Snow Topples Broadcast tower

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) _ A 1,250-foot radio tower south of Wichita has collapsed, possibly due to heavy ice.

The broadcast tower for KYQQ-FM fell on Saturday at a site near Winfield. No injuries or damage to surrounding structures was reported.

An initial examination by Journal Broadcast Group's engineers showed heavy icing from Saturday's storm as a possibly cause of the collapse. They are investigating whether other factors contributed.

The station's broadcast signal was later restored on an auxiliary site.


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