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

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 […]

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NERW 7/21/2014: Albany’s “BobFather” Remembered

In this week’s issue… Albany’s “BobFather” remembered – NYC morning host out – Translator granted in Manhattan – WAWZ expands eastward – NH college station saved By SCOTT FYBUSH *Radio managers these days have a tendency to come and go, shifting from market to market at the whims of the corporations that own most of […]

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Site of the Week 2/14/2014: Last Days of NBC Burbank

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH “From beautiful downtown Burbank…” For two generations of TV viewers, “Burbank” was shorthand for more than just a white-bread city in the San Fernando Valley. It’s meant the studio lot at the corner of Olive and Alameda Avenues, home to NBC’s West Coast operations from 1955 until just a […]

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Site of the Week 2/14/2014: Last Days of NBC Burbank

Text and photos by SCOTT FYBUSH “From beautiful downtown Burbank…” For two generations of TV viewers, “Burbank” was shorthand for more than just a white-bread city in the San Fernando Valley. It’s meant the studio lot at the corner of Olive and Alameda Avenues, home to NBC’s West Coast operations from 1955 until just a […]

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NERW Extra: Our AM Improvement Filing

Every couple of decades, the FCC decides it’s time to do something about the state of AM radio. This is one of those times, and today’s the deadline for comments in the Commission’s Proceeding #13-249, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on AM Improvement. If you have strong opinions about the state of AM radio – […]

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NERW Year in Review 2013 Part 7: The Year’s Top Story

By SCOTT FYBUSH We’re kicking off a big year in the history of NERW: the spring of 2014 will mark the twentieth anniversary of this column, and we’re planning a big celebration for all our loyal readers. But before we get to the big two-oh, it’s time for our annual review of the year gone […]