Vegas radio’s self-titled “Jewel” got a little chipped this week when KJUL-FM, 104.7, was forced off the air Monday afternoon for several days due to technical problems.
The station, which plays an adult standards format popular with older listeners, experienced electrical glitches with its transmitter in the Moapa Valley. The station returned to the air at noon Wednesday after workers repaired the transmitter.
Tina Bair, KJUL’s business manager, said the station received calls from listeners concerned that the station was permanently off the air.
Those concerns likely were triggered, at least partially, by memories of KJUL’s displacement from the Las Vegas airwaves in 2005, when the Beasley Broadcast Group abruptly dumped the format, then at 104.3 on the FM dial, turning it into a country music station.