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by EdWalker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Do we need a Non-Commerical portion of FM Anymore?
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Do we need a Non-Commerical portion of FM Anymore?

AMs on FM translators was a pure economic move that that did nothing to help the state of AM. If anything, it made it less relevant. Why should someone have a license to rebroadcast in the same area what they already have a license to air? It helped a business, nothing more. And totally f'd the FM b...
by EdWalker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: National test??
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: National test??

The test was indeed the daisy chain. The test was successful as it showed areas (including regions of Michigan) where the chain can be broken.
by EdWalker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!
Replies: 40
Views: 2977

Re: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!

When the second STA site was rejected, the FCC said they were trying to get an STA for what is essentially a booster....and you can't get a booster under an STA. So in today's FCC applications is a booster application for the station, using the "second site" denied by the STA. Wonder how the FCC wil...
by EdWalker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 44
Views: 3764

Re: CBSDetroit62

CBS closed on the purchase of 62 months later, as correctly pointed out by CircleWXYZ, because Joel Ferguson challenged the sale to keep an important local voice and minority program going and hoped he'd be able to buy it or at least become a partner. But even as the challenge process was playing o...
by EdWalker
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Ratings are out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1861

Re: Ratings are out!

New ratings just released: https://ratings.radio-online.com/content/arb335 Just 56% of listeners go to subscribing stations! I would guess Trish's stations would combine for around 13-15% of listeners and other non-subscribers/out of market stations combine for around 5-10%, so that would mean 20-2...
by EdWalker
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Ratings are out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1861

Re: Ratings are out!

There are really too many signals in nearly every market.
by EdWalker
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Listeners are abandoning local radio in droves in the Lansing market
Replies: 23
Views: 2003

Re: Listeners are abandoning local radio in droves in the Lansing market

https://ratings.radio-online.com/content/arb195 Look at these numbers. WOW. Q106 just posted its worst book in over two decades' time. No wonder the playlist underwent a drastic shift in recent weeks!! WMMQ, meanwhile, recorded a very strong book. The other big surprises: - Terrible ratings for 90....
by EdWalker
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WJIM stations
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: WJIM stations

Chris1980 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:24 pm
You mean Harold Gross?
After Gross was Lee Licinger
by EdWalker
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!
Replies: 40
Views: 2977

Re: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!

Roy's N Content Marketing is still the licensee.
by EdWalker
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Spring 2019 Nielsen Audio Quarterly Report (Updated: 07-23-19)
Replies: 22
Views: 2396

Re: Spring 2019 Nielsen Audio Quarterly Report (Updated: 07-23-19)

These numbers suggest to me young and middle aged male listeners and young female listeners are abandoning FM radio in droves - or at least spending a lot less time with the medium than they once did. Many stations more likely to perform well with the younger half of the 25-54 segment posted weak n...
by EdWalker
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 26
Views: 4180

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Eagle 101.5 puts out a very respectable product; all the other commercial FM stations based in the Ludington/Manistee area are a complete joke. Thank God the area can pick up WTCM-FM, Rock 95.5, some decent non-comm outlets, and a few decent Wisconsin stations. ' Its been 6 months, but WMTE is lame...
by EdWalker
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal
Replies: 32
Views: 2560

Re: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal

Deleted User 15003 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:17 am
For other than test purposes why broadcast it if no one has a reciever until Christmas 2020 at which time they will be available .
Someone suggested that to Edwin Howard Armsrong. He apparently f'd up to.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Howard_Armstrong
by EdWalker
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 26
Views: 2711

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

I believe that the Liggett's are Jewish, so please use the El Maleh Rachamim. He was a competitive operator for sure, and surrounded himself with goid talent. Like many, fair, if you pulled your weight. I always enjoyed the times I met with him. ' Pay no mind that his services will be at the Grosse...
by EdWalker
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Nexstar in Flap With DIRECTV and AT&T-UVerse
Replies: 17
Views: 2158

Re: Nexstar in Flap With DIRECTV and AT&T-UVerse

What really needs to happen (and it won't) it a non-negotiable statutory rate between cable/satellite providers and the broadcasters. The consumer always loses in these wars; and if anything, broadcasters and their advertisers win anyway by having someone distribute their programming and commercials...