Christian radio station owner dies after fall from his Louisiana tower

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Station owner Barry McCall, above, assisted in installing new antennas for 100.5 FM on the 89-foot tower.

Station owner Barry McCall assisted in installing new antennas for 100.5 FM on their 89-foot tower.

Sixty-two-year-old Barry McCall died Monday afternoon from injuries he received when he fell while working on his Christian radio station’s guyed tower in Lake Charles, La.

McCall founded Eternal Life Broadcasting KELB 100.5 FM in 2013, according to FCC documents.  Their non-directional antenna structure for the non-commercial station is 89-feet above ground level.

An electrician by trade, McCall would take care of a lot of the studio’s requirements as well as climb the tower to assist in keeping expenses at a minimum for the low power station.

Baton Rouge’s OSHA office has not opened an investigation into the accident.

McCall is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen Stephenson McCall; his two daughters, Ashli (Kordell) Nolan and Kimberly Anderson McCall. He also leaves his grandchildren, Kylan Alexander, Hadleigh Anderson, Zane Nolan and Ava Nolan. He also leaves his sister, Jackie (Steve) Hunt; and his brother, Darryl McCall; and his sister-in-law, Carol McCall; along with numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. this morning officiated by Dr. Michael Shamblin and Dr. Andy Buckley. Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Gardens.