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by Marcus
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Listening to WWJ on the road
Replies: 28
Views: 938

Re: Listening to WWJ on the road

Drive towards Port Huron on the I-94 and WWJ is weaker at 50 KW than it was with 5 KW from Southfield. Head east on Hwy #402 in Ontario and WWJ disappears. That bend to the northeast in their pattern is to protect 950 kHz in Barrie, Ontario. Now that Mississauga is getting a new radio station at 960...
by Marcus
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)
Replies: 89
Views: 7952

Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Another option would for EMF to move the WDKL call letters from Masontown, PA to Detroit.
by Marcus
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DC area AM goes All-Digital
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: DC area AM goes All-Digital

I'd like to know how far the 4.3 KW daytime signal carries now. The digital side of a hybrid digital station such as WWJ is only 500 watts max.
by Marcus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Alt 106.7 - 6 months in
Replies: 43
Views: 4418

Re: Alt 106.7 - 6 months in

Los Angeles is one of the few exceptions where Alternative is beating Mainstream Rock in the ratings. I don't see it ever happening in Detroit.
by Marcus
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: CIMX-FM coverage area
Replies: 42
Views: 3033

Re: CIMX-FM coverage area

89x has mentioned Detroit traffic very recently. It's coverage area as far as marketing goes is still Windsor/Detroit. They might even outlast Alt 106.7
by Marcus
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: CIMX-FM coverage area
Replies: 42
Views: 3033

Re: CIMX-FM coverage area

I should also mention that the property on 1150 Ouellette Ave was the old Viscount Hotel which was torn down in the 1980's. This must have forced CJOM-FM to find another transmitter site. The fact that they became 100 KW from more than double the height from the new location makes up for being furth...
by Marcus
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: CIMX-FM coverage area
Replies: 42
Views: 3033

Re: CIMX-FM coverage area

From 1963 until the mid 1980's the old CKLW-FM was 50,000 watts at 567 feet from the old Channel 9 tower in downtown Windsor. CJOM-FM was 84,000 watts at 269 feet from 1150 Ouellette Ave in Windsor Now both 89x and The River are at 188.5 meters or 618 feet above average terrain with a directional an...
by Marcus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New Rock 89X
Replies: 19
Views: 2162

Re: New Rock 89X

I was flipping between 89x and Alt 106.7 last night. The winner in my opinion : 89x
The also continue to say "Windsor-Detroit" like they have for years so they might end up beating yet another competitor.
by Marcus
Mon May 28, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Sarnia/Port Huron
Replies: 12
Views: 3464

Re: Sarnia/Port Huron

The new rebroadcaster on 101.5 FM is CBEF-3-FM which carrries the same programming of CBEF 1550 AM in Windsor. Ici Radio-Canada Premiere is the French language version of CBC Radio One so CJBC Toronto along with the London transmitter oftens carries the same programming as CBEF Windsor. The Sarnia t...
by Marcus
Thu May 03, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)
Replies: 89
Views: 7952

Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

The construction permit appears to be designed to make it overcome RF intermod a little better. I wouldn't be surprised if WOMC and 105.9 WDMK mix together and wipe out 102.7 right now in Southfield and Oak Park. They might decide to just toss the C.P. since EMF did not apply for it anyhow.
by Marcus
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMXD receiption
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: WMXD receiption

Maybe they're about to move WMXD up to 106.7 and then sell off 92.3 FM to K-Love (just my imagination). It is more than likely technical problems where they are running on an aux. backup until a part for the main transmitter arrives. That situation between 92.5 WVKS Toledo and 92.3 WMXD Detroit remi...
by Marcus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock
Replies: 25
Views: 2457

Re: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

The only thing going for that band is the weather alert function that some radios have. In Canada they transmit in both English and French even if you live where almost everyone speaks English. Both Sarnia and Chatham were poorly served by a tower halfway between the two towns for years. The problem...
by Marcus
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Should ZoomerMedia Ltd. aquire CKDK-FM Woodstock?
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Should ZoomerMedia Ltd. aquire CKDK-FM Woodstock?

102.3 FM in London has the same format but is now Jack FM.
One way to bring Classic Hits back to the London radio market would be for Corus to apply for a FM rebroadcaster for 1290 CJBK.
WHIO from Dayton, OH causes them enough interference at night to make this an option.
by Marcus
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Should ZoomerMedia Ltd. aquire CKDK-FM Woodstock?
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Should ZoomerMedia Ltd. aquire CKDK-FM Woodstock?

Such a move would allow them to add a fourth transmitter to it's Classical Music network. Although some might say that Classical Music is not growing, they added the Collingwood (+ Owen Sound / Barrie / Midland) signal just a few years ago. This would fill in a void left by the CBC after their Stere...
by Marcus
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON Update - 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 19712

Re: WPON Update - 2018

I don't see AM 1460 ever coming back to Metro Detroit, but I can see Birach Broadcasting Co. owning AM 1130 some day.
by Marcus
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WBBM 780 to diplex with WSCR 670
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

Re: WBBM 780 to diplex with WSCR 670

Looks like they now have a Construction Permit.

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/c ... r_id=83014
by Marcus
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Delete this please
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Cumulus exits Bismarck

I wouldn't be surprised if Muskegon, Michigan is next.
by Marcus
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Arizona or Texas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Re: Arizona or Texas?

Sierra Vista, Arizona seemed like a nice place when I visited it. It is also at a high enough elevation that the very intense heat that tends to bake Phoenix in the Summer isn't nearly as bad there. I'm not familiar with Texas so I cannot compare the two states to each other.
by Marcus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: iHeart Bankrupt
Replies: 36
Views: 6376

Re: iHeart Bankrupt

If I was running I Heart AM 1130 would be going up for sale right away. The end result might not be impressive though. Chances are Crawford will move either 1340 WCHB or 560 WRDT to 1130 or Salem Media will move 1400 WDTK there. I Heart might also want to sell its least profitable radio stations fro...