WEAU tranmitter tower reaches higher into the sky

By: WEAU Staff
By: WEAU Staff

Fairchild (WEAU) - WEAU's transmission tower reached 1342 feet on Thursday.

Once completed, the tower itself will be just under 2000 feet tall, but with the base, it will be at the 2000 foot mark.

Tower engineers have been working on this project for months since the old tower came crashing down in a storm last March.

It's not even been a month since the tower itself started going up.

October 7th was the date the first 110 foot went up.

Crews have had to deal with some wind and rain, but the weather hasn't done much, if anything, to put them off pace.

Once the tower is up, there will still be a lot of cabling to do, but our completion date is still set for the end of November.

Once finished, WEAU's signal will be more powerful than ever before.


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  • by Butch Location: Osseo on Nov 8, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    I sure wish that there was more video on how the pieces are raised up and set into position. I look every night to see something on the news, which would be perfect for an daily update, to monitor the progress.
  • by sychar Location: fall creek on Nov 5, 2011 at 09:30 PM
    back in the 60's when the first tower was built,workers were known to bring a manikin up the tower... when a car would be seen heading towards the tower, the manikin was dropped... in this day and age, not too likely a return performance would occure.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 at 05:45 PM
    Does anybody know if This tv network, 18.3 will be back after the tower is up?.
    • reply
      by Wilma on Nov 4, 2011 at 04:57 PM in reply to
      good question, we miss that channel too!
  • by Tankman Location: Eau Claire on Nov 3, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    Cool!! And I know a spot in Eau Claire where you can see it at night...
    • reply
      by LOL on Nov 3, 2011 at 04:38 PM in reply to Tankman
      I live in Portage county, should be able to see it from here.
      • reply
        by Wilma on Nov 4, 2011 at 04:55 PM in reply to LOL
        LOL, were you there last Sat. watching the tower go up? With a blue PT?
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