My name is Lou Milano, and I've been on the radio since I was 20 years old. At 45, that means I've spent more years of my life on the radio than not. Ninety percent of those years were spent working for I-95 in Brookfield, a station I'm very proud to be a part of.

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One of the things I love about my job is the absurdity of it all. Each day brings a new surprise; today, I got to go to radio engineering fantasy camp. I'm not big on surprises, but they happen all the time, and in this job, it's about a 50/50 good news/bad news divide when you do get caught off guard. Today landed in the GOOD column. I left work after the show to sneak in some exercise and knew I had to go back to work when I was done.

Before I could even begin to make my way back, I was called back by two of my colleagues, which is weird and unnerving. They did not make it easy; the texts I got were vague, and at least one appeared alarming.

Mighty Connecticut Radio Station Gets More Powerful After 48 Years On-Air

I-95 has been on the air in Connecticut for 48 years, and while other radio stations wilt and fade, we keep improving. Today, I got to witness a side of the business I usually have nothing to do with: giant machines being installed that will make us all sound better.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Field trips are good and so is taking ten minutes to smell the roses (wires). I needed that little ride up the road because 10-14 hours a day in the I-95 studio will make you feel crazier than you actually are and I'm pretty crazy.

Want more Connecticut news? If so, check out the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Podcast. The show is available wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify. The program is the same one we do on the radio but with limited commercials and no music. You can also listen live by streaming the show on the I-95 Rock Mobile app, or tune into I-95 (95.1FM).

Amazing Pictures and Facts About I-95 (WRKI) and it's Broadcast Tower

Mark Weiss is a retired broadcast engineer, avid I-95 listener and a drone enthusiast. Recently, I published an article that featured drone photography and Mark messaged me and said, "that's nothing, you should see what I have."

I asked him to share what he had and he sent these stunning photos. He photographed the I-95 (WRKI) broadcast tower from above. Weiss shot the photos in 2018. He sent them to me and attached a note that read: "Flown by DJI Phantom 4 Pro 2.0."

Rather than just publish the photos, I wanted to add some accessory information. I spoke to a few current employees, a few former employees and dug through the oldest file cabinet we have to find out some things, even I didn't know. These are some amazing photos of our broadcast tower and some fun information about it's history and the history of I-95.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

From Buttons to Bunkers: The Cold War Charm of The I95 Tower in Brookfield

My name is Lou Milano, the co-host of the I-95 Morning Show with Ethan, Lou & Large Dave. I started working here in September of 1999 which means I just celebrated my 23rd year with the company and I let it pass by without even realizing it.

In my time with the station I've only been to the broadcast tower site a handful of times. My last trip up there made me think that everyone should get to see this. This is my virtual tour of the tower site from the ground. As you read this I want you to keep in mind that it takes all of these components to create 50,000 watts, one of the strongest signals in Connecticut.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

All Along the Posh Tower, Glorious $15 Million Connecticut Estate Hits the Market

This home is not a home it’s not an address, it’s 3 full addresses in a gated community, that sits inside a gated community. It’s a playground, a trophy and a showpiece for anyone who can afford the price tag. Here’s how I will do this; the top line will be what I’d say to you, if I was the realtor, and the bottom line will be wiseass commentary for my own sick amusement. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

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