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


The Former Leaning Tower of Mt. Ivy
photo credit: A Friend of this website


Before:
The Leaning Tower of Mt. Ivy


The aftermath:
3-1/2 Towers
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 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 also 54 years old.
scrap metal
photo credit: John Lafalgio/Facebook


As the picture below from mid-June 2017 shows, the crumpled tower remains undisturbed:
Fred Sanford, R U out there??
photo credit: Yet another Friend of this website

Mid-July (photo below), over 5 months after the collapse, still nothing going on here. No sign of a new tower.
It's gettin' deep here.
BULLETIN:The FCC has now given WRKL until May 2, 2018 to replace the tower. As of mid-January 2018, the site still looks just like it's pictured here. There is no sign of a cleanup, or a replacement tower.

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