Since I’m posting on Thursday instead of the usual Wednesday this week (holiday holiday holiday), may as well call it what the cool kids are calling it. This final (and very large) installment of Dallas-Fort Worth closes out my “2012” folder at long last. It also includes some IDs that have already passed into history, such as WBAP-FM on 96.7 (now KTCK-FM with “The Ticket,” simulcasting 1310 instead of 820) and Univision’s interesting bilingual “Radio H2O” experiment on KESS-FM 107.9. Oh, and check out the EAS test that included a legal ID on KTCU in Fort Worth!

Want to see a bunch of these studios? I did, too – and they’re on Tower Site of the Week. Enjoy!

There are a LOT of AM stations in Dallas

How many AM stations fill the Dallas-Fort Worth market? Enough that I was able to add 24 new entries to the Toppy portfolio today, and that doesn’t even include one big one that I recorded off an FM simulcast (you’ll hear it next week) or at least three others from which I wasn’t able to get anything that met even my fairly relaxed standards for inclusion. (At least one of the AMs in today’s update IDs with the wrong city of license, and then there’s the KKLF 1700 ID buried so deep below its now-former syndicated comedy format that you can barely hear it at all…)

And what’s more, I managed to grab all these IDs (plus the FMs that will show up next week) in what was barely a 36-hour visit to the Big D – one that even included some nifty studio visits, like the KXAS-TV facility featured in Tower Site of the Week.

Sandy Eggo Revisited

We did a lot of revisiting of America’s Finest City in 2012, and this update brings you the last of our San Diego IDs from those trips. See the pictures (including lots of FM transmitters!) at Tower Site of the Week, and note too that we’ve updated some 2005 IDs here that didn’t have proper labeling on them. (Did you really let me get away with that back then, Brian?)

I’m Still Here Too!

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an update as well. Guess it’s been a busy summer. Anyway, I’ve been trying to catch up on audio recorded over the past year, and am making significant progress. Today here is some new audio from in and around the largest market in the country. Enjoy new audio from New York City, Long Island, and the Bridgeport-Danbury area of CT.

Not so alone here, after all

Nice to see Lou back in the mix…and as things quiet down here in Real Life-land, maybe I can even start working on getting some long-delayed guest submissions up on Toppy at long last.

But in the meantime, the Wheel of Catch-Up has landed on my 2012 visit to Los Angeles, chronicled in photo form over at Tower Site of the Week and in audio form here, spanning the Los Angeles and adjacent Riverside-San Bernardino markets. I believe this update actually completes the Los Angeles market, at least among full-power licenses, with the addition of little KISL 88.7 out on Catalina Island.

Oh, and did you notice that Tower Site Calendar 2015 is now available for pre-order? ‘Cause it is!