WPHT-AM tower gets approval


CBS RadioThe proposed AM tower will now be built next to the existing AM tower near the Moorestown-Cinnaminson, NJ border: CBS Radio East, which owns the existing 425-ft. tower for 50-kW WPHT-AM and the 21 acres it sits on, asked the Moorestown, NJ Zoning Board of Adjustment to approve the 199-ft aux tower for WPHT. CBS appeared before the Moorestown Zoning Board 1/21 seeking variances for the project. Chiefly, CBS to exceed the 45-foot height restriction placed on buildings in the SRI (Specially Restricted Industrial) zone.

The board voted 2/18 7-0, to allow CBS to construct the auxiliary tower on Church Street there.

The tower would technically be located in an industrial area in Moorestown, but it would be up against a residential area in Cinnaminson.

The board approved the company’s requests for use variances to install the tower with the understanding the auxiliary tower and the original tower located 350 feet from the auxiliary tower would never be in use simultaneously, and with the understanding CBS wouldn’t allow any other company to use the tower.

Residents from both Cinnaminson and Moorestown raised concerns over health issues during the nearly four-hour meeting Tuesday night.

“The Zoning Board will memorialize its decision at its meeting on 3/18, after which there will be a 45-day period for members of the public to contest the project moving forward,” noted the Cinnaminson Patch.