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A nearly 70 year-old radio tower is set to come down today in Jasper. A temporary antenna will be used to help stay on the air during construction of the new 500 foot tower. May 7, 2014
JASPER, Ind. - WITZ Radio in Jasper, IN is tearing down it's original 500 foot tower built in 1948 and putting up a brand new tower. After 65 years Station Manager Gene Kuntz is working with ERI out of Chandler, IN to construct a new 500 foot tower at the present tower site at 1978 S. WITZ Rd. in Jasper. The old tower is scheduled to be taken down on Wednesday, May 7. The new tower should take about 3 weeks to construct. In the meantime, WITZ-FM and WQKZ-FM will be using an Internet connection to keep the stations on the air while the new tower is being built. WITZ-AM will be broadcasting with a temporary antenna from it's present transmitter site.