HUNTSVILLE, ON – A Muskoka area radio station was taken off the air briefly because of vandalism overnight.

Community-run Hunters Bay Radio has reported its transmitter facility in Dwight was set on fire.

“Vandals broke into the secured facility and poured an accelerant on equipment and lit it on fire,” a story on the station’s website reported.

The story goes on to say, “While the fire did not affect our equipment, smoke and soot caused damage to several components of the transmitter which failed overnight.”

Technicians were able to restore the signal to about a quarter of its normal power.

Canadian Microwave and Hunters Bay Radio are offering a $1000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in this case.

If you know anything about the arson you are asked to call the Huntsville OPP at 705-789-5551 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.