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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.


Corn-y Promotions

KJJY(FM) in Des Moines, Iowa, one of Cumulus Media’s Nash Icon country music stations, knows how to promote itself. Check out this 10-acre “corn maze” built around the station’s Nash-heavy identity. Getting more mileage out of the maze, there will be activities such as a Clue-like search as well as a ticket hunt for a local production of “The Wizard of Oz.” In addition there’ll be broadcasts from the maze. The maze owners are said to be listeners of the station.


Working Her Board Shift

This great throwback pic tweeted on a recent #TBT by San Francisco’s Gasia Mikaelian, self-described “KTVU news anchor, Bay Area native and kitchen dynamo.” She told her followers that the picture is from her days as a board op at Star 100.7 FM while she was a student at San Diego State University. (Follow her now @GasiaKTVU.)


Young Radio Engineers

Following up on Read Burgan’s remembrances of the Ampex 600, Radio World contributor Jim Peck sends us this photo of young Jim (right) with fellow Paul V. Moore High School student Terry Long at the Central Square, N.Y., school’s WCSQ(FM) radio station. Long would go on into a broadcast engineering career, currently at WCNY(TV/FM) in Syracuse, where Peck also worked for a time. Note the Ampexes behind. Jim thinks the photo is from 1969, or so.


Twilight Tower

Broadcast engineer Robbie Green is something of an amateur photographer. He took this photo of an ATC tower in the Houston area. He says it has multiple full-power and low-power TV stations along with the auxiliary site for CBS Radio’s KKHH, KILT, KHMX and KLOL, iHeartMedia’s KODA and KTBZ and Cumulus-owned KRBE. We’ll have more of Robbie’s work in the future. If you have an interesting engineering picture, send it to us —



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