Nashville DTV News

WPGD Damaged and WRTN Problems - Updated

- Posted December 11th, 2023 at 8:57am
First, I would like to send my condolences to everyone that was affected by the tornadoes this past Saturday. As soon as I can, I will be posting some links to where you can donate and help out with the recovery. I was told by a source close to WPGD's situation that their studio, which is located in the heart of Hendersonville, was heavily damaged. The extent of the damage is not quite known at this time. They are still broadcasting, but since they have no feed going into the transmitter from the station, there will be nothing showing up on channel 50 for a while.

Also, I have noticed that WRTN-LD 6 is also experiencing problems. The owner, Rick, has his company located in Hendersonville as well. So, I don't know if he is in the same situation as WPGD is in or not. Until more news breaks, that's all for now. Also, everybody stay safe out there.

Updated 5:20pm - WPGD is now back on the air. I have to say that this is probably a temporary patch until they can get everything back up and running which will probably be a long time. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on December 11th, 2023 at 10:29am

I seen some of the damage on the local news and up here in KY we had threats of tornadoes and I was concerned about that possibility. I mourn with the people that were affected by the tornados. Thanks to you Nashdigie for posting about the terrible event and reporting on the OTA situation in the Nashville market.

- Posted on December 11th, 2023 at 12:43pm

United Way Sumner County Relief Fund web page:

- Posted on December 11th, 2023 at 12:53pm

Thank you for the link. I am adding it to the list.

- Posted on December 11th, 2023 at 12:54pm

Glad to help.

- Posted on December 15th, 2023 at 12:52pm

WRTN came back on the air today.

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