Most TV stations and many radio stations have transmitters on Mt. Wilson, as do some cellphone carriers.

Video of a series of still images taken tonight by the Mt. Wilson towercam by YouTube user bananatarian