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!

We are officially into the new year and out of the holiday season. If you didn’t get a calendar as a gift, now is the time to buy one for yourself.

You can also purchase a bag to keep it after the year is over, since the pictures are so pretty. You can even purchase a pen to put notes on your calendar.

Visit our store to buy the calendars and check out our other products.

The Radio Historian’s 2020 Calendar is SOLD OUT. If you didn’t order but wanted or meant to, please contact Lisa immediately. No guarantee we can get more, but we’ll at least ask.

MIAMI:

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

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Part I – TV Towers and WXEL studio

Part II – iHeart studios and sites, WPTV

TREASURE COAST

Treasure Coast, 2015

LAKE OKEECHOBEE

WRMI and Okechobee area

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Fort Myers, 2015

Fort Myers, 2011

TAMPA BAY AND VICINITY

Tampa Part I – Gandy Causeway sites

Tampa Part II – AM sites and Holiday FM/TV

Tampa Part III – Downtown and Riverview TV/FM sites

Sarasota

CENTRAL FLORIDA

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

NORTH FLORIDA

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