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by Trophyhead
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tom Ambrose
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Tom Ambrose

I remember him from the Bonney Motors ads. We lived about three miles apart in Comstock Park. RIP, Tom. A life well lived.
by Trophyhead
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: AM1330 Drops Tigers
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: AM1330 Drops Tigers

Hard to say if WSGW out of Saginaw, at 790 could be received on a table radio in Flint.
by Trophyhead
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WNEM TV 5 Plus & box office
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: WNEM TV 5 Plus & box office

Two meetings tonight in Grand Rapids, one for a new GR Public Schools superintendent, the other for public comment on a Grand River restoration project were somehow folded together on the same WZZM graphic. Subtle method to get the viewer's attention. Just trying to say that WNEM is not unique to su...
by Trophyhead
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WDCQ CH19 Delta College
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: WDCQ CH19 Delta College

Dave Rhodes was in an office right near where you could walk into the Engineering/MCR section, I certainly recall him. I remember big Pat, and Guy, who seemed to carry a torch for my brother's mother-in-law, Dordi Sverid, the Auction Item collecting lady. I thought my Sat AM engineer's name was Tom....
by Trophyhead
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WDCQ CH19 Delta College
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: WDCQ CH19 Delta College

Ran plenty of Master Control there in 1980, running from the "green room" TV back to the control panel on Saturdays. Could have been more professional about my efforts when McEnroe played Borg on July 5, thank God for "hour-long" commercial-free content. Could Andy Rapp still be on the air, or instr...
by Trophyhead
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: From All Access: Nate Bell Out at iHeart Media/Detroit
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: From All Access: Nate Bell Out at iHeart Media/Detroit

He was the station’s Operations Manager and Program Director. I had no idea at the time that I posted whether that included on-air duties, voice-tracking, whatever.
by Trophyhead
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: From All Access: Nate Bell Out at iHeart Media/Detroit
Replies: 5
Views: 308

From All Access: Nate Bell Out at iHeart Media/Detroit

Got this via email this morning. Being distant from the market and not likely categorized as a "P1" for WJLB and WMXD, I Googled him up to find that Bell joined the Detroit cluster just over a year ago.

Is this more than a tree falling in the corporate forest?
by Trophyhead
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WION works its way west, on an FM Translator
Replies: 2
Views: 623

WION works its way west, on an FM Translator

Their 100.3 FM signal is up and running, something the Ionia based station has acknowledged in a number of their promos and buffers on all their signals. I could get it in, up to about the Cascade Road exit on westbound I-96 early Sunday morning. Hard to say if they will turn any business in Ada and...
by Trophyhead
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The Ticket West Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 3572

Re: The Ticket West Michigan

Certainly didn't think, despite protests to the contrary that came out at the time of his selection for the Tigers PBP job, defending Shepard as a workhorse that he could manage to do right by his FSD duties and ALSO host a morning show. The longer they dally on creating this FM local signal, the lo...
by Trophyhead
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WATT
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: WATT

The WATT Motel was on the same side of the street as the WATT/96.7 FM studios on the Mackinaw Trail. The regional DNR office is on that same side of the road, and what was the McGuire's Resort was across the street. The WATT Motel is gone, it was on the downslope of the trail, as it headed to what i...
by Trophyhead
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Bruce Williams Dies...
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Bruce Williams Dies...

He's been away from radio for near six years, the former NBC Talknet financial-advice host died Saturday, just short of his 87th birthday. Williams' popularity was at its peak in the late 80s and 90s, Bruce's subject matter was never my cup of tea. One thing's for sure, he was never a flame-throwing...
by Trophyhead
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 2711

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

Point taken on the actual WDEE "down time." I will leave it to you to define whether the adjustments have been completed, or if the signal contour has been changed. I am finding a less friendly arrival of their sound as I commute in from Comstock Park/Belmont. The grainy sound used to make it to Ced...
by Trophyhead
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 2711

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

I punched up and received the WDEE signal this morning at the 131 Sand Lake exit, while on my way to Big Rapids. They were previously able to hold off 97.3 in Grand Rapids till I reached the Cedar Rock area in my southbound travels. We'll see what the drive home brings in terms of reception. I have ...
by Trophyhead
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New Afternoon Host AM 1480/850
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: New Afternoon Host AM 1480/850

Yep, I know about him.

Many things.
by Trophyhead
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 2711

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

It's a big day for that frequency in the region, as WDEE in Big Rapids/Reed City also returned to the airwaves. A transmitter relocation was the reported cause of 12 days of darkness from that signal.