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by Chris1980
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: A/C stations in the “D”During the 80’s
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

Re: A/C stations in the “D”During the 80’s

I used to liked when 107.3 from Cleveland would come in, drowning out 107.3 The Juice. Seems to me V98.7 had more of an AC feel to it, in the early days. Less R&B. They dabbled a bit more in New Age sort of. The format was very much like that in the late '80s/early '90s - an eclectic mix of contemp...
by Chris1980
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: A/C stations in the “D”During the 80’s
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

Re: A/C stations in the “D”During the 80’s

The Wave: 92.3 was all satellite fed, at least for most of its life, When they launched in late 1987, the format was provided by Metromedia. Which I believe was feed from Los Angeles, The same exact format 94.7 KTWV became on Valentines day 1987. 92.3 had a couple live hosts, I think near the end o...
by Chris1980
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Radio And the year you Graduated.
Replies: 44
Views: 3307

Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Another '98 graduate here. The five stations I had on my Walkman presets my senior year of high school were: Q95-5, Planet 96.3, 93-1 DRQ, 100.3 WNIC, and 93-9 The River. I would soon start getting more and more into oldies as the boy bands and Britney clones took over pop stations and I outgrew CHR...
by Chris1980
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: A/C stations in the “D”During the 80’s
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

Re: A/C stations in the “D”During the 80’s

WCZY 95.5 had evolved from Beautiful Music into AC by 1982. In early 1984 "Cozy FM" began its transition into CHR, which completed at the time they relaunched as Z95.5 in or about that September. And of course, they took a step back toward AC when they became Q95 in July of 1989. Also, 99.5 was "Cla...
by Chris1980
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: A/C stations in the “D”During the 80’s
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

Re: A/C stations in the “D”During the 80’s

BKRPDM wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:32 pm
In the 80s, I remember:
WVAE 92.3 in 1986-1987. I believe the jocks were all voicetracked.
You're thinking of "92 Music" WNTM. WVAE "The Wave" with the new age/NAC "Wave" format lasted from late 1987 to late 1989 when it became WMXD.
by Chris1980
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WOMC NOT going wall-to-wall Christmas this year
Replies: 18
Views: 2382

Re: WOMC NOT going wall-to-wall Christmas this year

I always picked WOMC over WNIC for a Christmas-tree decoration soundtrack. They played some older songs that WNIC's "safe" 150-song iHeart corporate playlist wouldn't touch and stayed away from the "newer" holiday songs by CHR artists that iHeart plays (who needs new Ariana Grande Christmas music, h...
by Chris1980
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Now that Midwest is fixing up its K'zoo cluster...
Replies: 7
Views: 2627

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

This station is like a box of chocolates - you literally never know what you're going to get when you tune in. Could be '80s; could be '00s; could be '70s soul (they have a rhythmic oldies show on Sunday nights). I expect this kind of sonic schizophrenia from a college station like WDBM, not a comme...
by Chris1980
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Speaking of 93.9 The River...
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Speaking of 93.9 The River...

I noticed this a few weeks ago. I also notice their tagline is now "Real Music Variety" instead of "Real Rock Variety." Looks like they're officially Modern AC now (which in a way they already were). I've also heard Pink, Shawn Mendes (Cancon, but it fits) and The Chainsmokers, plus "Something to Ta...
by Chris1980
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 2517

Re: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)

I think WHMI in Howell may have them beat in that regard. Their definition of "classic hits" includes "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, which came out in 2013. WHMI knows better than to follow the unwritten rules of the unseen "radio format police". As for WMTE, I wish them luck, but everyone, and do m...
by Chris1980
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 2517

Re: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)

I think WHMI in Howell may have them beat in that regard. Their definition of "classic hits" includes "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, which came out in 2013.
by Chris1980
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

I bet a classic country station 80's thru 2000 would not do to bad on Fm today . Like WCSX . But no . Programers still can't except the fact that it's boomers that still listen to radio from habit . Just look at the overall ratings . There is. 94.1 The Duke, WWDK Jackson/Lansing. Back to topic: 156...
by Chris1980
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

WJEB 1350 in Gladwin is another. They've got some record surveys from the mid-'70s published on ARSA and they looked pretty darn professional for such a small town. There were also plenty of small market stations who programmed country on a block-programmed basis. Some listed their top country hits ...
by Chris1980
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Fox 94 FM
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: The Fox 94 FM

I've heard airchecks and they sounded hot. Great jingles too. Basically they were the classic "Big 8" format updated for 1984, complete with Rosalie Trombley as music director and a healthy dose of urban crossover. It could have given WHYT and WCZY a run for their money if it had been allowed to bec...
by Chris1980
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: WMJT format flip
Replies: 0
Views: 1303

WMJT format flip

RadioInsight reports Eagle 96.7 in Newberry flipped to "96.7 Flash FM" Hot AC on Halloween.

Here's the new Facebook page. Website still reflects the previous format.
https://www.facebook.com/967FlashFM/
by Chris1980
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Re: CKLW - CKLW-AM itself featured a nighttime country music program from probably about 1960 to '63, called "Sounds Like Nashville." This was dropped once WEXL went full-time country. From then until WJBK became WDEE in late 1969, WEXL's only country competition came from WYSI/WSDS, which super-ser...