Remembering the Senior Road Disaster
December 7th, 1943 will always be a date which will live in infamy as the United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, and in the Houston Broadcasting community, it will be remembered as one of the worst disasters in our History. On its final day of construction, the Senior Road tower, which broadcasts multiple FM stations on one antenna, snapped at a weak point during the hoisting of the 2nd half of the antenna. Upon the snap, the antenna fell onto the guywires holding the tower and broken them upon impact, and therefore began a chain reaction as the 1971′ tower came crashing down. More devastating was the 5 men who were riding the antenna during its ascension and those on the tower lost their lives.