WUPE-FM 100.1 North Adams, MA
In March 2014, following some bad weather, an adjacent cell tower
collapsed, taking down the WUPE-FM tower with it.
During the cleanup, an emergency Shively Labs versatune antenna system
was installed for both stations.
After the site was cleaned up, a new, single tower was
constructed to hold the equipment of both towers, as well as the new WNNI.
In 2017, we got back up to get pictures of the new install.
The new tower and new combined antenna for 98.9 and 100.1
The new Shively 6810BB-4R antenna.
A little wider view.
Looking up the tower, transmitter building, and the emergency antennas on the left. As I understand it, one of
those two bays are now the 101.1 translator for WFCR.
A closer view of the emergency antennas installed for the collapse
Older - pre collapse pictures - below
|WUPE-FM on the left|
|WUPE-FM's tower high above North Adams|
|WUPE-FM's transmitter building|
|WUPE-FM's old Gates transmitter|
|WUPE-FM's primary Harris FM 3.5K transmitter and
The old 100.1 ERI antenna that eventually failed on them.