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.
Without a lot of big travel scheduled for the first third of 2018 (except of course for NAB next month in Vegas…and are you attending our fabulous Vegas Radio Party?), Lance challenged me to use the winter to take some day trips and freshen up our legal ID audio closer to home base.
And so this week’s update brings you a more-or-less-complete look at the radio dial as it appeared last Sunday in Olean, New York, including some flips that were just a couple of days old (Sound Broadcasting’s move of WZKZ 101.9 and WOEN 1360/96.3 to country “Drive” and the new simulcast of WGGO 1590 with “98 Rock” WQRS in nearby Salamanca). (Our “Olean” market also includes a chunk of nearby northern Pennsylvania, where we had some 2016 material that never got posted.)
Plus there’s a not-quite-complete scan of the Elmira dial from November-December 2017 (it spans the months because we spent the night of Nov. 30 in Corning) – and to finish off the Michigan IDs we’ve been posting, a smattering of stray IDs from the Flint MI and Port Huron MI-Sarnia ON markets we grabbed on the way home from the Lansing trip featured in Tower Site of the Week this week.
Over at Site of the Week, you can check out one of the few TV studios to have its own swimming pool out back – and today on Toppy, we fill out the Lansing, Michigan FM dial (including the FM signal that used to broadcast from that motel-esque studio!)
We spent a very busy afternoon last August, Blaine Thompson and I, driving maniacally from one Lansing, Michigan studio to the next to see just how much of this capital city’s broadcast scene we could see and hear in a few hours. You can start to see the results on Tower Site of the Week (the first of three installments) – and you can hear the Lansing AM dial in this week’s Toppy update.