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by Big-D
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV Master Control
Replies: 1
Views: 396

WOOD TV Master Control

With Nexstar selling WISH TV, is WOOD TV master control still based in Indianapolis or is it somewhere else?
by Big-D
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1680 WPRR AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: 1680 WPRR AM

Right now, 102.5 FM is airing R&B music right now.
by Big-D
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT is building a new studio and control room
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: WWMT is building a new studio and control room

Exactly! Seems to me when a station airs more programming than newscasts its pointless to call the station 9&10 News. Network TV does have news, but not enough where they should be labeled newschannel or something like that. Agreed. I always thought continuously referring to WOOD-TV as "24 Hour New...
by Big-D
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Irresponsible local television news reporting
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Irresponsible local television news reporting

The reporters logical next question to Allendale Supervisor Adam Elenbaas, should be where Swastika Memorials would be appropriate, where a tribute to the Viet Cong's Tet Offensive, and where a sympathetic historical narrative of the Terrorists who took down the Twin Towers will be placed. My co-ho...
by Big-D
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: GVSU files a $50,000 deal to buy 95.3 translator from Goodrich Radio.
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

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

originalzzmfmjock wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:56 pm
The change over happened this afternoon at 2 pm.
Did WGVU only purchase the FM translator? Or did they purchase the remaining WPRR frequencies as well?
by Big-D
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Jay Allen has cancer
Replies: 11
Views: 3950

Re: Jay Allen has cancer

This very sad update was posted to “Jay’s Crazy Cancer Journey” Facebook page: “I don’t even know how to write this. Jay is in kidney failure due to the cancer. There isn’t anything they can do to reverse the damage to the kidneys. They are going to try dialysis but they really don’t think it will h...
by Big-D
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Megan Hiler leaves WILX.
Replies: 0
Views: 910

Megan Hiler leaves WILX.

Megan Hiler announced on December 29 that she was leaving WILX to take a job in Colorado Springs, CO. Here’s her Facebook post: “Helloooooo from the Rockies! Next week I start my new job at KKTV 11 News as a reporter here in Colorado Springs. Thank you so much for all the well wishes! So excited to ...
by Big-D
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WPRR's 102.5 translator
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: WPRR's 102.5 translator

MWmetalhead wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:04 pm
Isn't Tyrone Bynum the station manager now?

If so, that explains a LOT!

Too bad, as the audio quality on 102.5 was better than 95.3.
You said all that needed to be said.
by Big-D
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV Departures
Replies: 4
Views: 2386

Re: WOOD TV Departures

I have a Katherine Ducharme story. I was covering the Glenna Duram trial in Newaygo County for WGLM Radio in Greenville and Great Lakes News Service. Katherine was there for WOOD TV. She's a super person and was a delight to get to know. After Glenna was sentenced, we got the quotes we needed from t...
by Big-D
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Jay Allen has cancer
Replies: 11
Views: 3950

Jay Allen has cancer

There’s a post on Jay Allen’s Facebook page that he has been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer that has spread to his liver and lungs and possibly in his lymph nodes. Jay Allen was best known as the sports guy on WKLQ’s Q Morning Zoo in the early 90s working alongside Darla Jaye and the late Rick Be...
by Big-D
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Geri Jarvis has passed away
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: Geri Jarvis has passed away

Jarvis and her husband Dave Jagger hosted “The Dave and Geri Morning Show” for many years on WLHT 95.7 FM. After their departure from W-Lite, Dave and Geri started their own podcast. Actually I think after they left WLHT, Dave and Geri ended up in mornings at 105.3 HOT FM for a short time, then the...
by Big-D
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: I want to compliment someone who doesn't receive nearly enough kudos on here...
Replies: 7
Views: 3320

Re: I want to compliment someone who doesn't receive nearly enough kudos on here...

I just talked to Henry at John Arguello’s funeral visitation a few weeks ago. He’s working a part time schedule at WOOD now. Henry has been at WOOD since 1970. Is there anyone else in TV as an on air news talent with similar longevity at one station?
by Big-D
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Geri Jarvis has passed away
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Geri Jarvis has passed away

Scott Winters posted on his Facebook that former WLHT FM morning host Geri Jarvis died Monday. There are few details available. Jarvis and her husband Dave Jagger hosted “The Dave and Geri Morning Show” for many years on WLHT 95.7 FM. After their departure from W-Lite, Dave and Geri started their ow...
by Big-D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Darla Jaye cancer battle makes national news
Replies: 0
Views: 1317

Darla Jaye cancer battle makes national news

Former Grand Rapids radio talent Darla Jaye has been fighting breast cancer. Her treatment included 30 days of radiation therapy. On the last day of radiation, it's tradition to ring the "cancer bell" at the hospital in Houston, Texas where she's being treated. Video of her bell ringing went viral w...
by Big-D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Darla Jaye cancer battle makes national news
Replies: 0
Views: 1149

Darla Jaye cancer battle makes national news

Former Grand Rapids radio talent Darla Jaye has been fighting breast cancer. Her treatment included 30 days of radiation therapy. On the last day of radiation, it's tradition to ring the "cancer bell" at the hospital in Houston, Texas where she's being treated. Video of her bell ringing went viral w...