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by BigFreq
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.
Replies: 26
Views: 1691

Re: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.

Driving down I-75, I caught WQON-FM the other day. It sounded as if they were playing songs directly from You Tube... or from a Memorex cassette recorded in the mid-80's (and pulled from a dusty shoebox). It doesn't help that the processing isn't good, but the audio quality I heard was some of the w...
by BigFreq
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WJML
Replies: 30
Views: 2604

Re: WJML

Wow, the existing configuration sure didn't last long! Wasn't Cadillac added just a couple years ago? I'm a little surprised Benzie is being dropped given its relatively close proximity to Traverse City. Clearly the amount of daily commuter traffic from Benzie to TC is far greater than it would be ...
by BigFreq
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WJML
Replies: 30
Views: 2604

Re: WJML

You are correct, though, to suggest TC-Petoskey market stations generally aren't worried about listenership in Manistee County. It's why Manistee, Benzie and Wexford Counties are being dropped from the new Nielsen metro that is now TC-Petoskey (Cadillac has been dropped from it). The other eight co...
by BigFreq
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: What Does the Fox Say? Goodbye...
Replies: 56
Views: 5277

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

Does anybody know the status of the 100.5 Boyne City translator of The Fox FM? Has it turned off completely with the absence of its parent station or has it been broadcasting other content or being sold? The translator was attached to the 92.5 frequency, which is silent. The translator goes as goes...
by BigFreq
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WLDR Renewal Applications
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: WLDR Renewal Applications

For better or for worse, the FCC did grant the WLDR renewal yesterday (9/16). As one would expect, it's for the full term until 10/1/2028. Cheers! ~~ Statmanmi It just goes to show you the FCC cares more about collecting regulatory fees and fines than it does enforcing the moral turpitude clause it...
by BigFreq
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 106.7 WLLZ: Detroit's Wheels (Classic Rock) is here
Replies: 594
Views: 59587

Re: 106.7 WLLZ: Detroit's Wheels (Classic Rock) is here

A thought did occur to me about this today. When WAS the last time a new Active/Contemporary rock station started up here? I don't mean shit like Alt 106.7, either. Something akin to WRIF. Was it K-Rock, over 20 years ago? I guess it amazes me that "Detroit Rock City" and WRIF's respectable ratings...
by BigFreq
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Nielsen No More?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Nielsen No More?

Assuming 106.7 does go classic country, does 96.7 the Bull remain as is or does it flip to a simulcast of 106.7? One would think a simulcast is a best solution, provided it goes country, as 106.7 has it's limitations to the south, where 96.7 is strongest. And regardless of whether Nielsen is in the...
by BigFreq
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Nielsen No More?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Nielsen No More?

If & when 106.7 returns to the airwaves (following license renewal), I predict that's the format you'll see there. I would concur with that. Classic country, with a heavy focus on core 80-90s artists -- Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alan Jackson. It makes the most sense, both from a f...
by BigFreq
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 4848

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: 107
Views: 4848

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: 107
Views: 4848

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: 107
Views: 4848

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: 107
Views: 4848

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: 947

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: 2939

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...