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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Check out KJZZ(FM)’s new ride. The Tempe, Ariz., station has just taken delivery of the Soundbite truck. The remote/community engagement vehicle is designed to increase the station’s profile and promote community engagement. It will also have a food element — just like the food trucks plying urban areas. Station personnel are now outfitting it with equipment in preparation for its maiden voyage.
Our do-it-yourself wiz Curt Yengst has struck again. Check out his creative Christmas decoration.
“Here in Northwest Alaska we pride ourselves on programming that appeals to all species,” writes Pierre Lonewolf, chief engineer for Kotzebue Broadcasting stations KOTZ(AM), KINU(FM) and TV13.