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Tallest Tower and Construction pictures and photos 1979

  • November 6, 2013
Tallest Tower and Construction pictures and photos 1979

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...

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Welcome to the new WLYH History Site!

  • July 10, 2013
Welcome to the new WLYH History Site!

WLYH History Part 1 (Scanned from original papers) HISTORY OF WLYH-TV During the early fifties, the FCC made possible many television channels to the smaller communities for their own television stations on the UHF band. Realizing the possibilities, two groups in the Lebanon area joined forces to obtain a permit to operate a television station in Lebanon. As a result of this action, on September 1, 1953, the FCC granted a construction permit for WLBR-TV to the Lebanon Television Corporation, a company principally owned by the Lebanon Broadcasting Company and the Lebanon News Publishing...

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