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San Diego sports talk station Mighty 1090 returns, but not on radio

Posted at 6:36 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 20:43:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - One day after abruptly going off the air, San Diego sports talk station Mighty 1090 returned Thursday morning on multiple platforms except on-air radio.

Just before 12 p.m. Wednesday, the popular radio station suddenly went off the air without an immediate explanation.

Mike Glickenhaus, president and broadcast manager of Broadcast Companies of the Americas, which operates Mighty 1090, later said the station “temporarily lost its connection to Mexico” but was “working on getting this resolved.”

Scott Kaplan, who hosts 1090 AM’s afternoon show “The Scott and BR Show,” said Wednesday, “There must be some sort of issue between our ownership -- the parent company -- and the transmitter owner in Mexico. Other than that, I don’t know much detail.”

1090's “Ben and Woods Show” -- co-hosted by 10News Sports Director Ben Higgins -- went on the air Thursday morning via the website and its mobile app.



— Ben & Woods (@BenAndWoods) April 11, 2019

Kaplan and the other 1090 personalities said they planned to do the same.

“We do it because we love it and because we impact the community in a lot of positive ways, so that’s what’s most critical for us to get back on the air,” Kaplan told 10News. “To all the fans out there -- the listeners, the sports fans of San Diego -- stick with us on all the platforms. I’m going to be on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify; I’m going to be on platforms people haven’t invented yet.”

As of Thursday morning, there is no official word on when -- or if -- Mighty 1090 will be back on the radio airwaves.