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Predictions for 2019

Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
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Predictions for 2019

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:28 am

The only things I see happening in 2019 is the possibility that Iheart will sell 106.7 maybe to a Christian Broadcaster,The next thing The Breeze will Be Top 5,The Bounce will be more Top 40 and last but not least Nash will change to something else but not a variety hits.



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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by RingtailedFox » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:33 pm

I predict 106.7 flips formats, but that's basically a "captain obvious" prediction.... to what, is the real mystery.... but since it's aired country, adult contemporary and rock in the past... i'll go out on a limb and say... rap music, just to be different :P


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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by stopnswop2 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:51 pm

I predict GNASH will continue with country to please it's 5 listeners.


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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by MrTaterSalad » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:07 pm

I predict that GNASH will flip to sports with the Lions and Michigan State as their flagship properties . . . hopefully . . . maybe . . . probably not.



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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by stopnswop2 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:38 pm

I don't think anyone even wants to attempt Sports again after the 105.1 disaster......but they should at least give it a shot.


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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:46 pm

Only if 93.1 becomes WJR FM 📻 but I doubt that will happen.



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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by armchair pd » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:35 pm

stopnswop2 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:38 pm
I don't think anyone even wants to attempt Sports again after the 105.1 disaster......but they should at least give it a shot.
Sports done correctly is expensive. Nash is not. It'll stay for now. Likewise simulcasting WJR would be a waste of an excellent signal and I wouldn't expect that at all.



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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:58 pm

Look at how many AM Stations in Detroit are doing sports and none are even registering a 0.1 in any ratings why and how are they existing even if they received a 0.5 in a book Iheart should sell 1130 and the same goes for Entercom with 1270 I’m sure some Ethnic or Religious Companies would be interested in those stations also we can’t forget about The Mighty 1090 WCAR They’re also some type of sports format.



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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by stopnswop2 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:53 pm

80 percent of my AM dial is static.
I don't even have a clue as to what is on anything, so I agree on the idea of the selling


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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by innate-in-you » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:31 pm

Would be cool if La Zeta had WLQV's facility (its signal is strong in Southwest Detroit), WLQV took the WDFN facility (superior daytime coverage), and 1310 could be paired with 1340 to complement each other's coverage.



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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:49 am

As far as 1270 goes the night signal is terrible in Macomb County so I don’t know what you could do with that station format wise when they had their towers in Southfield the Detroit coverage area was just fine why they ever wanted to move it to Monroe County is beyond me.



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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by Mega Hertz » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:11 am

-It's gonna be 20 degrees until May 12

-106.7 is going to tweak the format or will outright change formats

-There will be at least one more ownership change

-105.1 will add more currents/re-currents and will rebrand.

-I feel like something is going to change at 96.3, but I'm not sure what

-Something will change with the LMA at 107.5

-Nothing changes as far as AM radio goes in the market

-Lions will be eliminated from playoff contention on November 5 (of 2019)

-We could very well see a Variety Hits format enter the market

-I'm gonna be tired every morning when I wake up for work


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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:02 pm

ok.

1. 106.7 Flips back to Variety Hits, Possibly goes even goes Oldies.

2. Urban one Exits The market, sells WDMK to Beasley. The LMA is terminated at 107.5. 105.1 shifts to mainstream urban.

3. 107.5 is sold to EMF or Salem

4. 1130 or 1270 are to sold to a minority broadcaster

5. 93.1 maybe reverts back to Variety hits or even goes Oldies.



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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:40 pm

1027Brian I’m with you on the sale to EMF or Salem but it could be 106.7 that could get sold not so much 107.5 this whole Ifart bankruptcy thing is not over yet and Ifart May have to sell some underperforming properties there could be another 2 players for an FM big signal as I mentioned on another thread Family Life Radio and Kevin Adell. Let’s face it Adell has millions so that has some real possibilities.Also EMF is not finished in Detroit yet they’re looking for a full power FM for Air 1.They would like to put KLove Classics on their remaining translators.



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Re: Predictions for 2019

Post by Art Van Damme » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:35 pm

1. Metro Detroit DMA will continue its slide and drop rank to #16.
2. Entercom/Detroit will be the undisputed top dog in ratings and billing, followed by iHM, Beasley, Cumulus and RadioOne.
3.iHM will be required to divest even more stations to comply with bankruptcy proceedings. 1130 will be sold.
4.Birach gets 1160/1460 on the air, full power, by summer.
5.One station will become CHR to take on 95-5.

I was zero for 8 last year. Probably be zero for 5 with these guesses. Happy Thanksgiving

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