Sitting On Top Of The World (No Thanks!)
(Dover, NH) - I have working been in radio for over 45 years, and there are only a few positions I have never wanted to try. Sales is one, and climbing towers is the other!
The tower behind out Dover studios is just shy of 500-feet tall. Think of a 50-story building, it's that tall. Several times a year, someone has to climb to the top, checking the guy wires and the lights.
Today is one of those days, and I got dizzy watching this guy climb all the way to the top. It takes about a half hour up and then a half hour down, carefully finding his footing for each step.
I'm not afraid of heights, but these towers do sway a bit from side to side.
My Mom always used to say, " It wouldn't be the 500 foot drop that would get you, it would be the sudden stop."
I am sure the view is spectacular, so next time, I'll ask the guy to take a picture from the top.