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by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: August Numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: August Numbers

Stan Atkinson was the PD at EZ 105.7. I believe Larry McLain was on the air on the evening shift
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Lions refuse to work today because cops are scum
Replies: 28
Views: 703

Re: Lions refuse to work today because cops are scum

The Lions are not working today. Hmm, I've been watching them since about 1960 and they don't seem to work on Sunday afternoons most of the time.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: SiriusXM’s Sonny Fox has passed away
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: SiriusXM’s Sonny Fox has passed away

Sonny Fox aka Jay Walker worked at WGRD Grand Rapids from 1968-70. First doing the morning show in '68 and moving to afternoons in '69. With his sidekick George Gump (kind of a Jim Shorts type charachter before there was a Jim Shorts) He also was lead singer for the Jay Hawkers on their minor 1966 M...
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 102.5 trades in Reality for R&B
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: 102.5 trades in Reality for R&B

They need to fix their audio on the FM if they expect anybody to listen to it. Very low modulation and not in stereo. The AM sounded pretty good when I tuned it in yesterday, but it's been off the air more than on in the past few weeks.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1680 WPRR AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: 1680 WPRR AM

I hear 1680 is back on the air today, tuned in just after 12 noon, expecting to hear Thom Hartman, but all I got was urban music on both the AM and the FM translator.
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Curious about this board's demographics
Replies: 31
Views: 2986

Re: Curious about this board's demographics

I have worked in and been involved in communications and radio since I was a 14 year old kid in 1966. Still plugging away on the radio every day. Being on the air is the 2nd most enjoyable thing I've ever done. I will let your imagination decide what the 1st most enjoyable thing might be.
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1680 WPRR AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: 1680 WPRR AM.ve

1680 has been on and off the air quite a bit lately. I don't know if they are having transmitter issues or what the problem might be. Usually the translator(s) have still been on the air while the AM is off the air. I did notice that 1680 was off the air today, but the past 2 weeks I've been at the ...
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: 1572

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: 308

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: 1066

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: 1344

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: 27
Views: 2963

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: 1237

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: 13
Views: 2684

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 ...