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by MWmetalhead
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Status of WSRT?
Replies: 80
Views: 12242

Re: Status of WSRT?

Good luck getting ratings (and thus, revenue) with Classic Rock on two horribly disadvantaged signals. Jacobs consulted KLQ in G.R. and 94.1 The Edge in Lansing. You're crazy if you think their services equate to some sort of guaranteed silver bullet. If KLT is as vulnerable as you allege, which I d...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Status of WSRT?
Replies: 80
Views: 12242

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 MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WBBM 780 to diplex with WSCR 670
Replies: 16
Views: 680

Re: WBBM 780 to diplex with WSCR 670

Yup, WCBS and WABC seem to be the easiest to receive AM stations from NYC in southern Michigan after dark.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Joe Kopecek Out at WXMI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2468

Re: Joe Kopecek Out at WXMI?

Kevin Craig = apologist for the National Weather Service's tornado warning failures. I mean, the Wyoming / Kentwood tornado was caught on VIDEO. There were power flashes. Kyle Underwood live during WOOD-TV's 10p newscast that evening noted doppler radar was indicating winds near 90 mph near US-131 &...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Joe Kopecek Out at WXMI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2468

Re: Joe Kopecek Out at WXMI?

It is painful to listen to her. Such an annoying voice. Almost sounds masculine.
Exactly.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Go Pistons!!! :)
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Go Pistons!!! :)

What he did last night was indeed very selfish - no question about it.

He's become a Rodney Stuckey clone. Speaking of Mr. Stuckey, his NBA career appears to be over at just 31 years of age.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Joe Kopecek Out at WXMI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2468

Re: Joe Kopecek Out at WXMI?

I have not seen any examples of it recently, but 17 has asked Kevin Craig to wear two hats on the air, and produce feature content. Ty Shesky and Candace Monacelli are similarly required, I think that Garry Frank is somehow outside that use pattern, as was Kopecek Monacelli should have as little ai...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Kyle Underwhelm
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: Kyle Underwhelm

What is the deal with Candace's voice over at 17? I'd rather listen to nails on a chalkboard. She needs some serious, serious coaching.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Status of WSRT?
Replies: 80
Views: 12242

Re: Status of WSRT?

The sale of WKLT/WKLZ and WFCX/WFDX to Blarney Stone appears to be completely dead. All references to Blarney Stone on the stations' web sites have been removed and once again refer to "Northern Broadcast, Inc." This would suggest not even an LMA exists at this point. Look at the copyright info at t...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Jay Towers
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Jay Towers

Much of his WNIC morning show - perhaps the whole thing - is recorded beforehand. Whenever I've listened, it's usually between 5:30a and 6:30a. It's quite evident that what I'm hearing is on tape. No listener phone calls, no discussion of the prior night's news or prior night's TV viewing, and dry s...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Cumulus debt restructuring proposal announced!
Replies: 52
Views: 1626

Re: Cumulus debt restructuring proposal announced!

Some Cumulus-owned stations in Mid-Michigan sound so ROTTEN from a technical standpoint.

Yes, I'm looking in the direction of WFBE. :)

Most high school stations have better sounding chains than Gnash FM 95.1. I don't how or why anyone would choose to listen to that station over WKCQ, WCEN or WITL.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WXYZ Anchors
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: WXYZ Anchors

Turner has too much baggage. Gordon is under contract to do afternoons at WJR. Emery King is a talented journalist but hasn't been on the air since 2005; he also has his own communications business now. I would like to see Christy MacDonald return to the station; not sure what she's up to these days...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Go Pistons!!! :)
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Go Pistons!!! :)

Thumbs down to Stan Van Gundy and Reggie Jackson. SVG was nuts not to use his timeout with 16 seconds left in order to draw up a decent scoring play. And why on earth would Jackson go deep into the paint against Igoudala and Green with so much time left on the clock? To add insult to injury, Harris ...
by MWmetalhead
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WOMC Christmas Music
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: WOMC Christmas Music

Boooooooooo!

Time to remove WOMC from my presets for a while.

Wow. WCSX pretty much has the pre-1990's secular music lane to itself for the time being.
by MWmetalhead
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Cumulus debt restructuring proposal announced!
Replies: 52
Views: 1626

Re: Cumulus debt restructuring proposal announced!

Nice detective work! :) I think all we can conclude at this point is that the previous deal with Merlin is "up in the air" and may or may not move forward as previously structured. However, if you are correct that the application has indeed been filed, then I would have to believe that the money to ...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Malcom Maddox of WXYZ suspended
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Re: Malcom Maddox of WXYZ suspended

Fox 2 aired an informative report about Maddox a short time ago on its 6p newscast. Multiple current WXYZ staffers have confirmed to Fox 2 that the allegations are true, that Maddox sent pics of his dick to multiple women at the station, and basically, is a creep. I suspect Maddox will be terminated...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Malcom Maddox of WXYZ suspended
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Malcom Maddox of WXYZ suspended

He's been accused of sexual harassment by an unnamed colleague.
by MWmetalhead
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: 2 Flips! NYC and Chicago
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: 2 Flips! NYC and Chicago

KJAQ was divested to iHeartRadio; Entercom does not own that station.
by MWmetalhead
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: 2 Flips! NYC and Chicago
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: 2 Flips! NYC and Chicago

Fantastic move for Hubbard. Dumb move from Entercom. KMPS has 43 years of heritage behind it and stronger billing than 100.7 The Wolf. True, another Entercom station (Rock 99.9 KISW) loses a competitor in the process. But KVRQ was never a strong competitor to KISW. The one thing Entercom did correct...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Stephen Clark Retiring...
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Re: Stephen Clark Retiring...

I hope it's not Davey Lew. He is getting long in the tooth and not nearly as sharp as he once was. Some of his newscasts are painful. I also do not believe Maddox is good enough to fill Stephen's chair. My guess is 7 will promote someone from one of their many sister stations. Or they'll hire someon...