Denver Lookout Mountain TV Tower Finished

KUSA-TV reported on its Web site this week that the new DTV tower on Lookout Mountain west of Denver has been finished and is now nearing operational status.

After all of the controversy surrounding construction of the tower, I saw no mention of the tower’s completion on the Canyon Area Residents for the Environment Web site, one of the groups actively opposing construction of the tower. The Web site focused on opposition to tower construction at the Mount Morrison tower site. Rocky Mountain News didn’t mention the completion of the tower construction either; the last mention was in a letter to the editor.

The 740-foot Lookout Mountain tower literally took an act of Congress to get approved after years of delays. It will support DTV antennas for the Lake Cedar Group of TV stations, channels 4, 7, 9 and 20. KUSA-TV (channel 9) said the new tower is expected to be operational in late spring of this year.

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.