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by statmanmi
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids
Replies: 29
Views: 3921

Re: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids

The Special Temporary Authority specs for WZPX utilize a directional signal with 85 kW maximum ERP from 241 meters' height above average terrain (HAAT). https://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProEngine.php?sCurrentService=TV&tabSearchType=Appl&sAppIDNumber=25076ff36d896d80016d986ab214523d The STA pattern is di...
by statmanmi
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Low power TVs in Tri-Cities
Replies: 8
Views: 1465

Re: Low power TVs in Tri-Cities

WFKB is on RF 19 with PSIP 38. WLLD (still listed as W25ET-D on the FCC website) is on RF 25, but it will have to pick up a different PSIP to eliminate confusion with WEYI (which is on RF 18). Both of these broadcast from the Saginaw area. The religious on 24 is the 3ABN digital translator near Mid...
by statmanmi
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The untold story of TV-43
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: The untold story of TV-43

- Why was a tower site in far NW Eaton County chosen as opposed to one of the existing TX sites along the Allegan/Barry border? Scott Fybush’s visit report recorded that the location was intentional to cover both the Lansing & West Michigan DMAs, per Dick Castanie, chief engineer of WZPX: https://ww...
by statmanmi
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: LAV STA/application status
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: LAV STA/application status

Word from the station is that the signal came into use from the Allendale site at 7pm on July 16th. Until the Nash move occurs on 97.5, LAV is running their licensed 7.2kw. They hope to be at full power - 43kw - by January, but don't seem to have high hopes for that at this time. A WLAW (Nash count...
by statmanmi
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids
Replies: 29
Views: 3921

WOTV and WZPX have transitioned frequencies

Well, it's done. Without undermining my productivity too much, I kept connected to my TabloTV while at work today. I managed to catch both these full-power/strength station frequency changes. (Albeit onto their interim arrangements.) WOTV 41.x (ABC/etc.) went right at Noon, off RF20 and on RF17. WZP...
by statmanmi
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids
Replies: 29
Views: 3921

Re: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids

Those in fringe reception of WOTV ABC 41.x signal might lose both WOTV and WZPX today, as both have filed and been granted Construction Permit extensions and STAs, citing that their permanent equipment (now at the same tower site) isn't all set yet. Thus, both are cutting over today with interim ant...
by statmanmi
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...Spartans

Not to throw gasoline on the fire, but rather to offer the factual truth: My attempts to tune in Spartan football on the car radio in Kent County Saturday afternoon (10/12) brought to light that the WMU broadcast on 101.3 had to conclude before the transition to the Spartan coverage. Thus, the first...
by statmanmi
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Charlie Tinker @ Brewvine & 10 / Y32
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Charlie Tinker @ Brewvine & 10 / Y32

Not anymore... https://www.9and10news.com/about-us/meet-the-team/ Bounced off a few weeks ago? Or did he leave on his own? I can't speak to whether the conclusion of his time was of his own accord.... But I spotted him anchoring and reporting from the crosstown studio. Recall that NewsNet and MINew...
by statmanmi
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...

Spot on handbanana! My Spartan work buddy couldn’t recall if at least one or two hoops games were off 107.3 FM & only on AM before Cumulus got pressed hard from East Lansing and/or Tieman’s group to honor the expectation of having the full coverage area that 107.3 affords. I’ll dare to guess that Ti...
by statmanmi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...

MSU sports cancelled their deal with Cumulus after they dumped sports. They're now a part of iHeartRadio. I imagine ESPN 96.1 or the Brew on 101.3 would be where it lands. Unless perhaps WOOD would run the games when there's no UM conflict. Hi All, Bret on the WOOD 1300 morning show has been toutin...
by statmanmi
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New 105.3 Hot FM morning show announced
Replies: 13
Views: 2308

Re: WHTS 105.3 FM morning show

Sorry to be meticulous, but isn't the release noting that the morning show changes will be on WHTS 105.3 FM?

Seems like Ms. Gronda led with the mention of WKLQ, even though every other sentence was about 105.3.

Would an edit to this topic heading be in order?

Cheers ~~ Statmanmi
by statmanmi
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 48
Views: 6260

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

WFQX filed with the FCC yesterday that they've fully resumed their broadcast on RF 32 as of 8/7/2019: https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/public/tv/draftCopy.html?displayType=html&appKey=25076f916ca0f466016cb54239301a4d&id=25076f916ca0f466016cb54239301a4d&goBack=N So almost a year after the ...
by statmanmi
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!
Replies: 40
Views: 3778

Re: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!

FCC today approved the low power from the usual WQAN tower, but denied the STA for the WLDR stick.

Naughty, naughty.

Cheers ~~ Statmanmi
by statmanmi
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The Ticket West Michigan
Replies: 26
Views: 6028

Re: The Ticket West Michigan

I was out of town for 3 months. When did 106.1 go back to sports talk? Today I heard Jim Rome then Simonson talking about his drive time show on 1340 AM and 106.1. Hi OneBigFan, Since GR's 106.1 FM went live in early March 2019, it's been all sports. It's an "FM Translator" from 1340 AM. (So a low ...
by statmanmi
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Rescan WEYI 25
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

Re: Rescan WEYI 25

25 comes in way better. 46 is about the same. 5 is weaker, but it's no big loss. Hi All, I'll plagiarize my own posting on another site as a reply here, as (virtual) channels 5, 49, and perhaps 46 aren't concluded with construction efforts: In watching the recent FCC filings, some of your area's re...