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:
scrap metal
photo credit: John Lafalgio/Facebook


As the picture below from mid-June 2017 shows, after four months, the honeysuckle is about the only thing growing in the Mt. Ivy Swamp. There's no sign of a replacement tower rising up, and the toppled tower is still awaiting the junk man:
Fred Sanford, R U out there??
photo credit: Yet another Friend of this website

Now into summer, and over 5 months following the collapse, this July 15th picture shows that there's still nothing going on here. No sign of a new tower. Just the same old rusted one. A new tower has to go up soon, doesn't it?? Septemeber 9th approaches!
It's gettin' deep here.

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