WACO, TX — ESPN Central Texas was vandalized Thursday night, and the station was off-air due to the damage, according to program director David Smoak.
Friday afternoon, Smoak tweeted that they are up and running with local programming and it should continue throughout the rest of the day.
Smoak tweeted out that the station was vandalized and gave a description of the suspect and the vehicle. The suspect vehicle was a white BMW with a Longhorns logo on the back.
He said numerous wires and cables were cut Thursday.
Smoak said the incident had nothing to do with UT.
This had zero to do with anything UT, that logo is a specific description on the back of the car and one that could help in the end. But, yes, this is beyond annoying for all of us at @1660ESPN.— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) July 26, 2019
And, once we get internet up and running we have an option or two to get signal from our tower to the station and try and have local programming sometime later today. No set time on when, but we are working diligently to get us back and running. Thank you for your patience.— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) July 26, 2019