No April Fool’s Joke: 6 Radio Stations Crash Monday Morning Including KVKI
All six of Townsquare Media's Shreveport radio stations found themselves scrambling for programming Monday morning when the computer operating system for all of those stations crashed.
As of ten o'clock on Monday morning, the source of the trouble, which also affected Townsquare stations in other markets, had not been identified.
Morning shows on each of the six stations, 101.7 / 710 KEEL, KISS Country 93.7, 96.5 KVKI, K945, Highway 989 and 1130 The Tiger, were interrupted as the system went offline and reverted to default settings.
Townsquare's engineers and IT personnel, both local and corporate, continue to work on restoring the operating system to working order, though no time for a return to normal operation is known. In the meantime, listeners patience for things out-of-the-ordinary is greatly appreciated and, hopefully, the interruptions in regular programming will be too small to notice.