L.H. Bates/KTOY Antenna Pounded By Windstorm

January 19, 1981–

More about L.H. Bates Vocational-Technical Institute’s radio station KTOY [original call letters KTPS, now KYFQ and owned by the Bible Broadcasting Network.]

Bates provided future broadcasters with the skills to pass the FCC license exams, but also offered on-air experience and technical training in both radio and television [KTPS Channel 62. This later became KBTC Channel 28]

In February 1981, it all came crashing down.



Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks

1 thought on “L.H. Bates/KTOY Antenna Pounded By Windstorm

  1. From the Internet Archive, some of our Lost Comments—

    mikec says:
    January 16, 2017 2:41 pm at
    I remember seeing the pictures of this & thinking how miraculous nobody was hurt or killed. There was some discussion at the time whether KTOY would rebuild & return to the air after this occurred. Fortunately, 91.7 did rebuild & return – for awhile. It’s so sad that 91.7 has devolved into a ‘Christian podcaster’ instead of a vibrant student-run, teaching facility for broadcasting students.

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