Photos and text by SCOTT FYBUSH

As we watch anxiously from up north to see what path Hurricane Irma will take across Florida, we’re thinking of all our friends (broadcast and otherwise) in the Sunshine State, and of the broadcast facilities that will soon be facing nature’s fury.

In 2011 and again in 2015, we had the opportunity to spend extended periods traversing much of Florida and documenting nearly all the towers (and many studios) from Jacksonville all the way down to Miami.

Here are links to all of the pieces we presented in this space from those two visits – and here’s hoping all these towers and buildings survive the winds and the rain, that the recovery is quick and that our friends in Florida stay safe!

Would you believe new people every day are discovering the Tower Site Calendar?

One person praised its uniqueness, saying, “There are 75 puppy calendars. There’s only one that shows off radio towers.”

Now we have barely a dozen left. And once these are gone, they’re gone. We’re not reprinting.

But for now, you can buy the standard version. Or the signed version. You can add a resealable polyethylene bag if you want to keep the calendar once the year is up. You can add a pen if you want to use the calendar as a planner. And if you never got last year’s calendar and like the pictures, we have that, too.

But our new admirer wasn’t quite right about there being only one radio calendar.

We still have a dozen copies of The Radio Historian’s 2019 calendar, too. You, our loyal customers, were so good about buying our calendar. Wouldn’t you like to have this one, too? It’s full of historic hard-to-find photos.

Check them both out now at the store!


Part I – Entercom, WPLG, iHeart Studios

Part II – TV/FM Tower Farm

Part III – Guy Gannett FM master site

Part IV – Miami-area AM towers

Part V – Downtown Miami and the Beaches


Part I – TV Towers and WXEL studio

Part II – iHeart studios and sites, WPTV


Treasure Coast, 2015


WRMI and Okechobee area


Fort Myers, 2015

Fort Myers, 2011


Tampa Part I – Gandy Causeway sites

Tampa Part II – AM sites and Holiday FM/TV

Tampa Part III – Downtown and Riverview TV/FM sites



Space Coast, 2011

Orlando Part I – Cox studios and sites

Orlando Part II – North side towers and studios

Orlando Part III – WPOZ and 540/740

Orlando Part IV – Bithlo TV/FM farm


Jacksonville – WJAX/WFXJ

Jacksonville Part I – Hogan Road TV/FM farm and Clear Channel studios

Jacksonville Part II – AM sites

Jacksonville Part III – Outlying AMs, downtown and St. Augustine

Flagler County and Daytona Beach

Ocala, 2011

Gainesville, 2011