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Tower of Power Calendar

Scott Fybush’s annual tribute to the power of the radio tower is now available again — for 2016. Tower Site Calendar 2016 features photos of both standing and demolished towers, from Fybush’s famed collection. Running from California to Vermont, there’s even a Blaw-Knox in this year’s group. As Scott says, “Some people may think all radio towers look alike, but the Tower Site Calendar shows every year that that’s not the case.” Price: $19.


Saluting Broadcasting Veterans

Radio World contributor Dan Slentz, c. 1988, pulling duty with AFRTS/EBS (European Broadcast Squadron) at Torrejon Air Base, Madrid. Dan was a military broadcaster with the Air Force for four years, 1986–1990. See his latest Off the Beaten Path for more on military broadcasting.


Golden Age Radio Calendar Available

It’s that time of the year again — calendar time. One of radio’s best calendars is created by Radio World contributor John Schneider. It’s filled with 12 masterfully colorized color pictures of radio studios from the past and in action from years 1920–1959, including several from the 1920s. You can pick up your copy of the 2016 Radio History Calendar at John’s eBay emporium.


Just Because Cute

This adorable little cherub makes Photo of the Week because she won the costume contest at Cumulus Media’s Third Annual Auto Expo & Fall Family Festival, Oct. 24, in Ridgefield Park, N.J. WABC(AM), WNBM(FM), WNSH(FM) and WPLJ(FM) were the participating radio stations for a day of food, cars, antiques, prizes and other assorted fun. The little girl, a fire-fighting Dalmation, won a pair of tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.


Bonfire of the Curses

Sometimes a radio station’s got to do what a radio station’s got to do.

So it is with iHeartMedia’s WEBG(FM)/Big 95.5 in Chicago and its efforts to help the Chicago Cubs put aside ancient curses and defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates in a one-game playoff.

The BIG Bonfire Curse Reverse 2015 went off without a hitch on Wednesday, much to the delight of a crowd gathered at the Grand Victoria Casino in nearby Elgin, Ill. The inset shows the beginning pyre with larger view showing firemen tossing a pirate ship replica onto the fire.

It must have worked since the Cubbies beat the Pirates 4–0.



Pope Radio — Not Exactly Up Close and Personal

This was about as close to Pope Francis that Westwood One News Bob Constantini correspondent got in Philadelphia. Still, that’s closer than most people got.