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WKML broadcast station
Fo3 WKML Broadcast Station.pngFo3 WKML Interior.png
Fo3 WKML Drainage Cistern.png
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Exterior, interior, drainage cistern
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Map MarkerWKML Broadcast Station
Other ExitsSealed cistern with explosives Bobblehead
Cell NameFFRadioTower01
FFRadioCache01 (sealed cistern)
ref id000013c4
0006f6a3 (sealed cistern)
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The WKML broadcast station is located in the northwest section of the Capital Wasteland, situated south of Fort Constantine, north of Faded Pomp Estates, northwest of Silver Lining Drive-In, west of Drowned Devil's Crossing, and east of Dickerson Tabernacle Chapel.

Background[edit | edit source]

It is the source of Signal Kilo Bravo and the location of the explosives bobblehead.

Layout[edit | edit source]

Exterior[edit | edit source]

The outside is unexceptional. There is one ramp that lead up to the broadcast station and it is occasionally populated by two or three level-dependent super mutants.

Interior[edit | edit source]

The inside has no notable loot. There is a desk off in the corner and a panel of sorts on the wall opposite the desk.

Sealed cistern[edit | edit source]

Entrance to the cistern

After going up the stairs to the WKML building, go to the local map, and place the cursor directly on the WKML Broadcast Station icon, the sealed cistern will be directly south, right at where the |_ _| are. It will say "Drainage gate to sealed cistern." You will then need to drop down a level. You may want to ask Fawkes to wait outside if you have him, as it is a tight space.

Inside is a very short passage with a desk. You will find the following:

Notable loot[edit | edit source]

There is no notable loot inside the station itself.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Like all radio stations, your Pip-Boy will detect the Signal Kilo Bravo radio signal if you turn the power on to the antenna; however, in this case the power switch is inside the WKML building instead of near an actual antenna.
  • The radio signal transmission can be activated by throwing a switch on the east wall inside of the WKML building.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The WKML Broadcast Station only appears in Fallout 3.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Taking followers into the sealed cistern may result in one or more issues, mostly due to the fact that the area is very small:
    • Dogmeat may block the exit.
    • Charon may die on exit for no reason, and may lose dialogue options.
    • PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Fawkes may block the exit.
    • Clover stops following properly, she stays close to the entering/exiting doors you take until you change her combat style and distance settings a few times.
  • If Mel appears by the broadcast station and you talk him out of mugging you and he begins to flee the frame-rate will severely drop until you leave the hill on which the tower is located.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png When fast traveling from Greener Pastures disposal site to WKML Broadcast Station your game might freeze/lockup, make sure you SAVE before fast traveling to this location.
  • If you drop down from the rocks on the opposite side of the plateau to the cistern entrance and land between the cliff and a large rock, the player can see through the cliff when facing east.