How about some very fresh audio this week? From Buffalo, we get to hear the brand-new WZDV 92.1, just days after it signed on in late May. From Syracuse, it’s the new WZUN-FM/WZUN(AM) double ID from mid-July, just a couple of weeks after we got WZUN(AM) post-call change but pre-format change. (The AM was ESPN Deportes and is now “Sunny” AC, simulcasting WZUN-FM to feed a translator in Oswego County.) And we have a few new Geneva IDs, too…
OK, in fairness, there’s never a time we don’t want to make a trip to San Diego. The weather is (almost) always perfect, the sunshine is delightful, the baseball team… um… has a nice ballpark. And did we mention the fish tacos?
But now we really, really need to get back to America’s Finest City, because since we recorded this batch of legal IDs in March 2017, so very much has happened to the radio dial there. Country KSON? It went from 97.3 to 103.7. “Energy” KEGY went from 103.7 to a brief run on 97.3, after which Entercom tried to do a hot-talk/sports hybrid that turned out to be one of this decade’s bigger radio debacles (it’s now doing sports as “Fan.”) KSON’s 92.1 North County simulcast, KSOQ, went to Air 1. And now KFMB(AM) and “KFM-BFM” are for sale.
Seems like a trip west is in order… maybe around December or January?
In all the time since Brian started this here website, no market has come anywhere close to 1000 IDs on the site.
That changes today, with just over 1000 IDs representing that fine city of Boston, Massachusetts and vicinity.
And it would have happened much sooner if I’d had my act together, since a lot of these IDs are from Boston trips in 2016, augmented by a bunch more from a short weekend visit this past February.
Going through some older files, I realized I never posted the last installments of my June 2016 trip across West Virginia southern Ohio. You’ve seen the initial installments – Wheeling and Parkersburg-Marietta – over on Site of the Week and here on Toppy. The rest of the trip brought us through a new Toppy market, Athens OH, and then up the old “3-C Highway” (now I-71) through Cincinnati and Columbus (and ultimately to Cleveland, though you won’t hear it in this update!)