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by Reese K Rickards
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Someone's got to say it, CONRAD'S BACK!
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Someone's got to say it, CONRAD'S BACK!

Conrad is and was the best of us. I am sure Dave Taft and Tim Feagan "felt bad" (but not enough to resign in protest) when they fired him and led him to the elevator. Conrad was the best of us at B-93 for a 30 year run, nothing short of legend. I hope they gave him the year in compensatory pay they ...
by Reese K Rickards
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Leon Hendrix leaving WOOD TV
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: Leon Hendrix leaving WOOD TV

I am very sorry to read this news. I am not the least bit surprised., Leon is a good man and a good reporter. I have very little doubt this is about money. I suspect he will emerge as a PR guy for some local government agency, and all the better for it, along with his lovely wife, and I hope by now,...
by Reese K Rickards
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 104.5 SNX satellite
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: 104.5 SNX satellite

What a great idea! Your hired.
The problem is finding a transmitter for sale.
by Reese K Rickards
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 104.5 SNX satellite
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: 104.5 SNX satellite

IMHO not dead, just ICU. Give me a transmitter that covers Kent and Ottawa Counties and in a year I'll produce a #1 radio station and a BIG bucket of money for everyone on staff.
by Reese K Rickards
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Fox 17 Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Fox 17 Changes

I could not agree more.
by Reese K Rickards
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Fox 17 Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Fox 17 Changes

What shame another broadcaster is out of the business, but who could blame her. Working for government entity with real benefits, a pension, and regular normal person hours? That is a died and gone to heaven job. I worked for a year at WWSB TV in Florida. I was an audio board op. (and a lousy one at...
by Reese K Rickards
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD AM is not the only news talk sliding.
Replies: 3
Views: 707

WOOD AM is not the only news talk sliding.

I was curious about Wood Radios summer long slide in numbers. Dayton is the next largest market to see August Trends, WHIO has gone from first place last spring with a 9.6 in May, June 8.3, July 7.9 and August 7.3. Like WOOD, it runs the typical AM conservative shows. In Albany (market 66) WGY shows...
by Reese K Rickards
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: August Numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 898

August Numbers

My forecast in the "prognostications" thread have come true. In the August trend WOOD AM took a pretty good hit, especially in this election year. Wood numbers over the summer look like this. May 8.3 June 8.1 July 7.6 August 6.7. B-93 was up from an 8.4 to an 8.8 Thunder was not worth mentioning, FG...
by Reese K Rickards
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Prognostications
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Prognostications

We are about to see ratings for the month of August. Over the summer WOOD AM has gone from an 8.3 to a 8.1 to a 7.6 in July. According to poll numbers, Michigan is leaning blue for the November vote. Could it be the listener ship at WOOD will suffer this fall. An article I read last night quoted eve...
by Reese K Rickards
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: B-93 Birthday Bash Postponed/Canceled. Again
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: B-93 Birthday Bash Postponed/Canceled. Again

With apologies, The best Radio Tradio I ever heard was in the UP. A woman selling something exclaimed, "and I don't want anyone trying to Jew me down" I nearly drove off 2.
by Reese K Rickards
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: B-93 Birthday Bash Postponed/Canceled. Again
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: B-93 Birthday Bash Postponed/Canceled. Again

Mo Bandy, Box Car Willie, Jane (Janie) Fricke, Ernest Tubb, Webb Pierce, Ray Price, imho are all ancient history. DAC had one song. Just the name alone suggests suggests Jethro FM isn't to be taken seriously. Formatically it's a shotgun blast. Ratings? zero point zero. A well run pirate might make m...
by Reese K Rickards
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: B-93 Birthday Bash Postponed/Canceled. Again
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: B-93 Birthday Bash Postponed/Canceled. Again

In writing this response, I was a little surprised to learn there are now two accepted Classic Country Formats. There is Pre mid 80's, and there is mid 80's to about 2000. In my humble opinion, there will never again be a successful 80's and earlier Classic Country station in any kind of a large, me...
by Reese K Rickards
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: B-93 Birthday Bash Postponed/Canceled. Again
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

B-93 Birthday Bash Postponed/Canceled. Again

B-93 says: The health and welfare of our visitors, vendors and staff is our priority. The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting mandates of the State of Michigan made this difficult decision necessary, but WBCT-FM – B.93.7 has postponed the date for Birthday Bash which was to be held on August 29, 202...
by Reese K Rickards
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Grand Rapids traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Grand Rapids traffic

Hey Kev, Welcome back from your early demise!
by Reese K Rickards
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Grand Rapids traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Grand Rapids traffic

Kevin hasn't touched his Facebook page since June. Ashley Asphalt? The name is an insult to anyone with a brain.