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!
CALENDARS ON CLEARANCE
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!
Part I – Entercom, WPLG, iHeart Studios
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
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
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 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