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by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: GVSU files a $50,000 deal to buy 95.3 translator from Goodrich Radio.
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: GVSU files a $50,000 deal to buy 95.3 translator from Goodrich Radio.

Grand Valley only bought the 95.3 translator. I have no idea if Mr. Goodrich is selling off any of his other properties. I'm guessing his 102.5 translator, might be of interest to someone else. (it's been transmitting nothing but dead air again for the past several weeks.) The 1680 AM frequency is b...
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: “White Lies, Blue Eyes”
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: “White Lies, Blue Eyes”

Not only do I remember White Lies, Blue Eyes, I played it on the air as a current hit in 1971 and still play it on the air today. Along with Willpower Weak, Temptation Strong. Also played the Grin song White Lies on the air as a current in 1972 (Top 10 in Grand Rapids) and still play that today too.
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri May 29, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Best sounding radio station of all time
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Best sounding radio station of all time

The Big 8 had great audio for an AM station. Actually sounded better than some of the FM's I hear these days. The Big 8 never put much of a signal into the Grand Rapids area, so I am kind of partial to WLS circa 1968-70 as the best station I ever listened to. Clark Weber, Art Roberts, Lujack, Chuck ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat May 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: April Nielsen Audio #'s for Grand Rapids - WOOD Radio soars; worst showing for WSNX in years
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: April Nielsen Audio #'s for Grand Rapids - WOOD Radio soars; worst showing for WSNX in years

MW, you usually put a link to the ratings so the rest of us can see the numbers you are referring to. Any chance this time?
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun May 17, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WFUR 102.9 off air
Replies: 23
Views: 1905

WFUR 102.9 off air

I've noticed WFUR-FM 102.9 has been off the air the past couple of days. I'm guessing it has something to do with their impending sale. Interesting to hear what comes in on 102.9 while FUR is off the air.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New GR Nielsen Audio ratings (March 2020): WBFX falls to all-time record low
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: New GR Nielsen Audio ratings (March 2020): WBFX falls to all-time record low

Switching WOOD-FM to 101.3 would defeat the purpose of WOOD-FM being on 106.9. WOOD made the move to simulcast with the Muskegon station to get better coverage in Ottawa county and the lake shore. When WOOD-AM went to 20,000 watts, but directional north 24/7 is severly crippled their coverage area i...
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Former WLAV & WKLQ PD Dead From Covid 19
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Former WLAV & WKLQ PD Dead From Covid 19

I agree, we probably shouldn't be trashing a dead guy. Whether he was a good programmer or bad programmer really makes no difference now. I never met Darrin, never worked with him, nor ever listened much to his stations. I've worked with great guys who were lousy program directors. I've worked with ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Broadcasting From Home
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Broadcasting From Home

I heard that same thing last night. I thought it was just bad accoustics in the room.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Regarding Steve McGowan
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Regarding Steve McGowan

Steve McGowan was my very first role model in radio. I met him in 1966 when he was working at WERX. I was only 14 years old at the time. Steve let me do some music research for him and even let me compile the end of the year Top 100 for WERX which aired on December 31, 1966. In early 1967 he was hir...
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WLCO Lapeer, off the air
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: WLCO Lapeer, off the air

When WYGR first went on the air as WERX in 1964 they were a 500 watt day timer. Early in 1965 WCKY complained to the FCC that WERX was interfering with their signal in Ohio. At that time the WERX license was changed to 250 watts during critical hours.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Least favorite commercials of all-time
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Least favorite commercials of all-time

Anything to do with Progressive insurance. Their commercials suck and their insurance products suck.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: AM 810 rockford
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: AM 810 rockford

Their signal is stronger now, than it has been in at least a couple of years. Today on the northeast side of Grand Rapids it stopped on the seek button and there was splatter on both 800 and 820. There has been times when you could barely hear 810 on the northeast side. Probably still only running 5...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: AM 810 rockford
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

AM 810 rockford

Either they now have night time authorization on AM or they are just not shutting down their transmitter after sunset. It's been on 24/7 for several weeks now. If I was a betting man, I'd place my money on the 2nd of those 2 scenarios.
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Loco 4 acting loco yet again...
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Loco 4 acting loco yet again...

I don't know what they ran, but channel 8 in GR didn't have nightly news on either. They had the impeachment hearings.