Radio tower fire at Tiger Mountain

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Thanks to a tip from Gord Lansdell at “Northwest Broadcasters” comes news of a major fire at Tiger mountain’s master antenna tower.  This affects KSWD-FM 94.1, KBKS-FM 106.1, KJAQ-FM 96.5, KZOK-FM 102.5, KNUC-FM 98.9  and KQMV-FM 92.5 who are now all operating from their back-up, auxiliary facilities on Cougar Mountain.  The fire broke out around 7am and Eastside fire depts. responded.  By 8am, the fire which occurred at the top of the antenna tower system was extinguished.

KIRO-7 has footage & an article on their website’s local news page.

 

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Mike Cherry

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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