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PHOTO OF THE DAY: The new ZBVI antenna is here!

BVI News Online - Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 2:42 PM

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ZBVI Radio has taken a giant step towards the installation of its brand new transmission tower after the previous one was knocked down during a vehicular accident few months ago.

The Tortola-based company brought its brand new 300-foot antenna into the territory this week.

Ground-works for the installation are in full swing and the new tower should be up in the coming weeks.

The works are being undertaken by a three-man team led by Douglas Henry of Tri County Towers in Ohio, USA. The other members are Frank Kovach and Don Ellis.

On March 9 of this year, ZBVI’s previous 300-foot tower was damaged when a motorcar slammed into its support wires and brought it down.

The old tower, which served the station for close to five decades, had survived a number of serious storms and hurricanes.

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  1. Homer
    July 27, 2013
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    Almost 50 years, and some moron runs a vehicle off the road, across the property, and into the antenna. I have been driving past that antenna for 30 years and I still cannot understand how an accident like that can happen.

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  2. Migoman
    July 26, 2013
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    Great to know its another 300 foot tower. Would have sucked if you guys purchased something different. You’d have had to change up that signature slogan. ””From 300 feet ABOVE, ZEZEZE-ZEDDD…BVI!!”

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  3. son of the soil
    July 26, 2013
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  4. Reply
    July 25, 2013
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    I’m curious to know if the person who accidentally brought the old tower down paid any of the cost for to purchase the new tower (insurance or personal)? Anyone has any info? And if my recollection serves me right, I do not recall any where in the media whereby that person was charged.

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    • Nancy Grace
      July 25, 2013
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      • Anonymous
        July 25, 2013
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        @Nancy Grace. You live up to your pseudonym. Luckily for you, I don’t use colorful language and instead I’m going to elect to handle you with the Queen’s English. You are being silly to put it mildly.

        On second thought, Nancy Grace would have posed that same question if the situation was before her because she thinks unlike you.

        There is absolutely nothing wrong with posing that question. If you did not have an opinion/answer, you should have kept your silly simple minded mouth closed instead of showing your rudeness and ignorance. Have manners cat behavior next time if you can.

        It is not an illegitimate question to ask who pays for the damage in such a situation ZBVI found themselves when their antenna was accidentally brought down. Does the responsibe person pay up as one would expect or if they had automobile insurance, did it cover part or all of the cost. That’s a question of public interest, especially others drivers. It’s not uncommon for motorist to hit poles, etc.

        This is a question whose answer you should know as well, especially if you are a driver. I think we should all know the answer to this question in the event we have a similar accident, God forbids, or bring down a light pole, etc.

        One would think the responsible person would foot the bill, but it may not have worked out that way, thus the question. As far as I know, regular car insurance does not typically cover such expenses. I could only imagine the cost to replace the antenna was substantial, and somebody had to cover it. The legitimate question was who?

        ZBVI being a media company that serves the interest of the BVI and beyond, knowing who pays damages to thier ruined tower is within the public interest just that you know.

        I guess you never heard of this phrase before: If you don’t have anything good to say, say nothing. In the event you did not hear that phrase before, add it to your lexicon now before you show your ignorance, rudeness, and poor social skills next time. Not everything is ‘no ones business” as you see them in your pea brain. And if you don’t understand any word I wrote here as I expect you will not, grab a dictionary.

        I trust that you never have a similar accident because based on your thinking, you would probably flee the scene and don’t look back, as it’s no bodys’ business in your simple mind. Grow up! Learn to converse or stay playing your video games. You should definately leave these types of conversations to grown ups since it is clear that you do not have a clue as to their significance. There is nothing worse than when someone tries to be rude but instead shows how ignorant they are.

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    • Grammar Police
      July 26, 2013
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  5. jok
    July 25, 2013
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    Yipppeee!!

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