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Clear Channel Broadcasting Tower Redfield is a tall guyed mast located in Grant County (near Redfield), Arkansas, at 34°26′31″N 92°13′4″W / 34.44194°N 92.21778°W / 34.44194; -92.21778. It was completed in 1985 and is 1,898.9 feet (578.8 m) high.

Its current FCC registration says it was built in 2001, but that is clearly in error; the tower has been in place ever since KASN, the TV station for which it was originally constructed, went on the air in 1986. The 1985 date given above is from an old application filed with the FCC on the date the FCC now says the tower was built (August 22, 2001). Clear Channel Communications acquired the tower when it acquired KASN (KASN and the rest of Clear Channel's television holdings have since been divested to Newport Television; KASN is now owned by Mission Broadcasting). The other television tower near Redfield, the now-collapsed KATV Tower, also had an incorrect construction date on its FCC registration; but its date was off by only two years, not 16.

In addition to the analog and digital transmitters of KASN and the transmitter of Clear Channel-owned FM radio station KHKN, it also hosts the digital transmitter of KETS, the flagship station of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN); its analog transmitter was located on the nearby KATV Tower until it collapsed.

A report in the January 12, 2008 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette states that KATV may try to lease space on this tower to resume broadcasting until it can rebuild its own tower nearby. AETN announced on March 5, 2008 that KETS' analog signal will be restored from this tower sometime in March.[1]

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