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ESPN Spartanburg off air after radio tower knocked down

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The tower at WSPG in Spartanburg was knocked down (Jan. 11 2103, Fox Carolina) The tower at WSPG in Spartanburg was knocked down (Jan. 11 2103, Fox Carolina)
The tower at WSPG in Spartanburg was knocked down (Jan. 11 2103, Fox Carolina) The tower at WSPG in Spartanburg was knocked down (Jan. 11 2103, Fox Carolina)
The tower at WSPG in Spartanburg was knocked down (Jan. 11 2103, Fox Carolina) The tower at WSPG in Spartanburg was knocked down (Jan. 11 2103, Fox Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A sports talk radio station based in Spartanburg was knocked off the air Saturday after the station's broadcasting tower was knocked down.

Dispatchers said a nearby homeowner was cutting down a tree when it fell into power lines, which then fell on the radio tower at WSPG-AM's studios on Garner Road.

On the station's Facebook page, they wrote, "you'd think this is an 'Allstate' mayhem commercial."

The station went on to say that they're working to return the station to the air, but "it's a matter for the insurance companies.  There are both temporary and permanent solutions we're weighing (and) all will take time."

WSPG broadcasts the ESPN Radio network along with covering local sports and was due to broadcast Saturday's USC Upstate men's basketball game against Lipscomb.  

The station broadcasts its radio signal on 1400 AM and 97.1 FM, with a signal that covers most of the Spartanburg area.  Both signals are off the air due to the accident.

The station said there is no timetable right now on when they'll be back on the air.

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