We have new IDs from New York this week.
You know you want to be a part of it, both here on Toppy and over at Site of the Week!
I’m a week behind Tower Site of the Week here, but bear with me, because there’s a big pile of good new stuff coming down the Pike. (Literally – as in the Mass Pike, as you’ll see in upcoming Toppy audio dumps!)
Meanwhile, in tandem with the recent Site of the Week installment on Hartford studios, this week’s updates bring us as up to date as possible on the Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport-Stamford-Danbury, CT markets.
(Did anyone out there record “Mod 102” in its short run on WPLR-HD2 last fall? I thought I did, but my reception was bad and now it’s been replaced by a “Bomba” relay…)
Not just because Austin, Texas is one of America’s great cities, full of delicious food, great music and neat people – but also because when Lance and I spent a few days there last fall for the Radio Show, I tried to get a complete run of legal IDs, and I didn’t quite get to completion. A few stations didn’t run IDs while my recorders were running on them, a few signals faded out on me…and there was all that food to eat and urban goodness to enjoy.
But “incomplete” still has plenty of interesting listening, and this week we finally fill out the Austin FM dial here on Toppy (save for those few missing links). Enjoy!
I was so sure I’d finished up the last of my 2016 IDs…but what do you know? In making sure I had everything uploaded last week from Reading in September 2017, I realized that not only had I forgotten to upload a huge pile of IDs from the adjacent Harrisburg-Lancaster-York PA market. And while Lance and I left a bunch of recorders running in our hotel room near Harrisburg, we hit I-83 south to take in an Orioles game in Baltimore, with still more recorders running. Which is where 2016 came in – somehow, I never got around to uploading a near-complete run from Charm City that autumn, which I’ve now rectified. (I’ll try to get the rest of the Austin stuff posted this weekend!)
We (me and RadioInsight’s Lance Venta) spent barely three hours in Reading, Pennsylvania last fall – but that was plenty of time to see a few towers, and to grab most of the IDs in town. Now to get back for a Fightin’ Phils game this summer…
(And yes, I know I’m behind on some Texas IDs, which I’ll try to get up here this weekend. NAB Show month has that effect…)
Yep… we’ve finally swung around to our first set of IDs from the wonderful city that is Austin, Texas.
You can see some pictures over at Site of the Week – with much more coming this Friday and next over there, and more Austin FM audio over here next week, assuming we can squeeze in the time around the big NAB Show.