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by CK-722
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13775

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

When I go to the WCXI 1160 Tune In application, there is no audio.

What I'm hearing now on 1160 is some PBP Football Broadcast.

WYLL 1160 on Tune In has a financial advice show.
by CK-722
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13775

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

There are some FIM-21s for sale for less money online, but the condition and calibration are iffy, and they don't cover 1610-1700 kHz like the FIM-41, which is more expensive. But I'd really like to back my estimates up with an FI meter. But I'm confident that the FIs are much less. When I was young...
by CK-722
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13775

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Remember, they are on 250 nondirectional STA. I have heard nothing recently to indicate testing of the new CP facilities.
by CK-722
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 129
Views: 6631

Re: 101.9 wldr

Multiple Channel assignments and changes.

https://books.google.com/books?id=c0wrj ... 6A&f=false
by CK-722
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 129
Views: 6631

Re: 101.9 wldr

OK. Here we go. Dr. Donald Benson's Mighty Mac Broadcasting Petitioned for Channel 272A to be allotted to St. Igance, but decided that it would not be viable as a Class A and would generate more revenue as a Class C, so they didn't apply until a Petition for changing it to Channel 275C was approved....
by CK-722
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 129
Views: 6631

Re: 101.9 wldr

Did WMKC ever broadcast on 102.3 or did they move before signing on?
As I recall, the application or CP was modified and there was an associated Petition for Rulemaking to change from 102.3 to 102.9. I don't think they ever operated on 102.3.
by CK-722
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 129
Views: 6631

Re: 101.9 wldr

Modification of minimized duplicate post. Here we go. Big Rapids Channel 272A substituted for 280A. 283B Muskegon precluded coordinates of Big Rapids from being used, and upgrade of WTCM-FM precluded it on the other side. https://books.google.com/books?id=sKekq6vSCucC&pg=PA8673&lpg=PA8673&dq=Big+Rap...
by CK-722
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13775

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

WCXI should have a decent daytime signal when it is actually built. Now they need a format. WPON has many nulls, but 15 Mile and Haggerty isn’t far from the transmitter in Milford Twp (I think it’s just past Charms Road (lined up with Napier for those to the south). I suspect that the signal will b...
by CK-722
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13775

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

WPON should have moved to the top of a building Daytime nondirectional with ~1 kW, as close as possible to the old TL near Square Lake and Telegraph, instead of just selling the site circa the early to mid 1980s.
by CK-722
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 129
Views: 6631

Re: 101.9 wldr

Dave Schaberg and Jim McCluskey tried to put 280A 103.9 into Big Rapids WBZX was originally allocated to Harrison and moved into Big Rapids. The incumbent Big Rapids broadcaster did everything they could to prevent WBZX from getting licensed. The Schaberg McCluskey drop in was done around 1980. It ...
by CK-722
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Music squeeze on some stations
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Music squeeze on some stations

They should just do WCFL Mini Spins. Is the whole waveform digitally edited, or does it just close the gaps? Sometimes in the 1960s, they would speed it up and put the pitch in the cracks, as ~3% is a quarter step and drives musicians nuts, and the record company would release it that way to shave t...
by CK-722
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 129
Views: 6631

Re: 101.9 wldr

Usually, an equivalent Class channel is required for substitution. 244A was substituted for 278C. Dave Schaberg and Jim McCluskey tried to put 280A 103.9 into Big Rapids back around 1980, but then WTCM-FM moved South to serve Cadillac better, and 272A 102.3 was substituted for 280A 103.9, and WAAQ s...
by CK-722
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 129
Views: 6631

Re: 101.9 wldr

Maybe somebody remembers why they channel change occurred. Looking at both History Cards, the WLDR and WTCM-FM applications may have been mutually exclusive, and WTCM-FM changed channels to solve the mutual exclusivity. It looks like WTCM-FM signed on just seven months before WLDR, WTCM-FM on Decemb...
by CK-722
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13775

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

WCXI is on STA with 250 watts nondirectional from the Wixom area site. The LIC site is still in Fenton. Normally, they don't show the STA contours. I have heard nothing to the effect that the WCXI phasor or transmitter have been installed. The WCXI CP expires 2-15-20. Based on an 82.8 degree tower w...
by CK-722
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 48
Views: 1894

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

The song is better than the reality. Every time I run into one, I regret ever hearing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-hae1dbQXY