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AM1520 Format change

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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by 1027BrianFM » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:42 am

Well true. I guess I didn't realize Pitt's had put as much into as he did. 1520am does sound much better then 1230 or even 1370am for that matter. Did EMF recently put the station on the block or has it been for sometime? I had thought maybe at one point Toledo radio LLC would have considered adding Second station to its portfolio. The Cloud wont buy it but it would actually make a decent 2nd signal For The Ticket. The current format is just beyond awful.

Actually my interest in radio sort of sparked from this, seeing the towers in Bedford twp and the building that had the WVOI call letters on it.

What was the reason for abandoning the site in Temperance mi?
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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by 1027BrianFM » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:40 pm

WNWT is now WPAY. Wonder what the reason for changing the calls was? Pay up for the mighty spurtin Jesus :lol:
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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by audiophile » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:12 am

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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by 1027BrianFM » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:04 am

Finally heard a Legal ID on 1520, wonder if the FCC got on them? I heard at about :57 after, " WPAY Rossford/Toledo 1520am and 92.1fm"
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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by WOHO » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:05 am

I am surprised that EMF doesn't have their own signal in Detroit, other than an HD subcarrier. Sell the 1520 Perrysburg/Rossford/Toledo and get a big damn stick, like Superstation 910 or snag-up the slew of defeated sports stations in the Detroit market. They had 15 freaking signals in NW Ohio, bu couldn't do jack in Detroit?

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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by 1027BrianFM » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:10 am

Well.. EMF would want an FM for K-Love. There not going to want to fool with an AM station in a major Market. I do think, they have there eye on the market, Probably waiting for the right moment. For example, I think they could try to acquire WGPR from The Masons or possibly 102.7 from Radio one. The only other remote possibility I could see would be Beasley sells 105.1 but that seems unlikely.
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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by fuzzpower » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Can’t rule out them buying a non com FM.

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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by 1027BrianFM » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:59 pm

Well sure, I know there was talk of a deal, with EMF buying 90.9fm , then WDTR. The deal fell through for some reason or another. They could hypothetically acquire 101.9fm but I don't see it happening.
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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by ftballfan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:33 am

1027BrianFM wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:10 am
Well.. EMF would want an FM for K-Love. There not going to want to fool with an AM station in a major Market. I do think, they have there eye on the market, Probably waiting for the right moment. For example, I think they could try to acquire WGPR from The Masons or possibly 102.7 from Radio one. The only other remote possibility I could see would be Beasley sells 105.1 but that seems unlikely.
Or 106.7 from iHeart.

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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by 1027BrianFM » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:47 am

Anythings possible. Hell, EMF could make a double buy too. I do believe Detroit is next along with Cleveland maybe.
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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by Myron Falwell » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:38 pm

The WPAY calls have relevance to K-Love's affiliate, 104.1 FM in Portsmouth, a monster 100kW class C0 FM that held the WPAY calls for decades. After it was sold to Northern Kentucky University, 104.1 took the WNKE calls, but reverted to WPAY-FM after EMF acquired the signal last year.

Last week, EMF agreed to let WOKE/98.3 in nearby Garrison KY take the WPAY-FM calls with a format flip to country, while 104.1 went from WPAY-FM to WPYK.

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Re: AM1520 Format change

Post by 1027BrianFM » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:13 am

Interesting.
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