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KCTV-5 cites transmitter issues as reason for dropped Chiefs feed

Service was lost by some during Sunday’s Chiefs game at Oakland, prompting 13 minutes of frustration for those fans. KCTV-5 said a transmitter issue was to blame.
Service was lost by some during Sunday’s Chiefs game at Oakland, prompting 13 minutes of frustration for those fans. KCTV-5 said a transmitter issue was to blame.

Many Chiefs fans in Kansas City had some anxious moments in the third quarter that had nothing to do with the actual game.

Around 4:47 p.m., KCTV-5’s feed of the broadcast went blank for some subscribers. The outage, which lasted about 13 minutes, was because of transmitter issues, according to the KCTV-5 Twitter account.

The Star contacted KCTV-5, with a spokesperson deferring all comment to general manager Mike Cukyne.

As of early Sunday evening, attempts to reach Cukyne via phone and email were unsuccessful.

On Twitter, KCTV-5 apologized for the inconvenience shortly after the signal returned late in the third quarter.

Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell

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