I wrote about the KFVS Radio tower that you see on the side of Highway 61 near North County Park over a year ago, but people are still commenting on it. (Note: when you go to the link, press Ctrl-F5 to make sure the latest comments are there.)
Reader William Pollack added a new dimension to the story with his comment: The tower featured on this page is one of the two original KFVS radio towers when located on Highway 61 North. They were used until 1947 when KFVS switched from 1400AM to 960AM with towers and transmitters located in East Cape. The original TV tower (’54-’60) was located directly north and across the street from the radio tower pictured. There was also a twin tower to the radio which was later moved and still stands behind the TV studio station location at 310-325 Broadway.
Tower DID have a twin
The tall concrete structrure in the background is the KFVS office building. Here’s what the view from the 11th floor looks like.
Google Earth view of TV tower
Reader Tim Brown noted “Just noticed that Google Earth has updated the photo of the tower. Much clearer. Do I see an observation deck of sorts up there? Looks like a platform with railing…” It’s quite an impressive shot. Zoom in tighter to see what he’s talking about.
I wonder who owns the old KFVS radio tower at the top of the page? It would be nice if it could be preserved as an example of the region’s history.