January 11, 1975 – KELO Tower Collapses Again

It happened again. In what some were calling the Bermuda Triangle of towers, the Sioux Falls 2000-foot tower crashed to the ground in a fierce winter storm. Learning from previous tower collapses, KELO engineers had the station back on the air the same day, again switching operations to the backup tower at Shindler.

December 19, 1975 – New KELO Tower Operational

The final 2000-foot tower near Rowena, SD began operations, but that didn’t end the tower troubles for KELOLAND TV. In the years that followed, KDLO-TV’s tower collapsed and KELO lost other microwave and translator sites to storms and other reasons. Through it all KELOLAND TV is thankful for the patience of our loyal viewers.

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