Thieves knock Lexington radio station off air

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A popular radio station is back up and running after being knocked off the air Tuesday morning.

KISS FM 96.9 was off the air Tuesday for six hours after copper thieves broke into the station's tower.

Lynn Martin, president and CEO of LM Communications answered calls this morning explaining to listeners why KISS FM was not on the air.

The thieves not only knocked the station off the air for over six hours, but caused more than $30,000 in damages.

"It's hard to understand why people would go out and try to steal cooper for the few bucks that they can get by going and selling it on the used market, " Martin said.

Lexington police say this is a trending crime. One that is extremely dangerous for the thieves and incredibly expensive for the victims.

"We have security and all but they still manage to hack saw their way into the building because they want to steal a little bit of this copper," said Martin.

This isn't the first time LM Communications has been a victim of this sort of crime, another one of their stations was knocked off the air last year

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