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NERW 4/14/2014: After NAB

In this week’s issue… NAB Show wrap-up – CBC makes big cuts – WHN towers down – CRTC to station: “sell or die” – Norm Peters, RIP By SCOTT FYBUSH *Some NAB Shows bring with them big changes in the broadcasting industry’s outlook. Some come with exciting new technological developments. And some, like NAB Show […]

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Tower Site of the Week: WHN/WEPN 1050, East Rutherford NJ, RIP

By SCOTT FYBUSH (This installment of Site of the Week was originally published in 2005, and we’re reprising it now because these towers finally came down just last week. Long before the towers were finally razed, this site was silenced; in 2009, the construction of the Xanadu shopping/entertainment complex in close proximity to this site […]

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Site of the Week 2/14/2014: Last Days of NBC Burbank

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH “From beautiful downtown Burbank…” For two generations of TV viewers, “Burbank” was shorthand for more than just a white-bread city in the San Fernando Valley. It’s meant the studio lot at the corner of Olive and Alameda Avenues, home to NBC’s West Coast operations from 1955 until just a […]

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Site of the Week 2/14/2014: Last Days of NBC Burbank

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH “From beautiful downtown Burbank…” For two generations of TV viewers, “Burbank” was shorthand for more than just a white-bread city in the San Fernando Valley. It’s meant the studio lot at the corner of Olive and Alameda Avenues, home to NBC’s West Coast operations from 1955 until just a […]

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NERW Extra: Our AM Improvement Filing

Every couple of decades, the FCC decides it’s time to do something about the state of AM radio. This is one of those times, and today’s the deadline for comments in the Commission’s Proceeding #13-249, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on AM Improvement. If you have strong opinions about the state of AM radio – […]

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NERW Year in Review 2013 Part 7: The Year’s Top Story

By SCOTT FYBUSH We’re kicking off a big year in the history of NERW: the spring of 2014 will mark the twentieth anniversary of this column, and we’re planning a big celebration for all our loyal readers. But before we get to the big two-oh, it’s time for our annual review of the year gone […]