I have been checking out the proposed transmitter site just east of Franklin on Martins Ridge for the past couple of months. Their proposed antenna is atop a large microwave tower owned by Summit Communications. As of this past Wednesday (Feb. 8th) there is no sign of any activity there, no new antennas, and no new equipment in the area. Maybe they are waiting for spring and better weather conditions. Or maybe waiting for the economy to improve..I wish them well!> They did sound great when they were on the air.
Yesterday (Friday March 16th) I drove up to the proposed transmitter site at the tower and was surprised to see a work-crew there and three workers at the top of the tower installing a large 3 or 4 bay FM antenna. The site was semi-blocked off with temporary fencing, and cables and pulleys extendied from the top of the tower down to the base..Nobody was at ground level to
talk to, but it looks like they are almost done with the antenna work.
Will try to get up there again in near-future to check progress.