Following up on Lou’s post yesterday, here’s some audio from the other end of Kentucky: a big pile, almost complete, of IDs from Owensboro, Kentucky and vicinity, circa 2011. You can see the relevant Tower Site of the Week episode here, and then check out this week’s installment just down the road in Evansville, here.
Regular consumers of this space know that your editor has a special spot in his heart for the Boston Red Sox, so all our attention tonight is focused on Fenway Park.
But the regular Tower Site of the Week routine can’t flag – and this week’s IDs come from a spot 1,028 miles away from Fenway. The IDs were actually collected in little Jasper, Indiana…but that’s so small it’s not really a Toppy market unto itself, and so we include them in our Evansville section. (Which is mostly filled these days by Lou Pickney’s collection, but the balance will start tipping in the next couple of installments…)
This week’s Toppy update is lagging slightly behind Tower Site of the Week: while TSoTW is recapping a 2011 visit to Evansville, Indiana, our Toppy audio this week is tied into a pair of recent TSoTW installments showing off the stations of Bloomington, two hours to the north. We’ve got a near-complete run of Bloomington audio here, plus some stations at the fringe of the Indianapolis market to the north. And we’ve got one of the first IDs from K-Love’s new outlet east of The One True Rochester. WKEL 88.1 Webster is the signal that used to be Family Radio’s WFRW, and it’s getting its audio for now off a really hideous-sounding stream of sister station WKDL 104.9 Brockport. You can hear both versions on our update this week.
This week’s Toppy post is actually tied in to a Tower Site of the Week from a few weeks back, tracking part of our wild race across the country in the summer of 2011. In this update, we bring you a big pile of IDs from Amarillo, along with a handful to the east in the wide-open spaces we call Sayre-Elk City OK and to the west from Tucumcari-Santa Rosa NM, both new markets to Toppy. And we have a few stragglers from Oklahoma City, too. Enjoy!
August sort of disappeared in a blur of travel (but a very productive blur that netted hundreds of new IDs from Minnesota, the Dakotas, Ohio, Indiana and more), not to mention getting Tower Site Calendar 2014 ready – but we’re back in the routine now.
In tandem with this week’s Tower Site of the Week, covering part of our madcap dash across the country in July 2011, this week’s update provides some massive refreshing of our Springfield MO, Joplin MO and Tulsa OK markets. (And next week, we’ll bring you Oklahoma City and Amarillo!)
When I recorded the Pittsburgh IDs featured today (and took the pictures over at Site of the Week) back in June of 2011, it was hard to believe that the baseball team I’d traveled to the Steel City to see would end up, two seasons later, with the best record in the majors.
But here we are two years later, and the Pirates are the only team above the .600 line. I guess I should have known something was coming when they beat my Red Sox in the interleague game I’d gone to PNC Park to see…
(And, you know, I couldn’t be happier. PNC is a great park and the Pirates fans are amazing. I’m delighted to see them having something to celebrate, and I will remain that way right up until the Sox win game 7 of the Series this fall.)