Baron Daemon

Tom Friedman is right. The world is flat. We have slowly but surely homogenized just about everything consumable to the point that there is, sadly, little left in the way of local or regional flavor. Corporate radio, food chains and the interstate highway system have pretty much seen to that. Yet, even as I was […]


In the spring of 1963, WNYS was a six-month old ABC affiliate in Syracuse, New York with a big problem.  Thanks in part to a powerful state-of-the-art tower on a hill overlooking Pompey, just south of town, the station had signal to spare.  In fact, its all-new transmission not only blanketed much of the thick […]