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WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by fuzzpower » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:48 pm

Curious as to what format WCXI ends up with. Classic country is what it was before WPON went off the air for a decade.



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by innate-in-you » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:54 pm

I've heard WPON announcers saying they have air time slots available.

Sadly, I take this to mean that they won't be doing a full-time oldies format as I had hoped.

Not that I would have been able to enjoy it at home. Where I live, WLEC will blow it out of the water.



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by fuzzpower » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:22 pm

WPON has always done this, at least since Sima has owned it.



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:19 pm

1160 WCXI has been playing Asian Indian contemporary music nearly every time I've tuned in within the past ten days.

The Classic Country music that once aired on the station seems to be gone.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by fuzzpower » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:22 am

They haven’t aired classic country since WPON went off the air. All of their music now is foreign language. Usually I hear Spanish.

A station with multiple foreign language music doesn’t sound like a good format to me.



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:41 pm

WCXI seems to be either off the air entirely or broadcasting dead air at very low power as I'm typing this.

WPON is broadcasting as normal. Listenable but flimsy signal at the house that seriously underperforms compared to the prior TX site.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by Colonel Flagg » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:30 pm

fuzzpower wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:22 am
They haven’t aired classic country since WPON went off the air. All of their music now is foreign language. Usually I hear Spanish.

A station with multiple foreign language music doesn’t sound like a good format to me.
I bet it would, if you were the one cashing the checks. It's 100% paid programming.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by CK-722 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:48 pm

WCXI was coming in pretty well in South Livingston County along US 23 between M-59 and 8 Mile the other Day. I have to see how far away that is, probably about 10 miles.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by fuzzpower » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:13 pm

You think WCXI is all paid? There’s no DJ or host. I think it’s just a placeholder until Sima comes up with something better. How many paid shows can he spread out across all of these stations?



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by innate-in-you » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:15 pm

On my drive home today, I could not help but notice that WPON is suddenly much weaker than it had been in the past several weeks.

This was today's commute from Schaefer/I-96 (Jeffries) freeway Westbound, thence I-275 Southbound to its disappearance near DTW.



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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:21 am

I cannot help but wonder:
Do WPON / WCXI charge "extra" to operate at full power during certain programs?

There has been ZERO consistency in signal strength among those two stations in recent weeks.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by audiophile » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:27 am

The older Harris transmitters had a recycle function, and in thunderstorms they often would recycle to the next lower power preset. Dial-up the rig and just hitting the high power button puts back to normal.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:18 am

Wow - I just turned on 1160 and cannot believe what I'm hearing!! They are *finally* broadcasting at FULL CP POWER!

Loud and clear signal in the 14 Mile and Woodward area. Only a couple stations on the dial sound clearer!

We'll see how long this lasts. Wouldn't surprise me if reception sounds terrible again by afternoon! LOL

As a sidenote, WDFN seems to be broadcasting at reduced power.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by audiophile » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:13 am

Perfect timing - there is no new revenue.


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Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2020

Post by Sven1977 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:08 pm

Is Jimmy james no longer on the station? He and his great record blend was the only reason I listed to the station since I got Sirius.



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