City Puts WYRE Tower Up For Sale
August 8, 2011 at 4:02 AM (PT)
The city of ANNAPOLIS, MD has put the tower rented by BAY BROADCASTING CORP. Top 40-Oldies WYRE-A/ANNAPOLIS up for sale after neither the city nor the lessee had the money to perform a repainting of the tower as required by the FCC. The ANNAPOLIS CAPITAL reports that the paint job would cost about $150,000 and neither party could pay for it.
The city ended up with the tower when it bought the land beneath it for a park, and plans to sell the tower and charge rent for the use of the land. WYRE manager BILL PARRIS told the CAPITAL that the station would not be affected and would be a tenant of the new owner and manager of the tower.