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.
Unlike Mr. Rock, we will not attempt to rhyme “things” with “things” in this week’s update. (And yes, that lyric irks the heck out of me.)
What we will do, however, is offer up a bunch of IDs from our August 2017 trip into the Mitten State, as well as a few strays from 2016. Tune in and hear the sounds of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Ludington, Cadillac and Big Rapids – and then come back next week for a whole lotta Lansing. (And see the pictures over at Tower Site of the Week, too…)
It’s been a while since we updated some of our neighboring markets here in western and central New York, and it was time to fix that – so today’s update kicks off with fairly complete ID sweeps from Buffalo and Syracuse and the northern half of what we call the Ithaca NY market, which really should be “Finger Lakes.”
And we have some IDs that somehow never got posted in 2016 from visits that spring to Wheeling WV, Parkersburg WV-Marietta OH and Cambridge OH. Now they’re up on the site. (You can see the matching Site of the Week pictures here and here.)
OK, perhaps our French is getting rusty. But we did in fact spend a pleasant day in Des Moines as part of our cross-country travels last summer, gathering a near-complete update of IDs. And we also picked up a good chunk of some nearby markets: brand-new Cameron MO on the way up I-35, then Cedar Rapids IA and a very complete run of the Quad Cities IA-IL market, too.
Enjoy – and check out some matching photos from the trip over at Site of the Week!