In this week’s issue… Seven Mountains rearranges State College – Pamal makes big WHUD cuts – Elmira’s 94 Rock moves – New midday show at WIP – Remembering Osterlund
By SCOTT FYBUSH
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Did you miss it over the holidays? Our annual Year in Review package is back, complete with the year’s top-10 stories and a look at those we lost in 2022
*Our first big story of 2023 is one we began anticipating late in 2022. When Seven Mountains struck its $17 million deal to buy 34 stations from Forever, it set the stage for the near-complete rearrangement of the commercial radio dial in State College, PENNSYLVANIA that will kick off this morning.
Here’s what we know so far: because Seven Mountains already had its own cluster of stations in State College, it had to divest its own four signals in order to pick up Forever’s four FMs and two AMs.
Only two of Forever’s existing brands will remain intact as Seven Mountains moves over to the former Forever studios: country “Big Froggy 101.1” (WFGE) and classic rock “99.5 the Bus” (WBUS).
(Read on for all the details in our subscriber-only section…)
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If you don’t have your 2023 Tower Site Calendar yet, now is the perfect time to get it. Because we have lowered the price to just $14.
The calendar has great photos of broadcast sites near and far (everywhere from Navajo Nation on the cover to Boston to Toronto to Texas, and beyond), plus a lovely “centerfold” you can keep on your wall for 2024.
It’s still shipping regularly, and you can have yours in just a couple of days!
Order your copy and you’ll see what we mean.
If you have already ordered your calendar, make sure you check out the other items in the store, too!