Dr. Bruce Elving,
publisher of the FM Atlas, was a long-time proponant and expert in all
things FM. He passed away in 2011, and this page is a
tribute to his love and dedication to FM radio.
According to a Wikiepedia posting, Bruce F. Elving
was an author and DXer from Duluth, Minnesota. His
interest in FM radio began while the technology was
still in its infancy.
He was twice given the DXer of the year award by The
Association of North American Radio Clubs, first in
1973 and later in 1986.
He had a desire to
introduce others to the world of FM DXing, and the
Worldwide TV FM DX Association has included an
article by him explaining the process on their
website. Another introductory article which was
originally published on his now offline FM Atlas
site can be found on the FMedia website.
He was the author of the FM Atlas, a directory of FM
radio stations and translators throughout the United
States, Canada, and Mexico. The FM Atlas has been
published approximately every 18 months since 1972,
and is currently in its 21st edition.
Elving also publishes FMedia, a monthly set of
updates for the FM Atlas, compiled from Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) and Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) data along with information contributed by
Publishing of FMedia began in 1987, continuing until
mid-2007 when Elving announced he was looking for a
hobbyist who would take over the newsletter under
new ownership. The publication remained out of print
for some months, eventually creating a multi-month
issue to catch readers up with the changes in
Elving's eldest daughter, Kristine, took over FMedia
in January 2008, with Bruce taking on a new role of
mentor and contributing editor. In March 2010
Kristine published the last issue of the newsletter,
when it again went out of print.