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by Shud Abeen AChef
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Radio Alive Again
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

Re: Radio Alive Again

I’m convinced live and local can still work well provided it’s coupled with good personalities who make it listener focused and not about themselves. Most of today’s jocks just don’t get it. I think another missing ingredient is “stationality”, that is, a consistent brand of station personality and ...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Radio Alive Again
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

Radio Alive Again

It seems everyone is forecasting the doom of radio. Most would blame corporate greed, but I would contend it’s as much about the people in the trenches as it is corporate greed. I’ll save the debate that for another time, but instead of whining about radio’s demise, how are people on this forum goin...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WSNX PD Fired
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: WSNX PD Fired

Ya gotta wonder... This, after SNX was tops in the market...


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by Shud Abeen AChef
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tommy & Brook
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Re: Tommy & Brook

I don’t listen to them, but from FB page, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say there’s a chance Tommy & Brook are landing... <<"We can't wait for 1-8-18”. Be creative, and show us how YOU can't wait for 1-8-18. (That's when something big comes to JQ 99.3) You could win $1,818! Head to JQ99.com for det...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tommy & Brook
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Re: Tommy & Brook

From what I hear, I wouldn’t bet on that, but...


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by Shud Abeen AChef
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The New Morning Radio... Afternoons?
Replies: 2
Views: 2435

The New Morning Radio... Afternoons?

Book is out - B.93 remains on top, followed by WCSG, WOOD-AM, WSNX, WLHT, WLAV, WSRW and WGRD... Losers outnumbered winners with WVGR losing nearly 40% of its spring share - talk about over-correcting! LAV also lost big as well. But here's the bigger story you may have already figured out... In this...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 2016 Revenue estimates - GR Radio
Replies: 13
Views: 4139

Re: 2016 Revenue estimates - GR Radio

<<Short answer is, they can't with the debt load of the parent companies. Could you imagine if WBCT was still locally owned?>> True. They can't carry the debt and they won't, but because this is America, someone else will and will find a way to re-invent it. Alan Mason, formally of Audience Developm...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Curtis Gone At WLHT
Replies: 33
Views: 28517

Re: Curtis Gone At WLHT

Tommy and Brook gone, Connie and Curtis done. Who else is left?

That's really too bad. They were doing alright. Seemed to have good chemistry and content. Did they start together, or did they not know each other/not work together before they started at 957?


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by Shud Abeen AChef
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Spring '17 G.R. Radio Ratings - WBBL hits all-time low @ 107.3 MHz
Replies: 13
Views: 5155

Re: Spring '17 G.R. Radio Ratings - WBBL hits all-time low @ 107.3 MHz

And now the full story is out. WVGR had a monster book, up a full share plus from last quarter; up two full shares from a year ago. Sp17 is the best book ever for Veeger. WOOD-AM was also up a share this quarter. Between the two, News/Talk reigned at #s 2 and 3 for Sp17. Both stations are within 5,0...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tommy Dylan
Replies: 14
Views: 7204

Re: Tommy Dylan

I thought Tommy & Brook went to Star from CSG. Not sure why. I was told they were doing pretty good there. I don't think they ever really got better numbers at Star, except maybe when Star flipped to Christmas. From what I've heard, Star's morning show has been faltering behind CSG and Connie & Curt...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD AM 1300's John Bry hangs up the headphones
Replies: 5
Views: 2653

Re: WOOD AM 1300's John Bry hangs up the headphones

I've never met the man, but have listened to him off and on over the years. Good, fair, balanced reporting all the way round. I recently had breakfast with an Iheart client who apparently has gotten to know John over the years. He had nothing but high marks for John both on mic and off as well. Reti...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Ownership shakeup at WYGR
Replies: 2
Views: 2712

Re: Ownership shakeup at WYGR

So, where are the studios to WYGR? Weren't the studios once in a little house on 28th St, just east (I think) of Madison?


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by Shud Abeen AChef
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Crazy Winter '17 Nielsen Audio #'s for Grand Rapids!
Replies: 12
Views: 3977

Re: Crazy Winter '17 Nielsen Audio #'s for Grand Rapids!

I'm led to believe WYCE did not fair well, nor has it. Steady decline over the past year. Cume is down to almost half of what it was last year, TSL was decent last spring but has progressively diminished to dismal, even for its loyalists.
by Shud Abeen AChef
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Falling Star?
Replies: 7
Views: 4775

Falling Star?

So somebody clue me in what's happening with Star 105.7. Wasn't that long ago a 5 share was the norm, but four consecutive books now... its a falling star now down to a 3.6. Any one making any wishes?
by Shud Abeen AChef
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: A crazy summer ratings book for G.R.
Replies: 19
Views: 9620

Re: A crazy summer ratings book for G.R.

For the inquiring minds. Posted yesterday on AllAccess.com Station Spr 16 Sum 16 01 WOOD-AM 6.2 7.1 02 WBCT-FM 8.4 7.0 03 WCSG-FM 7.5 6.6 04 WGRD-FM 5.8 6.3 05 WSNX-FM 4.9 5.6 06 WLAV-FM 5.5 5.5 07 WVGR-FM 4.5 4.5 08t WHTS-FM 3.5 3.8 08t WLHT-FM 5.7 3.8 10 WSRW-FM 3.9 3.6 11 WTNR-FM 3.2 3.4 12t WBBL...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: A crazy summer ratings book for G.R.
Replies: 19
Views: 9620

Re: A crazy summer ratings book for G.R.

<<Non-comm numbers for WCSG and WVGR will be interesting.>> It looks like the whole market TSL went down the toilet, or out on the lake. In any case, WCSG went from a 7.5 to a 6.6, still good for #3 P12+. There was an 8% cume increase, but it was certainly a victim to the TSL plague. The upside for ...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Sat May 28, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Bruce Grant
Replies: 7
Views: 4753

Re: Bruce Grant

I would catch Bruce from time to time while in high school in the 70s, but was more into GRD and LAV and Larry Lujack at the time. Question: Do ya think Bruce Grant would be as strong today as he was then? It's not that Bruce Grant - or anyone else for that matter - isn't that good. It's just that p...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Thu May 12, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 95.7 W-Lite... Where Are They Now?
Replies: 18
Views: 12266

95.7 W-Lite... Where Are They Now?

Was remembering the days of a good at-work radio station and remembered the days of WLHT in the 1990s. Wasn't just good on middays, but pretty much all the way round, mornings, afternoons and evenings too. So, where are they now? > Dave & Geri... > Michael Sirianni... > Steve Dirksen... > Gene Parke...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Thu May 12, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 89.7 Is off the air
Replies: 21
Views: 10328

Re: 89.7 Is off the air

<<it probably took them a while to raise the million (1-2 years), I doubt theyll get 500k in less than 2 months unless they have a NPR esque moochathon>> My source tells me it took 'em less than three months to raise the mil. Not sure when the deal goes down and the angels turn the mic on to start t...
by Shud Abeen AChef
Wed May 11, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 89.7 Is off the air
Replies: 21
Views: 10328

Re: 89.7 Is off the air

<<which group is it? Is it Lifetalk? which is the same group that runs WGLN 93.5 off M-46 east Of Edmore.>> Here ya go. http://www.strongtowerradio.org/ Details right on the home page "We are SUPER EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE we have now raised over $1 million dollars toward the purchase of 89.7FM in Grand ...