That’s only part of the lofty title that the local newspaper gives to our featured community on this week’s Big Trip installment, Wenatchee, Washington. In full, the Wenatchee World claims to be published in “The Apple Capital of the World and the Buckle on the Power Belt of the Great Northwest.” There’s some disagreement on the former, as it appears Winchester, Virginia also considers itself the nation’s apple capital; we know of no other contenders, however, for the latter half of the slogan, which is probably just as well.
There are plenty of interesting bits of audio to be heard on this week’s episode, including three-letter-call KPQ and KPQ-FM, plus the over-the-top ID at Spanish-language KWWX, the KOHO-FM ID featuring a translator that isn’t there anymore (they ID “K262AL,” which has moved to 99.9 as K260BE, but they’re still using the old calls), and many more.
We’re winding down our Big Trip recap – our final two stops, May 9 and 16, will be Seattle and vicinity. Don’t miss out on the other half of our Big Trip coverage – see the tower pictures over at Tower Site of the Week!