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WJJL FOUND IN COMPLIANCE WITH ELECTRICAL CODE

City electrical inspectors checked repairs to the studios and offices of WJJL-AM Monday and found it in full compliance with city codes, Environmental Services and Inspections Director Dennis F. Virtuoso said.

The city had threatened to shut the station down last week unless repairs were made to the electrical system and the furnace.

"They completely complied with the electrical," Virtuoso said Monday. He said a building inspector would revisit the station at 1224 Main St. today or tomorrow to check on other violations, including a non-functioning furnace and mold in the leaky ceilings. Niagara County Environmental Health Director James J. Devald said the Health Department intends to play no role in the case. Meanwhile, WJJL co-owner John Phillips said he has had about 60 calls from listeners protesting his decision to cancel the long-running public affairs phone-in show "Viewpoint," which did not air Monday. "The response has been very high. . . . We take these things into consideration, but the question is whether it's worth it politically."

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