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 […]

NERW 2/17/2014: Sales, Sales and More Sales

The WQHT/WBLS-WLIB lobby, 2013

In this week’s issue… Emmis’ double-reverse-backflip NYC station swap – Granite (mostly) exits TV – Snow collapses studio roof – Two exit Boston’s WCVB – LPFM goes full-power – WBAI mess remains messy By SCOTT FYBUSH *We’re not much in the habit of making prognostications here about what lies ahead in each new year of […]

NERW 2/10/2014: Scott Shannon’s Sudden Farewell

Scott Shannon says goodbye (photo: Race Taylor/WPLJ via Facebook)

In this week’s issue… Shannon exits WPLJ – The fallout from Cumulus’ NASH-ional country rollout – WKBW sale imminent? – LPFM grants keep rolling out – CRTC restores New Brunswick FM – Ralph Kiner, RIP By SCOTT FYBUSH One more quick program note: “Mrs. NERW” is home from the hospital and recuperating nicely. We’re caught […]