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Black Diamond Broadcasting

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1litemix
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Black Diamond Broadcasting

Post by 1litemix » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:44 pm

Its on BlackDiamond broadcasting Facebook page They are buying WMPX and WMRX
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Re: Black diamond broadcasting

Post by TC Talks » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:48 pm

1litemix wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Its on BlackDiamond broadcasting Facebook page They are buying WMPX and WMRX
Those stations were family owned for a long time weren't they?


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Re: Black diamond broadcasting

Post by matt1 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:42 am

KISS "Black Diamond" (from their debut 1974 album) is one great song!!!



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Re: Black diamond broadcasting

Post by zzand » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:31 am

I worked there for a while. The owner was a great guy and took care of his small staff. Had fun while there.



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Re: Black diamond broadcasting

Post by CK-722 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:23 pm

WMPX 1490 was originally WMDN, owned by the Midland Daily News.


Is THAT where they got the idea for the 486-SX?

Same (x, y, z), different (t)

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1litemix
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Re: Black Diamond Broadcasting

Post by 1litemix » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:42 pm

So WUPS should change wmpx 1490 to WUPS AM so 107.7 Translator to simulcast a city grade signal midland and change 977 to simulcast 921 the twister



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Re: Black Diamond Broadcasting

Post by organman95 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:46 pm

1litemix wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Its on BlackDiamond broadcasting Facebook page They are buying WMPX and WMRX
How? Don't they already own 8 FM stations? Maybe I don't know the limit...



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Re: Black Diamond Broadcasting

Post by audiophile » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:15 pm

No overlap in city grade signals.


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Re: Black Diamond Broadcasting

Post by BayCityJohn2337 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:25 pm

I would actually think a simulcast of wgfn classic rock the Bear would work better. Call it Michigans Classic Rock station. Insert some local news and information and sell ads like crazy.



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Re: Black Diamond Broadcasting

Post by CK-722 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:51 pm

It looks to me like WUPS, WMRX, WTWS, and WMPX City Grade Contours are completely separate from the rest of the stations, including WGFM, which is closest to 70 dBu overlap with WUPS. The best maps easily available are on fccdata.org, and they are not easily matched up by scale and detail, and have much lack of map detail. One way or another, I'll try to get my old computer and old software, which is timelessly useful in showing contour overlap, working. Otherwise, I may have to spend upwards of multiple tens of thousands on new software and equipment.

If they plan to serve the Tri Cities, they need higher power and more centrally located facilities, and I don't see just serving Greater Midland as a good option. MacDonald and Cumulus own most of the centrally located and powerful facilities.


Is THAT where they got the idea for the 486-SX?

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Your bullet missed my trial balloon.

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Re: Black Diamond Broadcasting

Post by Dudley » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:24 pm

Oh my goodness... This has been real enjoyable reading!



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Re: Black Diamond Broadcasting

Post by 48125er » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:20 am

My favorite easy listening station is from Black Diamond, 106.3 MAC-FM

So it doesnt surprise me If 97.7 suddenly becomes more easy listening like 106.3 in Mackinaw is, giving a lot of the same demographic is in Gladwin, Harrison, Houghton Lake Areas where 97.7 comes in best.



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