Blaw-Knox towers and Nashville

Doug Drown
Thu Mar 17 11:08:55 EDT 2011

The WLW tower is the one seen on "WKRP in Cincinnati."  It's immense.  Back 
in the '60s, when I saw it, it dominated the whole city skyline.  Probably 
still does.

That said, the WSM array exceeds WLW's in height.  I've never personally 
seen it.

Blaw-Knox is still in active existence as a heavy equipment manufacturer.  I 
saw a fairly new Blaw-Knox bulldozer just a short time ago.   -Doug

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Vahey" <>
To: "bri" <>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:24 AM
Subject: Blaw-Knox towers and Nashville

> Being on a road trip with the Bruins I am doing the trifecta of Blaw-Knox
> towers - WBNS, WLW amd today WSM.
> WBNS reminded me of WFEA and WLW was simply stunning and I expect WSM will
> feel the same.
> I am curious on why so few were built given how radio engineers rave about
> their design.
> I am not a big fan of county music ( 2 years of doing Clyde Joy at WMUR is 
> a
> prime reason) but I am curious if there is anyplace in Nashville that is
> devoted to the broadcast history of WSM and I am failry certain hee Haw 
> was
> taped here.
> Any idead?

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