‘This one takes the cake’ – thieves steal 200-foot radio station tower

Published 5:11 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2024

An Alabama radio station says thieves absconded with a 200-foot radio tower and the equipment used to power it.

WJLX 101 in Jasper posted on social media about the incident.

“This is going to get out eventually, so I might as well make it public before it does,” the station wrote on social media. “I have heard of thieves in this area stealing anything, but this one takes the cake.”

Landscapers who arrived to do some work around the tower alerted the owner to the problem.

“When he arrived, he called and notified me that not only was my building vandalized, but my TWO HUNDRED FOOT TOWER WAS GONE! They stole every piece of equipment out of the building, cut the guy wires to the tower and SOMEHOW managed to down a 200′ tower and take it from the property.”

Jasper Police are reportedly investigating the theft.

Stealing or tampering with a radio station’s equipment is a federal crime, the station said.

The owners ask anyone with information about the theft to call the Jasper Police Department at 205-221-2121.