The timing is off on one Rockford landmark
It bothered one man so much he decided to use his radio show to take action. If timing is everything there is something wrong in Rockford.
Can you tell me what the time is?
Can you look at your clock and tell me what it is?
“1:37. You are late.”
“I knew that sounded wrong. It’s like 1:53.”
So is the clock right?
The Clock Tower Resort’s clock does not keep time correctly.
“I have been driving by it for five years and it’s been wrong for five years,” says Jim Stone.
The WXRX host was so mad the clock did not work he took to the airwaves. He’s been complaining about the broken time piece since this summer. Finally, he went to his owners at Mid-west Family Broadcasting and asked them to help him fix it. It just signed an agreement with the resort’s owners. The media company is now responsible for fixing and maintaining the clock for the next five years.
Transform Rockford’s executive director says this is actually the kind of initiative been promoting.
“People can take from this that they can make a difference. Take some inspiration from what they are doing. If we can do this then maybe then maybe they can do something in their neighborhood,” says Mike Schablaske.
The clock isn’t expected to be fixed until at least next year. But a broken clock is right at least twice a day, right?
“Actually its right 8 times a day. There are four different sides.”
Mid-west family needs the community’s help to fix the clock tower. It’s started a fund for it’s repair and maintenance. You can contact the station for more information on how to donate. You can also click here.