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We had some seriously high winds in our neck of the woods a few days ago, right before Thanksgiving Day. My wife's radio stations lost their relay tower taking both stations off the air. This tower relays the broadcast from the studio to the super tall broadcast towers so when it went down, both went dark. They brought one up by using internet feed to the tower. The other tower is up on a remote hill so they recorded about 5 days of broadcast onto hard drive, sent the computer up the tower and have it piped directly to the transmitter. Needless to say, on a holiday eve, even getting pricing on a new tower was impossible. It actually twisted the base so the whole thing will have to be replaced.
 

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We had some seriously high winds in our neck of the woods a few days ago, right before Thanksgiving Day. My wife's radio stations lost their relay tower taking both stations off the air. This tower relays the broadcast from the studio to the super tall broadcast towers so when it went down, both went dark. They brought one up by using internet feed to the tower. The other tower is up on a remote hill so they recorded about 5 days of broadcast onto hard drive, sent the computer up the tower and have it piped directly to the transmitter. Needless to say, on a holiday eve, even getting pricing on a new tower was impossible. It actually twisted the base so the whole thing will have to be replaced.
That bites. Of course these things never happen at a convenient time. Glad no one was hurt. Stuff can be fixed/replaced.
 

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The weatherperson said we topped out at 59mph gusts last week. With steady breezes in the 40s at times. Didn't hear of anything major breaking or falling down round these parts.
 
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