Site of the Week 7/19/2013: KLAS-TV and KTNV, Las Vegas, 2011

Looking in from the newsroom

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Welcome to yet another “last installment” of Big Trip 2011! Just when I thought I’d excavated everything I could from the archives of that jaunt across Arizona through New Mexico and Colorado, I realized that I’d left out the beginning of the trip, which included a couple of quick […]

Site of the Week 7/12/2013: Flagstaff and Northern Arizona, 2011

The Grenax studios

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH Most of our second “Big Trip” of 2011 was focused on northern New Mexico, with a little side trip into Colorado’s southwestern corner. But the trip headed out from the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and its final day found us barreling across northern Arizona to get the rental […]

Site of the Week 7/5/2013: Navajo Nation, 2011

KTNN's towers

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH From the first time we started posting pictures from our Arizona-New Mexico-Colorado “Big Trip 2011” a few months back, there’s been one constant question filling the comments and our inbox: “Did you make it to KTNN?” Well, yes – we did indeed make it to that most unusual 50,000-watt […]

Site of the Week 6/28/2013: Farmington, NM, 2011


Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH True confession time: in many years of travel, all over the country and even the world, there are few towns that have so profoundly failed to make a good first impression as did Farmington, New Mexico on the Sunday night in April 2011 when our “Big Trip” came rumbling […]

Site of the Week 6/14/2013: Santa Fe, Los Alamos and northern New Mexico, 2011

KRSN 1490's studio building

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH After a fun couple of days in New Mexico’s largest market, Albuquerque, our second Big Trip of 2011 turned north on a Friday afternoon to begin a big loop into northern New Mexico and then across the southwestern corner of Colorado – and it all started less than an […]

Site of the Week 6/7/2013: Albuquerque, NM, 2011 (part 2)

KNML 610 from a distance

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH This week’s Site of the Week installment wraps up our coverage of New Mexico’s biggest market. Albuquerque is big enough, with enough to see, that it’s taken us no fewer than five articles to cover: in addition to last week’s look at several FM sites and the studios of […]

Site of the Week 5/24/2013: KMIN/KDSK, Grants, NM, 2011


Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH One of the most unusual station tours we’ve ever had on a “Big Trip” came at one of the most unusual radio stations we’ve ever visited. Back in April 2011, we made a one-day, 500-mile drive from Las Vegas eastward to Grants, New Mexico to be in position to […]