"I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, now it is time to start posting again. The new 50kw transmitter was still in the crate when I visited there in September. There is an engineering firm from Baton Rouge that will be installing the new transmitter. Read on another FB page about a month ago that their firm would be there soon to install it. That company also completed the ground work on the towers. A new ventilation system was also installed upstairs to keep the transmitter climate controlled. The building originally didn't have a/c, the heat and humidity would eat the new transmitter up within two years without it. Remember reading stories about how the old RCA kept the building warm on very cold days and nights.
The other transmitter is a 5kw backup transmitter, it was sent from an affiliate in Dallas to get the station back on the air a few years ago when water from the roof leak destroyed the one in the workshop area. The Harris 50kw transmitter installed in the early 80's will be used as a backup. That is the one with the blue cover in the previous post. The new transmitter is approximately the same size as the 5kw in the pic and will be placed right next to it."
Thank you, Doug...keep up the good work!
We appreciate those who go to the trouble of contributing; things have been somewhat slow at The Mighty 1090 KAAY Blog and I think we've pretty much tapped out what is out there. Who knows, there may be someone out there, sifting through their oddball tapes and finding some "new" audio, or finding a shoebox full of memorabilia that they'd be willing to share.
(I know there is more stuff out there, but I have had a hard time convincing people of donating samples for the blog....)
Nonetheless, as bits and pieces surface, we will continue to share them here. Thanks for stopping by!