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by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Regarding Steve McGowan
Replies: 1
Views: 402

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: 695

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: 468

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: 1063

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: 1063

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: 569

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.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WPRR's 102.5 translator
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: WPRR's 102.5 translator

I've noticed that too. Apparently nobody at that operation ever listens to their own stations.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: End of The Road for WBAI 99.5fm NYC pt 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: End of The Road for WBAI 99.5fm NYC pt 2

Anybody trying to listen to 102.5 out of Grand Rapids isn't listening to much these days. It's been transmitting nothing but a high pitched whine for at least the past 6 weeks. I'm guessing there isn't anybody at that operation that actually listens to their own radio stations.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Brad Ausmus & Joe Maddon
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Brad Ausmus & Joe Maddon

Too Bad the Tigers weren't smart enough to not hire him in the first place. I still have no idea to this day why Dumbrowski, with a championship quality roster in place, hired a guy with absolutely no prior managing experience at any level.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: LAV STA/application status
Replies: 17
Views: 1921

Re: LAV STA/application status

From information I've seen, heard and read, I believe they are now transmitting from the Allendale site.
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Impeachment
Replies: 83
Views: 3541

Re: Impeachment

Frankly, If they want to impeach Trump, put up a viable candidate in the election next fall, and impeach him via the ballot box.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: AAA station owned by Nevada Public Radio fails; station taken off the air
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: AAA station owned by Nevada Public Radio fails; station taken off the air

Interesting looking at the ratings for Reno. #1 station KKOH operations manager is former West Michigan/Montague native Dan Mason. Dan worked at WLRQ/Whitehall and WMUS/Muskegon before heading out west many years ago.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Only the Lions
Replies: 47
Views: 2249

Only the Lions

Could do what we witnessed this afternoon/evening
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: The Coming End Of Rock and Roll
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: The Coming End Of Rock and Roll

If one were to go back to 1967-73 Aretha Franklin's music would have been described as Soul and Rock and Roll. Joni Mitchell (even though I can't stand her music) was also called Rock and Roll. After all she was the writer of the song about the Rock and Roll Music Festival Woodstock. Both artists we...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tom Wyant
Replies: 0
Views: 724

Tom Wyant

It is with great sadness that I make this post about my friend and former co-worker Tom Wyant. Tom passed away this morning at the age of 74. Tom worked at many radio stations during his 50 plus year career. He worked at WMUS and WTRU Muskegon, He was also part owner of WLKI in Angola, Indiana for m...