Oh dear…Song Title Theme Week continues, and gets ever-goofier. (It could have been “Corvallis Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” you know…)
In happier news, our Big Trip 2006 recap continues, too, and in this week’s installment we head north from Eugene to spend a quick couple of hours in two brand-new-to-Toppy markets, Corvallis/Albany OR and Salem OR.
These aren’t quite as complete as I’d like them to be, alas – we missed a couple of IDs completely (the 1490 in Salem, the nearby 1460 in Stayton, several noncomm FMs), and a couple of stations didn’t come through with legal IDs at the proper time. So if you’re in that area, or just passing through on I-5, and can help us out by filling in some gaps, Toppy would be ever so pleased. (If you’re in Eugene OR or Tri-Cities/Walla Walla WA, we have a few gaps there, too. Drop a line and we’ll tell you what’s missing and how you can help.)
Before sending you off to Tower Site of the Week to see some of these towers (and in particular, the gorgeous KOAC 550 site, which will someday grace a Tower Site Calendar), not to mention an actual picture of some of the actual radios that were recording these actual IDs (how meta can you get?) – we have one more treat for you this week.
Since we’ve got Albany on the brain already, check out our Albany NY section for two brand-new IDs from the market’s new “K-Love” and “Air 1” outlets, WBOE 94.5 and WOOB 93.7, respectively. Our thanks to Andrew MacKenzie (proprietor of the nifty North River Broadcast site) for helping a brother out after a certain editor, who shall remain nameless, drove through town the day after the format change and didn’t do the usual dial scan to see if anything was new. And after I got home and checked the message boards? Let’s just say my head still hurts, and the wall next to my desk is still a little dented, too…
Happy birthday, Toppy! And in the spirit of today’s update, Go Beavers!