This is the perfect time for this announcement: an FM radio translator will be activated and signals will begin broadcasting from the top of the World Trade Center, Indoor Radio reports.
With all the death and destruction caused during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, three radio stations lost their signal. A massive antenna sat atop the towers, providing service to WPAT, Columbia University’s adult alternative, and New York’s public radio stations.
Over the years they found other homes for their broadcasts, of course, but an FM translator from New Jersey moved to the top of the new One World Trade Center in Manhattan, making it the first in that neighborhood in 17 years. .
The translator will broadcast a station in the new format, which should be found at 104.7 on the dial, within a few weeks.
“It has been a two-year process to formulate and execute this project to support the first FM broadcaster from the top of North America’s tallest building,” Bert Goldman told Inside Radio.
The tower already houses several television stations.
As for the original antenna, it was mutilated during the attacks and is now on display at the Newseum in Washington, DC, as part of a massive exhibit on the attacks and international coverage of that day. The exhibit also includes the camera and notebook of a photographer killed by falling debris and smoke.