Manager dumbfounded after Alabama radio station’s 200-foot-tower, transmitter stolen

Published 4:04 pm Friday, February 9, 2024

Alabama authorities are investigating after the manager of a small-town radio station reported that the station’s 200-foot radio tower and transmitter went missing.

Brett Elmore, the general manager of WJLX, in Jasper, Alabama, posted about the missing tower on social media:

“I have heard of thieves in this area stealing anything, but this one takes the cake,” Elmore wrote on Facebook. “This morning, my bush hog crew went down to a tower site we have behind MarJac to do an early cleanup of the property before we did some more work down there. When he arrived, he called and notified me that not only was my building vandalized, but my TWO HUNDRED FOOT TOWER WAS GONE!”
Jasper police are investigating the missing tower and equipment after Elmore reported the incident.
“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,” Elmore wrote. “Jasper Police is investigating and hopefully they will find who did it. It is a FEDERAL crime to tamper with a federally licensed facility.”
If you have any information, please call the Jasper Police Department at 205-221-2121.