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Top of the Tower Podcast #032: After Hurricane Michael

12/5/2018
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Nexstar gets Tribune, with some conflicts to resolve - Two months after Hurricane Michael, a conversation with iHeart's Charlie Wooten about how his Panama City, Florida cluster weathered the storm, and how other stations can learn from the experience - Anniversary reunion for New Jersey's WPSC

Duration:00:53:13

Top of the Tower Podcast #031: Tower Down in PA

11/30/2018
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In this week's edition: The call no station owner wants to get: WHGL's Mike Powers talks about the snowplow accident that took down his FM tower right after Thanksgiving - Sports talk grows on FM, even as NBC Sports Radio exits fulltime programming - And more!

Duration:00:15:42

Top of the Tower Podcast #030: Local Radio with Ron Galley, Tom Langmyer

11/20/2018
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In Boston, iHeart swaps airshifts for its WRKO talk hosts - Retirement for a local radio stalwart, Ron Galley, after 47 years at WDLA in Walton, New York; we drop in for a chat - A conversation with Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Famer Tom Langmyer. After managing big stations such as KMOX, WGN and WTMJ, he's starting his own small-market ownership group, and we've got all the details!

Duration:01:02:42

Top of the Tower Podcast #029: Philly Format Flip, Jeff Williams, Don Backus

11/9/2018
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Entercom changes brands on its new acquisition, WBEB Philadelphia (and is there more to come in that busy market?) - Conversations from the Radio Show with Jeff Williams of Yellowtec and Don Backus of Rohde & Schwarz

Duration:00:17:35

Top of the Tower Podcast #028: WLNG Sold, Halloween Fun, and John Harper

10/31/2018
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WLNG is sold...what's in store for its new owners (see our 2017 visit here) - "War of the Worlds" remembered in NYC, Buffalo (see the AES presentation from New York here) - Remembering Barry Lunderville - Red Sox win! - A conversation with Relevant Radio "Morning Air" host John Harper - More on the 2019 Tower Site Calendar

Duration:00:39:13

Top of the Tower Podcast #027: Disaster Recovery at the AES Show

10/17/2018
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We're on the floor at the joint Audio Engineering Society and NAB New York shows in New York City - Vox buys two more in Burlington - More on Powell Broadcasting's exit from storm-ravaged Panama City, Florida - A conversation with disaster recovery expert Howard Price of MediaDisasterPrep.com

Duration:00:29:16

Top of the Tower Podcast #026: Whither Class A AMs?

10/10/2018
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Broadcasters brace for Hurricane Michael - The FCC requests comments on a proposal to reduce skywave coverage protection for class A AM stations - A conversation with Nautel's Gary Liebisch (right) as he gets ready to retire - Getting ready for the AES Show and NAB New York next week

Duration:00:40:15

Top of the Tower Podcast #025: Lessons from the Radio Show

10/3/2018
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A once-great 50 kW signal fades away - Recapping the technical side of the Radio Show with Dangerous Dan Hyatt and Nick Straka - More thoughts on some of the other challenges from the Radio Show

Duration:00:26:31

Top of the Tower Podcast #024: At the Radio Show with Peter King

9/26/2018
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We're at the Radio Show in Orlando, where the SiriusXM/Pandora deal is making waves - A conversation with CBS News Radio's Peter King, whose home base is here in Central Florida

Duration:00:34:05

Top of the Tower Podcast #23: After the Storm – and Sports Moves

9/20/2018
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Florence leaves the Carolinas drenched; how did broadcasters fare? - Mets move from iHeart's WOR to Entercom's WCBS - LA Kings go streaming-only - Call change in Philly - We head to the Radio Show in Orlando - and more

Duration:00:22:04

Top of the Tower Podcast #22: Florence Approaches, WBZ Moves, Mike McCabe

9/12/2018
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Radio gets ready for Florence to make landfall - Our summer travels take us to WBZ's studio move in Boston - Tower Site Calendar 2019 is almost ready for your mailbox! - We talk with Mike (Kerr) McCabe as he makes a big move from western New York to iHeart on the New Hampshire seacoast - And more!

Duration:00:34:29

Top of the Tower Podcast #021: RadioInsight’s Lance Venta

8/1/2018
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We catch up with RadioInsight editor/publisher Lance Venta, just back from the Podcast Movement convention in Philadelphia, for a wide-ranging conversation about Scripps' WTMJ/WKTI sale in Milwaukee, Cox's attempts to spin off local TV, Univision/Cumulus and more.

Duration:00:20:59

Top of the Tower Podcast #020: Cox Plots TV Spins

7/25/2018
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In this week's edition: Cox seeks TV station partner (or sale?) - We analyze the sale of Philadelphia's WBEB and spinoff of WXTU to Beasley - More sounds from the NAB Show: a conversation with Gates Air's Mark Goins about new transmitter technology

Duration:00:21:14

Top of the Tower Podcast #19: All-Digital AM and Foreign Ownership

7/18/2018
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In this week’s edition: CBS Radio’s “NEW” New York format – Studio moves in NYC, Boston – A conversation with Hubbard Radio’s Dave Kolesar about the all-digital AM HD radio experiment at “The Gamut” WWFD (820) in Frederick, Maryland (8:20) – More sounds from the NAB Show: a conversation with Aiir‘s Ricki Lee about his attempt to […]

Duration:00:48:05

Top of the Tower Podcast #018: Elvis Duran and Drew Hall at NAB

4/11/2018
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Conversations with Z100's Elvis Duran and iHeart's Drew Hall on the NAB Show floor, plus a listen to the NAB's "all-digital" HD Radio testing

Duration:00:15:11

Top of the Tower Podcast #017: NAB’s David Layer

4/6/2018
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Top of the Tower returns for a new season, live from the NAB Show in Las Vegas!

Duration:00:13:37

Top of the Tower Podcast #016: KQV and WMEX Fight for Survival

12/20/2017
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Beasley, iHeart take control of new Boston properties - What's happening to the HD subchannels in the shuffle? - Ed Perry's surprise purchase of WMEX, away from the high-profile auction - Pittsburgh's KQV seeks buyer, could go dark

Duration:00:28:16

Top of the Tower Podcast #015: Net Neutrality, WGHT’s End and More

12/14/2017
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Some thoughts on how the FCC handled Net Neutrality, and how different it's been from usual public comment processes - Saying goodbye to one quirky small AM, and wondering about the future of another - Mike Francesa's farewell from WFAN

Duration:00:23:27

Top of the Tower #014: Who Controls ALT?

12/6/2017
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Sexual harassment allegations take two more public media voices off the air in New York - The FCC sets the date for the next AM translator window: what do broadcasters need to know? - "ALT" branding creates new conflicts between Entercom and iHeart - CBS/Entercom fallout includes Seattle format changes - The latest on DTV repacks and zombie licenses

Duration:00:24:34

Top of the Tower Podcast #013: The Entercom Fallout

11/22/2017
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In this week's podcast: Lance Venta from RadioInsight.com joins us again to analyze the first week of Entercom's takeover of CBS Radio.

Duration:00:24:23