WKYC Knocked Off Air by Lightning Strike

By Mark Joyella 

Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC reports many of its viewers have lost access to the station’s signal after a lightning strike.

The station’s transmitter tower was struck by lightning Wednesday night, leaving over-the-air and satellite viewers without access to NBC programming and WKYC’s newscasts. “Please know that we are working to get the problem resolved as quickly as possible,” the station said in a message posted to the WKYC website. “We are also effecting to re-schedule the NBC programs that were missed by many.”

The station remains on cable, and is directing viewers to its Facebook page, where WKYC newscasts are streamed live.