WPRO Blaw Knox self supporting towers

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 09:49:01 EDT 2012

WPRO's original transmitter site was in Cranston and was destroyed in 1938
at which point they moved to East Providence,

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 4:57 AM, Chris Hall <chris2526@comcast.net> wrote:

> During the late 90’s when I last visited WPRO I noticed that the current
> AM towers were mounted on one corner of the bases of
> what are definitely the cement structures designed for Blaw Knox self
> supporting towers, the exact same as poured for WCOP in Lexington.
> If you look on the WPRO home page it brings up Google maps with a perfect
> view of the old tower bases as the are configured today, being on 630
> those self supporters must have been huge. Was the change to guyed towers
> a result of Hurricane Carol in 1954? I doubt they were on the
> Wampanoag Trail during the Hurricane of 38. From what I understand WJAR
> was in Rumford in 38. Anyone have the story behind this.

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