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102.7 wmom back on air

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102.7 wmom back on air

Post by hunterw » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:23 pm

Wmom is back on air broadcasting Christmas music. Looks like they are broadcasting full power.



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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by organman95 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:15 am

Seriously? Ok, I get it. Wanting to spread joy and whatnot instead of the doom and gloom. Easter is literally two and half weeks away. Jump to that.



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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:03 pm

I'm excited to hear what the new format will be!

Ludington radio is SO BAD. Really bad. WMOM didn't sound the greatest the last couple years on the air prior to its abrupt sign-off. I'm not a fan of the Synergy stations. 94.9 sounded SO MUCH BETTER years ago when it was known as Z95.


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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by Colonel Flagg » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:42 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:03 pm
I'm excited to hear what the new format will be!

Ludington radio is SO BAD. Really bad. WMOM didn't sound the greatest the last couple years on the air prior to its abrupt sign-off. I'm not a fan of the Synergy stations. 94.9 sounded SO MUCH BETTER years ago when it was known as Z95.
Let's just say, different people were in charge during the Z95 days, and leave it at that.


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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by CK-722 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:27 am

Let's just say, different people were in charge during the Z95 days, and leave it at that.
At first, I thought you meant 95.1 Union Grove, WI, which was previously known as WJZQ. Not sure if they ever called it Z95 though. The owner of WMOM was once a WLS Teenage Guest Disk Jockey, and managed stations near the WI IL border as I recall.


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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:51 am

I think 95.1 in the Kenosha area was known as Power 95 during a good chunk of its CHR/Top 40 run.

According to Wikipedia, that station was never known as Z95 (nor Q95, for that matter).


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Post by audiophile » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 am

Not sure why station shutdown in first place. It could been switched to satellite or automation.


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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by ftballfan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:03 am

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1855 ... mas-music/

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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:43 pm

I like it!

The new owner is a big believer in local radio. He & his partners will probably do a great job of sticking to WMOM's heritage of being a hyperlocal station.

Expect a full service format with a wide ranging playlist.


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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by since16 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:48 pm

I think you are right.

The last line, may not be as accurate. Format will be very precise. Just speaking from someone sitting in the current studio :)

But excited about what will be happening when we launch. We will have details soon.



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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:07 pm

Cool! Please keep us posted, and good luck!


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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:38 am

Over 400 *new* Facebook postings to the WMOM page from folks who missed the station and are excited to see it come back to life.

That is a phenomenal response. I've seen new station launches in Grand Rapids that have garnered no more than a few dozen Facebook postings!


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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by since16 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:03 pm

It's an incredible response. Looks like a lot of people have been wanting the station to return and to have that kind of response is rewarding.



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Post by cckadlec » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:09 am

Here's WMOM's TOH ID from a week ago (slight delay in posting this).

They're running low power since they've come back on. I'm not sure how low (not greatly low), but from here in Fremont, they don't have a great signal at all and it's still easy to hear WRVM through their signal. There are plenty of nulls in a 360-degree turn with the portable no matter the conditions whereas it used to require an annoying amount of effort to find nulls at all. I was pretty sure with the poor audio quality and staticy signal that I was hearing a pirate at first - zero talk between any of the songs at all aside from at the top of the hour - until I peeked around to confirm it was WMOM back on.

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Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Post by since16 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:20 am

I can verify that the station is not running at low power. Running at 100% of power. Monitored station just north of Montague, north of Manistee and Wellston. Started to pick up scratch signal even as far as Kent City. Pretty amazing for a 6kw station.

Station is not going to launch format until everything is ready. Christmas music to accomplish two things 1) to confirm station is back on the air and 2) to spread a little cheer during this COVID-19 time.

Running news at the top of each our as well, along with that legal ID. Certainly no need to have talk or commercials before a new format relaunch.

So all is good.



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