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WLMI Flipping

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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by Graham Wellington » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:58 am

WLMI management:

"Guys, I have a sure fire success idea! Let's do a classic rock format playing the same burned out lame 70s songs played on WMMQ. Lansing listeners are known for their willingness to try something new - they'll love it! Call around to the other Midwest stations and see if they have a deep voice that can throw some imaging together in the next half hour or so. Let's call it "Cruisin", as the whole town will be cranking it as they cruise around town in their 82 Trans Am. We can't go wrong!"



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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by audiophile » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:51 am

That or they spent some time in Bad Axe.


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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:06 am

It’s called corporate radio it’s been around forever. 150 song playlists all sounding the same from market to market. We can only thank the F.C.C. for deregulation in 1996 for the state of radio in 2020.



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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:53 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:06 pm
I agree with Ed - Stacks should've been given 92.9.
So do I.



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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:55 pm

audiophile wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:51 am
That or they spent some time in Bad Axe.
:rollin
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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by Calvert DeForest » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:29 pm

My guess is it's a spoiler format designed to shave a bit from WMMQ to benefit Q106.


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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:49 pm

Pretty much. Can also be tossed in as a freebie or near freebie for folks purchasing ads on 94.1 or 106.1.


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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by BayCityJohn2337 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:31 pm

It doesn't matter what stacks does any way. WQHH is going to hammer them regardless. No two ways about it.

Just like nobody could take WTCM FM down in Traverse. Uncle Henderson went dark trying so.



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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by Colonel Flagg » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:12 pm

BayCityJohn2337 wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:31 pm

Just like nobody could take WTCM FM down in Traverse. Uncle Henderson went dark trying so.
That's what happens, when Boss Hogg challenges J.R. Ewing. :lol


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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by audiophile » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:11 am

:lol


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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by Ben Zonia » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:43 pm

Why is it that every time I hear about a station "flipping", I think of a fish flipping on a boat, trying to get out and back in the water before being eaten.


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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by ftballfan » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:04 am

Colonel Flagg wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:12 pm
BayCityJohn2337 wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:31 pm

Just like nobody could take WTCM FM down in Traverse. Uncle Henderson went dark trying so.
That's what happens, when Boss Hogg challenges J.R. Ewing. :lol
That's a very nice analogy! :rollin

'TCM is so dominant that it also destroys multiple country stations (WLXV, WKZC, and WWBR come to mind) that serve smaller communities in their own backyards!



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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by Calvert DeForest » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:13 am

It's like the many attempts to take on WITL over the years. Many tried, most died. The one threat I think they took seriously was WVIC's flip to Country as 94.9 The Cat. That ultimately disappeared when WITL's then-parent company bought WVIC and switched the format to Active Rock (Buzz 95). Duke FM does well in its own right because it counter-programs to Wittle with the Classic Country format and is not a direct competitor per se.


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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by Calvert DeForest » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:23 pm

BTW, I noticed that 92.9's drops use incorrect grammar:

You don't play less commercials....you play fewer commercials. A quantity is different than an amount.

Not that they're the only ones. I've noticed an increased use of this incorrect syntax all over the media in recent years.


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Re: WLMI Flipping

Post by Trophyhead » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:06 pm

Maybe they just don't have that many sponsors and in the old days, the carousel would have had fewer carts.



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