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by phillyb
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Hard Rock/Metal Radio
Replies: 12
Views: 2285

Re: Hard Rock/Metal Radio

TheForce wrote:KNAC.com has a live stream.
KNAC lives on only as a website. KNAC-FM, the actual radio station, changed format and probably call letters several years ago.
by phillyb
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 640/810
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: 640/810

810 has had transmitter trouble and they are in the process of getting it fixed. I think that it is still on the air, but at real low power until the transmitter is fixed. 810 has been shut down per Boomer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Shut down permanently ? If so, then 93.3 is illegal and m...
by phillyb
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 640/810
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

640/810

Whazzup with these two stations? WMFN-640 has been off the air for several weeks. And now WMJH-810 has been dark for at least a week (the two stations had simulcast before 640 went off). I can't tell if the 93.3 "translator" is still on (I am too close to WMPA's 93.1 transmitter). I read that FCC ru...
by phillyb
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: MMTC wants AM to be put down
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

MMTC wants AM to be put down

Sooner or later, something like this just HAD to happen:
http://www.thebdr.net/articles/MMTC.pdf

Time for AM to go away?
by phillyb
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV-FM Wanted WMAX Calls After WAFT 1480 Switch-Turned Down
Replies: 24
Views: 4227

Re: WLAV-FM Wanted WMAX Calls After WAFT 1480 Switch-Turned

Isn't WYGR-1530's transmitter site in that area as well?
by phillyb
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: WTMY
Replies: 9
Views: 2389

Re: WTMY

I find it depressing that radio is so herd-oriented. There should be a spot on the radio dial for non-rock music (and I include "country" in that rock category, unless it's a rare station that REALLY goes back into the archives from 50 years ago. Most "country" is just redneck rock, and pretenders l...
by phillyb
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WGHN-AM translator is on
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: WGHN-AM translator is on

94.9 was something of a mash-up anyway here in the Grand Haven area before the WGHN translator signed on the air. Over the summer, I regularly heard WKZC, GR-94.9, WMMQ, WSJM-FM, and sometimes WOLX (Wisconsin), sometimes one at a time, and sometimes several at once. It's almost the equivalent of an ...
by phillyb
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WGHN-AM translator is on
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

WGHN-AM translator is on

The 94.9 FM translator for WGHN-AM-1370 is now on the air. Its monaural signal covers the Grand Haven/Spring Lake/Ferrysburg area very well. Not sure how far beyond that area it gets out.
by phillyb
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Reese Rickards Bounced from IHeart
Replies: 15
Views: 5475

Re: Reese Rickards Bounced from IHeart

I have Rush (on WOOD-FM) on in the background many afternoons. Not because I agree with him necessarily, but more as background noise. What bothers me is not anything Rush says, but rather the amount of dead air, commercials running over on top of commercials, and other genuine screw-ups originating...
by phillyb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Sean Baligian on WJR
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Re: Sean Baligian on WJR

Too bad he had to sign the contract in blood and ransom his soul to get the gig. The WJR-based Lions slappies are the worst bunch of sports whores I've ever heard on the radio. (They probably need Martha Ford's written permission to even mention that the Lions didn't win a game). Everything the Lion...
by phillyb
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZZM’s News Desk Designed By College Students
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Re: WZZM’s News Desk Designed By College Students

It's a temporary desk used during ArtPrize telecasts from the Ford Museum.

Looks like someone on the design team is into some SERIOUS drinking. They had a party, and look where they stashed the bottles. :lol
by phillyb
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: C'mon WGRD.....
Replies: 23
Views: 4869

Re: C'mon WGRD.....

Wasn't MUS' first slogan as a country station "Shotgun Radio"?

3000 watts, mono, and 100% simulcast with the AM (or "AM 11" as they called it back then). Same jingle package as WOKY Milwaukee. THAT was a great little station, back in the day...
by phillyb
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Cumulus--train wreck in progress?
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Cumulus--train wreck in progress?

http://www.radioworld.com/article/cumulus-reports-down-q2-citing-substantial-challenges/279364 Saying Cumulus has "substantial challenges" is like saying the Titanic had a few leaks. Net income of only $1.1 million, down 91%??! Westwood One tanking, with net income down 88%??? Holy crap. What a mess.
by phillyb
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Firings on Sesame Street
Replies: 9
Views: 2063

Re: Firings on Sesame Street

Ever tried to watch a PBS TV station's fund drive lately? It's almost all-Boomers-all-the-time. Never have I seen so many doddering old farts in tuxes trying to pretend they're still hip. The only time the funders aren't aimed at Boomers is when they're aimed at the Boomers' parents, what there are ...
by phillyb
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Spring Nielsen radio #'s are out for GR; interesting results
Replies: 21
Views: 6080

Re: Spring Nielsen radio #'s are out for GR; interesting res

WGVU-FM is a big, fat FAILURE on so many levels. Teeny, tiny audience; shitty signal in its own market; and extremely anemic fund drives (as one would expect from its level of audience) meaning the University must dump kilobucks into the station quarterly, all scream for massive changes at 88.5/95.3...