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by tvbobn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: The Absurdity Of The 18-49 Demo
Replies: 0
Views: 82

The Absurdity Of The 18-49 Demo

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Absurdity Of The 18-49 Demo Radio Ink - December 12, 2017 (By Paul Curran) My son turned 18 earlier this year. Putting aside my anxiety on how quickly he is growing up, it occurred to me that for the first and only time in our respective lifetimes, we are now joined togeth...
by tvbobn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Status of WSRT?
Replies: 96
Views: 13207

Re: Status of WSRT?

I don't know why you think the coverage for WKLT is better than either WGFN or WGFE. Half of WGFN's signal goes out over Lake Michigan. It fails to deliver a usable signal to areas east of US-131. It also has a really crappy signal in Wexford County. KLT reaches Gaylord, Grayling, Cadillac and even...
by tvbobn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Status of WSRT?
Replies: 96
Views: 13207

Re: Status of WSRT?

All of the Black Diamond owned stations have unreliable indoor signals if you're listening at work on a crappy radio in the Traverse City area. Areal coverage of 98.1/97.7 is crap and will always be crap compared to KLT/KLZ. Classic Rock is a regional format for NW Michigan. KLT/KLZ blankets pretty...
by tvbobn
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: iHeart Lenders
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: iHeart Lenders

Lenders Want Nearly All Of iHeart, Plus A Chapter 11 Option: Details of a debt-for-equity proposal awarding its lenders 87.5% equity in a recapitalized iHeart and 87.5% of iHeart’s 89.5% direct ownership in Clear Channel Outdoor presented to iHeartMedia's lenders by the company surfaced today in an ...
by tvbobn
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: iHeart Lenders
Replies: 8
Views: 993

iHeart Lenders

BREAKING NEWS - 11/30/2017 Lenders Want H*** Stake In iHeart, Plus Chapter 11 Option On Nov. 22, just before the Thanksgiving Day holiday, iHeartMedia once again extended the deadline for participation in its Term Loan Offers, Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations to 5pm Eastern on Dec. 8. That ...
by tvbobn
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Kylee Miller new weather person at WNEM
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Kylee Miller new weather person at WNEM

Kylee was born and raised in Michigan. She attended an Early College Alliance program (ECA) at Eastern Michigan University her junior and senior year of high school where she graduated with her associate's degree. After finishing her associate's degree, Kylee continued to pursue a meteorology degree...
by tvbobn
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPXD 31
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: WPXD 31

They couldn't move RF31 to Southfield because of short spacing to another station.

After the digital change, they picked up RF50, which worked in Southfield.

Now going to RF24 after the repack.
by tvbobn
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: No New FM In Gaylord, Mich., Just Yet
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: No New FM In Gaylord, Mich., Just Yet

There's more to the story: One of the keys to the decision, it seems, is a joint counterproposal filed by Henderson himself and another one of his operations, Great Northern Broadcasting System. This counterproposal would have involved four station relocations, a voluntary downgrade for another sta...
by tvbobn
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: No New FM In Gaylord, Mich., Just Yet
Replies: 8
Views: 888

No New FM In Gaylord, Mich., Just Yet

No New FM In Gaylord, Mich., Just Yet By Adam Jacobson - November 10, 2017 In early August 2016, Roy Henderson notified the FCC that he had created a wholly owned limited liability company. This entity, N Content Marketing, would serve as the owner of an AM in Petoskey, Mich. and 1 AM and 3 FMs in T...
by tvbobn
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WQEZ now WWMK... B&T coming back?
Replies: 15
Views: 1528

Re: WQEZ now WWMK... B&T coming back?

ftballfan wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:58 pm
litemix wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:55 pm
Black diamond needs to buy 106.3 the mitten
Black Diamond is at the limit. The only ownership group that isn't at the limit IIRC is Midwestern since they sold off 107.9 Charlevoix
I think MacDonald can add one more FM.
by tvbobn
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Channel moves...and power changes??
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Re: Channel moves...and power changes??

wsummers wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:42 pm
WPBN has filed a CP modification to increase to 850 kw and WTOM to 250 kw.
I don't know what the new CP modification is asking for exactly, but both WPBN and WTOM have directional antenna's in their current CP's.
by tvbobn
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WPNW AM 1260 Zeeland/Holland
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: WPNW AM 1260 Zeeland/Holland

I believe the roof over the transmitter has been installed and Continental Electronics found some parts. WPNW is back on the air.
by tvbobn
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WPNW AM 1260 Zeeland/Holland
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: WPNW AM 1260 Zeeland/Holland

Air conditioning units were removed years ago with the idea that the previous roof leaks could be repaired and stopped. Now the leaks seem to be coming down into the old air conditioning metal duct work that was left inside the transmitter room. The roof needs to be repaired again, at minimum!
by tvbobn
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WPNW AM 1260 Zeeland/Holland
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

WPNW AM 1260 Zeeland/Holland

WPNW AM 1260 Zeeland/Holland has been off the air since yesterday due to a leaky roof. Water leaked onto the transmitter and took the station off the air. A few cards were damaged and will need to be replaced. The transmitter company said the estimated time to get new cards built (none in stock) wou...
by tvbobn
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Al Blinke
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Al Blinke

From TVNewsCheck: Al Blinke, vice president and general manager of WNEM Flint-Saginaw, Mich. (DMA 71) for the past 13 years, announced today that he will retire from the Meredith-owned CBS affiliate after a 40-year career in television and radio broadcasting. “The last 13 years at WNEM TV 5 have bee...
by tvbobn
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air
Replies: 66
Views: 16930

Re: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air

Gaylord has a sizable population, and it is not in the Market with Traverse City or Petoskey. Low rates can be over come with a better product. Have you actually listened to WMJZ? They seem to be super serving Gaylord, which is a really good thing. They seem to have way to many commercials (at low ...
by tvbobn
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air
Replies: 66
Views: 16930

Re: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air

Hello, Kent Smith here with WMJZ and WWSS. TV Bohn, as you sit there and hide behind a screen name attributing statements to me and continually post disparaging comments and innuendo about us I wonder who the hell you are? You don't know anything about my business, business plan, rate structure, wh...
by tvbobn
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air
Replies: 66
Views: 16930

Re: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air

Seems like both Black Diamond and Coynes would like a Gaylord group. Why would they want either of these stations after they've been selling spots for $1.50? It will take forever for a new owner to get spot rates up to a reasonable rate after local advertisers have been buying at these low prices!
by tvbobn
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air
Replies: 66
Views: 16930

Re: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air

On your last point, in fact I did NOT realize that - thanks for the info. Was completely unaware. The 95.9 I'm referring to is WLJW. Class C2 facility that transmits from the same tower as WJZQ (Z93). https://radio-locator.com/info/WLJW-FM I suppose mileage varies in terms of the pairings. You ment...
by tvbobn
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air
Replies: 66
Views: 16930

Re: 106.3 Interlochen is now on the air

If the WWSS fellow is chasing ad dollars in Cheboygan, that is definitely a tough hill to climb! Black Diamond has it covered very well. Petoskey? That's probably even a tougher hill to climb! Not only do you have Black Diamond, you also have Mac-Gar. Good luck trying to pry dollars away from WMKC ...