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by MisterGoodrich2U
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit
Replies: 44
Views: 3338

Re: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit

Chris,
Yes! That is the station (The unFun One!). That's Geoff Brown on it, formerly of W-Light/GR.

The WMBN is a recorded bumper by Old Man Mac.
by MisterGoodrich2U
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit
Replies: 44
Views: 3338

Re: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit

I had the pleasure of working at one of the last BM stations in Michigan, 96.3 Michigan's Beautiful North (WMBN/Petoskey), in the mid-1980s. I also worked at a short-lived AC in Muskegon, which switched BM from the FM to AM while I was there for less than a year, 1991, then simulcast BM when AC fail...
by MisterGoodrich2U
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

Sounds about right. I remember Mikus marking up records (yes, the station spun mostly vinyl with a few carts) that were R (restricted) for night only and some that would never be played. It was MOR crawling into the '80s AC.
by MisterGoodrich2U
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: LAV who?
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

LAV who?

JACKIE GREEN AND STEVE GORMAN ON WLAV New weekday line-up on the Legendary LAV! GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – September 20, 2019 – Two high profile personalities make their debut on 96.9 WLAV. Jackie Green will host middays on WLAV from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning 9/23 and West Michigan’s own Steve Gorman i...
by MisterGoodrich2U
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

Thanks, CK. That clears up a lot. I remember working the night shift, and Sommerville hotlines me from the golf club: "Read the damn golf scores!" Apparently a little inebriated, he wanted each and every score read on air as they came in from the Masters for his golf buddies. Other than that, he was...
by MisterGoodrich2U
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

Mikus! That is/was his name. Thanks. Dave Somerville is still the owner? He must be at least 90. Then again, I thought he was old when I was there, but I was just 21 or 22, so anyone over 30 was old, so what did I know? But he must have been about 50 when I was there, and that was almost 40 years ago.
by MisterGoodrich2U
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

I worked there 1980-81. The name does not ring a bell. The PD at the time was Phil....um, can't remember his last name. Thomas?

Sorry. That doesn't help much.
by MisterGoodrich2U
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Holy Shnikies! What’s wrong with that Marysville council candidate?
Replies: 26
Views: 2486

Re: Holy Shnikies! What’s wrong with that Marysville council candidate?

Really? WHLS-AM and WSAQ-FM are Port Huron SOL, aren't they?

Sorry to hear about Port Huron's demise. I worked there in the early '80s. Lived south of downtown off Military, and would walk or bike-ride to work at WPHM and home early morning. Nothing scary at all back then.
by MisterGoodrich2U
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New 105.3 Hot FM morning show announced
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: New 105.3 Hot FM morning show announced

Thanks, MW, for making the change in the title. What was I thinking?
by MisterGoodrich2U
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New 105.3 Hot FM morning show announced
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

New 105.3 Hot FM morning show announced

CUMULUS RADIO GROUP ANNOUNCES ANOTHER MARKET FIRST West Michigan’s ONLY all-female morning show debuts on Monday, August 26! GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Aug. 22, 2019 – Following the hugely successful launch of the first and only Triple A format radio station The Q 94-5 (WKLQ)*, Cumulus today unveils the ...
by MisterGoodrich2U
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

That's sad to hear. The PD (can't remember his name) seemed like a good guy with some cred in AOR. I interviewed with him in Harbor Springs (I was in Lansing at the time) and then met Howard in AA. He was strange.
by MisterGoodrich2U
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: The "personality" of radio stations
Replies: 25
Views: 8790

Re: The "personality" of radio stations

Just about every radio station I worked for scheduled stop-sets at :20, :35 and :50 past the hour. Sometimes the :20 break would give way to an extended music sweep, but the :35 and :50 breaks were pretty standard across the board. Pretty much every station did spot breaks at the same approximate t...
by MisterGoodrich2U
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

That sounds like the format of a sign-on FM in Harbor Springs/Petoskey around 1988. I almost went to work there. Would have been interesting.
by MisterGoodrich2U
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Hippie Radio
Replies: 25
Views: 2628

Re: Hippie Radio

What station Oo KRKO 1380 is a Classic Hits/Oldies Format with some 60’s influences and and a bit of 80’s but mainly 70’s plus Sports part time, a very male demographic station. That sounds a lot like WWPZ/1340 Petoskey when i worked there in the mid-1980s. Fun little station. Played a lot of '60s,...
by MisterGoodrich2U
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Newspaper Website Redesign
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Newspaper Website Redesign

Newspaper videos are just bad. Please stop! As to the funny video watching: I was at the gym today, and the person working there was chatting with Loud Guy and then they started watching comedians on video on her phone. It was irritating. Especially Loud Guy. That guy is always in the gym, it seems....