WMMT tower, Mayking Peak, Kentucky

          That's me, up on the back side near the top, summer of 1992, doing some maintenance work to the tower for WMMT in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

          WMMT serves a large portion of Eastern Kentucky, Southwestern Virginia and portions of West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

          This antenna system, along with a new transmitter, was installed by BESBD in 1985.

A complete rebuild of the antenna system and transmitter plant was completed in 1995.

The old antenna is now mounted below the main antenna, and the WXKQ-FM antenna is mounted up near the top. Here's what it looks like now:

And the view west from the adjacent WIFX-FM tower:

The tower straddles the Pine Mountain ridge, 3450 feet above sea level, and on a clear day you can see Cumberland Gap, about 70 miles west.

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