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: WRKL'S FOLDED DIPOLE EXPERIMENT CONTINUES!!
Only kidding. This is just what it looks like: a collapsed radio tower. On February 9, 2019 our observer eyeballed the site and confirms the wreckage still looks the same now as it did the day it fell down, two years ago. Okay, the weeds have sprouted up a little higher. The toppled tower remains in place, and there is no sign of any replacement being erected. We've stopped taking pictures because nothing has changed.
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 was at the time 55 years old (and is probably also going to fall over in the near future).
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 2017(photo below), over 5 months after the collapse.
For some reason, the FCC continues to allow this farce to go on. Deadlines pass, the most recent being 12/1/18, by which the FCC expects the tower to be replaced. It isn't, and so it goes.
...and that's R Tribute to a lack of tower maintenance.
Click to go to the WRKL Tribute Website
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