NERW Update: Hartford Radio’s Weird Summer


By SCOTT FYBUSH *In the space of just a few months, Hartford, CONNECTICUT has gone from being an unusual market with two family-owned broadcast groups to having none. At 5:00 Friday afternoon, Marlin Broadcasting will pull the plug on the classic rock format at WCCC-FM (106.9 Hartford), ending almost 30 years of rock on that […]

NERW 7/28/2014: Pittsburgh Talker Set For Big Flip?


In this week’s issue… Rush to be displaced in Steel City – Entercom faces ad backlash at WEEI – New PD at Hot 97 – Mass, Philly Halls of Fame name new classes – Morning host out in Rochester – More new FMs, AMs in Toronto? By SCOTT FYBUSH *A running thread in this column […]

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 […]