WBZ-AM Allston backup is no more

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 22:39:37 EDT 2020

On October 6th the tower that was used as a backup transmitter for
WBZ-AM in Allston was dismantled.

My research indicates the tower was erected around 1950 as a backup to
the taller tower used by Channel 4 and was only used when there was an
ice buildup on the taller tower. That tower collapsed during Hurricane
Carol in 1954 and the small tower was used by Channel 4 until they
were able to use the old WEEI-FM tower in Medford before moving to
Needham in 1957.

The tower was then used as a backup for WBZ-AM.

The tower had to be taken down to clear space for the new Channel 4
studios which will replace the current facility built in 1948.

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