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by Chris1980
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: End-of-summer Tropos
Replies: 1
Views: 41

End-of-summer Tropos

Received from near Dewitt, late evening of 9/18-early morning of 9/19 (stations I typically receive are excluded unless they were unusually strong). 88.3 WEJC White Star 88.5 WYSA Wauseon OH (fighting with local WJOM) 88.7 WIAA Interlochen fighting with 89X 89.1 WEMU Ypsilanti (fighting with usual W...
by Chris1980
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Listeners are abandoning local radio in droves in the Lansing market
Replies: 23
Views: 1963

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

The 1990s were a great period for country, with stars like Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie, Garth Brooks, etc. Today's country sounds awful in comparison. Current country is just pop music with a fiddle or a steel guitar added, then it is branded as country. Unlike when it fir...
by Chris1980
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ric Ocasek RIP
Replies: 17
Views: 897

Re: Ric Ocasek RIP

I preferred Benjamin Orr (sang lead on "Drive") myself, both as a songwriter and as a vocalist. They both had solo hits in 1986-87 and Ocasek's "Emotion in Motion" was pleasant enough, but Orr's "Stay the Night" is an underrated classic. But yeah, 2019 is turning out to be another hell of a year for...
by Chris1980
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 930/102.7 in Battle Creek flips to Classic Hits
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: 930/102.7 in Battle Creek flips to Classic Hits

Wouldn't surprise me if the format change was because they couldn't sell the Urban AC format. Some may remember when B95 as a CHR went under almost 30 years ago because the urban/rap product they played made it impossible to sell the station despite top ratings. Urban AC stations today play much of ...
by Chris1980
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Favourite Hymns
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Favourite Hymns

"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
"How Great Thou Art"
"All Creatures of Our God and King"
"Holy God, We Praise Thy Name"
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"
"Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above" (my church choir has even performed the "Sister Act" arrangement - granted, not during Mass)
by Chris1980
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WJIM stations
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: WJIM stations

You mean Harold Gross?
by Chris1980
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CKWW
Replies: 38
Views: 3223

Re: CKWW

A couple of years ago when CKWW's signal was unusually strong for a couple of months (perhaps because they were running more than their licensed 500 watts, overmodulating, or whatever)l, I could hear them very listenably as far west as Lansing. Not quite as strong as CFCO, but about the same signal ...
by Chris1980
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: K'zoo / MKG / BC - Spring '19 Nielsens
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Re: K'zoo / MKG / BC - Spring '19 Nielsens

I'd be curious as to whether the WCSG numbers are for 91.3 or for 88.3 WCXK. Perhaps a combo of both?
by Chris1980
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Catholic radio in Detroit
Replies: 31
Views: 2688

Re: Catholic radio in Detroit

I live in Whitmore Lake and I can't hear WDEO at all at night. CBW dominates the frequency. Even the daytime signal is quite noisy and seems to be not as strong as it once was. Even when I lived in Saline, CBW cut in very often at night, especially during the winter months. My preference would be i...
by Chris1980
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Catholic radio in Detroit
Replies: 31
Views: 2688

Re: Catholic radio in Detroit

I’m with you on the music more than the talk as well, but there’s also the teaching part that most Catholic stations always in most cases include in the programming base of the format, I don’t know of any Catholic stations that are 100 percent music, the two stations you mentioned do they stream? A...
by Chris1980
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Catholic radio in Detroit
Replies: 31
Views: 2688

Re: Catholic radio in Detroit

I live in Whitmore Lake and I can't hear WDEO at all at night. CBW dominates the frequency. Even the daytime signal is quite noisy and seems to be not as strong as it once was. Even when I lived in Saline, CBW cut in very often at night, especially during the winter months. My preference would be if...
by Chris1980
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 26
Views: 2674

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

Didn't he also run 96.1 WHNN and the short-lived "Class FM" WCLS in Detroit? He had quite the Adult Contemporary fiefdom in Michigan in the mid-'80s. Bob bought WABX in 1983 to make an entry into the Detroit market. He initially brought in the late Paul Christy to program a CHR format, replacing th...
by Chris1980
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Any good skips caught today?
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Any good skips caught today?

I was in Holland at the peak of the opening. Received a number of Kansas stations plus Mix 107.5 from Clovis, New Mexico. 92.7 The Van was completely ripped up by some station playing "Happier" by Marshmello/Bastille (wasn't able to ID it).
by Chris1980
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 26
Views: 2674

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

MWmetalhead wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:13 pm
W-Light (later stylized as "W-Lite") was a highly successful station in Grand Rapids when he owned it.
Did 95.7 ever have the WLGH calls? I saw that mentioned in a 1984 Billboard issue and wondered if that was a typo.
by Chris1980
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 26
Views: 2674

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

Didn't he also run 96.1 WHNN and the short-lived "Class FM" WCLS in Detroit? He had quite the Adult Contemporary fiefdom in Michigan in the mid-'80s.