Site of the Week 7/25/2014: Erie, PA 2012 (part II)

Studio cluster

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Erie, Pennsylvania is, as we noted in last week’s installments, one of those places where we’d spent many years hearing the stations and even seeing the towers, but we hadn’t made the time to stop and smell the RF close up, as it were. In September 2012, we took […]

NERW 7/21/2014: Albany’s “BobFather” Remembered


In this week’s issue… Albany’s “BobFather” remembered – NYC morning host out – Translator granted in Manhattan – WAWZ expands eastward – NH college station saved By SCOTT FYBUSH *Radio managers these days have a tendency to come and go, shifting from market to market at the whims of the corporations that own most of […]

Site of the Week 7/18/2014: Erie, PA (part I)

WJET 1400

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH For more than two decades now, your editor has been plowing back and forth on I-90 several times a year between home base in upstate New York and the in-laws in Indiana. All those hours of driving often make us reluctant to add to the trip by stopping along […]

NERW 7/14/2014: The Death of Big D


In this week’s issue… Connoisseur remakes WDRC-FM – Remembering Bob Ausfeld – Cumulus tries again for a  “WFAS-FM” – AM sale in PA – Quebec radio network expands By SCOTT FYBUSH *When a new owner takes over at a heritage radio station, there are usually two ways it can go: if the heritage is worth […]

Site of the Week 7/11/2014: Cleveland’s Ideastream the Robert Conrad Studio

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Traveling the country as we do, it’s not hard to stumble across some unusual names for broadcast groups. “Cup of Dirt, LLC”? We heard their stations on a Dakotas trip that you’ll see chronicled here later this year. “Insane Broadcasting”? We heard them in St. Louis in the summer […]