In 1979, WLYH-TV made a 1.5 million dollar investment in a new broadcast tower, and RCA transmitter. Together, the tower and transmitter provided eight times the effective radiated power of the original transmitter, and gave WLYH an unprecedented 60-mile signal radius.
Below are some photos from the construction.
Below are photos from the inaugural ceremony to flip the switch on for the Tallest Tower with CBS’s Bob Schieffer. October 29th 1979
Keystone Presentation WLYH-TV Looking Good for 1979 Tallest Tower Building and ratings along with ratings and Line up clips.
Includes footage from the inaugural ceremony with Bob Schieffer October 29th 1979.
WLYH Tape Archive Expansion Footage Transmitter Footage Room being built Early Summer 1979
WLYH Tape Archive Expansion footage and tallest tower going up 1979
Short clip of the tower being built then complete for news package (Tape 237)