For the benefit of those looking for a gift for their fellow radio-geek or themselves, we’d like to point out two possible options.
First up is James Van Osdol’s “We Appreciate Your Enthusiasm: The Oral History Of Q101“. The book is recap of the 19 year run of Chicago’s WKQX as an Alternative Rocker from 1992 until the sale to Merlin Media in 2011. Van Osdol, who worked at the station on and off for much of its run recaps the ups and downs of the station through interviews with 75 fellow former staffers. As we await the arrival of our copy, WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis has a thorough review here.
Featured sites this year are in Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky, California, Iowa, Idaho, Las Vegas, Colorado, Boston, Cleveland, Albuquerque, upstate New York and western Massachusetts. Among the locations are the Sandia Peak tower farm in Albuquerque, the golf course that calls WFXJ Jacksonville home, and KWAL Wallace, ID whose location is split by Interstate 90. The calendar is $18.50 ($19.98 for New York state residents with sales tax included) and can be purchased at Fybush.com.