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!

It’s November…and time to order the 2019 calendars!

CalendarS? Plural? Yes!

After several weeks of just the Tower Site Calendar, we finally have in hand The Radio Historian’s 2019 calendar.

This year’s edition features 13 high-resolution colorized photographs of field reporters transmitting from outside their studios.

This calendar has always been popular with radio lovers, but our quantities are limited, so order it now.

Don’t forget to add your Tower Site Calendar.If you order both, we will ship them together.

Did you miss this year’s edition? You can also add the 2018 Tower Site Calendar for just $2.

It’s all available right now at the Fybush.com store!

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