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On of the principal goals of the Madison excursion was to see and aircheck a station with a three-letter callsign: WHA (970 Madison), whose Martin Rd. transmitter building is shown here. WHA has always been owned by the University of Wisconsin, and is now operated as a part of Wisconsin Public Radio's "Ideas Network". (As an aside: WPR is one of the better-run state-owned public broadcasters in the country, and unlike its neighbor to the west, has shown little interest in building an out-of-state empire. WHA and sisters WHHI (91.3 Highland) and WHAD (90.7 Delafield) serve a significant chunk of northern Illinois, with fringe coverage reaching as far south as O'Hare Airport.)
That is, by the way, not the WHA tower there next to the transmitter building.
Copyright 2004, Garrett Wollman. All rights reserved. Photograph taken 2004-10-10.