This Is What 500 kW Looks Like

Get a gander at WLW’s legendary broadcasting behemoth
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WLW Transmitter

John Graham, engineering director for Strong Tower Christian Media, took this fantastic photo of WLW(AM)’s famed, controversial and retired 500 kW transmission system. It operated in the mid-late 1930s until the early 1940s.

Bonus engineering coolness, a Blaw-Knox tower was also part of the operation.

Graham notes “It takes up the back part of the building.” He achieved the unusually wide panorama shot with a Droid Turbo smartphone set in panorama mode.