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Once we reach the summit of Verdugo Peak, we're confronted by a most unusual sight—perhaps the most unusual transmitter “building” I've ever seen. These stairs lead down into an underground bomb shelter, built originally for KBLA, and now the home of KROQ-FM's transmitters and the KRTH-FM backup transmitter. Until recently, there were no surface buildings on Verdugo Peak. (This changed in a minor way with the addition of KXOL-FM, which is housed in a pre-fab structure, and now in a major way with the construction of a new cast-concrete building for the other auxiliary transmitters.)
Copyright 2006, Garrett Wollman. All rights reserved. Photograph taken 2006-04-21.