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by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Phil Tower is latest iHM budget cut victim
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Phil Tower is latest iHM budget cut victim

Wow, I've worked with Phil in the past, and have known him for almost 40 years. He's a quality guy who knows his stuff. Hope he is able to find other work in the market.
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WLUN Off The Air
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Re: WLUN Off The Air

They have been back on the air for several weeks now simulcating 103.1. I've been hearing them around sunset when I am up in the Newaygo area.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 3 Grand Rapids stations were dead air on Sunday afternoon
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Re: 3 Grand Rapids stations were dead air on Sunday afternoon

I noticed this too around 3PM. Actually it was 5 stations and all were in the Townsquare building. The above mentioned 3 plus 95.7 WLHT and the translator for 1410 AM on 104.9. The transmitters were on the air, but there was no audio. Checked again about 3:20 and the audio was back on all 5 stations...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: BIG 101.3 FM — Fun Hits You Know
Replies: 31
Views: 2954

Re: BIG 101.3 FM — Fun Hits You Know

After listening for several hours Saturday Night, Sunday Morning/afternoon. My observations, (FWIW). They seem to cover the years 1964-1979. I only heard one song pre 64. Twist and Shout by the Isley Brothers (1962) and one song post 1979, Working My Way Back To You by the Spinners (1980). I heard s...
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Someone's got to say it, CONRAD'S BACK!
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Someone's got to say it, CONRAD'S BACK!

I am not a big fan of country music, but I enjoy what they are doing over at Jethro-FM. They are probably my 3rd favorite radio station in the market. : ). Glad to hear Conrad is back on the air, even if it means going from 320,000 watts on B-93 to a 500 watt daytime AM and a couple of 250 watt tran...
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tony Clark has passed away.
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

Re: Tony Clark has passed away.

I am saddeded to hear about the passing of Tony. I never met him but did exchange a few e-mails with him the past several years. I am familiar with his work at WZZR, WODJ, and at WOAP. He was extremely passionate about the radio business and had a wealth of knowledge. Tony, you will be missed.
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Denis Prior
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Denis Prior

I don't have any of the details, but information I have is that former WLHT morning personality Denis Prior has passed away after dealing with several medical issues the past few years. Dennis and Nanette replaced Dave and Geri at WLHT in 2006 and Denis was there until 2009. Denis was also morning p...
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: August Numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 969

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: 858

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: 623

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: 615

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: 1234

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: 3069

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: 1234

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: 1747

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...