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The Year's Top Ten Stories, Continued

By SCOTT FYBUSH

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It's that time again: at long last, we've arrived at the end of a challenging year, both for the industry as a whole and for your editor personally. And that means we take a break from our weekly roundup of industry news for our 21st annual Year in Review edition. Year in Review installments will appear daily all week long through our wrap-up on Saturday, January 3, so check back every day for a new installment. We'll resume our regular NorthEast Radio Watch report on Monday, January 5, 2015, and Tower Site of the Week is back Friday, January 9, 2015. (And in the meantime, our own Twitter and Facebook feeds and RadioInsight will be here with any breaking news!)

Back to Part Four: The Year's Top Ten Stories, #10-#6

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Over the last few days, we looked month-by-month at all of the programming, people and callsign changes we covered during the year (see our January to June list here, and July to December here.) And we looked at the year in station sales here.

But what stories made the biggest headlines in 2014? With a tip of the hat to the departed Casey Kasem, we're counting them down in our annual list of the news items and trends that caught our attention throughout 2014...

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And for us, at least, that's what 2014 looked like. Disagree with our choices? Have some suggestions for what else we should have included? Sound off in our comments section below, or come chat at the RadioInsight Community - and have a great new 2015!

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> > > Continue to Part 6: The Year in Obituaries

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1 COMMENT

  1. FYI, WWBB can’t move to the WHJY tower; I’m told it’s too close to WBWL to meet the minimum distance spacing requirements. That app is solely for an aux site, nothing more. (shrugs)

    Also FWIW, I’m hearing multiple tidbits, but all second-hand, that IHM does indeed plan to take WBWL up to at least a Class B1, if not a B. But how they’re gonna pull that off with WBUR on the I.F. spacing I don’t know and haven’t been able to ask anyone who’d have first-hand knowledge. My hunch is still that it’ll involve taking WBWL northward…possibly to the old WFNX tower by Medford Hospital…although how that’ll impact spacing with stations in NH and ME is beyond me. Maybe they’re trying to cut a deal with WBUR for negotiated interference? I suppose it’s possible that if WBWL co-located on the Newton/Needham towers and used enough antenna bays to avoid downward radiating, maybe the IF interference would be minimal? Even so, I thought the FCC didn’t really allow that neg.inf. anymore but I suppose if anyone could pull it off, it’d be a behemoth like IHM.

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