Maybe it's just me, but it sure seems to me as though the last couple of months of 2012 have been unusually full of format and call changes. This week's Toppy update brings us sound from a few of these recent developments, focusing on two markets in particular. From Buffalo comes the last ID on WNED 970, just as November slipped into December. 970 will return under new Crawford Broadcasting ownership as WDCZ sometime soon, and in the meantime, we have some nifty pictures of its transmitter site over at Tower Site of the Week.
And from Lebanon-Claremont NH, we hear some of the aftermath of Nassau Broadcasting's bankruptcy: the new simulcast of WTSL 1400 on WTSV 1230, a long-ago sister station rejoining its old partner; one of the last IDs on WWOD 104.3 before "Oldies 104.3" was sold to a new owner and taken silent; the "before and after" of Great Eastern Broadcasting's acquisition of the WWOD calls and classic hits format, which moved to the former WMXR 93.9; and the very cool three-minute production piece/station history heard on Great Eastern's WXXK 100.5 when it added WKKN 101.9 as a Keene-area simulcast.
Want to keep up on even more of these changes? Our content partners over at RadioInsight.com are constantly on the hunt for the very latest format flips, and you can hear longer-form audio of hundreds of flips at the Format Change Archive.