The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 25, 1965 · 122
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The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · 122

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Sunday, April 25, 1965
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ly Jim Kl-ikIhII Betlcr pictures and bMiei' sound are ihe product (if VVKY-TV's new 1.602-foot antenna tallest mn-mdc Structure in Oklahoma City. The imposing structure, which is three times tnllcr than the First Nntiomil Bank bullriiti". will enable thousands of additional viewers to rercive a clearer picture and improved sound originating H om WKY-TV in Oklahoma City. WKY-TV vice president and manager, Norman P. Bagwell, made the initial announcement of construction in July, WM. The lower was designed and built by the Kline lion and Steel Co.. Columbia. S. C, and is located east ol Kelley avenue and north ol Britton mad. approximately one mile east of the station's studios ill 5110 K Britton. A new 4,0(1(1 square loot Irnnsmilter building, designed by the Oklahoma City architectural firm of Parr and Wat kins, was liuilt by Upper! Construction Co. to h o u s n new transmitting equipment built lor WKY-TV by KCA. Bagwell said the higher lower and new equipment have ennbled the station to increase Its service area and In put a "greatly improved picture into the present fringe area," "This extension of service and improved picture qua lily will be of immeasurable value In residents in Ihe outlying areas, especially during severe storm seasons, as they will he able to receive VVKY-TV's advance tornado and severe weal her warnings," Bngwelt said. The station's present tower and transmitter will he mainlnlned on a standby basis to insure continued, unin-letTupted service in the event of an emergency, Mnny months of planning wore required before formal rquest for approval of construction of Ihe Impressive lower could be submitted to WKY-TV station officials are caught in a dramatic view of the new tower which emphasizes the amount of steel used in construction. Also shown on the- right is an elevator that allows maintenance men to go directly below the antenna itself for repairs or inspection. tf . Frdm.l Communications Commission in c-. ly 1064. .lack l.oveli. director ol technical operations for Ihe YVKY Television System, Inc.. said the la I est trans-milting equipment was produced for the slat ion to accompany Ihe lower's introduction to Oklahoma's television audience. The equipment will boiler enable the station lo lolecasl NBC-TV and locally produced color shows. The network announced earlier this year lhat !)fi percent of its evening program schedule will be available in color beginning nnesl fall. The tower has seven levels of guy wires lo hold Ihe more than .Slid tons of steel included within Ihe tower in place. There are more than 1.(55(1 led of coaxial transmission line included in the lower. It was constructed in .'!(!-foot seclions by a team or 12 iron workers with Ihe help of RCA engineers, who nlso assisted station officials with installation of new transmitting equipment. The new tower has enabled WKY-TV to extend its fringe area coverage considerably, adding up to 51,000 new television homes to its primary market. Congratulations BISSELL BUILDERS SUPPLY CO. 3011 Poseo, Oklo. City "Afrfril 26' 1965 rilKSUNIIftY.OKlJtllOMAN It will also provide thejopments in the television in-metropolitan Oklahoma City I dust ry. market's 173,300 television.' The station is truly a pio-homos with a belter quality ; ncer, although ii is not yet Hi picture and sound. i years old. lor il was YVKY- 1WV-TV is Ihe third sta-'TV lhat initialed television tion in the nation to instal j piogfiimrning in Cklahom; the new transmitting equip- in 1!M!I. mcnl, which enables ii to provide finer quality in all aspects of telecasting. The new tower and equip ment amplify VVKY-TV's continued efforts lo keep abreast wilh the latest (level-1 City. WKY Radio and TV main- lain sales offices at both tin studios on Britton Road and in the newly remodeled Ok lahoma Publishing Co. build ing in downtown Oklahoma WE SALUTE WKY TV on their Newly Built Tower I rfp S All Model mm II elements. i'J 63" Cross.irm KM HBL Improve Channels on Your TV Set with a CHANNEL MASTER GOLDEN I CROSSFIRE Antenna r mm MOdftI 3600 38 Element. I" erorm Includes 3 director power sroupt New denlon now olvrs vou "ALL-AROUND" BIG ANT ENNA'POWE R on Single low.coM Antunni, EllmlnMl phosti, frltcl lor color nd FM llefeo. COLOR RAY Model 311(1 G More man uOlclenl for the metropolitan irrM Hiutilv nlrt rllvp Comootl Suprr.SduMrrt SEE YOUR I D..u.bui.dbv M, LOCAL I S KfLt today ELECTRONICS, he. i S Television Weather. Reporting Poge 3 Officers, Directors, Department Heads Poge 4 Award-Winning News Department - Poge 5 Documentaries Ring the Bell - - - P9 WKY Also First in Radio Pge Tom Paxton a Television Tradition Poge 8 Cameraman Wins More Honors Pge 8 Weather, News Join 'Jet Set' ... - Pg 9 Two-Man Team Brings Farm News to Stote " Pago 10 News Tip Saves Anguish. Expense Poge 10 Foreman Scotty a Popular Host Page 11 WKY History Full of Firsts Poge 11 TV Newsmen Sweep Awards Page 1 1 Congratulations Your New Tower Will Give You i With our "Know How" we can provide our Clients with BROADEST POSSIBLE COVERAGE at the LOWEST POSSIBLE COST. INSURANCE CENTER OF THE SOUTHWEST Neely-Thornton-Goodwin Co. Insurance and Bond Managers 14 North Robinson CE 2-1251 Oklahoma City.

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