Star Tower


Star Tower

The Star Tower is a 956 foot (291.4 m) high transmitting tower for TV and FM in Cincinnati, Ohio at coord|39|12|01|N|84|31|22|W|. It was built for WSTR-TV, then known as "Star 64", which still broadcasts from the tower [ [http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistration.jsp?regKey=117512 Tower ASR Registration] [http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistration.jsp?regKey=117383 (2)] ] a non-directional antenna for its analog signal, and a directional antenna pointing northwest for digital. [ [http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?call=WSTR WSTR licenses] , FCC] It was built in 1991 using a helicopter. Similar structures designed by the same firm exist in Mesquite, Texas ("Mesquite Municipal Communications Facility") and the Washington, D.C. area (WDCW, Hughes Memorial Tower), and at a smaller scale on Poor Mountain, Virginia (WPXR). Radio stations that broadcast from the tower include WAKW-FM, WAQZ-FM, and WGRR-FM. WRRM-FM has backup facilities at the site.

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* [http://hawkins.pair.com/star_tower.html Photos of the Star Tower]
* [http://www.fybush.com/site-021107.html KEOM tower]
* [http://www.fybush.com/site-030703.html WPXR tower]
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