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Loud and Proud, WLAV back to 100%

Discussion pertaining to Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Battle Creek, Big Rapids, and Michiana
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Re: Loud and Proud, WLAV back to 100%

Post by audiophile » Wed May 20, 2020 7:40 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Ditto that.

There is sime sort of bizarre variable bandwidth allocation that goes on at Sirius XM. Sometimes, the audio sounds very respectable. Other times (like this morning), it sounds rotten.
Sounds like krap.


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Re: Loud and Proud, WLAV back to 100%

Post by Willie108 » Wed May 20, 2020 8:29 am

Could someone tell this Jackie chick to lay off the makeup?? Geez...it's radio!!!



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Re: Loud and Proud, WLAV back to 100%

Post by Radio Chili » Fri May 22, 2020 1:23 am

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Re: Loud and Proud, WLAV back to 100%

Post by Radio Chili » Fri May 22, 2020 1:24 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:34 am
If you mean Newaygo city, are you listening from up on the hill (south of town) or down low in the valley?

Lots of stations struggle near the M-37 / Muskegon River bridge.
Closer still to 'LAV's transmitter site! On Hess Lake, 2 miles to the southeast of town.

With a 2 foot piece of wire dangling in back of a Boston Acoustics Receptor I get 97.9 quite well and 88.5 is almost full quieting but there's no trace of 'LAV.



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Re: Loud and Proud, WLAV back to 100%

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri May 22, 2020 6:22 am

They must be encountering antenna or transmitter issues of some kind.

Predicted signal is 60 dBu in your location, which is plenty strong outside the city with no terrain obstructions. As a point of comparison, 88.5 WGVU-FM's predicted strength in your location is only 50 dBu.


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Re: Loud and Proud, WLAV back to 100%

Post by OneBigFan » Fri May 29, 2020 7:59 pm

Was in the 100th St /131 S area and WLAV FM sounds like really good AM at best from my car’s radio. 95.7, 96.1, 97.9 even 105 sound great compared to WLAV.

Are they stuck with that lack of dynamic range forever?



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