We’re still more than a year behind on ID-pulling here at Toppy Northeast, but with the season’s first snowfall having arrived a couple of days ago, hibernation season is at hand, and with it (we hope) more time to get caught up.
Tonight’s installment: part one of a two-part run through the “Triad,” the market known here on Toppy as Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, North Carolina.
Thanks to the incredibly poor ground conductivity of the region, there are lots of little AMs here, and we didn’t manage to catch all of them during just a few daylight hours in the area back in late September 2007. But this batch is still a big improvement over the Triad AM coverage that we had here on Toppy until now, which was precisely zero – and eventually we’ll unearth our IDs from our first pass through the area in 2003, in which we actually made it over to the eastern side of the market to get decent IDs from the Greensboro, Burlington and Asheboro stations.
Even with a few missing stations, this batch of IDs is still a neat reminder that there’s still regional diversity to be found on the American radio dial. You won’t hear an announcer like that guy at WHHV, Hillsville, VA (way on the fringes of the market, but we didn’t have a better spot for it) anywhere up our way, for instance.
If you like your IDs nicely layered, one atop the next in a sort of legal ID lasagna, you’ll love the WPOL/WKEW on offer this week. (We have a cleaner one from the 2003 trip…somewhere.)
And then there’s the magnificent WPAQ, a throwback to a more magnificent era of radio. Check out the ID here – and don’t miss the pics over at Tower Site of the Week!