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by JGP1954
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WPAY
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: WPAY

I'm sort of fixated on WPAY these days. I only recently discovered its existence, and found out its for sale. It has one of the oddest signal patterns I've ever seen, yet during the day, I can hear it in the 8 mile Road area of Detroit. Given today's AM station's challenges, I'm amazed its still on ...
by JGP1954
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WPAY
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: WPAY

I don't know if they have a buyer. I just know it's up for sale. Along with the FM translator and a FM translator CP.
by JGP1954
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

I am aware of Wikipedia's shortcomings. But, I had a lot of mixed dates thrown at me.
by JGP1954
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WPAY
Replies: 8
Views: 304

WPAY

Has anybody heard anything about the WPAY sale? It was up for sale along with a FM repeater?
by JGP1954
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

Wikipedia says 1490AM signed on 4/25/79. Is this the same station I visited in 1981 or 82? And, are the studios/tower still in Whitehall/Montaque? Or, as someone has indicated, are they located way south of Muskegon? And, if they are located south of Muskegon, how can the city of license be in White...
by JGP1954
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

Yes, Jay Ronn was his name. Pyramid Broadcasting sounds familiar to me. Thanks.
by JGP1954
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

Are the AM studios still near the expressway exit at Whitehall/Montague, where they were in the early 80s?
by JGP1954
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 843

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

I'm a bit confused. There was no FM attached to the station in the 1981-82 time period that I recall. The man I was dealing with seemed to have limited experience with broadcasting, or at least that was my impression. I don't think it was that impressive of a station, judging it as basically a White...
by JGP1954
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 843

What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

Another broadcast memory; some years later after meeting with the WZND folks, I had been in radio for a few years, and was looking into getting my own station. About 1981, I don't recall how we met, I was introduced to the owner of 1490 AM Montague, north of Muskegon. We were discussing a possible p...
by JGP1954
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 0
Views: 189

What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

Another broadcast memory; some years later after meeting with the WZND folks, I had been in radio for a few years, and was looking into getting my own station. About 1981, I don't recall how we met, I was introduced to the owner of 1490 AM Montague, north of Muskegon. We were discussing a possible p...
by JGP1954
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Rochester New York Weatherman
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Rochester New York Weatherman

Agreed, sounds like we was talking too fast, and it was a slip of the tongue. Anybody who doesn't understand that must have another agenda.
by JGP1954
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Favorite Radio Morning Show in Detroit
Replies: 18
Views: 1551

Re: Favorite Radio Morning Show in Detroit

I used to punch Dick Purtain every morning On WXYZ Radio 12-7-0 Detroit!
by JGP1954
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to WZND Zeeland?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: What ever happened to WZND Zeeland?

As I recall, the facilities weren't that bad studio-wise for a small market station. I don't recall too much about their signal. I was driving over from Grand Rapids, and I think I was listening to them. They just a bit under realistic as far as the pay scale they were offering. Because, I was looki...
by JGP1954
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to WZND Zeeland?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

What ever happened to WZND Zeeland?

Back in the 70s, there was a father/son team operating WZND in Zeeland. They tried to hire me a couple of times, but I was never that desperate. I think they paid under minimum wage. I'm curious whatever happened to them. I recall it was an FM country station with ABC News. I don't recall the freque...
by JGP1954
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What does Detroit Need?
Replies: 24
Views: 1983

Re: What does Detroit Need?

What radio needs is PROMOTION. Radio needs to self promote itself in every aspect of daily life. Promote its personalities, music, news, traffic, weather sports, etc. Get highly visible in the community. Do remotes all over the region. Get a couple of hot chicks with tight t-shirts to do the remotes...