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by ftballfan
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Colonel Flagg wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:28 pm
From a technical standpoint, these stations are an unmitigated disaster. How long will it be before "renter's remorse" occurs?
Or Uncle Charlie comes to town. In TX, Henderson had a deal in place to sell one of his sticks, but then the FCC cancelled the license before the sale could close.
by ftballfan
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 74
Views: 23586

Re: Old cable lineups

Here's a 1980 Cheboygan listing from americanradiohistory.com : 2 - CJIC 5 - WTOM 9 - WWUP WGTU, WJRT and WKBD were also carried, as was one of those old-timey real-time weather camera channels that were commonplace on 1970's cable systems. This system only carried a total of seven channels, which ...
by ftballfan
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 2238

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

The Mainstream AC format of today is basically rehashed CHR songs from the last couple of years
by ftballfan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 74
Views: 23586

Re: Old cable lineups

Another cable lineup from Wyandotte's system, this one over two years later from my previous post on this system. This was their first lineup after the city-wide rebuild and channel realignment. At the time, it was a big deal in Wyandotte since that meant that I was finally going to get additional ...
by ftballfan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 2238

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

This might be an odd tangent but is Blarney Stone Broadcasting related to The Blarney Stone Group that owns several gas stations / convenience stores in The Northern Lower Peninsula and the U.P? You're thinking Blarney Castle. No relation between Blarney Stone and Blarney Castle (Blarney Castle has...
by ftballfan
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 98.7 Song Requests
Replies: 231
Views: 10079

Re: 98.7 Song Requests

Some suggestions (arranged by artist): ABBA: Fernando, The Winner Takes It All Agnetha Faltskog: I Wasn't the One Who Said Goodbye (ft. Peter Cetera; likely would have been a top 10 hit if Cetera were the lead artist; when this song came out, Cetera was white hot) Barry White: Practice What You Prea...
by ftballfan
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The New Jethro FM
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: The New Jethro FM

I listened to Jethro on my way out of Grand Rapids on Friday and one of the songs they played was "Take It to the Limit" by the Eagles. Not a country song per se, but sounds closer to country than most of that bro country that populates country music radio today
by ftballfan
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: JQ99 rebrands to "Joy99"
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: JQ99 rebrands to "Joy99"

Just in time for the holiday season... I've noticed that JQ99 (Christian AC WJQK Zeeland) is now calling themselves Joy99. There doesn't seem to be too many other changes, other than a revamped jingle package and maybe a bit of a brighter music selection... I noticed that last night while going thr...
by ftballfan
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Holy Winter Tropo Blasters!
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: Holy Winter Tropo Blasters!

Here is what I got in Manistee, mostly in my car while waiting to go into the bars while out last night: 89.1 WLKB (not unusual, but strong enough to stop seek and trigger RDS) 90.9 WTCK (over WUPJ and WHRM) [NEW! surprisingly] 92.7 with country music (likely CJBX, which would be new here) 93.1 WDRQ...
by ftballfan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DX Dec 11, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: DX Dec 11, 2018

I don't dabble much on AM, but CKGM has a strong signal on the west side of the state at night
by ftballfan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 2238

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

I was up in Kaleva yesterday afternoon and 92.3 WBNZ was broadcasting CBS Sports Radio // to 101.1 WGRY (which I was surprisingly able to get there considering WIXX and WJML's translator). 92.3 was about 5-10 seconds behind 101.1. 99.3 WQAN was // to 100.3 WQON (which was mixing with WNCY). 92.3 has...
by ftballfan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 2238

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

Where is 99.3 broadcasting from (I'm guessing somewhere in/near Traverse City)? I got a 99.3 playing Van Hagar's Right Now last night coming home from a basketball game. That song is not something WOWN in Shawano would play. How much are 99.3 and 100.3 delayed? I tried checking 100.3, but it was all...
by ftballfan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 17
Views: 2237

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

Grand Rapids is way too large of a market for Northwest Broadcasting (most of their markets are smaller than Traverse City-Cadillac and some are smaller than Marquette)
by ftballfan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Cable systems that do not carry all network affiliates from their home DMA
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Cable systems that do not carry all network affiliates from their home DMA

Buckeye in Bedford, MI still doesn't carry WTVS despite that system adding both WWJ and WMYD in recent years. Kind of ironic in that WTVS is one of two stations from Detroit that could be carried fully in Toledo (CBET is the other). However, both of Toledo's PBS members (WGTE and WBGU [WBGU's only c...