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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: 249

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: 249

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: 550

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: 22
Views: 2859

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: 792

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: 227

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: 2606

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: 2606

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: 965

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: 2606

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.
by Trophyhead
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: NewsNet on WHNE 14.9
Replies: 26
Views: 1682

Re: NewsNet on WHNE 14.9

Just went to their website and I see Vic McCarty interviewing a guy who wrote a book about Hobey Baker, a hockey star from a century ago on what is apparently called "Midday Edition." Vic looks a bit more normal than he did as a redheaded sports reporter on Channel 7&4 about 20 years ago. If they ma...
by Trophyhead
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 10657

Re: WBBL gone

The logistics of the situation is the stumbling block I am referring to. Getting off a plane before a road series starts, or going town to town during one producing an arrival at the airport in the wee hours of the morning, with that 6 a.m. start of show obligation is what seems daunting. You would ...
by Trophyhead
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 10657

Re: WBBL gone

So, now that Matt Shepard is the FSD Tigers PBP man, what happens to this Michigan Media Network morning show, "Shep, Shower and Shave?" Does he even complete the Michigan basketball schedule? (I know there are obvious gaps in the Tigers' preseason coverage that can be accommodated, but the MLB regu...
by Trophyhead
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 10657

Re: WBBL gone

To me, "the sticks" apply to Big Rapids and other environs 40-55 miles of GR that were served by 107.3's signal. Like today, when I am on my way to Ravenna and then, on to Big Rapids, I guess 590 is going to have to do as a resource for MSU-OSU listening. 1340 doesn't get me much past Cedar Springs,...
by Trophyhead
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Lancelot Link Secret Chimp
Replies: 14
Views: 682

Re: Lancelot Link Secret Chimp

Bernie Kopell, who is still among us at the age of 85, voiced a number of characters on that show, including Lancelot's nemesis, Baron Von Butcher. Lancelot's voice sounded like Walter Matthau to me, but apparently Dayton Allen was going for Humphrey Bogart. Always enjoyed when the chimps would get ...