A localized power outage in Studio City knocked both CBS television stations in Los Angeles off the air about 8:30 on Friday night. KCAL's news broadcast came back on about 9:15 p.m., the station says, but with intermittent audio. AOL Patch says that Channel 2 came back during the 11 p.m. news and that Channel 9 was still without sound for awhile longer. City News Service goes with different times, putting Channel 2 back on by 9:30 p.m. and KCAL by 10:45 p.m. The KCAL on-air news talent tweeted their return right about 10:45.
CBS LA says power was restored to DWP customers by 10 p.m.
So, let's see. if a small power outage in the community knocks out two stations for a prolonged period, I guess we should write off the CBS stations in a big earthquake.
Update: Anchor Paul Magers reports the outage on Facebook.
Twitpic posted by KCAL at 10:45 p.m.: "Our TOC has helped get KCAL9 back on the air."