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by TheGadgetGuy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Curtis Gone from WVFM?
Replies: 6
Views: 1635

Re: Curtis Gone from WVFM?

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:51 am
Interesting. When did he exit 106.5?
He's been at WMU since 2014: https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/20 ... s_new.html

As far as I remember, he went directly from WKFR to WMU.
by TheGadgetGuy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Townsquare GR scores big name as new OM
Replies: 9
Views: 1790

Re: Townsquare GR scores big name as new OM

Another interesting Townsquare GR item: Doug Montgomery (I assume that it is the same guy that was at iHeart/CC for a number of years) is now PD of WLHT: https://mix957gr.com/help/

A bit odd that there was no press release about this hire.
by TheGadgetGuy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 53
Views: 9412

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

Are they actually using the GVSU site? Anyone in Ottawa County know? If they are indeed using it - your signal should be good (western Ottawa County) or phenomenal (eastern Ottawa County). I'll find out for myself tomorrow, as I'll be driving to G.R. Pretty sure that they have to be since the STA f...
by TheGadgetGuy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 53
Views: 9412

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

Cumulus has filed to extend WLAV's STA to operate from the WGVU-TV site for another 180 days: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/CDBS_Attachment/getattachment.jsp?appn=101803350&qnum=5230©num=1&exhcnum=1 The extension request also notes that they are currently preparing an application for a new perm...
by TheGadgetGuy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative
Replies: 73
Views: 12987

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

Autoblemike wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Does anyone know who the pd is for this one?
Per the station's website Lori Bennett (also PD of 105.3 and 107.3, and OM for the entire Cumulus Grand Rapids Cluster) is PD: http://www.thisisqmusic.com/station-information/
by TheGadgetGuy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative
Replies: 73
Views: 12987

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

First batch of call changes showed up in the FCC's database today.

94.5 WTNR Holland --> WKLQ
1490 WKLQ Whitehall --> WBBL

Not seeing anything for any of the other stations yet.
by TheGadgetGuy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move
Replies: 19
Views: 5145

Re: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move

107.3 is airing Yuge right now. Might just be an automation issue since the RDS still says Thunder, but it has been airing for nearly 20 minutes now.

Edit: They fixed it around 3:30pm
by TheGadgetGuy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move
Replies: 19
Views: 5145

Re: Theory regarding Cumulus' next format move

Bingo. The Vibe is the "brand" I was alluding to in my earlier post. Tough to say if any aspect of that RDS readout is legit or not. My guess is the ensuing format will NOT be "jazz, rhythm and blues." The RDS readout probably serves the same sort of purpose as the "West Michigan's Polka Station" o...
by TheGadgetGuy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 13412

Re: WBBL gone

107.3 has flipped, it is now " Thunder 94.5 and 107.3". If the end goal here is to move Country off of 94.5, not sure why 94.5 is in the branding. Makes me wonder if this is more than just a temporary thing.
by TheGadgetGuy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 13412

Re: WBBL gone

107.3's RDS Program Type is now set to Country.
by TheGadgetGuy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Z96.5 in K'zoo is now 96.5 Jack FM!
Replies: 15
Views: 3306

Re: Z96.5 in K'zoo is now 96.5 Jack FM!

https://radioinsight.com/category/headlines/format-changes/ Seems like lots of station are flipping to this format and similar logo. wonder if its syndicated programming and wonder the syndication is really cheap or on special right now.(Not sure how syndication on formats work and how they charge ...
by TheGadgetGuy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Why Wait Till November?
Replies: 15
Views: 2991

Re: Why Wait Till November?

While I would love for the Kalamazoo market to have a true CHR station, getting closer into competition with WKFR would not work unless Midwest put money into the new station, which we all know they won't do.