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Radio And the year you Graduated.

Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:45 pm

Mega ,Analog is great I’m old school being a senior ,and never cared about this digital stuff when CD’s came out I still bought vinyl and have a pretty extensive Album collection that dates back to 1964 and I still buy Albums today ,the last time I had a count I had over 10,000 titles that was in 2005 so keep on digging analog.



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by stopnswop2 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:56 pm

I graduated in 2009, and that year my stations of choice were:
93.1 Doug FM
98.7 AMP Radio (when it flipped, before that 955 obviously)
96.3 WDVD
Oldies 104.3

Around that time, WNIC started tweaking its playlist to add more current hits, so I discontinued listening by 2010's end when they officially switched to Fresh 100.
But WNIC was always my number one station of choice before this format Change.


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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by Y M Ionhere » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:38 pm

Mega Hertz wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:21 pm
Y M Ionhere wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Mega Hertz wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:43 pm
I graduated in 2003, so I had a big, fat, whopping nothing. Stations I usually had on were 89x, Riff, CSX and DRQ, maybe The Drive. Maybe CJAM if I could get it. Rock fans had really slim pickens for outlets post 1999. In the span of a few years, WLLZ went smooth jazz, The Edge came and went, 96.3 went soccer mom, 97.1 came and went, 102.7 was all gone...so yeah, I had a hard time filling up the presets in my 92 Cavalier.
I had a '94 Cavalier. It was a Z24. 2003 was around the time it got wrecked. it was the perfect car and I still miss it to this day :(
Mine wasn't anything fancy. It started giving me problems after a while. I'd spend two hours making the perfect mix tape (yes, even in 2003 I still liked analog), I'd put it in the tape deck, and it would play fine for a while and start eating it. Had to pull over many times and jam the eject button and lift the tape up with my hand.

Good times.
I had an Alpine cd player and my brother would upload songs off file-sharing services and burn me mix cds. After awhile the player had difficulty reading the discs. Still better than a factory system. "fat Lip" from Sum 41 was one of the tracks. Still one of my fave videos-a bunch of carefree young people having fun. A life I kind of missed out on. Another song I associate with that car is Surgerys "Off The A List". That Cd player definitely spoiled me....



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by bmw » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:39 am

1999. I'm from northeast Michigan but would listen to Detroit radio stations whenever they'd come in up here.

-95.5 (I think it was still Q-95.5 then)
-97.9 WJLB
-89x
-103.9 Energy Radio (back then I always assumed it was Detroit but I think it's somewhere out of Canada).

Otherwise I listened to Mix 106 (106.1 WHST Tawas), 107.7 the Bay (Bay 108 at the time), and 98.5 WUPS (they were something of a Hot AC or Adult CHR at the time). I was also a frequent AM radio listener - usually 1440 (at the time sports, broadcast out of Saginaw), WJR, or WSGW during the day, and AM 1000 Chicago or 750 WSB at night (used to listen to the replay of Neal Boortz on WSB overnight when I couldn't sleep).



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by stopnswop2 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:57 am

bmw wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:39 am
-95.5 (I think it was still Q-95.5 then)
Yea, they flipped to CHR as Channel 955 in early 2002 (February I think).


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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by Chris1980 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:57 am

Another '98 graduate here. The five stations I had on my Walkman presets my senior year of high school were: Q95-5, Planet 96.3, 93-1 DRQ, 100.3 WNIC, and 93-9 The River. I would soon start getting more and more into oldies as the boy bands and Britney clones took over pop stations and I outgrew CHR. Among stations I could receive regularly (Macomb County), I also enjoyed 95.1 CKSY Chatham, 99.9 The Fox FM Sarnia and 102.3 WGRT Port Huron. I also enjoyed CK105.5 Flint, 92.5 Kiss-FM and 101.5 The River Toledo, 97.7 WTGV Sandusky (their format at the time was an eclectic soft AC blend that reminded me a lot of the old WJOI), and Tower 98 Monroe when I could pull them in.

On trips up north I'd enjoy 106.7 The Peak Gaylord, 106 KHQ Charlevoix and Bay 108 Alpena the most, and also 102.5 WIOG and 100.5 The Fox on the drive up. There was also Z95 (WMJZ) Gaylord but I think they may have already become Oldies 95.3 by then.



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by Mega Hertz » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:45 am

bmw wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:39 am
1999. I'm from northeast Michigan but would listen to Detroit radio stations whenever they'd come in up here.

-95.5 (I think it was still Q-95.5 then)
-97.9 WJLB
-89x
-103.9 Energy Radio (back then I always assumed it was Detroit but I think it's somewhere out of Canada).

Otherwise I listened to Mix 106 (106.1 WHST Tawas), 107.7 the Bay (Bay 108 at the time), and 98.5 WUPS (they were something of a Hot AC or Adult CHR at the time). I was also a frequent AM radio listener - usually 1440 (at the time sports, broadcast out of Saginaw), WJR, or WSGW during the day, and AM 1000 Chicago or 750 WSB at night (used to listen to the replay of Neal Boortz on WSB overnight when I couldn't sleep).
I took a vacation in 2005 to Alpena and, being the radio nerd that I am, took a picture of the sign for 107.7 The Bay that's out front. When I can figure out how to post photos here, I'll put it up.


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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by phillyb » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:02 am

I graduated in 1975. On the west side of Michigan, I listened to the following on my AM-Radio Only car radio : WLS,-890, WCFL:-1000, WOKY-920, WLAV-1340, WTRU-1600, and WMAX-1480. In the house, with an AM/FM radio available, I also listened to WGRD-97.9, WLAV-FM 96.9, WVGR-104.1, and WLRQ-95.3.



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by borderboy653659200 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:43 am

OK,EnbyCee,but since they were listening to Lyin' Levin with you,their IQ and bra size were likely the same. (Not that I mind bubbleheaded buxom blondes,but...) Anyway,EnbyCee,if Cowboy is reading this thread,I'm certain he's enjoying a H*** guffaw at your (and some other posters' ) insistence that he's a contributor.



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by Bobbert » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:19 pm

On a similar note, I recently created a playlist of music from my senior year of high school (76-77). It's amazing how much the music takes you back.

The playlist includes music from:

Songs in the Key of Life, Steve Wonder
New World Record, ELO
Leftoverture, Kansas
Day at the Races, Queen
Hotel California, Eagles
Blue Moves, Elton John
Rocks, Aerosmith
First albums by Boston and Foreigner
Rumours, Fleetwood Mac



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by Mr.Transistor » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:23 am

Graduated in '85, remember WRIF 101.1, WLLZ 98.7, WJR 760 on the snowy car ride in to school with my father- liked JP, tiger games with Ernie and Paul, Red Wings games with Syd and Bruce, WCHB 1440?- loved listening to their apology line on at night- hilarious and I even called in a couple times.



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by WZRC 1067 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:12 pm

Speaking of The Edge, I heard they Played The Smith's "how soon is now" and flipped to Jammin Oldies? I don't know if this is true but on one of the radio boards, quite some years ago this what I was told. I remember, seeing an article where they interviewed Spike(now of mojo in the morning) and said he worked long days at The Edge, then got a call on Easter Sunday stating he didn't have a job anymore.

That was one of the most dirty moves I've ever seen in radio, talk about execution style.

I remember Classic soul 105 ran jockless for about a month, it seems around late may I heard the first DJ, Frankie Darshel(or something like that). They were mostly Motown, 70s R&B and disco, and a little bit of 80s( i.e Whitney Houston). Actually, when I first discovered 105.1 had flipped to Classic soul, they were playing The Righteous brothers "unchained melody". Talk about a shock.


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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:56 pm

Graduated high school in 1964 (yes). Lived in a small, Ontario town with only one local radio station. Could get CKLW day and night and at night I also listened to WBZ, WLS, WCFL WOWO and some station from Cleveland, I forget it's frequency or call letters.

A lot of my friends back then listened to WABC, but I always thought it was too middle class.



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by borderboy653659200 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 am

Graduated Windsor,Ont.,Patterson in '72,when "Monitor" was still broadcast Saturdays and Sundays on WWJ, but had reduced its coverage to about half the weekend. ( "Monitor" left the airwaves in '75,I believe .)



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Re: Radio And the year you Graduated.

Post by Mega Hertz » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:24 am

I realize I replied a few times to this thread late last year, but after reading some responses, I'm jealous of some of those that grew up when radio was still worth it. Even up until the late 90s, I really enjoyed the radio. But those that had the pleasure of stations like WABX, CKLW, early Wheels...I tip my hat to you. By the time I graduated, radio had mutated into background noise. Just something to have on in the car or while cleaning. Even when I worked in radio, while it was fun and exciting to have that kind of job, it felt like that sometimes...a JOB. I'd read over the playlist when I'd start my shift and it was always the same. Styx, Eagles, Tom Petty...Blinded By the Light, Black Betty, Turn the Page...and then I'd work in the AudioVault, with thousands of songs, and I'd just shake my head. So many of those tunes will never see the light of day again.


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