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Open the pages of the 2017 Tower Site Calendar and you’ll see art-deco buildings at twilight, lush fields of corn, cloudscapes to dazzle the imagination, and beautiful skies in myriad shades of blue.
And the towers. TV, FM, AM directional and nondirectional and a beautiful Blaw-Knox.
These photos are the reason people buy the Scott Fybush Tower Site Calendar year after year. “Engineers are notoriously underappreciated for the hard work they do,” says Fybush, who has worked in radio and television news for more than two decades. “The calendar shows some recognition for their design and maintenance of the infrastructure that allows all of us to have easy access to radio, TV and cell phones.”
The 2017 edition, soon shipping from the Fybush Media store features thematic page designs, durable coil binding and pictures taken from his travels all over North America and beyond. This year’s towers:
•WBOB. The Jacksonville, Florida station signed on during World War II.
•WWVA. A site dating back to the 1940s, still standing even after a recent severe storm.
•WFEA in Manchester, New Hampshire. America’s oldest vertical AM tower.
•A tower farm in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. The site broadcasts radio to Milwaukee.
•The site of the former CKSL. The second station to sign on in London, Ontario.
•The Voice of America’s Edward R. Murrow transmitting plant in Greenville, North Carolina. The only survivor of three VOA plants.
•Two tower farms in the New Jersey Meadowlands. The towers broadcast New Jersey and New York City radio signals.
•Ann Arbor’s 107one. A rooftop site overlooking the University of Michigan campus.
•KFXX in Portland, Oregon. A three-tower array that di-plexes with its Vancouver sister station.
•KELO in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Celebrating its 80th anniversary in October 2017.
•WBEE in Rochester, New York. The station playing country music for 30 years.
•KKAP, Aptos-Capitola. A site camouflaged as flagpoles in the middle of a golf course.
•KCTV in Kansas City. A self-supporting tower more than 1,000 feet high, now a local landmark.
In addition to the photos, the calendar’s monthly pages include significant dates in radio and television history, as well as civil and religious holidays.
The 2017 calendars cost $19.50 each ($21.10 including sales tax for New York State residents) plus $3.50 shipping first class or $6.50 Priority Mail, and can be purchased by check (payable to “Fybush Media”) or money order to 92 Bonnie Brae Avenue, Rochester NY 14618, or online at www.fybush.com.
New Castle Broadcasting Service, Inc. LPFM WHHC-LP (107.5fm, New Castle) sends in an FCC application, proposing a move to 100.1fm. In their filing, they cite "horrendous interference" from Emmis' translator W298BB (107.5fm, Indianapolis).
Dave Smiley, morning host at Entercom's CHR/WZPL (99.5fm, Greenfield) had his automobile broken into yesterday. Among the stolen items: A laptop, a GoPro, and his headphones. Mr. Smiley posted surveillance video, hoping someone will help him ID the thief.
Speaking of videos, Tribune Broadcasting's FOX affiliate WXIN-TV (Channel 59, Indianapolis) weekend morning news anchor Zach Myers played the drums on "Fox 59 Morning News Weekend. Mr. Myers also once worked as a morning news anchor, producer and reporter at what was then an NBC affiliate: WISE-TV in Fort Wayne.
Let's try this again: New Albany Broadcasting's Regional Mexican/WLRS (1570am, New Albany) adds a 150 watt FM translator: W270CR (101.9fm, New Albany). The antenna is on a tower, north of New Albany and I-265. A grand total of nine stations have their antennas on that tower:
An Air-1 FM translator (W205BT, 88.9fm, New Albany)
Three Louisville, Kentucky-licensed Kentucky Public Radio FM frequencies
Four Louisville, Kentucky-licensed low power TV stations.
Withers Broadcasting Company sells Oldies/WROY (1460am, Carmi, Illinois) and 250 watt translator W229AU (93.7fm, Fairfield, Illinois) along with 50,000 watt Country/WRUL (97.3, Carmi, Illinois) for $390,000 cash to Mark Lange's The Original Company, Inc. WROY is a 1000 watt daytime station that drops down to 85 watts at night.
Washington, Indiana and Lawrenceville, Illinois: DLC Media has several openings.
Columbus: WKKG Morning Show host.
Indianapolis, Kokomo and Muncie: Cumulus Broadcasting has openings.
That's all for this issue. Thank you for your continued support.
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