Another weekend trip to Chicago brings these sounds. I’m starting to pack now for the NAB/Las Vegas journey, which begins later this week.
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.
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…)