Towers From Three Defunct Knoxville AMs Taken Down
March 20, 2015 at 4:01 AM (PT)
BLOUNT BROADCASTING CORP. has dismantled the towers for three AM stations in the KNOXVILLE area that have gone silent.
The KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL reports that towers used by WKVL-A/KNOXVILLE, which went dark DECEMBER 14th; WATO-A/OAK RIDGE, which went off the air in APRIL 2010; and WMTY-A/FARRAGUT, TN were taken down by HORNE PROPERTIES INC., which now owns the land, to remove them as an aviation hazard and for aesthetic purposes. “We want to clean up the land and be a good neighbor,” HORNE RADIO manager TONY COX told the paper. “When you look at the subdivisions next door, these towers were eyesores just sitting there.”
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