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by Trophyhead
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Unique Radio Experiences
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Unique Radio Experiences

[quote=Bobbert post_id=575358 time=1560296518 user_id=14816] - - The last broadcast of Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey from Baltimore in 1991. That alone would have made it unique, but the emotion of the moment blended with the emotion of the closing of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. Both Paul and Ernie...
by Trophyhead
Thu May 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Wow, 9&10, Just Wow...
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Wow, 9&10, Just Wow...

A news/talk radio station where I worked would have live casts on, holiday mornings till 10 a.m., ran a rotation of canned reports through noon, then loaded the 5-minute network casts into the automation from 12 p.m. on. The same station now has no local news content on Sundays. Things change, or ap...
by Trophyhead
Thu May 23, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Janet Mason to Retire...
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Janet Mason to Retire...

I never worked at WZZM, but I have seen plenty of comment pass on the Buzzboard over the years about how she moved the pieces around off 3 Mile, mostly knocking their results in the ratings and regarding their on-air product.

Any thoughts? "I don't watch local TV News" is a non-qualifying response.
by Trophyhead
Tue May 21, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Erica Francis leaving Fox 17 going to Nashville.
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: Erica Francis leaving Fox 17 going to Nashville.

An early morning news anchor and contributor who spent four years at Fox 17.
by Trophyhead
Thu May 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Calm down Matt Sheppard
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

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: 2747

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: 1638

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: 6
Views: 1026

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: 20
Views: 1432

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: 400

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: 465

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: 465

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: 984

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: 984

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: 730

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...