Here’s how much Tim Berry loves radio: So much that he bought and maintains a 140-foot tower in Blount County that is used by emergency services and ham radio operators all over this region. And Tim Berry’s tower doesn’t just help hobbyists. It saves lives.
But a howling, 80-mph wind that raked the mountain on the last day of March toppled the tower and stopped the work – for now. And Berry is determined to replace it, with the help of a group of friends who are just as determined as he is to ensure that this pause is just an interruption, not the end.
Here’s how one of those friends described him in the introduction to a GoFundMe campaign they have mounted to help him rebuild: