WTVQ Hit By ‘Catastrophic Technical Issues’

By Kevin Eck 

Lexington, Ky., ABC affiliate WTVQ was hit with “catastrophic technical issues” that impacted locally produced shows.

Miranda Combs, news director and morning news anchor, said that on Monday a Spectrum server went down and the internet services went out for the building. “That negatively impacted many operations in the newsroom and the station,” Combs said. She said it caused “a ripple effect” on the systems.

Some viewers posted about it online asking where the news was and what was going on. “We miss seeing you, Dillon and TG,” one viewer posted.


Combs said that while the reporters were able to gather news, they couldn’t load the teleprompters or transfer video and that some viewers might not have been able to watch the station.

“We’ve been on the air, reading from scripts but you may have seen a lack of video,” Combs told the Lexington Herald-Leader. “I applaud our staff, they’ve been amazing. They really stepped up. It makes me tearful.”

“We hope to be back up in the morning,” she said.

We asked the station about it late last night, but haven’t heard back.