Sinclair’s Beaumont-Port Arthur Duo Back On The Air


Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned FOX affiliate KBTV-4 and co-owned CBS affiliate KFDM-6, in the Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tex., market, are back on the air as of Monday afternoon. Both stations were out of service as of the Commission’s 10am Central report released on Labor Day and sustained considerable storm damage.

“We lost our signals when Tropical Storm Harvey swamped the area with several feet of rain and our primary and backup transmitters in Vidor filled with a foot of water,” the Sinclair stations stated on their respective websites. “Our staff has worked tirelessly to restore the signal and got it back late this afternoon.”

Meanwhile, cellular service remains spotty in a widely affected region, underscoring the importance of broadcast media in times of emergency.