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by Colonel Flagg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: LPFM story
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: LPFM story

Sadly, if you examine the FCC's Silent FM Stations list, you will see that quite a few are LPFM's. And I concur, the religious "drones" in the form of FM translators, are a nuisance.
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Maxine Waters To Skip State of the Union
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Maxine Waters To Skip State of the Union

Maxine Waters spoke at one of my Union Conventions. The other delegates and I were favourably impressed. Maxine puts on a pretty good show. She doesn't even live among her constituents, the very people she always claims to be helping. If any of those people showed up in her upper class, white neigh...
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: New WILS aftrnoon show
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: New WILS aftrnoon show

Sounds "Riveting" :rollin On the positive side, at least it's a local program.
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 2018 Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 3538

Re: 2018 Predictions

Well sports tanked on 105.1 because Greater Media didn't know what the hell they were doing. They figured if they put ESPN radio on a full market stick, Boomski! they would be getting ratings. Coupled with Drew Lane leaving, which essentially killed it. 96.3 ain't going anywhere, 93.1 would be the ...
by Colonel Flagg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Big 8 CKLW
Replies: 17
Views: 1678

Re: The Big 8 CKLW

Ditto for me, at Quarton & Telegraph. 580 is louder, and much less susceptible to the electronic noisefloor. My guess would be a combination of things. The antenna system likely suffers from deferred maintenance, going back to when CHUM owned the stations. Perhaps before then.
by Colonel Flagg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: K106.3 Sarnia vs K-Love drone
Replies: 2
Views: 437

K106.3 Sarnia vs K-Love drone

I don't care what anyone says, the K-Love repeater drone on 106.3 HAS to be running over power! I enjoy listening to K106.3 Sarnia, and had this problem solved with a makeshift FM antenna, aimed at Sarnia from the back of my Sansui receiver. Now, all of a sudden, the Jesus crooners and CCM pop tarts...
by Colonel Flagg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WoW ... Lame Rumor Mill
Replies: 29
Views: 7639

Re: WoW ... Lame Rumor Mill

It is stunning to see what a bush league market Lansing has become. There was a lot of great talent that passed through Lansing, both on-air, and in management. In the 80's, stations like WVIC "The New 95 FM & 73 AM" Q106, WFMK, and even WIBM "94Gold" and 92.1 "Lansing's Lazer" sounded like major ma...
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: New Year’s Eve - Meh
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: New Year’s Eve - Meh

New Year's Eve programming on TV flat out stinks. I guess CNN decided to go all-in gay with its new year's eve programming this year. Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, who apparently are a couple. I know that only because they were sharing vacation photos on the air. I watched for maybe 6 or 7 minute...
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: "The All New" 104.3 WOMC.....not interested
Replies: 91
Views: 9864

Re: "The All New" 104.3 WOMC.....not interested

To me, this sounds like the work of a meddling consultant, with input from the bean counters at Entercom. Bobby & Stacey had a decent morning show, so why dump them now? Beau's soccer Mom shtick will not work well in AM drive. As "Beau the Jammer" he was great. On WOMC, he always seemed mediocre to ...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Soft Rock (Gold Based AC) Station
Replies: 13
Views: 1722

Re: Soft Rock (Gold Based AC) Station

Lol not another V98.7 please. I loved the jingles but hated the format :p And also, it seems that only IhateMedia stations play that crap you mentioned on their AC stations. The Non CC / CBS owned stations I've found seem locally programmed and play a lot of older and softer hits, like Easy 93.1. I...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 94.5 K-rock Toledo's New Rock perspective
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: 94.5 K-rock Toledo's New Rock perspective

http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/toledobl ... view=false

Don Michel, the owner of WXKR during the K-Rock era, recently passed away.
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: "The All New" 104.3 WOMC.....not interested
Replies: 91
Views: 9864

Re: "The All New" 104.3 WOMC.....not interested

If there's anything "new" here, I've missed it. I even heard "Little Red Corvette" and "Jesse's Girl" for godsakes. The 90s titles in some cases, were a bit jarring. Smashing Pumpkins and Paula Cole do not blend well with the overall sound of the station. It was oddly similar to when a consultant, w...
by Colonel Flagg
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Countdown to Mueller Being Removed
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: Countdown to Mueller Being Removed

Very amusing, as always. Of course you don't remember. You're a millennial. You only remember what you learned in night classes at community college. In any event, Mueller looks more and more frustrated every day. He probably wrongly assumed that "If we look hard enough, we'll find something" Appare...
by Colonel Flagg
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Soft Rock (Gold Based AC) Station
Replies: 13
Views: 1722

Re: Soft Rock (Gold Based AC) Station

There's no shortage of old people around here. That much I can guarantee. As I am no spring chicken myself, I do miss the days of AC being AC, instead of some drum machine or synthesizer variation.
by Colonel Flagg
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Countdown to Mueller Being Removed
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: Countdown to Mueller Being Removed

When will Mueller - in some way - be removed from heading up the Russia Investigation? There is no need to remove Mueller. The investigation has been completely tarnished and revealed as the sham that it is. All credibility as an "independent" investigation has been lost. The Democrats are so despe...
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Status of WSRT?
Replies: 111
Views: 15510

Re: Status of WSRT?

Colonel - that region is important for ratings if you program classic rock. It was never important from a revenue standpoint when I worked in the market. Although, that was a very long time ago. All things being equal, I'd much rather cover the lakeshore counties. That's where the money is. Not in ...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: The Economic Data Thread 2.0
Replies: 96
Views: 9991

Re: The Economic Data Thread 2.0

"The U.S. created 222,000 new jobs in June as hiring accelerated in the spring, showing that companies are still finding ways to add staff despite a growing shortage of skilled workers. That's because they don't need skilled workers. They need burger flippers and WalMart greeters. Or bus drivers. :...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WXYZ Anchors
Replies: 13
Views: 3154

Re: WXYZ Anchors

Chances are - Scripps will promote a couple folks from their sister stations in smaller markets (Cleveland, Indy, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Nashville to name several) or will recruit new anchor talent from outside the company. That's usually a safe bet. Bring in a known quantity from inside the compa...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: USA Today Rebukes Pres. Trump
Replies: 18
Views: 469

Re: USA Today Rebukes Pres. Trump

Only a blithering idiot would believe anything printed in USA Today... the "Inside Edition" of newspapers. Television you can wrap fish in. Don't feed the trolls.
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Status of WSRT?
Replies: 111
Views: 15510

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...