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by MWmetalhead
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Being pro-police
Replies: 422
Views: 9558

Re: Being pro-police

Turns out not just one - but four (!!!) - cowardly Broward County sheriff's deputies chose not to enter the building upon arriving. Instead, they staked out positions behind their patrol cars with guns drawn and did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to help the terrorized students inside. These disgraces to the ba...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: U-M Offensive Coord. Drevno has been fired
Replies: 1
Views: 36

U-M Offensive Coord. Drevno has been fired

I said halfway through the season that this guy stinks and needed to be fired. The deed has been done! http://www.mgoblog.com/content/reports-drevno-out https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2018/02/23/michigan-football-tim-drevno-out-ed-warinner/367171002/ http:/...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Trump’s Son Smears School Shooting Witness/Victim
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Trump’s Son Smears School Shooting Witness/Victim

"I think it's disgusting, personally. My father's a retired FBI agent and the FBI are some of the hardest working individuals I have ever seen in my life," student David Hogg said during an interview on CNN. ."It's wrong that the president is blaming them for this." Although Hogg himself sounds pre...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Pay Movie Channels back in the day
Replies: 22
Views: 949

Re: Pay Movie Channels back in the day

Speaking of The Movie Channel and Cinemax - why do those networks even exist anymore??? Hard to believe there are people out there who would pay $15 per month to see a bunch of movies they can see On Demand or on non-premium networks for free. Netflix, Prime Video and other services have a massive l...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Detroit Nielsen audio ratings - January survey
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Detroit Nielsen audio ratings - January survey

The January ratings survey is out for Detroit's radio stations. As has been the case recently, WNIC and WOMC sit atop the pack, in a statistical tie for first place in AQH share ages 6+. Several stations made noteworthy gains, reclaiming listenership that largely went to WNIC during the holiday surv...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WGN-AM Lands the White Sox
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: WGN-AM Lands the White Sox

The radio booth is remaining the same.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: 2018 Detroit Tigers
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: 2018 Detroit Tigers

A mixture of has-beens and AA/AAA quality players. They'll win 55 - 59 games this season. The thing is - that isn't much worse than last year's result!
by MWmetalhead
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Sinclair aquires Tribune including Fox 17
Replies: 52
Views: 13580

Re: Sinclair aquires Tribune including Fox 17

I hope it isn't Scripps. They suck. Meredith is even worse. I'm rooting for Gray.
by MWmetalhead
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Being pro-police
Replies: 422
Views: 9558

Re: Being pro-police

Apparently, an armed school resource officer named Scott Peterson fled the scene instead of trying to chase down the shooter. He "retired" today after being suspended by the police chief.

I do give major kudos to the officers who ultimately did apprehend Cruz.
by MWmetalhead
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Minneapolis gets an Urban station.. Sort of
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Minneapolis gets an Urban station.. Sort of

True Oldies or Soft Oldies (similar to the original Love 105 format) would work reasonably well. So would Adult Contemporary! The Twin Cities still lack a Mainstream AC station. I remember when 105.7 was a f*cked Triple-A station called "Cafe 105.7" with Imus in the Morning of all things in the AM d...
by MWmetalhead
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Minneapolis gets an Urban station.. Sort of
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Minneapolis gets an Urban station.. Sort of

Absolutely! Trashing the Love 105 format was one of the more idiotic moves of the Dickey era -- that's saying a lot! After Lite 102.9 flipped to Country, the Love 105 brand had an Adult Contemporary lane a mile wide to itself. AQH share was in the upper 2's for a period. You may recall the 105's dum...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WJBK Leads Social Media
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: WJBK Leads Social Media

In terms of each station's actual website - the thing that actually generates revenue - I would be stunned if 4's isn't the most popular.

WJBK actually changed the primary URL of theirs recently. That suggests to me they may have been lagging in user traffic.
by MWmetalhead
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 141
Views: 40931

Re: Old cable lineups

AT&T Broadband wasn't nearly as awful of a cable provider as its predecessor TCI - at least as far as greater Grand Rapids was concerned - but as I recall, ESPN2 wasn't available as an analog channel until 2003!! Unbelievable. ESPN2 showed quite a bit of NHL hockey and Big Ten football & basketball ...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WMJZ sold?
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: WMJZ sold?

As I suspected - the transaction was financed by the seller. That explains the high price. Only $25,000 cash was paid at closing (and was credited against the $750,000 price).

Interesting article in Radio Ink!

https://radioink.com/2018/02/16/manager-owner-heres/
by MWmetalhead
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Mystery signal on 94.1 MHz in GR on Saturday afternoon
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Mystery signal on 94.1 MHz in GR on Saturday afternoon

Thanks guys. The pirate signal is definitely what I heard. I checked the playlist of Mix 94.1 in Canton and also Star 94 in Atlanta during that time of day, and the song I heard wasn't anywhere on either station's playlist. The source of origin must be near the Walker / Jenison border near the river.
by MWmetalhead
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Shakeup at "Loudwire Nights"
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Re: Shakeup at "Loudwire Nights"

This affiliate list is what you call a shit sandwich -- and it's not even up to date!!! KTUM in New Mexico flipped to CHR/Top 40 over a year ago! WPRY in tiny Perry, FL programs Classic Hits, so I doubt they carry the show, either. Also, KUBQ is located nowhere near Portland, OR. It's located a good...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 640 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: 640 AM

The two are comparable. 810 east of 131 where I was listening seemed a tiny bit stronger. Still nowhere near full strength, though. Noticeable fuzz. I bet they are transmitting only a 100 watt signal.

Their translator on 93.3 MHz underachieves, too. 104.9 and 92.9 are much stronger indoors.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Being pro-police
Replies: 422
Views: 9558

Re: Being pro-police

After further research, I can say Bryce is correct and that I was mistaken.

Here is how the FBI describes itself:
https://www.fbi.gov/about/faqs/is-the-f ... lice-force
by MWmetalhead
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Mystery signal on 94.1 MHz in GR on Saturday afternoon
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Mystery signal on 94.1 MHz in GR on Saturday afternoon

On the west side (Lake Michigan Dr. and Covell Ave. region), I heard teeny bopper music @ 94.1 FM quite clearly. It was that stupid "All About That Bass" song by Meghan Trainor. Didn't listen long enough to catch an ID, because I had other people in the car and hate that song. Anyone else hear any w...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 640 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: 640 AM

Sampled the AM dial in the car while driving back from the GR area earlier this afternoon. My results were similar to the rest of you guys. Indoors on a crappy receiver, I was able to eke out a signal with some fine tuning. Signal strength there was comparable to AM 1000, AM 890 and AM 620 and notic...