The four-tower array that used to broadcast the AM signal of WMAL in Maryland came down this morning as scheduled.
Neal Augenstein of Washington news station WTOP (who’s been using his iPhone for radio field production for a decade, longer than anyone) tweeted the video, below, noting that the structures fell in less than 30 seconds.
The AM array in Bethesda, Md. had been active since WMAL put a 5,000 W transmitter into service in 1941. Cumulus listed the 75-acre site for sale in February 2015, and it was acquired for development.
WATCH: Four towers of WMAL radio demolished in less than 30 seconds. pic.twitter.com/XDK2k3y3gQ
— Neal Augenstein (@AugensteinWTOP) November 4, 2020
Related: “WMAL Tower Site Demolition Begins,” includes earlier drone video of the site