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 […]