It’s not that Bloomington, Illinois is all that small – it has plenty of FM signals filling the dial. But some combination of history and market dominance has combined to leave the Bloomington-Normal area with just one AM in the market. What an AM it is, though…check out Tower Site of the Week to learn more about the most remarkable WJBC (and its equally solid sister FMs, too, including the one where this site’s founder now toils!)
We’re filling in a whole bunch of Central Illinois gaps over the next few weeks right here on Toppy and over at Tower Site of the Week. This week, we have an inside look at WILL radio and TV over at Site of the Week, and a big pile of Champaign-Urbana IDs here on Toppy, filling in the gaps from our first pass through the market in 2011.
A quick update to go along with a recent Tower Site of the Week: take a listen to the stations in the small market of Crawfordsville, Indiana. This one includes an interesting bit of history – WVRG-LP (93.9) went silent a few months back after the FCC concluded that the local Calvary Chapel couldn’t operate both the LPFM and full-power WSRC (88.1).
…at least if it’s at the nearest break in program offerings to the top of the hour!
Sin City has been a busy place for Toppy editors in the last few months. Lou and Lance both vacationed out there over the winter, and Lance and I are headed back out there next week for the NAB Show. (And if you’re around Tuesday night, April 8, come to our meetup!)
In the meantime, I wanted to clear out my files of everything I recorded there at NAB last year, and so here’s a big Las Vegas update today to bring things up to date. Enjoy!
Tied in to last Friday’s Tower Site of the Week, the first half of our two-part look at the radio stations of the Danbury, Connecticut market, today’s update features a near-complete run of Danbury stations (which we group under Bridgeport-Stamford-Danbury), as well as some 2012 updates to our New York City collection. Enjoy!
It’s almost that time again…the NAB Show is just a few weeks away in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition to my usual run of April IDs from Vegas each year, several other members of Team Toppy have made their own recreational visits to Sin City in recent months, and while what happens there, stays there…we know both Lance and Lou were doing some airchecking in addition to whatever else was keeping them busy out there in the desert.
To fill in the gaps between my last Vegas update to the site (April 2011, if you can believe that!) and the more recent contributions from Lou and Lance, today’s update adds some IDs grabbed during NAB Show 2012. We’ll bring my pile up to date with some 2013 IDs next Wednesday…and then it’s off to Vegas so Lance and I can freshen up the collection even more, amidst our wall-to-wall NAB coverage on RadioInsight.com and Fybush.com.
(And speaking of the former – if you’re reading this before 9 PM Eastern on Wednesday, March 19, don’t miss our first Live Radio Chat over at RadioInsightCommunity.com. Got an ID question? Lance and I will be there to answer it!)