FBI: KRKO, WAEB Tower Topplings Coincidental
September 10, 2009 at 4:39 AM (PT)
The FBI says that the toppling of radio towers in WASHINGTON state and PENNSYLVANIA is likely a coincidence and not a conspiracy, reports the ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL. The agency continues to investigate the incidents.
The controversial new towers at the site of S-R BROADCASTING Sports KRKO-A (NORTHSOUND 1380)/EVERETT, WA were knocked down last week, with a banner proclaiming that the vandalism was the work of the eco-terrorism organization EARTH LIBERATION FRONT; investigators are looking into the possibility that the vandals escaped by boat.
Meanwhile, CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WAEB-A/ALLENTOWN lost a tower when guy wires were cut, but unlike the KRKO situation, the WAEB towers have not been the subject of local controversy or environmental objections.