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by Captain Rock
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: All Christmas Music
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: All Christmas Music

99.5 WYCD-HD2 is now All Christmas Country Music.
by Captain Rock
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: All Christmas Music
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

All Christmas Music

Just checked and as of Friday evening November 2nd, 94.7 WCSX-HD2 and 104.3 WOMC-HD2 have replaced their Oldies formats with All Christmas.
by Captain Rock
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Christmas music ratings, WOMC vs WNIC
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Christmas music ratings, WOMC vs WNIC

Are FM translators that rebroadcast AM stations getting a significant percentage of that station's listeners? What about when the AM is lower power, like WDTK 1400? Any success stories?

jry, how are your translators doing in Cincinnati?
by Captain Rock
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Christmas music ratings, WOMC vs WNIC
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Christmas music ratings, WOMC vs WNIC

WFDF is owned by a guy (Kevin Adell) without shareholders breathing down his neck, so he can do what he wants with his radio station. Maybe he is trying to outlast WCHB and go after their H*** 0.3 audience. Radio One's Cincinnati station WDBZ-AM recently switched to an Urban Oldies format "Soul 101....
by Captain Rock
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBS drops CHR in Houston & Philly, is Detroit next?
Replies: 9
Views: 1902

Re: CBS drops CHR in Houston & Philly, is Detroit next?

Beasley just launched an AC in Tampa. Numerous stations in major markets are flipping to AC or Hot AC. What about Detroit's Amp 98.7 or even Beasley's 105.1???

Is there also a format hole in Detroit for Adult Hits?
by Captain Rock
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBS drops CHR in Houston & Philly, is Detroit next?
Replies: 9
Views: 1902

CBS drops CHR in Houston & Philly, is Detroit next?

CBS Radio recently dropped CHR formats from two of their major market FMs. KKHH Houston is now Adult Hits "The Spot", and WZMP "Amp" Philadelphia is now Hot AC "Today's 96.5". Will WDZH "Amp Radio" Detroit also drop CHR? Is it tough to make money in 2017 with lots of listeners under 25, especially w...
by Captain Rock
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Crawford Broadcasting is a DISGRACE
Replies: 19
Views: 3071

Re: Crawford Broadcasting is a DISGRACE

It seems to be a corporate thing for Crawford to get translators for many of their AMs across the country. They were also big on HD radio on FM and AM. I think performance is a secondary concern. All the open frequencies are taken. They at least have a translator licensed and operating. Maybe they'l...
by Captain Rock
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Who writes this crap for the Detroit News???
Replies: 8
Views: 1719

Re: Who writes this crap for the Detroit News???

Most people these days think news is something you get for free on the internet. They won't pay for a paper or online subscription.
by Captain Rock
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New translator coming to 97.5!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

New translator coming to 97.5!!!

There's a new translator coming to the very impressive American Tower at Meyers and 8 Mile. It will be 250 watts on 97.5 FM....the same frequency as the CBC Radio One transmitter in Windsor. Hourglass directional pattern to send very little signal toward Windsor or Lansing. To broadcast Smile FM.
by Captain Rock
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WDTK-FM Moving From 92.7 To 101.5 November 18, 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2417

Re: WDTK-FM Moving From 92.7 To 101.5 November 18, 2016

The Patroit 1400 WDTK translator has moved from 92.7 to 101.5 as planned. Relatively strong and quite loud here in Warren. 92.7 is now translating 1500 WLQV and is much weaker here than is used to be. Did 101.5 replace the 92.7 facility on the big tower at 8 Mile and Meyers, and 92.7 moved somewhere...
by Captain Rock
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Fox 2 new set!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Fox 2 new set!!!!

The computers are Surface Pro 3 or 4 models. I am watching Fox-2 news right and they are using the same weird shot of the anchors that was posted earlier with the EMPTY anchor desk far in the distance behind them. Lighting is bad. Don't they see this, or are there so many possible seating positions ...
by Captain Rock
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Fox 2 new set!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Fox 2 new set!!!!

Maybe the giant "2" desk is motorized and moves around, terrorizing interns and talent alike!
by Captain Rock
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Fox 2 new set!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Fox 2 new set!!!!

Huel's face is very poorly lit. This is probably not a normal shot they will use in a newscast.
by Captain Rock
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Family Life Radio translator at 104.7 is on the air
Replies: 25
Views: 2498

Re: Family Life Radio translator at 104.7 is on the air

Today I drove around streets in the area of 9 Mile East of Ryan, about 2-1/2 miles from the 104.7 Warren transmitter, and right in the null toward Toledo. The signal seemed quite weak. I wonder if they are at full power. I will have to check sometime on reception to the North-Northeast. It looks lik...
by Captain Rock
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON Update - 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: WPON Update - 2016

It looks like Sima has his sights on the FM band. I noticed a filing for W280EL Yates Michigan 103.9 FM to move their transmitter to the big tower at Meyers and 8 Mile with 99 watts, and switch from translating Smile FM to rebroadcasting the new WCXI 1160 CP. WCXI will share their not yet constructe...