Waterloo television station KWWF goes dark

Financial reasons listed as reason behind Aug. 2 shutter

A Waterloo television station has been off the air for a week, its operations chief said on Friday.

KWWF, owned by Waterloo Television Group LLC of Davenport, went off the air at 4 p.m. Aug. 2, Verner Nelson, operations chief, said from the television station in Waterloo Friday.

"What I was told is the owners decided to discontinue," Nelson said of the decision to go off the air.

Waterloo Television Group is owned by Stratus Media Holdings LLC, according to FCC documents.

A call to Stratus Media officials in Boston to learn when the station might come back on the air was not returned by deadline.

A Thursday online filing with the Federal Communications Commission lists financing as the reason the station went silent.

The station had gone off the the air before in January 2003, Nelson said. The station also went silent in 2009, he said.

The station was owned at that time by Little Rock, Ark.-based Equity Broadcasting.


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