Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 This picture was taken from the south shore of Lake Crescent looking Northeast Not to be outdone – Dwight Small (Ret) sent me this one of Lake Cavanaugh The headline this month – CBS RADIO IS GONE – ENTERCOM IS A WHOLE LOT…

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Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Fall colors on West Tiger Mountain.Here we are looking at what we commonly call – West Tiger #2 or WTM-2.    The overall height of the two towers, including antennas, is 350 feet.   The towers were made by ERI.   The tower on the right…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 The picture on the right was taken in early August at Cougar Mountain. The fall colors you see are partially a result of the very dry summer we have been having. For years I have been writing in this column about summer being…

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Clays Corner June 2017

Clays Corner June 2017

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 I have long known that if you talk despairingly about a piece of equipment, somehow that item will find out and get even.  Apparently, there are times that this works for weather as well.  In last month’s column, I showed a picture of…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Finally, as if Mother Nature was watching the calendar, summer arrived in our area about the 21st of June.  As if a switch was thrown, our gray cool weather was replaced with sun and warmth.  In fact, on the 25th the temps were…

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Clays Corner May 2017

Clays Corner May 2017

Clay’s Corner – Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Well, at last, we are able to drive conventional vehicles to the top of West Tiger.   It almost seems strange…Like I’ve been on an extended vacation.   The bad news…Lots of catch-up to do. The crew from iHeart have been busy…

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Clay’s Corner – April

Clay’s Corner – April

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 On the heels of the Entercom/CBS deal, are we about to see a lot more consolidation? Apparently, some think so and this time it will involve television as well.  Part of what is fueling all this is the belief that the changes in…

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Clay’s Corner – March

Clay’s Corner – March

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986. For some time now we have been hearing about how CBS was going to spin off their radio division…this would lead many to wonder, and chat about, who might buy them.  Then in early February the news broke – Indeed CBS Radio was…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986. It finally happened here !!!!  Friday the 27th, the usually quiet SBE Remailer lit up with tons of activity about how a local LPFM Station was playing something describing the POTUS in not complimentary terms.  Suddenly a lot of broadcast engineers were tuning…

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Clay’s Corner – January

Clay’s Corner – January

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and that 2017 will prove to be the best. A lot of newsy stuff to report on this month and some pretty, and interesting, pictures. The two biggest in-debt radio operators, Cumulus and iHeart,…

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