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Wood Radio FM 106.9

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imstudwell
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Wood Radio FM 106.9

Post by imstudwell » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:51 am

Every time I drive on I-196 over the river near the Lake Michigan Dr exit I get interference on 106.9 WOOD Radio its between the grand river and Lane Street. Is it my car or does everyone have the same issue?



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Re: Wood Radio FM 106.9

Post by originalzzmfmjock » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:24 pm

You are driving right by an antenna farm that includes WFUR AM and FM, plus several different translators on the same tower. I believe your car radio is being de-sensitized by all the RF in the area, thus interfering with your reception of a signal out of Musekgon.



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Re: Wood Radio FM 106.9

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:49 pm

The fact there is a hill on the NW side of the freeway doesn't help, either.

I would agree interference from 102.9 is the main culprit.

It affects some car radios much worse than others. GM OEM radios, especially Chevy passenger cars, are more susceptible to overload.

On Fulton St between the river and the zoo, 104.5, 105.3 and 106.9 all have horrendous reception on some car radios. 106.9 seems to perform a little better than the other two stations in that zone.

Just wait till LAV moves to the WFUR tower; I bet 96.1 and perhaps even 97.9 will have reception difficulties over a localized area.


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Re: Wood Radio FM 106.9

Post by bosco » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:02 pm

Just wait. WLAV-FM, 96.9 will be broadcasting from there in a little bit. Think that'll bother 96.1 at all? :)



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Re: Wood Radio FM 106.9

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:18 pm

Thankfully, WLAV-FM doesn't broadcast in HD (Highly Destructive) Radio on its sidebands - so at least nearby neighbors on the FM dial don't have that little nuisance to worry about.

Gnash-FM 94.5 might get some monster interference on that side of town once LAV-FM moves.

We all know WLHT comes in like gangbusters on the west side, right?

95.7 x 2 - 96.9 = 94.5 MHz.

On cheap radios, listeners tuning to 94.5 MHz may be treated to a mish-mash of WLHT & WLAV instead of WTNR once the move occurs.

Tuning in the LPFM @ 97.3 MHz may become a challenge once WLAV makes the move. I'd be curious to know how easily (or not) the WPRR translator @ 102.5 MHz can be heard on that side of town. Does WFUR-FM walk all over 102.5 near John Ball Park and GVSU's downtown campus?


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Re: Wood Radio FM 106.9

Post by originalzzmfmjock » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:48 pm

Right now the WPRR translator on 102.5 is transmitting nothing but a high pitched whistle/whine and has been doing so for the past 2 weeks or more. I work in the downtown area every day, and prior to their problems had no trouble getting 102.5 in downtown Grand Rapids.



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