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by BigFreq
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WATZ cutting heads?
Replies: 41
Views: 4146

Re: WATZ cutting heads?

FakeAndyStuart wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:48 am
Perfect market for Townsquare - they could run the whole thing from GR with some local sales people hanging around. (Look at what Midwest is doing in a few markets)
I take it you've never run a radio station; nor recruited, staffed, trained and maintained local sales talent?
by BigFreq
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WATZ cutting heads?
Replies: 41
Views: 4146

Re: WATZ cutting heads? Town Square Media

Relevant Topic To Pass Along: https://radioink.com/2022/01/12/will-townsquare-buy-more-radio-stations/?vgo_ee=pBBu6bWJPRC3nTHoEWpTbw%3D%3D Sure, perhaps Townsquare will add more, but I can't imagine Northern Michigan being anywhere close to the top of the list; especially when they will have opport...
by BigFreq
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WATZ cutting heads?
Replies: 41
Views: 4146

Re: WATZ cutting heads?

[/quote] I look at what happened to Northern broadcasting and I don't have much hope that they're going to walk away feeling whole. [/quote] But you forget, Gokey entrusted the group in the hands of a poor operator under the auspices of an LMA leading to purchase. When that didn't materialize, he so...
by BigFreq
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Star Country 106.7
Replies: 30
Views: 3537

Re: Star Country 106.7

ADD in TC wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:23 pm
Outstanding choice,gets a full ADD/ADHD seal of approval.
Good selection of music... but the imaging is a more than a bit mundane. Very canned sounding; not what you'd hope in a new station launch.
by BigFreq
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: What’s This?
Replies: 43
Views: 4705

Re: What’s This?

It is definitely stunting; the new format will almost certainly be Country. The incumbent Country stations are largely territorial in terms of geography. Big Country 102.9 has no real competition in the northern reaches of the market and bills well. It makes sense to target them. I will say adding ...
by BigFreq
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 on the air?
Replies: 99
Views: 16873

Re: 106.7 on the air?

Actually if you think about, they could move the Bob format over to 106.7, freeing up TC's 104.5 to be simulcast with the 104.7/1340 "The Ticket" combo in Petoskey, which would give the market an FM sports presence, which would be separated in the evenings for local high school sports coverage in th...
by BigFreq
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Mark Pennington joins The Bear for mornings
Replies: 11
Views: 1948

Re: Mark Pennington joins The Bear for mornings

My prediction is that Black Diamond will hire the most popular and talented people who were discarded by Big Corporate Owners in Detroit, and use them to build statewide networks of same format stations that they acquire and LMA. When they have a big enough network, they will be able to deliver com...
by BigFreq
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Smitty
Replies: 15
Views: 3001

Re: Smitty

Yuck. I absolutely HATE Shinedown's music from the past decade +. There's no reason to turn KLT completely upside down. Very gradual evolution of the playlist over time is what needs to occur (a strategy the station might already be utilizing; I don't listen often enough to know). Yes, I suppose th...
by BigFreq
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Smitty
Replies: 15
Views: 3001

Re: Smitty

I think WKLT owns the market for Classic Rock in the North. It has an all star live Jock line up and coverage nobody can compare with. If as in "allstar" you mean stale and irrelevant. KLT needs a major refresh of some sort. Even WRIF eventually identified they needed to go for a younger audience (...
by BigFreq
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 on the air?
Replies: 99
Views: 16873

Re: 106.7 on the air?

One might imagine this is satisfy the minimum FCC requirements, as Northern is likely between STAs... and there's still a deal to be closed at some point. I imagine once they satisfy the minimum requirement for WSRT, they'll begin running the same on audio WFDX 92.5, as it's been off, as well.
by BigFreq
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Ann Carlini
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: Ann Carlini

It was announced today that Ann Carlini after 30 years at WRIF will join Rock 105 and 95.5. She will be doing mid days. She and her husband have moved up from the Detroit area. This is a major market move by Black Diamond! Also they have purchased stations in the Midland area. Well, I think Anne wa...
by BigFreq
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.
Replies: 50
Views: 9298

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: 59
Views: 11088

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: 59
Views: 11088

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: 64
Views: 11407

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...