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Star Tower and transmission facilities

Star Tower is a digital television and FM radio transmitting tower on Winton Road in the College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. The three-legged lattice tower stands 956 feet (291.4 m) high. It was built for WSTR-TV, known as "Star64".[1][2]

An omnidirectional antenna[3] atop Star Tower transmits the signal of owner WSTR-TV,[4] while a number of FM radio stations, including WREW,[5] WGRR,[6] and WRRM[7] also broadcast from the tower. Before the digital TV transition, WSTR used a non-directional antenna.[6]

The Landmark Tower Company, which built Star Tower using a helicopter, was responsible for several similar structures around the country, including the Mesquite Tower in Mesquite, Texas; the Hughes Memorial Tower in Washington, D.C.; and at a smaller scale, WPXR-TV's analog antenna on Poor Mountain in Virginia. A small version of the tower can be found atop the Energy Plaza skyscraper in downtown Dallas, used by TXU for it's communications needs.


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Coordinates: 39°12′01″N 84°31′22″W / 39.20028°N 84.52278°W / 39.20028; -84.52278

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