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by Trophyhead
Thu May 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Calm down Matt Sheppard
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Calm down Matt Sheppard

Shepard, by shrieking about the successes is only walking through a door jamb that had the barrier blown off its hinges by Dan Dickerson. DD's first preseason Tigers broadcast, a journeyman named Mike Kinkade hits a homer against Detroit and you'd have thought a Triple Crown had been secured by the ...
by Trophyhead
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What WJR Could Change In The Future.
Replies: 51
Views: 2504

Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

OK then, Mega Hertz, how about "but what about Paul Carey on Pistons games?" Before there was Blaha, Paul had a few years in the Bing-Lanier-George "Instant Heat" Trapp era and his last year courtside was in Isiah/Tripucka's rookie season. I listened to plenty of WJR in those days, they were somethi...
by Trophyhead
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fun piece on WILS turning 70
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

Re: Fun piece on WILS turning 70

That would explain my running into Andy Mac at Paul Revere's around the time he started in Lansing. The MacDonalds had asked me many questions about the WILS operation when I worked for them in Cadillac, based on my LS-102 part-timing in '84. I didn't realize there was another entity there, between ...
by Trophyhead
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tom Ambrose
Replies: 3
Views: 548

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: 827

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: 359

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: 410

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: 410

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: 954

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: 954

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: 673

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: 3769

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: 933

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: 324

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: 2824

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...