John Schneider Sees ‘Transmitter Dogs,’ Pigs & Chickens in Mexico

Says Radio World has ‘gone to the dogs’
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My “transmitter dog” series got legs, so to speak. There’s lots of interest in this topic.

IBiquity’s John Schneider sent me this photo of a “transmitter” dog in Mexico. (You may also have seen his historical radio photos in Radio World.)

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This transmitter dog at a Mexican radio tower site is looking after the next generation. “Hola, perrita, ¿qué haces aquí?” Photo courtesy John Schneider He writes: “I have seen many transmitter dogs — as well as pigs and chickens — on my many trips to transmitter sites in Latin America. Some of the dogs could be classified as ‘junkyard mutts’ — tough-looking creatures that kept unwanted intruders (and snakes) away from the transmitter building.”

He tells me that this dog was one of several living at the tower site of a radio station in Mexico that he saw some four years ago.

“She was obviously hard at work, raising the next generation of guard dogs.”

Have you’ve got a “transmitter dog”? Tell me about him or her at