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by OneBigFan
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Local Talent Axed at ESPN 96.1
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Re: Local Talent Axed at ESPN 96.1

Years ago 96.1 brought Balgian back and according to people I knew who worked at the station at the time, Baligian's previous partner "never heard the train coming" when he was told management had decided to make changes to the PM drive slot and he wasn't included. It appears Jim Costa was caught of...
by OneBigFan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Big Drew leaving ESPN 96.1
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: Big Drew leaving ESPN 96.1

Good for him. Know he left radio once years ago and returned to 96.1

Drew brought a calmer voice to the 3-6 drive slot with Jim Costa. Wonder if PM Costa will take radio host Costa off the air and go with all ESPN programming.
by OneBigFan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 3 Grand Rapids stations were dead air on Sunday afternoon
Replies: 11
Views: 2284

3 Grand Rapids stations were dead air on Sunday afternoon

Went to the store on Sunday afternoon.

WRGD 97.9, WFGR 98.7 and WTRV 100.5 The River were all off the air between 2:30-2:45 (might be longer).

Odd that all three were off. Satellite feed issues?
by OneBigFan
Fri May 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Loud and Proud, WLAV back to 100%
Replies: 20
Views: 3923

Re: Loud and Proud, WLAV back to 100%

Was in the 100th St /131 S area and WLAV FM sounds like really good AM at best from my car’s radio. 95.7, 96.1, 97.9 even 105 sound great compared to WLAV.

Are they stuck with that lack of dynamic range forever?
by OneBigFan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Nielsen audio ratings roundup: WLAV's ratings are at multi-decade RECORD LOW levels! WTNR remains a dumpster fire!
Replies: 22
Views: 5072

Re: Nielsen audio ratings roundup: WLAV's ratings are at multi-decade RECORD LOW levels! WTNR remains a dumpster fire!

The Ticket has Dan Patrick and Jim Rome but their am signal is so weak / iffy at least on the southeast and south west ends of town I end up streaming. Got spoiled by strong FM signal for years.
by OneBigFan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV's Susan Shaw Switching Shifts
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: WOOD TV's Susan Shaw Switching Shifts

Short term, did NexStar decide to give Shaw a raise and reduce head count or did Marlee Ginter’s departure notice catch management without a replacement?
by OneBigFan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV's Susan Shaw Switching Shifts
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: WOOD TV's Susan Shaw Switching Shifts

Short term, did NexStar decide to give Shaw a raise and reduce head count or did Marlee Ginter’s departure notice catch management without a replacement?
by OneBigFan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Very sad news regarding Aris Hampers
Replies: 15
Views: 3308

Re: Very sad news regarding Aris Hampers

Its too bad Hampers had to post about his medical issues because others were creating a false narrative for whtever reasons. Always wondered why he didn't do more voice over work with his distinctive delivery and sense of timing. Wish him well. Many years ago an uncle died when he was 89-90. He had ...
by OneBigFan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station
Replies: 9
Views: 10326

Re: WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station

No mention of her shoplifting charges? Looks like the m-live reporter simply copied and pasted her goodbye letter. It’s probable the reporter didn’t think misdemeanor charges from an event more than a decade ago that was addressed to the retail establishment (victim), the court’s and her employer’s...
by OneBigFan
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 2018 GR Holiday Radio Ratings?
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Re: 2018 GR Holiday Radio Ratings?

Star 105.7 and 100.5 The River started November 1 and my wife asked if we could re-assign the car radio buttons at least until after Thanksgiving.

Is it cheaper to switch to the holiday pre-recorded than their regular programming?
by OneBigFan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station
Replies: 9
Views: 10326

Re: WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station

Looks like WWMT decided Friday, September 27 would be Tillotson’s last day on the air.
by OneBigFan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Lee Van Ameyde Dies at 66
Replies: 9
Views: 2747

Re: Lee Van Ameyde Dies at 66

I was surprised Lee Van Ameyed was just 66. Remember when he came to town to be WZZM’s anchor in 1977. Was aware that he was a diabetic and heard that his overall health had been affected because of his condition. Saw a Go Fund me account had been set up for funeral expenses. Knew WZZM was never a l...
by OneBigFan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station
Replies: 9
Views: 10326

Re: WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station

My wife watches CBS Morning and sometimes we see the beginning of channel 3's 5 and 11 news. Sinclair has brought in several new faces for WWMT News desk in the last few months. I thought it was a prelude to Sinclair setting up to make some changes. Erica Mokay isn't doing all the morning news updat...
by OneBigFan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Nexstar in Flap With DIRECTV and AT&T-UVerse
Replies: 17
Views: 4025

Re: Nexstar in Flap With DIRECTV and AT&T-UVerse

Insomniac question. How did TV stations who get their licenses from the FCC get to charge cable, streaming or satellite services for carrying their signal when anyone in the stations broadcast radius can get it over the air with an antenna? Are the rebroadcast entities inserting their own commercial...
by OneBigFan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The Ticket West Michigan
Replies: 26
Views: 8170

Re: The Ticket West Michigan

I was out of town for 3 months.

When did 106.1 go back to sports talk? Today I heard Jim Rome then Simonson talking about his drive time show on 1340 AM and 106.1.