Tip Top Condition
Just past the YMCA on Forge Hill, there has been lots of activity this week. Pete Fasciano, Executive Director of Franklin TV, explained that the station has been adding an additional 40 feet to the height of its transmission tower -- but this is above and beyone what's needed for WFPR local broadcasts.
In fact, he noted, the addition is purely to help the public safety/first responder community and is being built out with additional "whip" antennas to improve signal strength and reduce blackout areas in the town for police and fire radios. And, he explained, Bellingham is also taking advantage of the additional height to improve performance in that town.
Preparations on the ground.