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Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit

Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
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Re: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit

Post by innate-in-you » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:11 am

matt1 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:37 am
It is a damn shame that it has been 30 years since WGER (106.3 FM) in Saginaw, MI went from Beautiful Music to soft rock adult contemporary. So why the change?? Does anybody know about this?? Because of the age difference??
I can remember when WGER was "Beautiful 102" (102.5?) in the seventies, and 106.3 was some form of T40 (leaning rock).

When T40 migrated to FM in the early eighties, WGER and WIOG did something like a facility swap. WGER was bumped to 106.3, while WIOG went to the far more powerful 102.5 (ironically keeping the WIOG call, which meant "W-106").

Of course, if WGER wasn't making it on 102.5, it sure couldn't make it work on a class A. Beautiful music on 106.3 was short-lived.

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Re: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit

Post by Y M Ionhere » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:59 pm

WJOI was pretty much the last one in Detroit. They originally played muzak-does anyone even perform that anymore? Hell, can you even buy or download old muzak anywhere?
Eventually, they switched to a more vocal-intensive format. I had a tape somewhere of a WJOI music bloc, containing Paul Davis' "Cool Night", Stephen Bishops "On And On", "Mr Bojangles" and a Kenny Rogers song ("She Believes In Me"? Maybe "Lady").
When did they drop the muzak for pop?
My mom loved WLTI (93.1) and was upset when dance pop replaced it. WLTI was basically vocal pop, like WJOI ended up chasing after

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