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by Schyster
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Nexstar in Flap With DIRECTV and AT&T-UVerse
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: Nexstar in Flap With DIRECTV and AT&T-UVerse

I've noticed WOOD and other stations in this scenario have stopped telling affected viewers they have the option to view the station for free using an antenna. Further proof as to what these standoffs are all about.
by Schyster
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fm translators
Replies: 16
Views: 1638

Re: Fm translators

My car radio doesn't have an aux input for audio, so I bought a Bluetooth FM transmitter off eBay a couple years back. It's been tuned to 107.7 since I've had it. Looks like I may need to find a new frequency to park it on soon. I find 87.9 works pretty well for mine - the only thing it has to batt...
by Schyster
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WWTV-FM / WWAM Aircheck from 1969
Replies: 2
Views: 734

WWTV-FM / WWAM Aircheck from 1969

I found this on YouTube - a roughly 20 minute unscoped aircheck from WWTV-FM and WWAM from 1969. Based on the audio quality I am assuming it was recorded off of the FM, although the AM appears to be the primary station at this point.

https://youtu.be/1j_L0mq52vg?t=18156
by Schyster
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Lansing - Nielsen Audio 12+ AQH results - Fall 2018 survey
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Lansing - Nielsen Audio 12+ AQH results - Fall 2018 survey

My .02.....probably all it's worth: The only thing that surprised me about 92.1 is that it was as high as .8. This station has .2 written all over it. I have seen zero promotion whatsoever for it, and obviously the product leaves much to be desired. WUOM scored respectable numbers in Lansing - not s...
by Schyster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative
Replies: 73
Views: 11327

Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

I like this choice of format - it appeals to a group of people who most likely feel that radio has nothing for them. That being said, and knowing what we know now - why wouldn't Cumulus spend the past two weeks telling listeners to "make the switch" to 107.3? Why not hammer away to change the preset...
by Schyster
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 12346

Re: WBBL gone

Four days in, and here is what we have: The new Ticket has a top of the hour ID that IDs 1340 as WJRW Newaygo/Grand Rapids. I thought at first maybe it was a foreshadowing of a change to WLAW, but it definitely states 1340 before WJRW. Incorrect top of the hour ID...... The website for the former WJ...
by Schyster
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Spectrum subscribers lose access to WXMI
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Spectrum subscribers lose access to WXMI

I think we are going to see a lot more of this, as large station owners continue to demand big money for broadcasts they give away for free over the air. My cable provider breaks down the fee paid to local providers, and it is now up to $13/month. For free over the air channels. I noticed WOOD isn't...
by Schyster
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 12346

Re: WBBL gone

The RDS on 107.3 just now temporarily displayed Thunder Country 94.5 & 107.3.....back now to the typical WBBL message.
by Schyster
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 12346

Re: WBBL gone

https://fox17online.com/2019/01/04/shak ... ter-today/

My guess is they dump H*** on 1340.
by Schyster
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 12346

WBBL gone

Eric Zane just went live on Facebook to say that the entire WBBL staff has been blown out. Looks like big changes are imminent.
by Schyster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 98.7 as Restaurant Music
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: 98.7 as Restaurant Music

I haven't been to any lately but I can image that once businesses discover it, they will for sure flip to it. Heck I'm even going to promote it. Maybe we can get 12 oaks Mall to switch to it instead of their Sirius XM the Blend they have on. My chiropractor also uses The Blend at their office. I'll...
by Schyster
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Now that Midwest is fixing up its K'zoo cluster...
Replies: 7
Views: 2613

Re: Now that Midwest is fixing up its K'zoo cluster...

I seriously wonder if anyone is aware Fuel 92.1 even exists. There has been zero promotion to the station. The only publicity the new format received was an article in the LSJ, and that dealt more with the death of the sports format. The playlist is all over the place, and I can't imagine anyone bei...
by Schyster
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: SXM Holiday Traditions
Replies: 7
Views: 5025

Re: SXM Holiday Traditions

Re-igniting this topic again 2 years later. I wonder if Holiday Traditions will get a decent spot with halfway decent bitrate, and stereo, unlike some years when they got a cruddy mono signal, and they were sponsored by the USPS? Haven't seen Christmas schedule yet for SXM, but I heard Andy William...
by Schyster
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Eric Zane to WBBL
Replies: 78
Views: 25901

Re: Eric Zane to WBBL

TC, you are right on. Zane on his show is playing the "Free Beer" role, leaving Julius and others to play the role that Zane did so well on FB&HW. It is an adjustment for the listener and Zane himself. Personally I'm liking the show - a work in progress but I find it entertaining enough to tune in.
by Schyster
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSJH-FM Construction Permit
Replies: 6
Views: 2606

Re: WSJH-FM Construction Permit

Calvert, the funny thing is, they ID the station as "WSJH Hubbardston, St Johns". Noticed today it is off the air.