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by Chris1980
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Easter Weekend Tropo
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Easter Weekend Tropo

I missed the big opening early Easter morning, but still had some decent enhancement coming through late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Many of my warm weather tropo regulars from Fort Wayne, Lima, Defiance, etc. showed up here in Whitmore Lake. Some of my other catches included: 88.1 WVPE ...
by Chris1980
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters

I remember reading Windsor had one of the highest OTA viewship numbers in the country, probably because of Detroit and Toledo. If memory serves, Windsor carries all of the Detroit stations except WADL and WPXD. Not sure if they carry the Toledo stations. Toledo stations are not carried in Windsor t...
by Chris1980
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WNIC Or WOMC For 80’s
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: WNIC Or WOMC For 80’s

iHeart does do a good job programming their '80s format. It sounds more like the type of variety you'd actually hear on a CHR station back then. WOMC just seems to play the same 100 or so "safe" '80s songs you hear everywhere else, corporate rock with a few token Madonna and Michael Jackson titles. ...
by Chris1980
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: March Nielsen numbers are out for Detroit radio
Replies: 37
Views: 2440

Re: March Nielsen numbers are out for Detroit radio

I know, I know,, corporate radio and Cumeless would never do it, but I would love for a country station that went outside the box and played only real country. That is, a format that dives deep into the independent and off-music row scene in addition to playing major label country artists. A format...
by Chris1980
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WODJ Jingle Package
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: WODJ Jingle Package

Agreed Metal. I 96 was put on to flank WLHT. What it did was start to skim numbers from what was then an obviously weaker station, WOOD-FM or "Star". In the initial release of the ARB, WVTI took a number 1 share of 25-54 in the first month. Curiosity to be sure was part of it, but. The air talent w...
by Chris1980
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WWTV-FM / WWAM Aircheck from 1969
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: WWTV-FM / WWAM Aircheck from 1969

I wonder if this is the same aircheck that was posted on the now defunct ReelRadio site.
by Chris1980
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Now that Midwest is fixing up its K'zoo cluster...
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: Now that Midwest is fixing up its K'zoo cluster...

Is it me or is 92.9 sounding rather less contemporary in its music lately? They used to be very current-intensive, almost to the "Hot Hits" extreme. Now I'm hearing a lot of recurrents and gold stretching back a decade or so. They actually sound less contemporary than 97.5 now. And, no surprise, Fue...
by Chris1980
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Questionable music choices at 106.7 Fake Wheels
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: Questionable music choices at 106.7 Fake Wheels

I'm pretty sure I heard "The Middle" on WIOT recently as well. Maybe it's on the Premium Choice playlist? Seems like a very odd choice for a Mainstream Rock or Classic Rock station - way too pop. When I heard it on WIOT, I had to double check to make sure I wasn't listening to WDVD or CIDR.
by Chris1980
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: AM1330 Drops Tigers
Replies: 15
Views: 710

Re: AM1330 Drops Tigers

97.7 WTGV is also an option for Lapeer County listeners. When their automation doesn't screw up, that is.
by Chris1980
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Traverse City area (April 8, 1977)
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Traverse City area (April 8, 1977)

Great find. I guess cable was the only (or at least the best) way to watch PBS programming in much of the area in the days before CMU signed on Manistee, Cadillac, and the TC and Leland translators. Unless WPNE was viewable from across the lake.
by Chris1980
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Most versatile radio pop/rock song
Replies: 33
Views: 937

Re: Most versatile radio pop/rock song

Certain Adele songs - particularly "Rolling in the Deep" and "Hello" - have been played across the format spectrum from Adult Alternative to Urban AC... just about everywhere except country and harder rock formats. "Hello" is even played on Westwood One's adult standard format. Back in 1984, Lionel ...
by Chris1980
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible

For me its WIOT Toledo,FM96 London,WMMS Clev.,Q106 Jackson,various formats on 107.9 & 107.3 Clev. The FCC ruined the band in various ways and wonders why FM radio is dying a slow death............ I'd add BX93, 93.5 CBCL and 103.9 from Woodstock to that list as well. I used to get all three regular...
by Chris1980
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why WAAM Went Silent
Replies: 34
Views: 9687

Re: Why WAAM Went Silent

Good reception in Whitmore Lake as well, enough to completely block out WDZZ and W224CC both.
by Chris1980
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: 104.3 The Breeze
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: 104.3 The Breeze

Soft AC fans (as well as those missing the old CFCO Classic Gold format or the old Easy 101 Tillsonburg) may also enjoy these BC stations. I certainly am.

Soft 103.9 in Kelowna:
https://soft1039.net/

99.9 The Lounge on Vancouver Island:
https://www.thelounge999.com/
by Chris1980
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: 97.1 WGLQ - when did they segue to Hot AC?
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: 97.1 WGLQ - when did they segue to Hot AC?

I think that same urban music show is also heard on 107-9 WCDY in Cadillac. GLQ has had adult overtones to its programming for a long time. As late as 1999, if memory serves, GLQ was airing a '50s-'70s oldies show on Saturday nights - I want to say it was either Mike Harvey's "SuperGold" or Dick Bar...