the saura

I remember the name Saura from hearing it for the first time as a child from TV channel 12 WXII (then WSJS before they bought the vanity callsign of “XII”) of Winston Salem.

Way back when, TV stations used to sign off at night. Even as a child, I was interested in tech, and stations often revealed a fair amount of it during the sign off, especially details about the transmitter and antenna.

Channel 12 would always mention that the transmitter was atop Sauratown Mountain, which is northwest of Winston near Pilot Mountain. Even with the nice elevation, the location of the transmitter made for a weak signal into Greensboro.

The attached images mention the Sauratown Mountains and the people from which the name comes.

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