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Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

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Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by ftballfan » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:32 pm

Last weekend I went back home to Manistee for a couple days. Here is a composite bandscan taken over the three days, using a Tecsun PL-390 and a stock Jeep Grand Cherokee radio.

88.1 – WHID Green Bay, WI (17kW @ 82 mi)
88.3 – WSMZ Crystal Valley, MI (1.5kW @ 40 mi)
88.3 – WTCY Greilickville, MI (4.4kW @ 57 mi)
88.5 – WPVM Sturgeon Bay, WI (15kW @ 68 mi)
88.7 – WIAA Interlochen, MI (100kW @ 31 mi)
88.9 – WCRR Manistique, MI (24.5kW @ 119 mi)
88.9 – WVRN Wittenberg, WI (25kW @ 140 mi)
89.1 – WLKB Bay City, MI (50kW @ 127 mi)
89.3 – WGNB Zeeland, MI (30kW @ 99 mi)
89.3 – WPNE Green Bay, WI (100kW @ 83 mi)
89.3 – WTLI Bear Creek Township, MI (50kW @ 101 mi)
89.5 – WCMU Mount Pleasant, MI (100kW @ 91 mi)
89.7 – WLMN Manistee, MI (15kW @ 11 mi)
89.9 – WLJN Traverse City, MI (100kW @ 50 mi)
90.1 – WORQ Green Bay, WI (11kW @ 82 mi)
90.3 – WBLV Twin Lake, MI (100kW @ 50 mi)
90.5 – WPHN Gaylord, MI (100kW @ 124 mi)
90.7 – WHAD Delafield, WI (72kW @ 132 mi)
90.7 – WNMC Traverse City, MI (600W @ 49 mi)
90.9 – WUPJ Escanaba, MI (100kW @ 126 mi)
91.1 – WOLW Cadillac, MI (50kW @ 31 mi)
91.3 – WRMW Peshtigo, WI (5.4kW @ 68 mi)
91.5 – WICA Traverse City, MI (4kW @ 48 mi)
91.7 – W219DK Manistee, MI (19W @ 3 mi)
91.9 – WHDI Sister Bay, WI (11kW @ 78 mi)
92.1 – WGHN Grand Haven, MI (6kW @ 82 mi)
92.1 – WLTU Manitowoc, WI (3.7kW @ 64 mi)
92.3 – WJMQ Clintonville, WI (6kW @ 120 mi)
92.3 – WJPD Ishpeming, MI (100kW @ 166 mi)
92.3 – WPWX Hammond, IN (50kW @ 190 mi)
92.5 – WFDX Atlanta, MI (100kW @ 111 mi)
92.5 – WMBZ West Bend, WI (17.5kW @ 113 mi)
92.7 – W224CA Ludington, MI (160W @ 23 mi)
92.7 – WAUN Kewaunee, WI (6kW @ 64 mi)
92.9 – WJZQ Cadillac, MI (100kW @ 61 mi)
93.1 – WIMK Iron Mountain, MI (100kW @ 137 mi)
93.1 – WMPA Ferrysburg, MI (6kW @ 82 mi)
93.3 – WKQZ Midland, MI (39kW @ 115 mi)
93.3 – WLDB Milwaukee, WI (16kW @ 111 mi)
93.5 – WBCM Boyne City, MI (14kW @ 104 mi)
93.5 – WGEE New London, WI (50kW @ 111 mi)
93.7 – WBCT Grand Rapids, MI (320kW @ 118 mi)
93.7 – WBFM Sheboygan, WI (6kW @ 78 mi)
93.7 – WCYE Three Lakes, WI (100kW @ 177 mi)
93.7 – WKAD Harrietta, MI (4.3kW @ 37 mi)
93.9 – WDOR Sturgeon Bay, WI (77kW @ 68 mi)
94.1 – WWKR Hart, MI (5kW @ 40 mi)
94.3 – WFCX Leland, MI (20.5kW @ 49 mi)
94.5 – WCEN Hemlock, MI (100kW @ 93 mi)
94.5 – WKTI Milwaukee, WI (14kW @ 111 mi)
94.5 – WTNR Holland, MI (50kW @ 98 mi)
94.7 – WZOR Mishicot, WI (21.5kW @ 72 mi)
94.9 – WKZC Scottville, MI (17kW @ 13 mi)
95.1 – WIIL Union Grove, WI (50kW @ 140 mi)
95.1 – WLST Marinette, WI (100kW @ 86 mi)
95.3 – WCFX Clare, MI (6kW @ 84 mi)
95.3 – WGVS Whitehall, MI (2kW @ 61 mi)
95.5 – WGFE Glen Arbor, MI (21kW @ 43 mi)
95.7 – WHWL Marquette, MI (100kW @ 164 mi)
95.7 – WRIT Milwaukee, WI (34kW @ 112 mi)
95.9 – WKSZ De Pere, WI (4.5kW @ 82 mi)
95.9 – WLJW Fife Lake, MI (19kW @ 61 mi)
96.1 – WHNN Bay City, MI (100kW @ 140 mi)
96.1 – WMAX Holland, MI (50kW @ 101 mi)
96.3 – WKLA Ludington, MI (3.4kW @ 23 mi)
96.3 – WLXT Petoskey, MI (100kW @ 103 mi)
96.3 – WSFQ Peshtigo, WI (49kW @ 96 mi)
96.5 – WKLH Milwaukee, WI (20kW @ 111 mi)
96.7 – WBDK Algoma, WI (8kW @ 61 mi)
96.7 – WLXV Cadillac, MI (7.2kW @ 40 mi)
96.9 – WWCM Standish, MI (3kW @ 117 mi)
96.9 – WWDV Zion, IL (50kW @ 143 mi)
96.9 – WWWX Oshkosh, WI (6kW @ 109 mi)
97.1 – WGLQ Escanaba, MI (100kW @ 134 mi)
97.3 – WDEE Reed City, MI (2.85kW @ 48 mi)
97.3 – WHDG Rhinelander, WI (100kW @ 160 mi)
97.3 – WRNW Milwaukee, WI (15.5kW @ 111 mi)
97.5 – WKLT Kalkaska, MI (32kW @ 66 mi)
97.5 – WTAQ Glenmore, WI (3kW @ 83 mi)
97.5 – WWSN Whitehall, MI (3kW @ 59 mi)
97.7 – WMLQ Manistee, MI (2.5kW @ 3 mi)
97.9 – WIHC Newberry, MI (50kW @ 164 mi)
98.1 – WGFN Glen Arbor, MI (21kW @ 43 mi)
98.3 – WCQM Park Falls, WI (100kW @ 229 mi)
98.3 – WLCS North Muskegon, MI (1.6kW @ 65 mi)
98.5 – WQLH Green Bay, WI (100kW @ 93 mi)
98.5 – WUPS Harrison, MI (100kW @ 79 mi)
98.7 – WLDN Ludington, MI (5.5kW @ 23 mi)
98.9 – WEMP Two Rivers, WI (6kW @ 73 mi)
98.9 – WKLZ Petoskey, MI (100kW @ 109 mi)
99.1 – WIKB Iron River, MI (60kW @ 167 mi)
99.1 – WMYX Milwaukee, WI (50kW @ 124 mi)
99.3 – WATZ Alpena, MI (17kW @ 144 mi)
99.3 – WJQK Zeeland, MI (4.7kW @ 100 mi)
99.3 – WOWN Shawano, WI (14kW @ 104 mi)
99.5 – WPKR Omro, WI (25kW @ 119 mi)
99.7 – WDKF Sturgeon Bay, WI (46kW @ 69 mi)
99.9 – WHAK Rogers City, MI (50kW @ 143 mi)
100.1 – Wham! Everything She Wants at 7:05 ET Saturday (WVBI? No match to WRHN and doesn’t fit WVIB’s format)
100.1 – WRHN Rhinelander, WI (100kW @ 177 mi)
100.1 – WVIB Holton, MI (2.9kW @ 65 mi)
100.3 – WNCY Neenah-Menasha, WI (45kW @ 92 mi)
100.3 – WQON Grayling, MI (60kW @ 85 mi)
100.5 – WDTX Rothschild, WI (25kW @ 173 mi)
100.5 – WEEH-LP Hart, MI (60W @ 39 mi)
100.7 – WKKV Racine, WI (50kW @ 131 mi)
100.7 – WOBE Crystal Falls, MI (75kW @ 137 mi)
100.7 – WWTH Oscoda, MI (20.5kW @ 148 mi)
100.9 – WWBR Big Rapids, MI (6kW @ 59 mi)
101.1 – W266CS Traverse City, MI (250W @ 48 mi)
101.1 – WGRY Roscommon, MI (3.4kW @ 85 mi)
101.1 – WIXX Green Bay, WI (100kW @ 83 mi)
101.3 – WBFX Grand Rapids, MI (50kW @ 97 mi)
101.5 – WMTE Manistee, MI (6kW @ 3 mi)
101.7 – WMRR Muskegon Heights, MI (12kW @ 67 mi)
101.9 – WDEZ Wausau, WI (100kW @ 171 mi)
101.9 – WLDR Traverse City, MI (100kW* @ 48 mi)
102.1 – WRKU Forestville, WI (2.6kW @ 61 mi)
102.3 – WQTC Manitowoc, WI (4.5kW @ 64 mi)
102.3 – WYBR Big Rapids, MI (10.5kW @ 54 mi)
102.5 – WCMM Gulliver, MI (60kW @ 119 mi)
102.5 – WIOG Bay City, MI (86kW @ 135 mi)
102.7 – WMOM Pentwater, MI (6kW @ 26 mi)
102.7 – WRVM Suring, WI (100kW @ 114 mi)
102.9 – WFUR Grand Rapids, MI (50kW @ 95 mi)
102.9 – WMKC Indian River, MI (100kW @ 108 mi)
103.1 – WGDN Gladwin, MI (11.5kW @ 91 mi)
103.1 – WOGB Reedsville, WI (3.6kW @ 82 mi)
103.3 – WFXD Marquette, MI (100kW @ 174 mi)
103.3 – WGLX Wisconsin Rapids, WI (65kW @ 175 mi)
103.5 – WTCM Traverse City, MI (100kW @ 35 mi)
103.7 – WHYB Menominee, MI (13kW @ 86 mi)
103.7 – WXSS Wauwatosa, WI (19.5kW @ 111 mi)
103.9 – WLCV-LP Ludington, MI (58W @ 21 mi)
103.9 – WVBO Winneconne, WI (25kW @ 106 mi)
104.1 – WRLU Algoma, WI (2.4kW @ 61 mi)
104.1 – WVGR Grand Rapids, MI (96kW @ 117 mi)
104.3 – WKZG Seymour, WI (5.6kW @ 100 mi)
104.3 – WVCN Baraga, MI (100kW @ 194 mi)
104.5 – WAXX Eau Claire, WI (100kW @ 229 mi)
104.5 – WILZ Saginaw, MI (2.9kW @ 134 mi)
104.5 – WSNX Muskegon, MI (32kW @ 73 mi)
104.5 – WXER Plymouth, WI (5.1kW @ 92 mi)
104.5 – WZTC Traverse City, MI (1.75kW @ 49 mi)
104.7 – WKJC Tawas City, MI (50kW @ 135 mi)
104.7 – WYKX Escanaba, MI (100kW @ 125 mi)
104.9 – WAIR Lake City, MI (2.8kW @ 51 mi)
104.9 – WPCK Denmark, WI (10kW @ 72 mi)
105.1 – WGFM Cheboygan, MI (43kW @ 101 mi)
105.1 – WSBW Ephraim, WI (3.1kW @ 78 mi)
105.3 – WHTS Coopersville, MI (20kW @ 68 mi)
105.3 – WRLO Antigo, WI (100kW @ 157 mi)
105.5 – WSRJ Honor, MI (17kW @ 39 mi)
105.7 – WAPL Appleton, WI (100kW @ 82 mi)
105.7 – WSRW Grand Rapids, MI (265kW @ 117 mi)
105.9 – WKHQ Charlevoix, MI (100kW @ 89 mi)
106.1 – WJXQ Charlotte, MI (49kW @ 154 mi)
106.1 – WMIL Waukesha, WI (12kW @ 111 mi)
106.3 – WMXG Stephenson, MI (50kW @ 109 mi)
106.3 – WWMN Thompsonville, MI (2.2kW @ 39 mi)
106.5 – WHBZ Sheboygan Falls, WI (6kW @ 78 mi)
106.5 – WVFM Kalamazoo, MI (33kW @ 129 mi)
106.5 – WYTE Marshfield, WI (100kW @ 175 mi)
106.7 – WKRU Allouez, WI (25kW @ 80 mi)
106.7 – WPPN Des Plaines, IL (50kW @ 167 mi)
106.7 – WSRT Gaylord, MI (100kW @ 92 mi)
106.9 – WLGE Baileys Harbor, WI (6kW @ 68 mi)
106.9 – WOOD Muskegon, MI (50kW @ 71 mi)
107.1 – WCKC Cadillac, MI (2.75kW @ 50 mi)
107.3 – WBBL Greenville, MI (50kW @ 98 mi)
107.3 – WUPF Powers, MI (50kW @ 113 mi)
107.5 – WCCW Traverse City, MI (50kW @ 48 mi)
107.5 – WDUZ Brillion, WI (3.6kW @ 82 mi)
107.7 – WHSB Alpena, MI (100kW @ 141 mi)
107.7 – WMQT Ishpeming, MI (100kW @ 168 mi)
107.7 – WVCY Milwaukee, WI (43kW @ 124 mi)
107.9 – WBCV Wausau, WI (100kW @ 162 mi)
107.9 – WCDY McBain, MI (3.1kW @ 50 mi)
107.9 – WMUS Muskegon, MI (15kW @ 67 mi)

Notes
90.5 WPFF Sturgeon Bay, WI, normally a local, was off the entire weekend
92.3 WBNZ Frankfort, 99.3 WOUF Beulah, and 100.1 WCUZ Bear Lake (all Michigan and all co-owned) were off as usual
107.7 W299CB was off all weekend (it’s normally a Manistee translator of WWMN)
89.3 WPNE may have been at reduced power part of the weekend
101.9 WLDR is running less than 100kW; unsure of exact power (also sister station to the silent 92.3/99.3/100.1 group)

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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by Radiobingoking » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:38 am

Not sure this is what you heard; just a suggestion. WKBH is a Classic Rock station in West Salem, WI. 3.6kW. Their overnight show is "Nights with Alice Cooper." I know that it is outside of the range you were receiving. There is a recently played list on their website.
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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by ftballfan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:08 am

Wham! wouldn't fit on a classic rock station IMO

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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by Radiobingoking » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:21 pm

Thanks for the tip. As you can tell from my slogan I am mainly country. What kind of format would play Wham!? I was looking at WKBH's recent play list and they play everything from The Beatles to Slaughter to Scorpions to Ratt.
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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:45 am

What kind of format would play Wham!?
Classic Hits and Variety Hits would be the most likely possibilities.
Radio station web sites that do not offer music logs or at least a "songs recently played" list are stupid.

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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by tvradiojunkie » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:12 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:45 am
What kind of format would play Wham!?
Classic Hits and Variety Hits would be the most likely possibilities.
AC wouldn't be out of the question either.

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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by Radiobingoking » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:35 pm

I was just on the WVBI website. They have, what I would call, an eclectic format. It includes Jazz and even Classic Country on weekends. A lot would depend on when you were listening to them. With a Lake Michigan enhancement they would definitely be in your grasp.
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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by cckadlec » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:30 am

Sources seem to indicate that 90.5 K-Love has gone off the air, as in, the station is now gone entirely. Radio-Locator shows that they're off the air. I don't seem to have any other sources to back that up, though a friend was listening in Manistique and pulled in a strong 90.5 that sounded like The Promise to me, so when I went to tell him how many miles away K-Love was via Radio-Locator, it was absent. I went to the WPFF page on the site and it indicates it as off the air. So I guess this is confirmation - they are gone.

EDIT: A fellow DXer in Coldwater notes them as on the air with weak K-Love aiming right at Sturgeon Bay now. Makes me curious what the deal was. Perhaps equipment issues. Too lazy to look it up |I
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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by cckadlec » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:57 pm

Update on WPFF, which is back on the air now:

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION ('EMF') NOTIFIES THE COMMISSION THAT WPFF IS OFF AIR DUE TO HIGH VOLTAGE CONTACT FAILURE. EMF IS HOPEFUL THAT WPFF WILL BE BACK OPERATING PURSUANT TO ITS LICENSE SHORTLY. IN THE EVENT EMF ARE UNABLE TO RETURN WPFF TO OPERATION WITHIN 30 DAYS, IT WILL FILE A REQUEST SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY FOR WPFF TO REMAIN SILENT PURSUANT TO THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

July 13th: WPFF HAS RESUMED OPERATIONS BUT NOT YET AT FULL POWER. IF NOT AT FULL POWER WITHIN 30 DAYS, WPFF WILL REQUEST SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO OPERATE AT REDUCED POWER PURSUANT TO THE COMMISSION'S RULES.
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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by ADD in TC » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:00 am

Wedsday in Benzie County

99.3 totally off the air.

100.1 on air-signal started to fade between Honor and Interlochen,no signal here in Traverse.

92.3 on air in front of the Forester Road towers with a very faint signal and with a buzz in the background,signal went out no more than half a mile.

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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by ftballfan » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:17 am

I'm back in Manistee this weekend and 90.5 is back on with a decent signal.

I've also heard weak 92.3 and 100.1 in Manistee (92.3 heavily distorted and quite weak and 100.1 very weak but normal sounding). Both simulcasting WLDR as per usual. At times, 100.1 was there but 101.9 was being torn to shreds by WDEZ from Wausau.

I had KKSY (96.5) from Iowa in briefly as well as WOLX mixing with WKZC on 94.9.

On the drive north, I heard a weak but audible WIOE on 101.1 in the Muskegon area. WIOE is a 6kW Class A in the Warsaw, IN area. Also pulling out of the rest area south of Ludington, I had a weak WRSW (50kW also from Warsaw, IN) mixing with WBBL and WUPF.

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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by k8jd » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:58 pm

I think I can see 4 different towers on the WBNZ Forrester road site, There is a hilltop very close that is 60 ft higher but maybe too far from a road to build another site. Google Earth is fun :D

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Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

Post by ftballfan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:05 am

k8jd wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:58 pm
I think I can see 4 different towers on the WBNZ Forrester road site, There is a hilltop very close that is 60 ft higher but maybe too far from a road to build another site. Google Earth is fun :D
I think a couple of those towers are cell phone towers

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