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Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 17:22:36 EDT 2012


Scott wrote about Prairie Farmer avoiding Cook County for tax reasons in


On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org>wrote:

> <<On Thu, 2 Aug 2012 16:47:57 -0400, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> said:
> > WLS built their transmitter outside of Cook County not to pay taxes.
> No, they built their transmitter there because much of their audience
> was on skywave, and there was still a serious prospect then that some
> of the I-A clear-channel stations would be allowed to go to 500 or 750
> kW.  The old site wasn't in Cook County, either, and neither is Army
> Trail Road.
> I'm not sure whether it was NBC (WENR) or Prairie Farmer (WLS) who
> originally built the Tinley Park site.  Both stations had previously
> shared a site in Downers Grove, and once Tinley Park was approved for
> one station, the other station quickly moved there as well.
> This map shows the old site in Downers Grove:
> <
> http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=41.743056n+88.008333w&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=46.764446,45.263672&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&ll=41.743072,-88.008787&spn=0.002706,0.004807&t=h&z=18
> >
> -GAWollman

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