This is the War Stories Section of
The Broadcast Archive
Barry Mishkind - The Eclectic Engineer
8/24/01 - The station, actually located in the suburb of
Riverdale, has now been
rebuilt as a four tower facility, and returned to "normal" operation.
A picture of the rebuilt facility is available here.
Pictures of the WNWI 1080 tower that fell
Oak Lawn (Chicago), IL July
These photos are courtesy of Ed Trombley,
consulting engineer for WNWI 1080
Ed reports: WNWI was a 4 tower in line. Its now a wide spaced 2
tower! Shortly after midnight / early Sunday morning someone put forth a lot of
effort to hacksaw, by hand, a 1-1/4 inch guy anchor rod on tower number 3. They
started on tower 4 but gave up because they couldn't get enough stroke with the
saw. Forgot to bring a shovel to clear back the dirt. When number 3 fell it took
out the guy wires on number 2. I think the towers were Rohn 55's just under 200
feet. Can't say too much more until the police get done doing some
investigating. The perpetrator left some evidence.