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'So Many People Depend On Us'

WTJX's radio and television studios in St. Thomas were destroyed by Hurricane Irma. As they rebuild, station officials want enough redundancies in the system to prevent future outages.
Hurricane Irma's high winds destroyed WTJX's radio and television studios in St. Thomas. Source: Greg Allen

When Hurricane Irma's high winds ripped through the Virgin Islands, the islands' radio and television stations were among the first casualties. Tanya Marie-Singh, who heads Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting, says her staff shut down their television and radio signals a few hours before the storm hit. It was nearly two and half weeks before they could get WTJX-FM, a public

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