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by tvbobn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 102.7 K-Love is now broadcasting from Oak Park
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: 102.7 K-Love is now broadcasting from Oak Park

I double checked and you guys are correct, the tower is on the Oak Park side of the street. I was going by the address on record in Washington for the tower site.
by tvbobn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 102.7 K-Love is now broadcasting from Oak Park
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: 102.7 K-Love is now broadcasting from Oak Park

Actually the tower is in Southfield, not Oak Park.

Structure Address:
24600 Greenfield Rd
Southfield, MI

You are correct that it's the same tower with WDRQ and WDMK.

This is the old school tower site that Bob Liggett bought and built back in the 80's when he owned WABX/WCLS.
by tvbobn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Neilsen #13 Detroit September PPM
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: The Neilsen #13 Detroit September PPM

F-Squared wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:00 pm
I thought we were #14 this month

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
Detroit is #14 DMA for Television. Down -2,140 -0.12%
by tvbobn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Foxy 101 WFXZ Pinconning Music Survey 1985
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Foxy 101 WFXZ Pinconning Music Survey 1985

I checked the searchable data from the chart, and the "D" is shown as "--", which would be an unpreviewed debut. The previewed debuts are usually shown as "PH" (Pick Hit) or "HB" (Hit Bound) in the LW column when they enter the numbered chart positions. Do you have a stash of Foxy 101 Surveys? I wa...
by tvbobn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Foxy 101 WFXZ Pinconning Music Survey 1985
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Foxy 101 WFXZ Pinconning Music Survey 1985

tvbobn, what does "D" stand for on #28 and #30 previous week position column? Was this a published or in house survey? The "D" was definitely “Debut”. We reported to Gavin pretty much the whole time. Billboard on and off. R&R after they reissued that Arbitron that was screwed up. That was our in ho...
by tvbobn
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHPS 15.1
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: WHPS 15.1

Oakland County resides within the pattern null. Still, predicted signal strength is decent in my location. Will see if I can pull it in over the next few days. Is that WJLB's tower site they are using? I just checked and you are correct, it is on the same tower as WJLB. 33-1 (15) WHPS-CD DETROIT, M...
by tvbobn
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHPS 15.1
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: WHPS 15.1

Not a hint of any signal on RF15 inside the city limits (NW).Could be that my UHF split antenna panels are aimed from NE-NW, so If WHPS is still transmitting from Radio Place along I-96 I should be getting something from them off the back side regardless. The new tower site is just north of where t...
by tvbobn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Last Radio Reunion presented by Lee Alan
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

Re: The Last Radio Reunion presented by Lee Alan

Did anyone make it to this? I really wanted to go but had to work. It was a sell-out, but lots of room and time to chat with everyone. The guests were all over the room with time to spend talking with whoever. I had a great time seeing the people who I only knew from voices on the radio or from You...
by tvbobn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 40 years ago in 1979
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: 40 years ago in 1979

Wikipedia got it wrong, WIOG debuted as a Top 40 station on August 28, 1979 'Nuff said!! I have to agree with your post. I don't remember any of the music services having a "reel to reel" AOR format. I don't know for sure what they were exactly in 79 into the 80's, but by early 83, they were Top 40...
by tvbobn
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 40 years ago in 1979
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: 40 years ago in 1979

Ahh yes, that fine WWWS audio, sounded almost like it was double pre-emphasized, it was really bright and very thin sounding. WSBM, I thought that was the TM 'Stereo Rock" format(Tapes) before they became WIOG, running beautiful music in the mid 70s. From Wikipedia: From the 1970s until September 1...
by tvbobn
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 40 years ago in 1979
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: 40 years ago in 1979

If you're going to talk about WIOG back in the day, you can't leave out Foxy101 of the discussion. We built WFXZ Foxy101 and turned on the transmitter in fall 1983. At that time WIOG was a class A FM station running reel to reel tapes from a Top 40 music service. I was told the AM guys watched until...
by tvbobn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHNE 14.12
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: WHNE 14.12

Channel 14 is a total waste since most of the metro Detroit area can't receive it anyway and wait until they move it to RF 3 it will be lucky to be recieved 2 blocks away. I'm quite familiar with the people that operate WHNE. I know for a fact that the station has viewers from Algonac to Ann Arbor,...
by tvbobn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 26
Views: 3184

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

Sorry to hear this news. He was an owner in the early 70's. AM was King is those days and he saw "that other station" (FM) was the wave of the future before most other broadcasters figured it out. He owned stations in California too. I didn't notice anyone posting that info. When he sold out of radi...
by tvbobn
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New channel frquencies
Replies: 39
Views: 5536

Re: New channel frquencies

WNEM easily meets principal community coverage with a site near Frankenmuth. The digital principal city contour is far greater than the analog contour was. This is why WPXD, still licensed to Ann Arbor, can transmit from Southfield. Not WNEM, they're a Bay City station with tower site NE of Saginaw...
by tvbobn
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New channel frquencies
Replies: 39
Views: 5536

Re: New channel frquencies

I was looking at rabbitears the other night. I think the CW affiliate up there in F-S-BC area is switching to a 600kW transmitter when they do their phase 3 switchover from RF 46 to RF23. If so, they will be quite a powerful signal up there. You mention that they're going from 70kW ERP to 600kW ERP...