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by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WKNR AM 850 Cleveland
Replies: 3
Views: 191

WKNR AM 850 Cleveland

I have noticed the past several nights that WKNR-AM 850 from Cleveland does not appear to be powering down or going to their night time directional signal. Their signal has been booming into West Michigan the past several nights. Usually they aren't audible in West Michigan at all after sunset.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: That time Bruce Grant slugged his PM....
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: That time Bruce Grant slugged his PM....

I'll try to remember the format info for WOOD-AM and FM as best I can. WOOD-FM was your basic beautiful music station in the 80's until early 1991 when the change was made to Soft A/C as Easy 105.7 FM. WOOD-FM still had a substantial but aging audience when the format change occurred. You'd have tho...
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue May 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 1250 WJMK launches with 60s/70s oldies format
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: 1250 WJMK launches with 60s/70s oldies format

Putting a translator on 98.5 in that area would be idiotic. Now I know the FM band is loaded these days, but there's gotta be a better option than that.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Muskegon spring ratings - WMRR & WLAW fall off a cliff!
Replies: 16
Views: 3880

Re: Muskegon spring ratings - WMRR & WLAW fall off a cliff!

Another guy we should thank for the outlaw is the late John Alan. He masterminded the format with Kevin. John worked at WMUS for many years and at several top 40/Rock stations in the area and had a vast knowledge of Rock and Country music. He along with Kevin were the brains of the operation.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: 2018 Detroit Tigers
Replies: 44
Views: 2594

Re: 2018 Detroit Tigers

My daughter had tickets to the game today. She was supposed to meet friends from Detroit at the game. I told her last night to save her gas money, because there was no way they'd be able to play baseball in Detroit today. She heeded my advice and will be going to the make up game in June
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: 2018 Detroit Tigers
Replies: 44
Views: 2594

Re: 2018 Detroit Tigers

That could be true, but there's supposed to be some type of undisputable visual evidence that the original call was wrong for it to be overturned. I don't think there was enough evidence to change that call. Oh well, the first of probably 90-100 losses for the Tigers this year.
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Rich Pastoor
Replies: 0
Views: 665

Rich Pastoor

Sad news to pass along. I see where long time Grand Rapids radio host Rich Pastoor has passed away. He worked at several different stations through the years including WFUR, WMAX and WYGR where I believe he was part owner. Rich worked many years on the Polka-Pops show and did the mid day show during...
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 105.3 Hot FM
Replies: 13
Views: 5800

Re: 105.3 Hot FM

It doesn't stop on my seek button in the Downtown area, and my car has a pretty liberal seek button.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 102.5 Grand Rapids Translator
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: 102.5 Grand Rapids Translator

It's now Monday and the audio is back to where it was prior to the fix last week. Nothing put a high pitched squeal.
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 105.3 Hot FM
Replies: 13
Views: 5800

Re: 105.3 Hot FM

I guess it really is "HOT FM" now. It's been off the air for the past 2 days after the transmitter tower was struck by lightning.
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 102.5 Grand Rapids Translator
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: 102.5 Grand Rapids Translator

Finally after almost 3 weeks the problem has been fixed. I was beginning to wonder if anybody working at the station actually ever listens to them.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 640 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2787

Re: 640 AM

I am guessing that 640's signal is better along the M-6 corridor than the signal on 810. The signal out of Rockford has been really poor for over a year now.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Mystery signal on 94.1 MHz in GR on Saturday afternoon
Replies: 3
Views: 550

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

MW there is a pirate radio station on the air out of Jenison on 94.1 that plays lots of odd stuff. I heard it on the air Saturday too while in the Grandville area. Has quite a strong signal along Lake Michigan drive from the west side of Grand Rapids out towards the Allendale area. I believe that is...
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Wood Radio FM 106.9
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Re: Wood Radio FM 106.9

Right now the WPRR translator on 102.5 is transmitting nothing but a high pitched whistle/whine and has been doing so for the past 2 weeks or more. I work in the downtown area every day, and prior to their problems had no trouble getting 102.5 in downtown Grand Rapids.
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Wood Radio FM 106.9
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Re: Wood Radio FM 106.9

You are driving right by an antenna farm that includes WFUR AM and FM, plus several different translators on the same tower. I believe your car radio is being de-sensitized by all the RF in the area, thus interfering with your reception of a signal out of Musekgon.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Jim Heddle
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Jim Heddle

I got word this morning that former Grand Rapids radio personality Jim Heddle has passed away. Jim grew up in and first worked in radio in Ann Arbor. He migrated west and worked at AM1340 WLAV when it was an oldies station in the mid 80's, then worked several years at WODJ under the moniker of Big J...
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 102.5 Grand Rapids Translator
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: 102.5 Grand Rapids Translator

Oops, they are not getting drunk on "wine" but they are still transmitting a "high pitched whine" this morning
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 102.5 Grand Rapids Translator
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

102.5 Grand Rapids Translator

Anybody know what's going on with this. It's been transmitting a high pitched wine for almost a week now. It also was doing this a couple of weeks ago for several days. Their stations on 1680 and 95.3 are in working order, but 102.5 is messed up.
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1260 WPNW wants to put a translator @ FM 98.9??? Good grief.
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: 1260 WPNW wants to put a translator @ FM 98.9??? Good grief.

I don't think I'd go so far to say it would get denied for sure. Look at the 98.3 translator in Allendale right on top of WLCS. Makes a damned mess out of the frequency in most of West Michigan. What I don't get, is they already have a translator with a pretty good signal on 96.5. Must be they want ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Another passing to report...
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Re: Another passing to report...

Just to add my 2 cents worth. John was originally hired in Grand Rapids by Ron White at WGRD in 1970 using the name Chuck Roberts. He had been working at GRD's sister station WTRU in Muskegon. He was hired away from GRD by John Leader at WLAV in 1971.