According to Andy Combs, general manager of WWAY NewsChannel 3, the tower is owned and managed equally by Raycom and Morris Multimedia and houses antennas for WWAY, WECT and Fox.
Combs said lightning recently hit the tower, causing four of its 16 lights to burn out prematurely.
“The standard procedure required by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to immediately notify the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) about the issue, and the FAA will then give us a deadline in which the lights need to be repaired,” Combs stated. “We have notified the FAA and are currently in the process of repairing the elevator at the tower that was also damaged by lightning so the tower crew can get to the lights to replace them.”
Date posted: August 2, 2012
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