Site of the Week 10/24/14: Minneapolis (Big Trip 2013, Part 1)

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Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Given the way the weather works in that part of the world, it’s perhaps no surprise that all three of your editor’s recent trips to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota have come in the summer. (You want to go chasing towers in a Minnesota February? Me either.) It is, […]

Site of the Week 10/17/2014: The UHF Candelabra, Needham MA

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Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Over the many years we’ve been offering up this column, we’ve featured deep looks at three of the four huge broadcast towers that flank the Route 128 corridor through the Boston suburbs of Newton and Needham: the WBZ-TV tower, the WHDH-TV tower and the FM128 tower (and then the […]

Site of the Week 10/10/2014: Westerly, RI and Points North

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Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH We don’t get back to New England these days as often as we’d like – so when we do, it’s always fun to take in some corners of the region we’d never toured before. In June 2013, that meant an afternoon in Westerly, Rhode Island en route from New […]

We’ll be right back…

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As many of you already know, on the heels of what’s already been a challenging year behind the scenes, your editor lost two close family members last Friday, September 5, in a tragic airplane crash in the Caribbean. We’re taking a short break to try to pull things back together and deal with some non-radio […]

Site of the Week 9/5/2014: SBS, New York

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Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Over the years, our travels to New York City have taken us inside the studios of nearly all the city’s stations, sometimes at multiple locations as the city’s broadcast center of gravity has shifted inexorably from midtown Manhattan down to the island’s lower tip. But even as CBS and […]

Site of the Week 8/29/14: Dallas Studios, 2012

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Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH It doesn’t usually (or often) work out this way, but it’s always exciting when we can see a whole bunch of facilities in just a couple of hours, especially on very short notice. And that’s just what happened in Dallas in December 2012, when a day that started with […]