Louisville Radio Combo Recovering From Tower Snap

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Oh, Snap. 


Unfortunately, it’s no joking matter for WAKY FM in Elizabethtown, Ky., serving the Louisville market.

The Golden Oldies station focused on the 1950s through 1970s saw its broadcast tower, visible from I-65, snap in half on November 27.

The cause: strong winds, which caused the 100-foot tower to break, leaving the transmitter dangling.

“Big Cat Tower victim of the high winds!” was the caption morning host Bobby Jack Murphy posted on Facebook with a picture of the damage.

Murphy witnessed the station’s tower topple, along with the dish on top.

He told WDRB-TV that no one was injured.

W&B Broadcasting Managing Partner Rene Bell told WAVE-3 it could be several weeks before the station gets back to normal operations. The station is streaming online and is using WAKY-AM 620 and two translators – W261CO at 100.1 MHz and W292FS at 106.3 MHz.

W&B’s two other radio stations use a different system and were not affected by the loss of the tower.

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