Sad to hear the news of the passing of Laurence Glavin from today’s Northeast Radio Watch. While quite the colorful character on the message boards and mailing lists, Laurence was a devoted fan of NECRAT. Often speaking about my site on various places. While I never knew him personally, I can appreciate the respect he had for my work on NECRAT. This update, is about you, Laurence, RIP.
One of the largest markets that is relatively close to the NECRAT headquarters but for lack of any good excuse went missing from NECRAT has been Philadelphia, PA. Well I finally have been able to correct that wrong. With the help of our good friend Mark Humphrey! (Plus a very very detailed travel route planned by Scott Fybush of Fybush.com). As usual with these markets, I try to get as many exteriors first when the weather is good. And this weekend was no exception. The weather was almost perfect! Check out a select few images below from the gallery. Remember to see the Update Page to see all the changes!
Along with Philadelphia, we also got some nearby Trenton signals too!
Plus a couple of Allentown rimshots up in Stroudsberg…
You probably know about WPEP in the little city of Taunton, MA., and it’s disappearance from the radio waves in 2007. Well in all that time, the little tower on County St., near Route 24 has remained standing. Recently, our good friend Steve Callahan came up with a plan to not only resurrect the tower, but add a second tower for his 1530 WVBF. I had heard from my friend Jeff Lehmann that the tower has been already put up. So today, on a spur of the moment trip for non broadcast purposes, I stopped by the site to grab two quick shots with my camera-phone.
As you probably heard, or if you live here, know, that we have had an impressive amount of snow in a short amount of time here in New England. Ski areas are thriving, snow lovers are excited, but others are having some bad issues. To give my “viewers” some prospective of how much snow we have, I took these pictures.
So you can see, we have a lot of snow here! And it is going to take quite some time to melt it all. Things will get bad during the melt, but should start in a few weeks. Fortunately we don’t have any more heavy snow in the long range forecast.
Yeah you probably guessed what I mean, if you’re at this site, that is. Our good friend Willie Barnett of WIHS recently had an antenna inspection done. The tower crew on the tower took a couple of photos that Willie and I wanted to share with you: