NERW 3/31/2014: Towers Down in the Berkshires

Towers down on Florida Mountain (photo: Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle)

In this week’s issue… Towers collapse in western Mass. – Shannon gets a sidekick, loses a syndicator – Format surprise in Ottawa – RI Hall of Famers named – Plus: Baseball on the Radio – the Minor Leagues – And read to the end for details on our big NAB Show Radio Gathering next Tuesday […]

NERW 3/17/2014: Who Says Students Don’t Love Radio?

Cutting the ribbon

In this week’s issue… Cornell’s WVBR dedicates new studios – Salk out at WEEI – Noncomm group challenges MA station to share time – New Upper Valley AAA – Frequency change in NYC? By SCOTT FYBUSH *It’s easy to be down on radio these days. Voicetracking here, layoffs there, competition from streaming audio all over […]

NERW 3/10/2014: Six Decades Later, Buckley Departs


In this week’s issue… Buckley exits Hartford – Ottawa’s “Bear” hibernates – Vermont FM seeks state-line hop – Mets add LI signals – Hot 97 on TV? By SCOTT FYBUSH *When Richard D. Buckley joined with John Jaeger in late June 1957 to pay $830,000 for WHIM (1110) in Providence, who could have imagined that […]

NERW 3/3/2014: A Farewell to Porky

Porky at 93 (courtesy Ed Weigle)

In this week’s issue… RIP, Porky – New York’s new morning order – New simulcast in Maine – KYW makes its move – Ordway returns, online – Nuevo espanol en Reading By SCOTT FYBUSH *There are some things that are simply unique to western PENNSYLVANIA. If you’re from Pittsburgh and vicinity, you do and say […]

NERW Extra: Scott Shannon, CBS-FM


*If you’re Scott Shannon, legendary disc jockey, and you’re looking for your next adventure, where do you want to be – trying to make yourself fit into the rigid clock of a news-talk morning show on an AM station with a big signal but no clear format direction…or in the comfort zone of morning drive […]

NERW 2/24/2014: LPFM Window Bears Early Fruit


In this week’s issue… First LPFM applicant hits air – WBUR adds new Cape signal – Whither Scott Shannon and WOR? – Classical stations cut back – NJ aux tower survives NIMBY onslaught – Veteran PA host dies By SCOTT FYBUSH *How fast can a low-power FM station hit the air after getting its construction […]

NERW Extra: Who’ll Fill WOR’s Sudden Morning Gap?


By SCOTT FYBUSH If you believed that Clear Channel had a carefully-constructed plan to rebuild New York’s WOR (710) into a younger-skewing talk-and-sports station, this morning’s developments should disabuse you of that notion. WOR raised plenty of eyebrows when it began the new year by replacing morning veteran John Gambling and his 86-year family legacy […]