The sequester brought on by gridlock on Washington D.C. has resulted in the closure of the control tower at Bethalto's St. Louis Regional Airport.  The tower will go dark on April 7.  The airport manager, however, wants to continue to debunk the rumor that the entire operation at the facility would be shutting down.

Several on-air callers during a recent open-line segment on Z-1570 wondered if the airport would close due to federal budget cuts.  Airport Manager David Miller (pictured) says that is not the case:

Miller comments

The FAA allowed appeals of its decision to close a number of towers across the nation, including a handful in Illinois, and came to its decision yesterday.

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