Site of the Week 10/31/14: Mankato, MN (Big Trip 2013 part 2)

KDHL's towers

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH In last week’s kickoff installment of our Big Trip 2013 recap, we took a closer look inside a few of the Twin Cities broadcast facilities we’d seen in passing on prior trips. But one of the consistent pleasures of the Big Trip experience over the years has been the […]

NERW Extra: A Few Words About EAS


By SCOTT FYBUSH *The initial headlines on Friday called it a “U-Verse glitch,” but we now know that the presidential-level (“EAN”) alert message that made its way through part of the national Emergency Alert System had nothing to do with AT&T’s TV service in particular. Instead, it was the result of a nationally syndicated morning […]

NERW 10/27/2014: Dale Dorman, RIP


In this week’s issue… Remembering a legendary Boston jock – Ottawa broadcasters cover a big story – Boston noncomm FM for sale – New channel for NYC’s newest TV – NJ translator move shot down – AM tenant becomes station owner – Remembering a PA TV veteran Jump to: ME – NH – VT – […]

Site of the Week 10/24/14: Minneapolis (Big Trip 2013, Part 1)

KSTP's AM site

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Given the way the weather works in that part of the world, it’s perhaps no surprise that all three of your editor’s recent trips to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota have come in the summer. (You want to go chasing towers in a Minnesota February? Me either.) It is, […]

NERW 10/20/2014: First Signals from 1 World Trade Center


In this week’s issue… First signal to light up from World Trade Center – Conrad Garage restoration kicks off – More Pfuntner sales in upstate NY – LPFM CPs flow from FCC – Veteran GM’s new NEPA gig Jump to: ME – NH – VT – MA – RI – CT – NY – NJ […]

Site of the Week 10/17/2014: The UHF Candelabra, Needham MA


Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Over the many years we’ve been offering up this column, we’ve featured deep looks at three of the four huge broadcast towers that flank the Route 128 corridor through the Boston suburbs of Newton and Needham: the WBZ-TV tower, the WHDH-TV tower and the FM128 tower (and then the […]

NERW 10/13/2014: For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow


In this week’s issue… Big honor for upstate engineer – End of the line for NBC affiliate – Fox, Cox complete Boston swap – iHeart signal swaps granted – More classical in NH – Plus: Hockey on the Radio – The Minor Leagues Jump to: ME – NH – VT – MA – RI – […]

Site of the Week 10/10/2014: Westerly, RI and Points North


Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH We don’t get back to New England these days as often as we’d like – so when we do, it’s always fun to take in some corners of the region we’d never toured before. In June 2013, that meant an afternoon in Westerly, Rhode Island en route from New […]