In 1960 The Scranton Times began decorating the WEJL radio tower that sits atop the building with Christmas lights, making it NEPA's tallest Christmas tree.
On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, we'll light the tower again and celebrate with fireworks and a block party. Times-Shamrock Director of Engineering Kevin Fitzgerald talks about the long history of the tower, how hard it is to light and what happens during lightning strikes and earthquakes.
We also discuss some of the special occasions we've lit the tower outside of the holiday season and the few times we turned the lights off.
Join us for the tower lighting celebration
Watcht the live stream of the event