The Charlotte Observer reports an overnight fire on 2/1 knocked a Morganton, NC AM off the air. Firefighters were called shortly after 2 a.m. to WCIS-AM. Crews put out the blaze quickly but said there was significant damage. WCIS operates daytime only and there were no staffers there when the fire started. No injuries were reported. WCIS has a gospel music format and is owned by WFM Incorporated. It could be weeks before the station is back up.
Arson is suspected.