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by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Longest Tigers Affiliate?
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Longest Tigers Affiliate?

The Tigers in Grand Rapids were on a Fetzer owned station WJEF-AM 1230 when I first started listening to the games on radio around 1959. They continued on 1230 after Fetzer sold the station and it became WCUZ until sometime in the late 80's or so. The Tigers have also been heard through the years on...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tom Ambrose
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Tom Ambrose

I see in the Grand Rapids Press today that former air personality Tom Ambrose has passed away. Tom worked at several stations in West Michigan through the years including WGRD and was Program Director at WERX during their Top 40 years in 1966-67. I first met Tom in the mid 60's when he was at WERX a...
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Longest Tigers Affiliate?
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Longest Tigers Affiliate?

I believe WBRN in Big Rapids has been airing the Tigers since the early to mid 60's. I remember listening to the tigers on BRN when we were in the area on vacation. AM went off at sunset, but the games continued on the FM.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Songs on the radio that you never get tired of
Replies: 52
Views: 1383

Re: Songs on the radio that you never get tired of

From the older generation

Heart Full Of Soul - Yardbirds
Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful
Reach Out, I'll Be There - Four Tops
Time Of The Season - Zombies
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers

plus anything by Terry Knight and The Pack
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs With Booze in the Title
Replies: 48
Views: 687

Re: Songs With Booze in the Title

Mother Nature's Wine by Sugarloaf - 1971. Great Tune.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Grammy's Rant
Replies: 22
Views: 437

Re: Grammy's Rant

Rock and Roll music and Pop Music, pretty much one in the same until the late 60's-early 70's when the top 40 format began to splinter and gave birth to the AOR and A/C formats.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation
Replies: 18
Views: 3364

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

I think the cold weather and the snow cover may have something to do with LAV's better signal lately. I've heared some of the lower power FM's and pirate stations in places I don't usually hear them. I'm also getting some HD FM signals in the house that I don't usually hear. The noise floor on the F...
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Grammy's Rant
Replies: 22
Views: 437

Re: Grammy's Rant

I would beg to differ that Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder don't deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They've been members for over 30 years and in the 60's and 70's their music was considered to be "part" of the over all Rock and Roll music scene. In fact, if it wasn't for the fusion ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The New Jethro FM
Replies: 18
Views: 3628

Re: The New Jethro FM

I hear their new translator on 99.5 from lowell is now on the air. Pretty weak by time you get to the northeast side of Grand Rapids, but it can be heard.
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 2711

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

As for WDEE, I noticed up in Newaygo over the weekend that their signal wasn't nearly as good as it normally is. It's usually the dominant signal on 97.3, but it was full of holes when I listened this past weekend.
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs Banned By WABC And WLS
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Songs Banned By WABC And WLS

While censorship does suck, not playing a record is a business decision, not censorship. Censorship is when the government tells you that a record can't be played. The government tried that with Louie, Louie. Didn't work. Back to the topic. WLS didn't play several songs during their top 40 run that ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 2711

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

97.3 is on the air
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New Afternoon Host AM 1480/850
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: New Afternoon Host AM 1480/850

The new afternoon host at Real Oldies 1480/850 is Rob Sanford. He has been on the air since January 2. Rob replaces long time afternoon host Tom Wyant who decided to retire in December. Tom is a great guy and is missed at Real Oldies. We wish him all the the best in his retirement. Rob is the perman...
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 2711

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

Don't know what's going on with this station, but they are back on the air today.
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

Wikipedia is in error saying the station signed on in 1979. It's been on the air since at least the early 60's. When I worked there it was on White Lake Drive about 2 miles west of the U.S.31 exit. It was in an old house right where the rail road tracks cross White Lake Road. I believe it would now ...