Re-engineering, new foundations and Sabre Towers erected by World Tower has set WXLW (AM) up to capture co-location dollars in Indianapolis after they complete replacing their three towers built by Bethlehem Steel in 1948. According to WXLW’s owner, Pilgrim Communications, the array will change from a 5 kW directions to 1kW non-directional. The first new tower, at 150-feet will, will be operational at the end of this month with another 190-foot cell tower being constructed and operational by the end of the year.
A single stick will now serve the station without affecting WXLW’s primary coverage area. Pilgrim Communications previously added cell towers to other AM stations as well as in Colorado in Denver, Gunnison and Buena Vista, according to Michael Balderston of Radio World. View article.