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by Schyster
Sun May 31, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Portest Coverage
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: Portest Coverage

I watched just the WOOD coverage last night, and was overall impressed with what they did. Major props to Leon. I started watching about 9:30 and made it until a little after 2, and he was on the whole time, solo, doing phone interviews and coordinating coverage with the field reporters. Justin Koll...
by Schyster
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: How High Would A 250 Watt Translator Have Be To Equal A 3000 Watt Class A?
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: How High Would A 250 Watt Translator Have Be To Equal A 3000 Watt Class A?

All or nearly all existing AM translators could be fit into a small expanded FM Band, if the FCC would ever do it. True, however an expanded band would require the purchase of a new radio, and that is something people are doing much less of. I think an expanded band at this point would relegate the...
by Schyster
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Multiple City IDs Past, More Recent, and Present
Replies: 14
Views: 1130

Re: Multiple City IDs Past, More Recent, and Present

Back in the late 80's/early 90's, I recall WION in Ionia having a unique TOH ID. The ID would be the typical "WION Ionia", but would be followed by a name of a town in their listening area (Portland, Pewamo, Saranac, Westphalia, Belding etc). Each hour would feature a different "secondary" city. The...
by Schyster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: End of The Road for WBAI 99.5fm NYC pt 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1659

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

When the local staff at the NYC station makes the national leadership looks like conservative business people, you know you are dealing with some fringe left wing crackpots.
by Schyster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: September numbers are in; are WTNR's numbers truly this terrible ?!?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: September numbers are in; are WTNR"s numbers truly this terrible ?!?!

1340 still has the WJRW calls - WBBL was moved over to 1490. So it is possible that 107.3's numbers are accurate.

At what point do you blow up 101.3 and try something completely different. I understand their role, but are they even taking anything away from WLAV at this point?
by Schyster
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Catholic radio in Detroit
Replies: 31
Views: 5065

Re: Catholic radio in Detroit

I live in Whitmore Lake and I can't hear WDEO at all at night. CBW dominates the frequency. Even the daytime signal is quite noisy and seems to be not as strong as it once was. Even when I lived in Saline, CBW cut in very often at night, especially during the winter months. My preference would be i...
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: 17
Views: 3444

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: 19
Views: 3821

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: 1707

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: 2270

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: 16919

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: 16266

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: 2170

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: 16266

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: 16266

Re: WBBL gone

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

My guess is they dump H*** on 1340.