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Technical difficulties briefly knock World Series off the air for Hawaii viewers

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 05:46 p.m. HST, Oct 28, 2013

Technical difficulties knocked some of the early innings of the World Series' Game 5 off the air for many Hawaii TV viewers this afternoon.

"The problem was not our fault," said Kristina Lockwood, president and general manager of KHON, the Hawaii FOX affiliate. "Apparently the Time Warner fiber connection at Queen Street was lost. Time Warner fixed it immediately." 

While the game was off air, KHON broadcast the syndicated talk show "Bethenny."

The game broadcast was restored by the bottom of the third inning, with the Red Sox ahead 1-0.

The Red Sox went on to win, 3-1, to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. 

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localguy wrote:
Technical difficulties? No way. Try Technical Incompetence. Typical way stations try to spin their acute dysfunction to do the job right.
on October 28,2013 | 03:10PM
false wrote:
Deep breaths…… deep breaths …….aw never mind @%#$@## TV station.
on October 28,2013 | 03:41PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Yesterday, 1420 went silent during the later innings of the game. Or, was it only my radio?
on October 28,2013 | 04:27PM
Happens all the time when the "important" events are taking place. The kind of money we spend on our cable, retrobution should be the directive.
on October 28,2013 | 04:28PM
kimchee wrote:
Ummm Gonegolfin... Maybe you should divert some of your money to a spellcheck button. Or is "retrObution" some sort of throw back thing. Funny that the GM of KHON2 points a finger at Oceanic...same station that has had bugs trying to upgrade to HD. (By the way...word on the street...it's not even close to real HD. Barely up-converted to be somewhat HD-ish.) Same station that blamed technical difficulties that prevented the airing of Miss Hawaii USA over the weekend. What next GM? Who else is at fault, not you of course. Always Investigating...uh huh...sure.
on October 28,2013 | 05:10PM
Wazdat wrote:
What a JOKE
on October 28,2013 | 06:05PM
honopic wrote:
"Time Warner fixed it immediately" said the KHON mouthpiece. By my watch, the game was off the air for over half an hour. And even if they pointed the finger at Oceanic Cable,(justifiably), who was responsible for replacing it with that stupid talk show? After 30 seconds I had to turn off the sound and leave the room, or I'd have thrown something and shattered my TV. A blank screen and soothing music would have been preferable Meanwhile, I decided to call Oceanic to see how long it would take to get a human response. I'll never know, because I was on hold the entire time until the game came back on.
on October 28,2013 | 10:10PM
jojobear wrote:
If it wasn't your fault then who do we blame for missing part of the game, you say that it wasn't a big deal but to some of us who are baseball fanatics we really want to see the entire game with all the miss calls and hits and errors and pitching, someone has to accept the responsibilities when something like this happens.
on October 28,2013 | 11:44PM
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