The original transmission tower at KOAM will come down

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – A symbol of the birth of 4-State television is about to disappear at KOAM.

The old film footage above shows the construction of the very first television tower in the 4-State area – 69 years ago. It stands 500-feet tall.

In 1961, KOAM built another tower right next to it. This one is 1,000-feet tall.

Now, one is coming down and the other is getting more power.

Watch the story above, or, you can learn more about the project by going to There,  you can find more footage and photos.