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by Chris1980
Sun May 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: I've only listened to WOMC for 15 minutes today, yet...
Replies: 47
Views: 2598

Re: I've only listened to WOMC for 15 minutes today, yet...

I actually heard Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" on WOMC a few days ago. So it's official... WOMC and 105.1 The Bounce have at least one song in common.
by Chris1980
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: The Planet 96.3 mid 90s
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: The Planet 96.3 mid 90s

If you visit the American Radio History website, you can find plenty of Planet 96.3 current playlists from that era in issues of Radio & Records. They continued to report as a CHR for their first couple of months as Planet before switching over to the Alternative panel. They became a Hot AC reporter...
by Chris1980
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WWTV-FM / WWAM Aircheck from 1969
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: WWTV-FM / WWAM Aircheck from 1969

I enjoyed that Fun and Games song. Looking at the ARSA website it appears to have chiefly been a hit on the West Coast. However, there's also a WZZM 95.7 survey that has "Grooviest Girl in the World" listed at #31, so obviously it sold a few copies around West Michigan as well. Incidentally, I found...
by Chris1980
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters

I remember reading Windsor had one of the highest OTA viewship numbers in the country, probably because of Detroit and Toledo. If memory serves, Windsor carries all of the Detroit stations except WADL and WPXD. Not sure if they carry the Toledo stations. Toledo stations are not carried in Windsor t...
by Chris1980
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why So Much 80’s?
Replies: 25
Views: 1450

Re: Why So Much 80’s?

We need a 90's channel now!!!!!! There's so much greatness from hair bands, to alternative, to pop, to rap, to country. That era was so diverse with all genres selling massive amounts of albums. Now, it's rap and pop on the charts. And no one station, even then, played ALL of that music. Look at th...
by Chris1980
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Easter Weekend Tropo
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Easter Weekend Tropo

I missed the big opening early Easter morning, but still had some decent enhancement coming through late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Many of my warm weather tropo regulars from Fort Wayne, Lima, Defiance, etc. showed up here in Whitmore Lake. Some of my other catches included: 88.1 WVPE ...
by Chris1980
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters

I remember reading Windsor had one of the highest OTA viewship numbers in the country, probably because of Detroit and Toledo. If memory serves, Windsor carries all of the Detroit stations except WADL and WPXD. Not sure if they carry the Toledo stations. Toledo stations are not carried in Windsor t...
by Chris1980
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WNIC Or WOMC For 80’s
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: WNIC Or WOMC For 80’s

iHeart does do a good job programming their '80s format. It sounds more like the type of variety you'd actually hear on a CHR station back then. WOMC just seems to play the same 100 or so "safe" '80s songs you hear everywhere else, corporate rock with a few token Madonna and Michael Jackson titles. ...
by Chris1980
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: March Nielsen numbers are out for Detroit radio
Replies: 37
Views: 3219

Re: March Nielsen numbers are out for Detroit radio

I know, I know,, corporate radio and Cumeless would never do it, but I would love for a country station that went outside the box and played only real country. That is, a format that dives deep into the independent and off-music row scene in addition to playing major label country artists. A format...
by Chris1980
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WODJ Jingle Package
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: WODJ Jingle Package

Agreed Metal. I 96 was put on to flank WLHT. What it did was start to skim numbers from what was then an obviously weaker station, WOOD-FM or "Star". In the initial release of the ARB, WVTI took a number 1 share of 25-54 in the first month. Curiosity to be sure was part of it, but. The air talent w...
by Chris1980
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WWTV-FM / WWAM Aircheck from 1969
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: WWTV-FM / WWAM Aircheck from 1969

I wonder if this is the same aircheck that was posted on the now defunct ReelRadio site.
by Chris1980
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Now that Midwest is fixing up its K'zoo cluster...
Replies: 7
Views: 2630

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

Is it me or is 92.9 sounding rather less contemporary in its music lately? They used to be very current-intensive, almost to the "Hot Hits" extreme. Now I'm hearing a lot of recurrents and gold stretching back a decade or so. They actually sound less contemporary than 97.5 now. And, no surprise, Fue...
by Chris1980
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Questionable music choices at 106.7 Fake Wheels
Replies: 16
Views: 1114

Re: Questionable music choices at 106.7 Fake Wheels

I'm pretty sure I heard "The Middle" on WIOT recently as well. Maybe it's on the Premium Choice playlist? Seems like a very odd choice for a Mainstream Rock or Classic Rock station - way too pop. When I heard it on WIOT, I had to double check to make sure I wasn't listening to WDVD or CIDR.
by Chris1980
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: AM1330 Drops Tigers
Replies: 20
Views: 1824

Re: AM1330 Drops Tigers

97.7 WTGV is also an option for Lapeer County listeners. When their automation doesn't screw up, that is.
by Chris1980
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Traverse City area (April 8, 1977)
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Traverse City area (April 8, 1977)

Great find. I guess cable was the only (or at least the best) way to watch PBS programming in much of the area in the days before CMU signed on Manistee, Cadillac, and the TC and Leland translators. Unless WPNE was viewable from across the lake.