But it’s hot air of the good kind!
Albuquerque’s KKOB(AM) kits out a balloon for the 46th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The event was started by the station in 1972 to celebrate KKOB’s then 50th anniversary. According to the station the festival attracts over one million visitors each year and is the largest ballooning event in the world.
This was the scene during the recent Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York radiothon at Cumulus Media’s WGRF(FM) in Buffalo, N.Y. There’s nary a place to sit. Now that’s making an effort.
The Pavek Museum, a broadcast history museum in the Twin Cities area, recently underwent a major renovation for several months. Work was done on the inside and the outside. Here are museum staffers Daniel Henry, Sylvie Skoog, and Karl Eriksson in the new digs. Photo Mark Persons
Sixteen years ago, thousands of people were killed and wounded in the heartless Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States. Radio World pauses today to remember them, including the six broadcast engineers who died while working at the World Trade Center in New York: Don DiFranco of WABC(TV); Gerard “Rod” Copolla of WNET(TV); Steve Jacobson of WPIX(TV); Bill Steckman of WNBC(TV); and Bob Pattison and Isaias Rivera of WCBS(TV). Read a remembrance of them here. The image above was created by Radio World graphic artist Joaquin Araya and conceived by Paul McLane.
For those who can’t make it to Austin for the Radio Show here’s a shot from the show floor by Radio World contributing photographer (and occasional author), Jim Peck. Pick out your colleagues and friends!