The equipment vendor providing the equipment for WEIC Newstalk 1270's new FM repeater at 107.5, informed the station's new owner, the Miller Media Group's Kaskaskia Broadcasting, Incorporated, this week, that delivery is expected around Thanksgiving.
Station officials are hopeful that WEIC's new 107.5 FM repeater can now go on the air by December 1.
Miller Media Group president Randal J. Miller, was hopeful that the FM repeater would go on the air at the same time that the 1270 AM signal returned to the air following being off the air for 10 days in mid-October to ready the station for its new newstalk format, which debuted on October 19.
But, delays in getting some of the FM repeater equipment delivered, has now pushed its sign-on date back to where station officials are targeting a date no later than December 1.
Miller thanks WEIC listeners that have been calling asking about the sign-on date of the 107.5 FM repeater. The FM signal will come from one of WEIC-AM's towers on the northwest edge of Charleston, and reach all of Coles County 24/7.
WEIC's local programming is also streamed live and archived at the station's new on-line daily newspaper, WEICdailynews-dot-com.