Consider: a half a century ago, there were barely a dozen radio stations serving the entire 100-mile length of Long Island. Now? We recorded more than 40 stations during our two-day visit in July, and that’s not even counting HD2s and translators! The first half of our visit is up now on Site of the Week, and you can hear IDs from the western half of the island now on Toppy, with the rest coming next week.
It’s kind of a weird mash-up of an update this week, as we keep playing catch-up on some recent Site of the Week postings. We promised you a batch of London, Ontario IDs to go with our Site of the Week looks at that market (here and here), and here they are, a new market on the site.
And we showed you a little bit of Columbia, Missouri on Site of the Week a few weeks back, which prompts us to give you more IDs from the tail end of our cross-country drive this past April: new material from the Columbia-Jefferson City MO, St. Louis MO-IL and Effingham IL markets.
Back from with the first round of a recent California trip with a full market sweep of San Luis Obispo and a good chunk of neighboring Santa Maria/Lompoc. Unfortunately time limitations prevented us from touring the bathroom across from the former KCPR studios where Weird Al Yankovic recorded his first song “My Bologna”.
OK, not everything, everything. But you know what the song says about Kansas City, right? I mean, they went and built a skyscraper seven stories high! And we’ve gone about as fur as we can go to bring you a nearly complete collection of legal IDs from two trips through town in April and August 2017. That’s almost as good as a magic lantern show, even if a couple of AMs didn’t ID when they were supposed to and we got rained out of baseball on our first try. So put your ear to a Bell Telephone (or your laptop speaker) and enjoy! (And you can see a bunch of purdy pictures of KC studios, here!)
(And for those of you not raised on musical theater, here’s your explanation…)
Kansas is big. So very, very big. It takes a long, long time to drive I-70 all the way across the Sunflower State.
And somehow I ended up doing that twice in 2017, first in April and again in August.
Now hear all the audio from both trips, new in the markets we dubbed Colby-Goodland KS, Great Bend-Hays KS, Salina-Manhattan KS and Topeka KS – most of them getting their first updates since Greg Coniglio rolled through way, way back in 1995.