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WKML broadcast station
Fo3 WKML Broadcast Station.pngFo3 WKML Interior.png
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Exterior, radio tower complex, cistern entrance, sealed cistern
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Map MarkerWKML Broadcast Station
Cell NameFFRadioTower01 (exterior)
RadioTowerComplexInterior (interior)
FFRadioCache01 (sealed cistern)
ref id000013c4 (exterior)
00050ed2 (interior)
0006f6a3 (sealed cistern)

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.


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



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

Radio tower complex

On the wall to the right after entering there's an electrical switch which activates the broadcast tower at the outside. Other than that there is nothing noteworthy.

Sealed cistern

The entrance to the cistern, a drainage grate, can be found south of the building between the rocks. It is hidden under a pendent rock so that it may appear as the Courier stands directly upon the grate. He has to jump down a level. Fawkes may be asked to wait outside if he's a companion, as the cistern is a tight space.

Inside is a very short passage with a desk. Here the Courier will find the Explosives bobblehead along with a ham radio that can control the radio signal.

Notable loot

  • The Explosives bobblehead is inside the sealed cistern which can be hard to locate. There are three broadcast towers. Go to the eastern tower then head south-southwest off the cliff. The sealed cistern is on this same level, to the east. From here, the sealed cistern will also show up on your local map.
  • This is a location for a random encounter.


  • Like all radio stations, your Pip-Boy will detect the radio signal Kilo Bravo 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 WKML broadcast station only appears in Fallout 3.


  • 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.