Site of the Week 11/28/14: Brookings and Watertown, SD (Big Trip 2013 Part 6)

The sign outside the KWAT studios

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH I’d love to tell you that the small cities of Brookings and Watertown, South Dakota are important places along the trail of radio history, or that there was a special reason why we spent a few hours visiting their sites as part of Big Trip 2013. But the truth […]

NERW 11/24/2014: Buffalo Broadcasters Dig Out


In this week’s issue… Buffalo broadcasters dig out – Disney sell-off underway – Evanov adds in Montreal – Stevens buys in PA – A thaw for WARM?

Site of the Week 11/21/2014: Sioux Falls (Big Trip 2013, part 5)

KELO 1320

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH It’s always fun when the route of one Big Trip crosses the path of a previous Big Trip – and on a sunny Wednesday in August 2013, our journey westward from southern Minnesota intersected the path of the original Big Trip from way back in 2001. Back then, we […]

Site of the Week EXTRA: Bloomington, Indiana

WGCL 1370

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH This week’s Tower Site EXTRA continues our Tower Site Calendar sales season! Tower Site Calendar 2015 is now back from the printer, chock-full of pictures and stories about America’s broadcast infrastructure. For the next few weeks, we’ll bring you some of the Tower Site of the Week installments that […]

NERW 11/17/2014: WJLP – Now You See It…


In this week’s issue… NYC’s “Channel 3″ rebounds – Howie Carr’s new home, new sidekicks, new calls – Country lands in Ottawa – Shared LPFM granted in NYC – New England FM downgrade underway – WSJ Radio shuts down Jump to: ME – NH – VT – MA – RI – CT – NY – […]

Site of the Week 11/14/14: Southern Minnesota (Big Trip 2013, part 4)

KAUS studio

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH When we’re fully engaged in a “Big Trip” like the one we’re in the midst of chronicling from the summer of 2013, there’s not a lot of time for anything that’s not radio or TV. We get up in the morning, aircheck morning-drive radio, hit the road bright and […]

NERW Extra: Shakeup in Boston Talk Radio


By SCOTT FYBUSH If you’ve been reading NorthEast Radio Watch all along (especially our detailed analysis of Howie Carr’s future on Monday), you know changes are coming in a big way to the Boston talk scene. Now we have a much better sense of what’s about to happen – and how quickly it’s all coming […]