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by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Ides talking "Vehicle" on "Antenna TV"
Replies: 13
Views: 1674

Re: Ides talking "Vehicle" on "Antenna TV"

The Ides of March were really good and should have had more than 1 hit. They had a few other songs that charted and got significant airplay in the midwest. Including You Wouldn't Listen in 1966 and the follow ups to Vehicle, Superman in 1970 and L.A. Goodbye in 1971.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Mike Lareau
Replies: 0
Views: 929

Mike Lareau

I see where former WOOD radio General Manager and later Owner Mike Lareau has passed away at the age of 94. I never had the pleasure of meeting or working with Mike, but WOOD radio was dominant in the market during his time there in the 60's, 70's and 80's. May he R.I.P.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Clueless meteorologists in West Michigan
Replies: 13
Views: 3185

Re: Clueless meteorologists in West Michigan

That's why they are meteorologists and we are mere mortals. It's not nice to fool Mother Nature
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Longest Tigers Affiliate?
Replies: 15
Views: 2331

Re: Longest Tigers Affiliate?

The Tigers in Grand Rapids were on a Fetzer owned station WJEF-AM 1230 when I first started listening to the games on radio around 1959. They continued on 1230 after Fetzer sold the station and it became WCUZ until sometime in the late 80's or so. The Tigers have also been heard through the years on...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tom Ambrose
Replies: 7
Views: 2814

Tom Ambrose

I see in the Grand Rapids Press today that former air personality Tom Ambrose has passed away. Tom worked at several stations in West Michigan through the years including WGRD and was Program Director at WERX during their Top 40 years in 1966-67. I first met Tom in the mid 60's when he was at WERX a...
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Longest Tigers Affiliate?
Replies: 15
Views: 2331

Re: Longest Tigers Affiliate?

I believe WBRN in Big Rapids has been airing the Tigers since the early to mid 60's. I remember listening to the tigers on BRN when we were in the area on vacation. AM went off at sunset, but the games continued on the FM.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Songs on the radio that you never get tired of
Replies: 52
Views: 5000

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

From the older generation

Heart Full Of Soul - Yardbirds
Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful
Reach Out, I'll Be There - Four Tops
Time Of The Season - Zombies
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers

plus anything by Terry Knight and The Pack
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs With Booze in the Title
Replies: 48
Views: 3951

Re: Songs With Booze in the Title

Mother Nature's Wine by Sugarloaf - 1971. Great Tune.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Grammy's Rant
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Re: Grammy's Rant

Rock and Roll music and Pop Music, pretty much one in the same until the late 60's-early 70's when the top 40 format began to splinter and gave birth to the AOR and A/C formats.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 89
Views: 16767

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

I think the cold weather and the snow cover may have something to do with LAV's better signal lately. I've heared some of the lower power FM's and pirate stations in places I don't usually hear them. I'm also getting some HD FM signals in the house that I don't usually hear. The noise floor on the F...
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Grammy's Rant
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Re: Grammy's Rant

I would beg to differ that Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder don't deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They've been members for over 30 years and in the 60's and 70's their music was considered to be "part" of the over all Rock and Roll music scene. In fact, if it wasn't for the fusion ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The New Jethro FM
Replies: 19
Views: 7404

Re: The New Jethro FM

I hear their new translator on 99.5 from lowell is now on the air. Pretty weak by time you get to the northeast side of Grand Rapids, but it can be heard.
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 4957

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

As for WDEE, I noticed up in Newaygo over the weekend that their signal wasn't nearly as good as it normally is. It's usually the dominant signal on 97.3, but it was full of holes when I listened this past weekend.
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs Banned By WABC And WLS
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: Songs Banned By WABC And WLS

While censorship does suck, not playing a record is a business decision, not censorship. Censorship is when the government tells you that a record can't be played. The government tried that with Louie, Louie. Didn't work. Back to the topic. WLS didn't play several songs during their top 40 run that ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 4957

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

97.3 is on the air