We love the Hoosier State. Really we do. But now that we’re unloading the last of our summer 2012 IDs, including some goodies from Lafayette, Kokomo, Muncie-Marion and Fort Wayne, we’re ready to throw in a few Toledo IDs and be on our virtual way back east. (Well, almost – there are also some lingering 2011 IDs that never made it up on the site, largely because they were some of our last cassette-recorded IDs and the quality’s a little iffy. But after three years, some are also sort of historic, so they’re up here too now, just for completeness.)
I’m told there are few drives quite as mind-dulling as I-80 across western Nebraska or I-70 across western Kansas. I’ve never had those dubious pleasures…but a couple of summers ago, I did get to drive I-70 from St. Louis to Terre Haute.
There’s not a ton of radio to hear, or sites to see, along that stretch of highway – but what we were able to see is chronicled this week in Site of the Week, and what we heard (both on this trip and on an earlier pass down the highway back on the Cross-Country Expedition of 2011) is in the Effingham folder right here on Toppy.
(There are also a few final additions to our St. Louis ID stash this week, too, plus one new ID from the One True Rochester, the new “ESPN 95.7” translator that’s fed by WBEE-FM’s 92.5-HD2, fed in turn by Entercom’s WROC 950.)
We’re nearing the bottom of our pile of St. Louis IDs, which means we now have a nearly complete run from August 2012 up on the site – and a bunch of changes since then that will need updating when next we can find an excuse to head west!
(In the meantime, see some St. Louis FM studios over on Site of the Week…)
Tied in with last week’s Tower Site of the Week, which featured the mighty KMOX, we bring you still more St. Louis legal IDs in today’s Toppy update. And the cupboard’s still far from bare! While this week cleans out our AMs and noncommercial FMs, there’s a big pile of commercial FMs and HD2s ready for next week. Stay tuned!
After our high-speed summer 2012 rush through Peoria and Springfield, we were able to slow down and smell the RF for a bit when we hit St. Louis, our featured market for the next few weeks here and on Tower Site of the Week. This week: most of the market’s AM stations, plus a handful of IDs that somehow never made it to the site from the Big Cross-Country Adventure of 2011. Enjoy!