KRKO Wins Appeal In Tower Battle
January 29, 2009 at 5:14 AM (PT)
S-R BROADCASTING Sports KRKO-A (NORTHSOUND 1380)/EVERETT, WA has won its appeal of an OCTOBER decision by a hearing examiner that stopped its construction of two additional towers for the station and a new AM. The SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL voted 3-2 this week to overturn the examiner's decision, ruling that there is not enough evidence to support the examiner's argument that the towers could cause health problems.
KRKO built new towers for its 50,000-watts days/34,000-watts nights signal last SUMMER. Local environmental groups and residents have waged a battle to stop the towers from being built, but failed to stop the initial phase of the project.