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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: 2900

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: 1481

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: 2418

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: 530

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.
by Chris1980
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Most versatile radio pop/rock song
Replies: 33
Views: 1958

Re: Most versatile radio pop/rock song

Certain Adele songs - particularly "Rolling in the Deep" and "Hello" - have been played across the format spectrum from Adult Alternative to Urban AC... just about everywhere except country and harder rock formats. "Hello" is even played on Westwood One's adult standard format. Back in 1984, Lionel ...
by Chris1980
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Re: FM Stations That Used To Be Listenable In SE MI, But Now Difficult Or Impossible

For me its WIOT Toledo,FM96 London,WMMS Clev.,Q106 Jackson,various formats on 107.9 & 107.3 Clev. The FCC ruined the band in various ways and wonders why FM radio is dying a slow death............ I'd add BX93, 93.5 CBCL and 103.9 from Woodstock to that list as well. I used to get all three regular...
by Chris1980
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why WAAM Went Silent
Replies: 37
Views: 11798

Re: Why WAAM Went Silent

Good reception in Whitmore Lake as well, enough to completely block out WDZZ and W224CC both.
by Chris1980
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: 104.3 The Breeze
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: 104.3 The Breeze

Soft AC fans (as well as those missing the old CFCO Classic Gold format or the old Easy 101 Tillsonburg) may also enjoy these BC stations. I certainly am.

Soft 103.9 in Kelowna:
https://soft1039.net/

99.9 The Lounge on Vancouver Island:
https://www.thelounge999.com/
by Chris1980
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: 97.1 WGLQ - when did they segue to Hot AC?
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: 97.1 WGLQ - when did they segue to Hot AC?

I think that same urban music show is also heard on 107-9 WCDY in Cadillac. GLQ has had adult overtones to its programming for a long time. As late as 1999, if memory serves, GLQ was airing a '50s-'70s oldies show on Saturday nights - I want to say it was either Mike Harvey's "SuperGold" or Dick Bar...
by Chris1980
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 96.3 wkla format tweak
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: 96.3 wkla format tweak

Interesting. Quite a few recent stiffs on that playlist (i.e. "Filthy"). I take it this means they dropped the Westwood One format? Westwood One's take on CHR or Adult CHR or Hot AC or whatever they call it is seriously the driest, most boring format I've ever heard in my life. 104.9 WQBX Alma and ...
by Chris1980
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WIOG is #1 in Saginaw-Bay City; WGER barely defeats Houghton Lake station
Replies: 44
Views: 5094

Re: WIOG is #1 in Saginaw-Bay City; WGER barely defeats Houghton Lake station

So, if it’s only 250 watts, it sounds like Gladwin’s 103.1 WGDN and their classic country format would still come in better in Bay City and Saginaw.... Indeed it does. I was just in Bay City today, helping a friend with a garage sale. 103.1 WGDN was solid with no fading. 107.7, not so much. 96.5 fr...
by Chris1980
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Songs on the radio that you never get tired of
Replies: 52
Views: 2889

Re: Songs on the radio that you never get tired of

Someone mentioned Hall & Oates... three songs of theirs that I will never get tired of are "Out of Touch," "One on One," and "Say It Isn't So." Maybe because those haven't been run into the ground as much as, say, "Kiss on My List."
by Chris1980
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with places in the title.
Replies: 51
Views: 2737

Re: Songs with places in the title.

Abilene - George Hamilton IV Seattle - Perry Como Shanghai Breezes - John Denver Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You) - Gatlin Bros. Hawaiian Wedding Song - Andy Williams Louisiana Saturday Night - Mel McDaniel Mississippi Girl - Faith Hill Weekend in New England - Barry Manilow Caribbean Queen...
by Chris1980
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: May I suggest one more format change on the FM dial? (Hint: it involves an urban station)
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: May I suggest one more format change on the FM dial? (Hint: it involves an urban station)

How does the Classix format compare to Soul 101.5 in Cincy, or what Urban One was doing before with Soul 99.9 in Detroit? I have to agree, if there's any other city on earth besides Philly that could make a station like this work, it's Detroit, especially with the Urban ACs playing less and less cla...