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102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Frank Booth » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:53 pm

I saw it too, might be as soon as this weekend.


I-Heart Media, I ask you to please bring back 106.7 The D, but without Journey,Eddie money, or Styx. ALT 106.7 sucks ass!

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Steve79 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:52 pm

Looks like its getting closer... Heard silence for a few moments on the k-love stations, Also noticed Praise 102.7's facebook page has updated an hour ago with the new logo with the frequencies of the "praise network".

new website http://www.detroitpraisenetwork.com



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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Frank Booth » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:26 pm

Are they re-directing listeners on air?


I-Heart Media, I ask you to please bring back 106.7 The D, but without Journey,Eddie money, or Styx. ALT 106.7 sucks ass!

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Steve79 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:28 pm

Listening online at work.... and nothing! No mention of it whatsoever. Not even the live spots. Still referring to it as " Praise 102.7"



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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Frank Booth » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:23 pm

hmmm? are the translators airing praise now?


I-Heart Media, I ask you to please bring back 106.7 The D, but without Journey,Eddie money, or Styx. ALT 106.7 sucks ass!

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Captain Rock » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:45 pm

So far, none of the K-Love or Praise frequencies have changed, only the banners on the web site and Facebook page.



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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:44 am

I love all the fake "likes" on the station's Facebook page.

93,000+ "likes" despite having next to zero visitor posting traffic and a weekly FM cume of perhaps 300,000. I doubt 1 in 3 listeners - especially given the station's old skewing demos - have "liked" the Facebook page.

Lying is not a very Christian thing to do!


Radio's downfall has been under-investing in its core competency and becoming distracted by delusions of grandeur by thinking development of a half-assed national digital strategy will somehow put it on par with the Facebooks and Googles of the world.

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Captain Rock » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:14 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:44 am
I love all the fake "likes" on the station's Facebook page.

93,000+ "likes" despite having next to zero visitor posting traffic and a weekly FM cume of perhaps 300,000. I doubt 1 in 3 listeners - especially given the station's old skewing demos - have "liked" the Facebook page.

Lying is not a very Christian thing to do!
WPZR’s Urban One sister stations also have a lot of Facebook likes. Praise Cleveland has 50,000 likes for an AM station and one FM translator. Praise DC has a whopping 282,000 likes. Praise Philly has 111,000 likes. Just for comparison, their massively popular Urban AC KMJQ Houston only has 373,000 Facebook likes.



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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Frank Booth » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:02 pm

Trying to get the stream to work, but it won't. Wanted to see if they were re-directing people on air as of yet or maybe they won't. The Website and there FB are already updated to the new frequency's.


I-Heart Media, I ask you to please bring back 106.7 The D, but without Journey,Eddie money, or Styx. ALT 106.7 sucks ass!

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Frank Booth » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:21 pm

Hmm? The website and the facebook page have been updated for a little while now, I would guess EMF should be taking over soon.


I-Heart Media, I ask you to please bring back 106.7 The D, but without Journey,Eddie money, or Styx. ALT 106.7 sucks ass!

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:46 pm

It all boils down to FCC approval. Don't worry...this thread will be updated accordingly as soon as that approval occurs.


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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Steve79 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:29 am

Is it just me or is this taking longer than most EMF accusations? Also Radio One is doing a piss poor job at announcing the praise format move.
As for Radio One, with them selling 2 stations in the Detroit market, will they sell off another station in the future?



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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Frank Booth » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:47 am

Exactly. I do think, they will exit the market eventually. 105.9 would likely go to Beasley I would imagine, in such an event. 107.5, I am not sure the masons would ever let that one go.


I-Heart Media, I ask you to please bring back 106.7 The D, but without Journey,Eddie money, or Styx. ALT 106.7 sucks ass!

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Steve79 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:01 am

*** UPDATE ***
As of this morning, there is a looping announcement on W228CJ 93.5 Telling listeners that as of August 9th ( I believe I heard that right ) K-love will be moving to 102.7 FM.... In the meantime please listen to us on 106.3 FM." Funny thing is as I drove west along the Expressway in Windsor, I heard W228CU 93.5 Riverview, cutting in and its still the K-love programming. Same for W252BX 98.3.
So at least now we have a date.



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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Steve79 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:32 am

I wonder if WPZR will run some announcements soon.



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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Frank Booth » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:27 am

This has been one long ass closing, 9 years ago, when I bought my house, I thought that was bad. hmm? They probably won't LOL


I-Heart Media, I ask you to please bring back 106.7 The D, but without Journey,Eddie money, or Styx. ALT 106.7 sucks ass!

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Captain Rock » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:32 pm

Here is the entire contents of the loop that is playing on W228CJ 93.5 FM and now W252BX 98.3 FM (I cannot hear W228CU 93.5 FM Riverview, but I assume they are also running the message or will be soon):

“This is WDMK HD3 Detroit, with a special announcement for K-Love listeners on 93.5 and 98.3 FM. K-Love is in the process of moving to a new, stronger station in Detroit. On Thursday August 9th, K-Love will be on 102.7 throughout the Detroit metro area. That is good news! The new permanent home for K-Love will be 102.7 FM in Detroit, starting on Thursday August 9th. In the meantime, you can listen to K-Love right now on 106.3, 107.1, or 92.3 HD2. And thank you for listening to Positive, Encouraging K-Love.”

Note that they are now apparently feeding the looping message on these translators from a brand new HD3 signal at Radio One/Urban One WDMK 105.9.

I bet that sometime next week, they move the “Praise” format over to the translators on 93.5, 98.3, and 99.9, and then put a looping message on 102.7 directing listeners to the new “Praise Network” frequencies.



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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Frank Booth » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:53 pm

I was looking at the FCC data base. WIKL, WBKL,WOKL, is available as I think is WKWD(K- love Detroit). WXKL-FM would be, if they could get the green light from this gospel station in NC, that has the calls on the FM. WRKL-FM would be available too possibly. .


I-Heart Media, I ask you to please bring back 106.7 The D, but without Journey,Eddie money, or Styx. ALT 106.7 sucks ass!

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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by Marcus » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:35 pm

Another option would for EMF to move the WDKL call letters from Masontown, PA to Detroit.



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Re: 102.7 WPZR to EMF (K-Love)

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:43 pm

That's what will probably occur. WDKL has a nice ring to it!


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