America's floating radio station is heading for land.
After 16 years of bobbing up and down the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Newport, Ky., jazz station WNOP will drop anchor in an old Yellow Taxi building in Cincinnati in a few days. The reason: The station has outgrown the tiny floating studio and needs more space.
WNOP originally located on the Ohio River because the station owner was a retired Navy man who loved the water.
Over the years, it's taken new employees several months to get over seasickness, but the records seldom suffered. The turntable tone arms were specially designed, weighted and balanced to keep the records from skipping about when the boat hit rough water.