High winds in Florida topple Jackson County broadcast tower

In Daily News Briefs by Wireless Estimator

Guyed-Tower-CollapseWhen strong winds swept through Jackson County, Fla. late Tuesday, they took down WTOT and WJAQ’s tower in Marianna.

WTOT posted a message on their webpage along with a picture of the downed guyed tower saying, “In case you were wondering where your good time oldies are, and your phone APP is not working, well they say a picture is worth a thousand words. We lost our tower in a storm late Tuesday afternoon. It looks like at this time we could be down as long as 2 weeks.”

According to the FCC’s database, the 348-foot tower is owned by GFR, Inc.