KBZY did have a temporary site for a couple of years plus…never could find it…didn’t know if it was a long wire or a strip of tin on a telepole…coverage was poor but now their “unconventional” site is 5 telephone poles with long wires like an X between…decent coverage for their permanent site.
I had thought that the station that used the temporary longwire antenna was in Bend, but my memory could be failing me. Nevertheless, the thought of a longwire transmitting antenna made me think, “welcome back to the 1920s!”
What is now KTTH(KXA)Seattle apparently used a longwire antenna atop a downtown building until 1995! I heard them when they were briefly Oldies, sometime in the 70s or 80s and they seemed to have good coverage of the metro area, not bad for 1KW!
That looks like the building I saw. I didn’t realize that Rhodes had a Seattle location. We used to have one, caddy-corner northeast from the central library that became The Galeria. Before that, it was Olds & King and at some point, Olds, Wortman & King.