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Re: Armstrong's Alpine tower
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000 email@example.com wrote:
> I don't know where WNYU transmits from, but when the
> station first went on the air, I remember that its
> studios and TX were at NYU's now abandoned University
> Heights campus in the west Bronx.
WNYU's transmitter and aerial are still there.
(I have no idea what's
> now at University Heights--Bronx Community College
> maybe?) It's hard to believe that the campus would have
> been completely abandoned because part of it was the
> Hall of Fame, which was (is?) a major New York City
I don't know the name of the current institution of higher learning that
occupies the facility. However I am certain it is still used.
> I grew up in the northwest Bronx (a few miles north of
> NYU) in plain sight of the Alpine tower, but I have
> never visited the tower. Is there anything there, such
> as an Armstrong museum, to mark the site's significance?
> There must be at least a historical marker, but that can
> hardly do justice to the history of the place.
This website has more details:
http://www.qsl.net/w2xmn (Major Edwin Howard Armstrong Memorial Radio
http://users.erols.com/oldradio/ (E. H. Armstrong Web Site)
Both contain a good amount of information.
> > The Armstrong site is a must visit for anyone heading to the NYC area!
Absolutely!! I'd like to make it there next summer, but it seems like too
long a walk from my current location (Washington Heights). Maybe I can
borrow a car...
Sven F. Weil
WWW homepage: http://home.gordsven.com/gordsven/sven
RadioLand Site: http://home.gordsven.com/gordsven/sven/radiomuseum.html