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by ftballfan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: CHYR Radio 7 Canada
Replies: 22
Views: 2425

Re: CHYR Radio 7 Canada

I remember CHYR 710 blasting into Grand Rapids, MI every day in the '66-'72 era! It was even stronger than WJR's signal, which was pretty decent. Could never hear the night signal when they'd 'jump' to 730, though. CFCO on 630 was another 'long haul' to Grand Rapids in daytime with a good strength....
by ftballfan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 87
Views: 4385

Re: 101.9 wldr

I do! Station was completely automated and had no advertisers. Music wasn't bad. Imaging was rock solid. Problem is - it launched at damn near the same time as Real Rock 105.1/95.5. 95.5's incumbent listenership was already substantial, and 95.5's signal across the Grand Traverse region is much str...
by ftballfan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 87
Views: 4385

Re: 101.9 wldr

Running carrier without audio is still illegal in the eyes of the FCC; so the potential for additional fines exists as long as the transmitters are on the air without programming and legal IDs. It would be wiser to shut them off, apply for an STA and sit on them for another six months. At least wit...
by ftballfan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 18893

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2019/11/08/last-two-kmarts-metro-detroit-will-close-february/2532737001/ The 10 Mile & Dequindre building will probably be left to rot, much like Northland Center in Southfield and Summit Place Mall in Waterford. It is in a terrible location. The store is ...
by ftballfan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 87
Views: 4385

Re: 101.9 wldr

Remember that the figures reflect the entire Traverse City Petoskey Cadillac market counties, not just Traverse City or Grand Traverse County. This is a H*** area for even the biggest facilities to cover. Most of the bigger stations have satellites which simulcast them. Most still fall short of ful...
by ftballfan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 2018 GR Holiday Radio Ratings?
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: 2018 GR Holiday Radio Ratings?

The reason radio is ranked in the upper 60's is because not enough owners are willing to allow additional counties to be added to the Metropolitan Statistical Area defined by Nielsen. For many years now, the Arbitron / Nielsen Audio MSA has been restricted to just Kent & Ottawa Counties. I suspect ...
by ftballfan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 87
Views: 4385

Re: 101.9 wldr

Why hasn't the disappearance of a 100 kW FM radio station from the airwaves caught the attention of TV 9 & 10 or TV 7 & 4? If a major signal disappeared in, say, Grand Rapids - the TV news rooms would be all over the story like flies on shit! Because WLDR had fewer listeners in the Traverse City TV...
by ftballfan
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 87
Views: 4385

Re: 101.9 wldr

I really think Blarney Stone is done. No updates since Oct 27 on any platform. Finster has gone silent. It's obvious they've been kicked off the premises of 101.9, et al. That LMA is toast unless they are able to make some sort of successful legal appeal (doubtful). Reminds me of the situation in S...
by ftballfan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 87
Views: 4385

Re: 101.9 wldr

The latest is now: that Blarney Stone has entered into another LMA with 106.3 WWMN and the WJML cluster. Their third LMA in less than two years. On their Facebook page, they have announced the switch for their Detroit Lions Broadcast. Could it be a merger of some kind? It's a good thing 98.1 has th...
by ftballfan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: EMF expanding in Green Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: EMF expanding in Green Bay

WPCK has flipped to Christmas music (and will likely flip to one of EMF's networks after the holidays): https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1814 ... -emf-sale/
by ftballfan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CICO-32 in Windsor
Replies: 23
Views: 2328

Re: CICO-32 in Windsor

The CRTC is strict, I don't think that CBET (or any Canadian station for that matter) can target more than 20% of its advertising to non-Canadian areas. And all Canadian stations and cable channels (yes, they control cable TV over there!) have to air Canadian programming on 60% of their schedule, s...
by ftballfan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 87
Views: 4385

Re: 101.9 wldr

I predict that by this time next year, IPR News will be on 101.9 and 91.5 will be sold off to another noncommercial operator (Promise FM is a likely candidate for 91.5 as they bought 100.9 in East Jordan from IPR recently and Promise's 91.1 has a very sharp null toward downtown Traverse City). Good ...
by ftballfan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 5301

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

WLUC should've taken the channel 8 allocation after the license for WDHS was deleted. But, I suppose they could always move back to 6. WDHS is an example of what might have been. That station would've been able to pick up a Big Three affiliation (likely NBC) when it was first licensed (since the li...
by ftballfan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Michigan football - predictions
Replies: 102
Views: 2982

Re: Michigan football - predictions

Honeyman wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Question for you Wolvies.....

Would you consider the year a success if you beat OSU, finish 10-2, but don't win the BT and make the Rose Bowl? Or did you expect more 5 years in to the Harbaugh era?
I would, especially if it knocks O$U out of CFP contention
by ftballfan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Trump is 50% more popular than Whitmer; James tied with Peters
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Trump is 50% more popular than Whitmer; James tied with Peters

Title says it all. 39% is nothing to write home about, but it is a lot better than 26%! https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/new-poll-shows-voters-rate-president-trumps-job-performance-better-than-gov-whitmers Trump or no Trump, John James is a formidable candidate. I've followed him for quite some tim...