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Work Begins on KRKO Tower Rebuild

Station could be back to full power within 60 days

Nearly a year after vandals brought down two of the towers serving KRKO(AM), Everett, Wash., rebuilding has begun.

The Everett Herald reported that the 349- and 199-foot towers would be lifted by crane at the station’s site in Snohomish. Station President and General Manager Andy Skotdal told the paper the towers should be back up within 60 days.

The station has remained on the air using a backup transmitter.

We reported that an eco-terrorism group called the Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the destruction. The FBI is still investigating the case. On its website, KRKO offers a $25,000 reward “for the person who provides the information that directly leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the destruction of the KRKO antenna system.”