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
photo credit: A Friend of this website
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:
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:
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!
That's R Tribute to a lack of tower maintenance.
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