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Wisconsin TV Station Knocked Off the Air After 2,000-Foot Broadcast Tower Collapses

Mar 24, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A 2,000-foot broadcast tower collapsed in Wisconsin on Tuesday night, while WEAU-TV was airing "The Biggest Loser," reports TVB.com. The story says no one was hurt, but both the Eau Claire, Wis.-based TV station and 104.5 WAXX-FM were off the air following the collapse.

The structure supported both the TV station’s antenna and the radio station’s.

According to the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, the TV station returned to the airwaves Wednesday. It noted that the tower fell after a combination of ice and wind that reached 40 mph hit the structure, with one report indicating ice was as thick as 3 1/2 inches around parts of its frame.

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