Oooh…a quadraphonic sound reference! How very 1974 of me… (though I will admit to having once hooked up the speakers in my bedroom in a primitive Hafler circuit, and I just tonight reconnected the 5.1 surround speakers in my family room, as the Summer of Renovation comes to a long-awaited close.
But I digress, terribly. This week, we continue our crossover with Tower Site of the Week and our recap of “Medium Trip ’07” – you can go over there and see some pretty pictures of towers in the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa, or you can stay here on Toppy and hear a whole bunch of IDs, including a very young announcer at KTJT-LP. (Those LPFM IDs can be fun, sometimes.) About the only thing you won’t hear here is the contemporary Christian format on WKBF 1270, the tape of which somehow got recorded over on the way home. It would figure that that’s the one station in the market that immediately went through a format change, wouldn’t it?
Oh – and I learned something while listening to this batch of IDs: the morning show over at KBOB-FM had a great bit going about their discovery that there’s another set of “Quad Cities” out there – they got the phones going with a contest to see what “Florence, Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals” had in common (they’re the Quad Cities of northern Alabama), and then spent some time speculating about whether they had a set of “evil twins” on the air down there – or whether they were the evil twins up in Iowa. Fun radio for a late June morning.
(But wait, you say – isn’t there yet another set of “Quad Cities” in eastern Washington and western Idaho? Yes, indeed. And in a few months, when we begin recapping the “Big Trip” of 2007, we’ll play you the IDs and show you the towers of Lewiston and Moscow, Idaho and Pullman and Clarkston, Washington…and we’ll tell you why it’s a good idea to take it slow when heading across the US 12 bridge in Lewiston, too.)