Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Robert Yowell, who writes:
I walked into an awesome store today in Manhattan which specializes in vintage radios and ephemera. He had these two small lucite paperweights which I bought – one from KDKA the other from WOWO – two historic AM stations. The WOWO one contains a piece of the “world famous fire escape” [see above] which was from the original studio building on Washington Blvd in Ft Wayne Indiana.
The other lucite is a mystery that I hope your readers might help with. It was issued in 1995 for the 75th anniversary of KDKA. It appears to be a silver disc sandwiched with something orange colored in the center. Could it be from the transmitter site? I have attached photos here.
Thanks so much for maintaining such a great Blog site for SWL and other radio listeners ! I hope someone out there can help with my question – thank you!
A few hours later, Robert wrote this follow-up message:
Thomas – I just found the answer to my question. I now own a piece of the original KDKA transmitter tower!
What a great piece of history you have there, Robert. Both WOWO and KDKA are legendary! Thanks for sharing!