Technician Ian Sharp starts on the repair of the Radio Cowichan antenna. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Technician Ian Sharp starts on the repair of the Radio Cowichan antenna. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Strong winds knocked over the community radio station’s antenna (Video)

That big windstorm knocked out Radio Cowichan’s antenna.

Environment Canada said it would be a powerful windstorm on Friday, April 7 and it was.

Just ask Radio Cowichan.

Strong winds knocked over the community radio station’s antenna located near the Youbou Highway.

Radio Cowichan’s Mike Bishop said following the event, “Our internet feed is fine, but the windstorm wrecked the FM transmitter antenna. It’s turned upside down and is pointing at the ground.”

Lyle Mullen of Ridgeline Tree Services in Lake Cowichan brought his bucket truck April 11 so the station’s technician, Ian Sharp, could go up and fix the problem.