Flutterby™! : Stealing a radio tower

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

Stealing a radio tower

2024-02-08 20:39:04.840518+01 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Does anyone listen to terrestrial radio any more? Thieves somehow steal 200-foot WJLX radio tower.

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: Stealing a radio tower made: 2024-02-19 18:39:12.420018+01 by: Dan Lyke

A radiodiscussions.com forum thread wherein a participant uses Google Street View to determine that the tower disappeared "sometime between October 2022 and March 2023"

Which makes various bits of this narrative questionable, or reinforces that nobody cares about AM radio any more.

#Comment Re: Stealing a radio tower made: 2024-02-20 01:57:42.512508+01 by: meuon

I care... a near downtown Chattanooga AM radio station (WNOD) cranks the power up during adverts and bleeds them over PA systems, speakers, microphones and sometimes even car audio.

Been reported multiple times to the FCC.

I think such inadvertent listeners get counted so their listener numbers exceed the 10's.

#Comment Re: Stealing a radio tower made: 2024-02-22 00:07:29.767045+01 by: Dan Lyke

They just pulled down the tower and transmitter used for the exterior shots of Wolfman Jack's radio station in American Graffiti on Rowena Lane in Petaluma, and yeah, a friend of mine who lives in the shadow of it can now use their land line without hearing voices on it.

Just as land lines are long a relic of the past...

Add your own comment:

(If anyone ever actually uses Webmention/indie-action to post here, please email me)

Format with:

(You should probably use "Text" mode: URLs will be mostly recognized and linked, _underscore quoted_ text is looked up in a glossary, _underscore quoted_ (http://xyz.pdq) becomes a link, without the link in the parenthesis it becomes a <cite> tag. All <cite>ed text will point to the Flutterby knowledge base. Two enters (ie: a blank line) gets you a new paragraph, special treatment for paragraphs that are manually indented or start with "#" (as in "#include" or "#!/usr/bin/perl"), "/* " or ">" (as in a quoted message) or look like lists, or within a paragraph you can use a number of HTML tags:

p, img, br, hr, a, sub, sup, tt, i, b, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, cite, em, strong, code, samp, kbd, pre, blockquote, address, ol, dl, ul, dt, dd, li, dir, menu, table, tr, td, th

Comment policy

We will not edit your comments. However, we may delete your comments, or cause them to be hidden behind another link, if we feel they detract from the conversation. Commercial plugs are fine, if they are relevant to the conversation, and if you don't try to pretend to be a consumer. Annoying endorsements will be deleted if you're lucky, if you're not a whole bunch of people smarter and more articulate than you will ridicule you, and we will leave such ridicule in place.

Flutterby™ is a trademark claimed by

Dan Lyke
for the web publications at www.flutterby.com and www.flutterby.net.