Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tower Ridge

A number of kms west of Byron is Communication Hill, so named because the local television station has its tower there. That height of land is just about the highest bit of property in the area. For that reason the television tower was erected there back in the early '50s. The raised ridge runs for miles south of the city of London. In the Byron subdivision there is what I like to call tower ridge because there are three communication towers erected there.

CFPL, the London television station went on the air November 28, 1953. It was just the second private broadcaster in Canada. Walter Blackburn, who owned the station plus a radio station and the local newspaper, had hoped to be the first but CKSO in Sudbury, Ontario, took to the air a month earlier.

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