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by jaydubs
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative
Replies: 36
Views: 2069

Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

I’m just still impressed it even happened at all. It’s unreal to hear some of this stuff on the radio, especially the older 80s and 90s tracks, much of it playing on the original WKLQ, back in the day. And, yeah, Jack would be great on 101.3. It might slightly impact 105.7, but maybe they could just...
by jaydubs
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative
Replies: 36
Views: 2069

Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

I think the stream is pretty much a rebadged copy of the WBBL stream (you get the new 94.5 for instance if you ask Alexa to play WBBL) which probably didn't support music identification and playlisting. I suspect down the line, they will adjust the parameters. This whole execution feels a bit rushed...
by jaydubs
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Analyzing the Cumulus format moves...
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Analyzing the Cumulus format moves...

I am certain this is all because Cumulus was trying to head off a perceived Alt (or even AAA) move by iHR. It would have been the next logical thing to do on 101.3 with the terrible ratings it is getting. I think the market can support a AAA station, but it is going to take some good promotion and d...
by jaydubs
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 98.7 The Breeze just ruined itself with new RnB playlist
Replies: 165
Views: 6983

Re: 98.7 The Breeze just ruined itself with new RnB playlist

It's simple. Compatibility with the other songs you want to play on the station. Many stations will, of course, go for a certain type of sound. But, there were literally too many different types of music going on in the 90s, it was a highly fragmented decade with the likes of hip-hop, rock, alternat...
by jaydubs
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move
Replies: 19
Views: 2640

Re: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move

"The Yibe"? That's a little weird. Unless someone transcribed something wrong (A Y for a V) off a written piece of paper.

But, these all seem like potentially very positive moves for Cumulus if it all comes to fruition like MW thinks it might...
by jaydubs
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Fall 2018 Nielsen Audio #'s for Grand Rapids
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Fall 2018 Nielsen Audio #'s for Grand Rapids

Yes, something's got to give here, although I'm wondering if iHeartRadio even really cares...(Cumulus is at least starting to move some chess pieces, so maybe 2019 will indeed be the year things finally change around here.)
by jaydubs
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

It still exists and it's still broadcasting out of Whitehall (although managed by Cumulus/Muskegon these days), but with 1,000 watts unlimited (and it still is a tough listen into Muskegon, although this will change with a translator at 99.1 MHz based near the US-31/I-96 interchange set to go on the...
by jaydubs
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 98.7 The Breeze just ruined itself with new RnB playlist
Replies: 165
Views: 6983

Re: 98.7 The Breeze just ruined itself with new RnB playlist

Clearly, they're experimenting with heavy dayparting and seeing how that translates onto those lovely PPM devices come the next reporting time. It's a little odd that they didn't step up to the plate with a firm game plan, this is the most tweaking I've read about for a radio station in quite some t...
by jaydubs
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: A breeze blowing into GR?
Replies: 1
Views: 679

A breeze blowing into GR?

Per reports on Radio Insight, it appears Townsquare might be jumping on the breeze bandwagon (perhaps a preemptive strike against whatever the cloud has up its sleeves?) The domain 1005TheBreeze.com has been registered, likely to replace The River in Grand Rapids. I suppose it would just boil down t...
by jaydubs
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 60
Views: 8521

Re: WBBL gone

Hm, wasn't seeing that one coming... unless 94.5 is ultimately going to be used for something else down the line and this is transitory.
Schyster wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 pm
The RDS on 107.3 just now temporarily displayed Thunder Country 94.5 & 107.3.....back now to the typical WBBL message.
by jaydubs
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 60
Views: 8521

Re: WBBL gone

So, some takeaways: a translator (as approved at https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/app_det.pl?Application_id=1762298 ) will be coming on the air at 106.1 the show will be back on 1340 AM I don't see any FM translators approved in the Muskegon area as of yet, but maybe th...
by jaydubs
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 60
Views: 8521

Re: WBBL gone

Press release, hot off the presses (well, virtually): FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (1-4-2019) Popular H*** Show Joins Matt Shepard in Powerful Michigan Media Network Radio Lineup GRAND RAPIDS – The Michigan Media Network has reached an agreement in principle with Cumulus Radio Grand Rapids to take over the...
by jaydubs
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 60
Views: 8521

Re: WBBL gone

I thought about urban, but I'm still not sure if there'd be enough traction for that sort of format.
I didn't think of Jack, that might work and would only slightly cannibalize WLAV, less so if it were more pop-leaning.
by jaydubs
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 60
Views: 8521

Re: WBBL gone

It's quite likely going to be a music station again. I'm guessing it's going to be in order of likelihood: 1. A temporary extra transmitter for WLAV to get coverage to the east while they make ready the temporary antenna to the west (GVSU) 2. Alternative (a trendy format, hopefully they would do it ...
by jaydubs
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Underwood Out
Replies: 18
Views: 3768

Re: Underwood Out

I think Steffens is going to do the gig until literally the day he dies.