Tearing down the towers 930in716 May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16th

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It's 930. In 716. Toppling radio towers on the podcast. It's just stay almost like a guessing game you. You write it all out and documentation and everything else in your expecting it to go one way it ended did. I'm Tim Wenger on the podcast powered by the Brothers of mercy a five star rated skilled nursing residents offering affordable living in a country setting. Always something interesting in his radio career of mine. I've been sitting through meetings for weeks. Actually months about the massive project that would see the WK SC transmitter relocated to another site. The current broadcast towers torn down and a new one erected. Well pivotal part of that puzzle came to be Tuesday with a controlled toppling of the kiss transmission towers office daily wrote in Grand Island. The experts from alternate towers did the honors carefully adjusting the tension on the guy wires on one side of the towers. While relaxing it on the other cutting them free then. Michael this is pretty impressive in less than about a minute's time from when you. Guys on both of those turned buckles on each individual tower they came tumbling down yes sir. That's usually what happens as in. We tried to do a precision drop on some of these things that we have in this much room out here on the job site we were able digits. Go ahead and cut slack in a couple of wires and cut the anchors and let him come down in any direction at that point. What's the risk seems like there'd there'd be an awful lot for goals are certain there is an awful lot of risk in this these you can never. Really determine exactly which way they're going to fall or anything else oh. It's just day almost like a guessing game you. You write it all out and documentation and everything else in your expecting it to go one way the year never went her for censure this line everyone stays back now. And stays clear of flying debris or anything you guys were real safe along the way you know the safety here. It is walked me through the process immunization you know going out in the loosening in the coming over to the other side cut. What we. Typically do is try to straighten tower at the best that we can't get it. Home and straighten everything else at the beginning and the end. With engineering help and everything else today. Telus which wires to start relaxing in and everything else try to get the terror leaning in the direction they want to analyst. So buckles in the for. Exact spot to their warning to. Pretty much from what they had on their prints everything else know they're engineering it happened exactly the wayward tee buckling right in the middle. And folding them. Some guests in the come down a lot faster and Angela. A whole lot faster ES there it took a good week we can't put some markets but here only thirty seconds to bring him there. So what's more fun put them on climate on taking him down put among. Don't wanna clown no lack clown and many more like Bratton Aladdin allies depth you know get the man rated inches and everything else it always is up and down so. We're good nowadays. The kiss tower condition was degrading and required to be demolished. Kisses currently broadcasting from a back upside with. No change in power or direction while new towers constructed on the exact same spot as the original. The new tower will be 411. Feet just like the ones that came down so. Now you know. Back tomorrow that's 930 and 716. We're back tomorrow with a net irritation from the studios of WD EA and buffalo well.