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by Art Van Damme
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?
Replies: 46
Views: 3247

Re: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?

WJR will never switch to all news. Period. The goal would have to be to surpass/pummel/take-down WWJ. #2 ranking would not be good enough for WJR to get any agency buys. To succeed, it would take a $ignificant inve$tment in talent and marketing. None of which Cumulus is in position to accomplish suc...
by Art Van Damme
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Where to get Fox Sports Detroit?
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Where to get Fox Sports Detroit?

Sinclair seems to be taking a backward-ass approach to all this. Did Sinclair terminate FSD carriage on YTTV, Hulu and other streaming services or was it the other way around? Streaming customers are peeved for good reason. The NHL/regional coverage/local team TV is a FAIL. Forcing a particular plat...
by Art Van Damme
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 105.5 fm Ave Maria Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 1525

105.5 fm Ave Maria Radio

Stumbled across a new translator. Rebroadcast of WDEO/Ypsi
Looked it up: 99 watts at 282 feet above ground, on the WKBD tower.
Can’t tell when it went on the air, maybe in the last couple weeks?
by Art Van Damme
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RIP 89X
Replies: 194
Views: 11485

Re: RIP 89X

Just throwing in my opinions for a loonie: AM 800 talk format goes to FM. No music royalties. Can turn off or sell AM 800. Staff already in place. AM 580 goes off the air permanently. I was going to predict the oldies format goes to the other remaining FM frequency; but after seeing Charlie O’Brien’...
by Art Van Damme
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: How bad has SXM and livestream/podcasting hurt trad radio?
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: How bad has SXM and livestream/podcasting hurt trad radio?

I have no hard numbers, just anecdotes, to consider. My teenage daughter is aware of radio, but uses her own money for a Spotify premium service. She is aware of and uses SXM in the car. No radio usage. My wife has a radio in the bathroom and listens to NPR while getting ready for work. In the car, ...
by Art Van Damme
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Amazon Prime
Replies: 15
Views: 1648

Re: Amazon Prime

Wow. I got one today, too. Real bad robo pronunciation. Couldn’t understand most of it.
by Art Van Damme
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Curious about this board's demographics
Replies: 31
Views: 3308

Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Yes. Started professionally in ‘85. Left the biz in 2008 to raise a family full time. New career in 2016. Miss the good radio stuff. Don’t miss the drama, arrogance and crap.
by Art Van Damme
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: SCA Detroit stations
Replies: 2
Views: 477

SCA Detroit stations

Just curious:

Is any station in Metro Detroit still broadcasting content using SCA subcarriers?

I can’t recall if WDET used to have Radio Talking Book services back in the day.

Don’t have a receiver to check.
by Art Van Damme
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Bottle Returns Resuming
Replies: 34
Views: 1351

Re: Bottle Returns Resuming

The Michigan bottle return law has been the bane of the Michigan (Aka Soft Drink) Bottlers Association, the Michigan Retailers Association and the Michigan Grocers Association, since it was enacted. Not shocked at all that bottle return was suspended. At first, ‘modern medicine’ thought surfaces to ...
by Art Van Damme
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.
Replies: 37
Views: 3492

Re: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.

1090am WCAR Livonia. Waste of electricity and real estate.
by Art Van Damme
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: NOheart cuts have begun
Replies: 28
Views: 6180

Re: NOheart cuts have begun

Oh crap
by Art Van Damme
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Michigan needs to act faster to combat distracted driving "crisis"
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Michigan needs to act faster to combat distracted driving "crisis"

The distracted driving laws are already on the books. So, tell me how already over-extended law enforcement departments are supposed to find time to enforce THESE laws to make a difference?
by Art Van Damme
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WJR shits the bed again...this time with a 2.2 share!
Replies: 36
Views: 4828

Re: WJR shits the bed again...this time with a 2.2 share!

Yea, I really hate to be a pile-on. This is a really depressing thread. Sadly, there is a lot of truth. WJR (and the AM band) is unsalvageable. I don’t know of one person that listens to AM, let alone radio in general. I’m in my mid-50s. I solely rely upon my smartphone for weather, traffic, local g...
by Art Van Damme
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: SXM CH 69 Escape
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

I gave up on SXM Escape. Too many plastic productions, synthesized recordings. Maybe it has changed. May I suggest Music Choice Easy Listening? They have an app, so you can be mobile and still listen. The selections are better quality and more “lush”. I am constantly surprised at the great versions ...