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WLS - Station Tour
by Barry Mishkind

WLS in Chicago



CE Warren Shulz at the WLS tower, outside Chicago,
ready to use the shorting stick so a rigger can change the lights on the tower.


At one time, WLS was WAY OUT in the countryside, as the owner purposely wanted to build in the next county.  WLS is approximately 25 miles SW of downtown Chicago.
Today, WLS is slowly becoming surrounded by the expanding city - now next to a freeway interchange, a lot of new housing and commercial sites, including a hotel where a LOT of RF makes it to the guestrooms!