You know it is going to be a bad day when:
a farmer mowing grass took a wrong turn on June 16, KFEQ AM lost a guy wire and eventually one of its four towers came toppling down
Is hiring the farmer down the road to come and mow the AM field a smart thing to do? It depends, I suppose, on whether or not your towers will be standing afterward. Hopefully, the guy had some insurance, if not then the station is basically screwed. The article did not mention that, although it did state that “The station is weighing its options,” Which does not sound good.
The good news is at least they were doing the maintenance. Most AM stations these days don’t even bother to mow the fields. Look at this picture:
It is not that I don’t want the grass cut, I do. However, I am not going to pay for it out of my own pocket, that is ridiculous. So, it grows.