Published on YouTube by WEAU 12 News, 23 March 2016
“The Tall Tower” is an award-winning documentary covering the history of WEAU’s 2,000 foot broadcast tower located in Fairchild. The largest free-standing structure east of the Mississippi for some time, this tower toppled down on March 22, 2011 during a winter storm. This is the story of the tower’s erection, destruction and construction of the brand new tower.
Awards won: Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Award (2012), Associated Press Award (2012), Telly Award (2013) and Videographer’s Award (2013).
Airdate: April 2012
Producer – Andrew Felix
Narrator – Peter Dean
Videographers – Andrew Felix, Ron Wiedemeier, Keith Grohn, Eric Stelter, Michael Neary, Jeff Ralph, Duane Wolter
Video/Photo Contributors – Rick Wold, Tim Abraham, Mark Burg