This page features some pictures of WRKL radio's old north tower, which collapsed after 54 years in and on the air, on February 13, 2017
Update: February 16, 2018: 369 days later, the site still looks just as you see it in the photos below. Okay, the weeds have sprouted up a little higher. But the toppled tower remains in place, and there's no indication that any rebuilding has taken place.
photo credit: A Friend of this website
Here's the trouble, up close. One missing guy wire? No problem! There are 14 others!
Above, the 3-1/2 WRKL towers the day after the collapse. The downed tower was used in both the day and night patterns for WRKL, and went up in 1963, like its (now much taller) twin on the left. The two towers to the right are newer. All towers are/were 270 feet.
Photo credit: Another Friend of this website
The picture below is from Facebook, taken the day of the collapse, 2/13/17.
That's the other original WRKL tower at right, which is now 55 years old.
photo credit: John Lafalgio/Facebook
As the picture below from mid-June 2017 shows, the crumpled tower remains undisturbed:
photo credit: Yet another Friend of this website
Mid-July (photo below), over 5 months after the collapse.
BULLETIN:The FCC has now given WRKL until
May 2 December 1, 2018 to replace the tower. As of early July 2018, there's no work going on.
...and that's R Tribute to a lack of tower maintenance.
Click to go to the WRKL Tribute Website
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