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by BigFreq
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 3857

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

Tim Moore dreamed up the market parameters as a way to get under market 200 and get access to national ad buys back on the day. I believe Greenville "Triad" market is the only geographically larger. So what you're saying is that Tim must have found a bigger word in his thesaurus to justify and matc...
by BigFreq
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 3857

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

At least Grays Harbor County bore Nirvana. :blink Grays Harbor County bored Nirvana to DEATH. Kurt had to get out of that going nowhere place as soon as he could afford bus fare. Awful area. Grey skies, grey buildings, grey people. Even the meth is grey. Northern Michigan winters are awful, but unl...
by BigFreq
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 3857

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

if you can believe what's left of the newest public Nielsens, WUPS is doing great in TC. Are we reading the same numbers? 1.5 share shows that they are NOT doing great. In fact, this very censored report shows that over 80% of actual radio listening is not listed - which means it's not subscribed. ...
by BigFreq
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 3857

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

Will Eastlan make a play for here? How much do they cost? I don't know what the Eastlan costs would be. But Eastlan is only viable if the market is split in two; otherwise you end up with the same issue you have now with Nielsen. The 11-county metro has long been too big, requiring most to have sim...
by BigFreq
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 104
Views: 3857

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

When nobody else pays for the ratings, you get to have the top positions all to yourself. I have a sinking feeling that TC/Peto/Caddy Nielsens will soon go the way of these other markets they've recently dropped from their regular surveys: Battle Creek, Michigan, Bend, Oregon, Billings, Montana, Gr...
by BigFreq
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Storm Armageddon?...Not according to the voice trackers.
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Storm Armageddon?...Not according to the voice trackers.

TC Talks wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:56 pm

I know of no other local station that is live on the weekend. Does WUPS still have Joe Charlevoix weather breaks?
I believe Joe Charlevoix is doing weather breaks for Eagle 101.5 in Gaylord and Manistee for the past year, after Black Diamond made some budget cuts.
by BigFreq
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: North Goes South?
Replies: 41
Views: 2599

Re: North Goes South?

Yes, many months ago. Actually, Roy Henderson "evicted" them from 99.3 (supposedly). WQAN has a long history of extended episodes of operating at reduced power or being off the air entirely. I don't believe any of Roy's stations are presently on the air. Not really a good move during a license rene...
by BigFreq
Fri May 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 107.7 The Bay all request Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 1478

Re: 107.7 The Bay all request Friday

A few songs that caught my attention today: Course of Nature - Caught in the Sun Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams Slipknot - The Devil in I Volbeat - The Devil's Bleeding Crown They even played some really old 60s tunes. And the usual smattering of 80s/90 requests that rarely see airplay these days. A...
by BigFreq
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: New Ethics Rules Local Radio MUST Establish NOW To Survive...
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: New Ethics Rules Local Radio MUST Establish NOW To Survive...

Based on personal experience, somebody would have to explain the concept of ethics to way too many station management types to even have this conversation. Post of the year. Radio has been a fiercely competitive business since the 1980's. it would be better for all parties involved to work together...
by BigFreq
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Robby Bridges & Rochelle Gagnon Join WKHQ Traverse City
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Robby Bridges & Rochelle Gagnon Join WKHQ Traverse City

Country? Can't wait to see the next attempt fail. These inbreed rusty truck meth cookin Trump voting Rollin Coal idiots love them some TCM. I am sticking that 106.7 is going BOB FM. What would the Bob format get you? Bob shares a chunk of its core playlist with 97.5/93.5 KLT, 98.1/95.3 The Bear, 98...
by BigFreq
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: What Does the Fox Say? Goodbye...
Replies: 51
Views: 4566

Re: What Does the Fox Say? Goodbye...

CK-722 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:36 pm
I'm working on a sustainable facility plan right now...

I'll let you know when I figure out if there are no obstacles. I won't tell you what it is for free though.
You sound like a mad scientist with a plan. Or... a real estate agent with oceanfront property in Arizona. :smokin
by BigFreq
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

He obviously needs to keep them on the air this time around, as this is a license renewal year for all Michigan stations and the window for notifications opens in matter of weeks. Perhaps because of the legal present entanglement with Blarney Stone, he may get a pass on WLDR, but the other two have ...
by BigFreq
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Fox soon WCMU
Replies: 43
Views: 3917

Re: The Fox soon WCMU

That $150,000 number certainly isn't aging well given the price WSRT received. This is looking more & more like a sub-$100k situation. Well, I happen to know someone who spoke with the current broker who rebuffed an offer of $75k, suggesting they would never entertain anything below $150k. At least...
by BigFreq
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: MGB went to the Sale Rack and found WSRT
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: MGB went to the Sale Rack and found WSRT

Pretty obvious she was gonna make a play for 106.7 when she relinquished her majority stake in WKAD. Hope she does something good with 106.7! I'm surprised 106.7 went for less than half the price of 98.9. Not surprised by that price tag at all! Once the hand was tipped, everyone saw what was there ...
by BigFreq
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Omelette returns
Replies: 32
Views: 3542

Re: Omelette returns

Montmorency Median Household Income $38,293.00 Grand Traverse Median household income $61,485.00 Emmet Median household income $54,055.00 And much of that household income in Montmorency County is generating via commuting for work in other counties. Aside from Lewiston, there's not much retail or i...