KPO Radio, San Francisco
Antenna On Roof Of
Hale Bros. Department Store
Circa 1925


The KPO antenna was a “T” type, four wires spread six feet apart, and 114 feet in length. It was supported by two 125-foot tall towers which had been erected by the Pacific Coast Steel Co. on the roof of the Hale Brothers Department Store on Market Street. This gave the antenna a total height over the street of 220 ft. The studio and transmitter were located on the sixth floor of the store building.

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