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

WBAP 820/96.7

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 […]

Site of the Week 8/22/2014: KXAS, Fort Worth, Texas

Welcome to KXAS!

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH This week’s installment is a special one for us, because it completes (at long last) our “Things That Won’t Be There Much Longer” tour that stretched over much of 2012. Over the course of that year, we at first failed (and then finally succeeded) at getting out to Catalina […]

Site of the Week 8/15/2014: San Diego, 2012

Up on Mount Soledad

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH We do indeed play favorites here at this column: I gladly confess that San Diego is one of my favorite cities anywhere. It’s not just the perpetually perfect weather – it’s also the friendly broadcast community, where there’s always something new to see every time I’m in town. 2012 […]

Site of the Week 8/8/2014: KBRT’s New Orange County Site (plus a bonus)

The new towers

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH This week’s installment marks another in an ongoing series from our “Things that Won’t Be There Much Longer” tour of 2012. If you’ve been following along, you know that there were three things we were determined to see before 2013 began: the old KXAS-TV studios in Fort Worth, Texas, […]

Site of the Week 7/25/2014: Erie, PA 2012 (part II)

Studio cluster

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Erie, Pennsylvania is, as we noted in last week’s installments, one of those places where we’d spent many years hearing the stations and even seeing the towers, but we hadn’t made the time to stop and smell the RF close up, as it were. In September 2012, we took […]

Site of the Week 7/18/2014: Erie, PA (part I)

WJET 1400

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH For more than two decades now, your editor has been plowing back and forth on I-90 several times a year between home base in upstate New York and the in-laws in Indiana. All those hours of driving often make us reluctant to add to the trip by stopping along […]

Site of the Week 7/11/2014: Cleveland’s Ideastream

...in the Robert Conrad Studio

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Traveling the country as we do, it’s not hard to stumble across some unusual names for broadcast groups. “Cup of Dirt, LLC”? We heard their stations on a Dakotas trip that you’ll see chronicled here later this year. “Insane Broadcasting”? We heard them in St. Louis in the summer […]