More progress on new WEAU transmission tower

By: WEAU Staff
By: WEAU Staff

Fairchild (WEAU) - the WEAU transmission tower is now at 1792 feet.

Weather has been troublesome the last few weeks at higher levels.

Wind and icy conditions have kept crews on the ground at various times.

There are five more sections to go before the tower itself is built.

Then, wiring will take place as well as placing the new antenna.

Anticipated launch of the new UHF signal is planned for sometime in mid-December.


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  • by Sue Location: Marengo on Jan 4, 2012 at 06:27 PM
    We in Ashland/Hayward area no longer receive WEAU via Norvado. We will miss the WIAA games. We receive Vikings and Twins games on our local NBC stations. We were told by Norvado that WEAU did not sign a contract with them this year. Is this true?
  • by Dave Location: Jackson County on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:53 AM
    I understand that another section was added on wednesday. One more to go and then the anteana. lol, maybe it's warmer up there being closer to the sun, or god, or whatever........
  • by Dave Location: Central WI on Dec 7, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    I sure hope we have this for the Dec 25th Packer game, if not wait until spring!
  • by Butch Location: Hatfield on Dec 2, 2011 at 06:55 AM
    @viewer: Have you checked the weather the past two weeks? Most likely there have been no updates because there has been little or no progress. Rain, snow, wind, and dense fog don't exactly favor folks who bolt things together at 1800' AGL for a living.
  • by viewer Location: northern wi on Dec 2, 2011 at 05:37 AM
    how about another update and some new pics. no new pics since the 14th of november.
  • by Paula Location: Winter on Dec 1, 2011 at 05:30 AM
    We are anxiously awaiting the return of Channel 13 news and 24/7 weather. It's true "you don't know what you've got until it's gone"
  • by Shari Location: Wisconsin on Nov 27, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    We can hardly wait for the tower to be completed. We've missed watching Channel 13.
  • by vinny Location: stetsonville on Nov 26, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    i really miss my channle 13
  • by Ron Location: Altoona on Nov 24, 2011 at 08:43 PM
    How will the guys replace the lights in the future? That sure is a lot of climbing...I am too old for that monkey business.
  • by Ralph Location: Eau Claire on Nov 22, 2011 at 05:02 PM
    WEAU is switching to UHF?
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