Radio station baffled after 200-foot radio tower disappears without a trace: ‘Seen it all now’


by Haley Brown

New York Post

February 9, 2024

A radio station is on standby after thieves somehow stole a 200-foot radio tower in Alabama.

No one’s sure how the ambitious bandits made off with the heavy steel structure, WJLX station general manager Brett Elmore told WBRC.

“I have tried all weekend to figure it out, and I just can’t,” Elmore told the TV station.

“I have been in the radio business, around it all my life and then in it professionally for 26 years, and I can say I have never heard of anything like this,” he added. “I can say I’ve seen it all now.”

Elmore learned of the theft on Friday when a landscaping crew went to the rural tower site to maintain the property, but there wasn’t much left to maintain.

“When he arrived, he called me Friday and said, ‘The tower is gone,’” the station manager explained.

“I said, ‘What do you mean the tower is gone? Are you sure you are at the right place?’ He said, ‘The tower is gone. There is wires everywhere, and it is gone.’”

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