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Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun May 15, 2022 9:11 pm

Brian Casey was hired from Toledo and replaced them. His was the last morning show in i96. He was there maybe a year to 18 months.

Back then, upper 2's were considered a poor performance for 96.1 FM. It's been years since the station had numbers so strong. In hindsight, i96 is one brand that should've never been killed.


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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by St. Louis Dave » Tue May 24, 2022 10:06 pm

any rumblings from Mr. Gates? It's been really quiet. I see LAV is trying to "liven it up" with more social media and awful trite morning show schtick. Bad jokes, trivia, and morning zoo kind of stuff.... yuck



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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by 48125er » Fri May 27, 2022 1:50 pm

If I-96 never got axed, snot fm 105.3 might have never came to be



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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri May 27, 2022 2:11 pm

I agree. 105.3 was basically (a poorly programmed) Hot AC in CHR clothing when it launched.


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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by Honeyman » Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:22 am

HEY! Mibuzzboard is now an official "industry forum"!

https://www.thefocus.news/celebrity/tony-gates-wlav/



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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:52 pm

Even competitor WFGR wrote about his disappearance:

https://wfgr.com/tony-gates-wlav/

Off topic, but WLAV's audio sounded excessively tinny when I heard the station in my car yesterday early evening.

WFGR's audio sounded a bit under modulated. What gives?

I will say WGRD's processing sounded phenomenally good; the best it's sounded in years.


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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by Frosty » Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:43 am

Now that is interesting. Investigative reporting by WFGR!
Also I see that JoJo Girard is solo again on WFGR mornings. What happened to his co-host? The few times I heard the two, it came off awkward. I think he is much better by himself.



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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:09 pm

She departed or was fired (she was also PD) and recently landed a pretty good gig in Indianapolis.


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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by 48125er » Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:01 pm

Probably the best article WFGR has written in 8+ years.



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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by Big-D » Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:35 pm

Frosty wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 2:42 pm
Kristi has been filling in for Mary Ellen Murphy on WGHN/Grand Haven for the past couple of weeks.
I had Kristie on my show Southpaws on 7-13-16 to talk about the Bissell Pet Foundation. What a great lady.


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Re: Tony Gates Pulled From WLAV

Post by format this » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:47 pm

Big-D wrote:
Frosty wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 2:42 pm
Kristi has been filling in for Mary Ellen Murphy on WGHN/Grand Haven for the past couple of weeks.
I had Kristie on my show Southpaws on 7-13-16 to talk about the Bissell Pet Foundation. What a great lady.
Mary Ellen is currently fighting breast cancer. She has discussed it on her personal Facebook page.


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