Local rock station The Bridge at 105.5 weathered a nasty storm and came out stronger. Literally. Two weeks ago, after a heavy thunderstorm hit the station’s transmitter facility on Johns Island (near the executive airport).

“A piece on our antenna got destroyed, which left us broadcasting at low power, causing us to just send static out to part of town” says Music Director Joel Frank. “We ordered the part to fix the transmitter, and when we powered down to do the fix, we found a bigger problem that needed another part. The whole process took a day and a half, but we are back with a much clearer signal at 50,000 watts.”

Those in The Charleston area who previously had trouble getting a clean signal should be able to rock out to the classic and contemporary acts on the Bridge’s playlist — and local bands in the station’s Homegrown rotation — with very little problem. See 1055thebridge.com for more.