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This Is What 500 kW Looks Like

Get a gander at WLW’s legendary broadcasting behemoth

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.