Valley Public Radio was off the air this morning as a result of what its general manager called "a satellite problem."
Mariam Stepanian, the station's president and general manager, said a feed from the station to its transmitter in the Sierra went down overnight after a series of power outages. The station was awaiting a technician to arrive and diagnose the cause.
"It is a mystery," Stepanian said. "We have no idea. It says it's feeding a signal but it's not."
A signal to the station's other transmitter in the Bakersfield area was being received successfully and was broadcasting a limited program of classical music, she said.