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97.1 Morning Show

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97.1 Morning Show

Post by unscopedaircheck » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:34 pm

Has it become much more sports-focused lately? Did they drop Heather? I haven't heard her at all.



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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by krupper » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:27 pm

Heather Park is on maternity leave. She had a healthy baby girl around the Christmas holidays.

I listen most mornings from 6:00-7:30 am on my drive to work. I think Stoney, Jansen, and the rest of the morning crew mix up sports with Infotainment well. Example: On Thursday, Jon spoke of buying an air fryer. Is that sports?



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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by Robert Faygo » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:00 pm

krupper wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:27 pm
On Thursday, Jon spoke of buying an air fryer. Is that sports?
Unquestionably yes if you use it to cook wings.


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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:31 pm

97.1 became much more sports intensive a few years back. It's the reason McAlister was forced out.


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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by Mega Hertz » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:35 pm

I generally listen the morning after a big sporting event. I'm definitely a Dave & Chuck P1 but am a 97.1 P2. 98.7 is definitely coming in a strong 3 with the music intensive mornings and the addition of great gold tracks.


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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:43 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:31 pm
97.1 became much more sports intensive a few years back. It's the reason McAlister was forced out.
The move was absolute BS.


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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by craig11152 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:40 am

MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:43 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:31 pm
97.1 became much more sports intensive a few years back. It's the reason McAlister was forced out.
The move was absolute BS.
For me the move was an answer to unsaid prayers. McAllister is on a short list of people I want to punch in the face after listening to them for 3 minutes.


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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by phcapstick » Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:43 pm

craig11152 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:40 am
MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:43 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:31 pm
97.1 became much more sports intensive a few years back. It's the reason McAlister was forced out.
The move was absolute BS.
For me the move was an answer to unsaid prayers. McAllister is on a short list of people I want to punch in the face after listening to them for 3 minutes.
You are such a tough guy! Scares me, this radio fraternity seems to be a pretty tough group (as long as the threats are not in person.



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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by craig11152 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:55 pm

phcapstick wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:43 pm
craig11152 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:40 am
MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:43 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:31 pm
97.1 became much more sports intensive a few years back. It's the reason McAlister was forced out.
The move was absolute BS.
For me the move was an answer to unsaid prayers. McAllister is on a short list of people I want to punch in the face after listening to them for 3 minutes.
You are such a tough guy! Scares me, this radio fraternity seems to be a pretty tough group (as long as the threats are not in person.
Two words for you....sarcasm and hyperbole.

How about his.....the guy annoyed me because he came across as an obnoxious know it all in my personal opinion . Because of that I was happy that he is no longer doing the show.
I also don't wish unemployment on anyone so I hope he found something to pay his bills.
I'm not sure how you could have taken my comment literally.


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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by tivoking » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:12 am

McAllister was one of a few people on Detroit radio that actually grew up in Metro Detroit. Not Ann Arbor, Flint or Monroe. Right in the heart of Metro Detroit in Warren. He represented the blue collar eastsiders. Radio and TV in Detroit is full of westsiders. I know that he was too liberal for some, and his music tastes were based on anything close to new wave, but he knew the history of Detroit. He can't be that bad, if he's kept his hot wife around for decades. It's not like he's rich.



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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by Gertner » Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:01 pm

He was atrocious.



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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by Mega Hertz » Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:19 pm

Bill was fine for a general talk format. But listening to his sports takes was ungodly. Happy he has an in at CSX. He has a good voice, better than some other "talent" in the market.


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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:44 pm

He fits in well at WCSX, in my opinion. His style works well on that station.

Hated him at 97.1 the Ticket, though. He constantly tried to stymie Mike Stone. Eventually, during mornings following big games, Bill would be given the day off, with no explanation as to his absence. Usually, Jamie would appear in his place. That always used to amuse me.


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Re: 97.1 Morning Show

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:24 pm

McAllister had the best voices, and he was one of the last to actually do "real radio" as a talker in this town. He's not that liberal either but more centrist, and I enjoyed his Hamtramck house party show too back in the day. Real down to earth guy.


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