Look who WJR(AM)’s Paul W. Smith snagged for his show during his annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai just happened to be in town and stopped by. Looks like it was Smith’s lucky day.
Actress and singer Sabrina Carpenter performed at several Grand Rapids-Saginaw, Mich., area remotes sponsored by Cumulus Media radio stations WHTS(FM), WIOG(FM) and WWCK(FM). Here she draws a couple of thousand young fans in. Photo by Nate Rose.
National Public Radio’s Monika Evstatieva, a producer and director with “All Things Considered,” and Technical Director Andy Huether (seated) unleash the National Symphony Orchestra. The NSO visited NPR to provide some live incidental music for “ATC” on Monday. Read more on this unusual project in our story, “The NSO Plays NPR.”
Feast your eyes on this! Don’t you wish your remotes packed in the crowd like this one for WIP’s Wing Bowl 25, Feb. 3, in Philadelphia?
An estimated 20,000 filled the Wells Fargo Center for the 25th edition of the wing eating competition. The Super Bowl-themed event has expanded beyond that activity to include entertainment acts such as Coolio along with celebrities such as pro wrestler Ric Flair attending. It even rings the charity bell — partial proceeds go to the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivor’s Fund.
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Dan Slentz provides this pretty picture from a visit to New Mexico a few years back. It’s Sandia Mountain near Albuquerque, one of the better known antenna parks in the United States. He says, “It rises nearly straight up to two miles above sea level … It’s the IDEAL transmitter location for the FMs and TVs. Most of the towers on top of Sandia are about 50 feet-tall or so — just tall enough to hold the antennas. The place is a total RF hot spot with many “Don’t stand here!” signs! Also, most transmitter buildings have oxygen tanks for engineers who are feeling a little weak or light headed after exerting themselves at that elevation.”
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