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WJML

Covers all of Northern Lower Michigan (from Ludington to Tawas northward), as well as the Straits Area and Soo Region.
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Re: WJML

Post by ftballfan » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:25 am

BigFreq wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:09 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:06 am
Wow, the existing configuration sure didn't last long! Wasn't Cadillac added just a couple years ago?

I'm a little surprised Benzie is being dropped given its relatively close proximity to Traverse City.
Clearly the amount of daily commuter traffic from Benzie to TC is far greater than it would be from the northern counties. In fact, I imagine daily commuter traffic is greater from Benzie into TC, than say Cheboygan or Gaylord into Petoskey. But the subscribers desperately need those areas, and not Benzie, as it doesn't play into the signal strengths. Wexford, Manistee and Benzie Counties work well for Midwestern (in particular WTCM-FM), but they're no longer subscribing. Cinderella's sisters have other plans for the market. :roll:
I'm also surprised by the removal of Benzie County, since Black Diamond's 95.5 and 98.1 put a city grade signal over a lot of that county. Manistee County should've never been added in the first place, as only about four TC market signals get much if any listenership (Midwestern's 92.9 and 103.5 as well as the two aforementioned Black Diamond stations)



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Re: WJML

Post by ADD in TC » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:19 pm

ADD in TC wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Today(10-1) here in Traverse,WJNL's translator 101.1was dead air all day,1110 WJML was regular programming and interestingly,AM 1210 WJNL was simulcasting 101.1 WGRY out of Grayling with the CBS sports radio network.
In Traverse during the last few days:
translator At 101.1 off air,replaced by a very weak WGRY.

AM 1210 once again is simulcasting WGRY.

AM 1110 airing WJML's regular programming.

And for what it is worth the q 100 stations are now displayed on the WJML deals website.



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Re: WJML

Post by ADD in TC » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:29 pm

Happy days are here again,at least sort of.
The 101.1 translator is back on the air and along with AM 1210 is rebroadcasting WJML.Problem is the audio is very distorted.



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Re: WJML

Post by Nelson » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:08 pm

Not sure how long this has been going on, but 1110 has been simulcasting WGRY-FM the last few times I've tuned in. Is it possible 1110 boosted their power, too? I normally don't get 1110 very well in East Jordan (even though I should) but this weekend it was coming in quite strong.



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Re: WJML

Post by tvbobn » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:38 pm

Nelson wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:08 pm
Not sure how long this has been going on, but 1110 has been simulcasting WGRY-FM the last few times I've tuned in. Is it possible 1110 boosted their power, too? I normally don't get 1110 very well in East Jordan (even though I should) but this weekend it was coming in quite strong.
I don't know the details, but an engineer has been working on the antenna system at WJML. Cleaning and rebuilding the buildings at each tower and clearing trees from the ground system. This simple cleaning could be the reason it's coming in better now!


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Re: WJML

Post by Ben Zonia » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:57 pm

In case you missed it, the front half of the WJML Building has been removed because the roof leaked and resulting problems. When I made a short side trip form Atkins Rd. and Division Rd., I saw that it was all torn up and at first I assumed it was vandalism and/or Cu harvesting.

Aside from the "American Graffiti" type historical attraction from the WJML heyday, from the famous Chicago Harrington Broadcasting family, to Bob and Tom and beyond, they probably ought to step up security.
Ben Zonia wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:24 pm
Meanwhile, this may be the last photograph of the Historic WJML Studio Building, taken in December. The front half was torn down recently.

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It looks pretty bad now. Makes the remaining WTRX building look good by comparison.


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Re: WJML

Post by TC Talks » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:19 pm

Does anyone but vintage hobbyists care about 20th ranked stations like this?


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Re: WJML

Post by Ben Zonia » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:04 pm

TC Talks wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:19 pm
Does anyone but vintage hobbyists care about 20th ranked stations like this?
Perhaps not very many, but there are radio historians who scavenge such sites and traffic in the memorabilia. Cleveland apparently had a bunch of abandoned studios and transmitter buildings like this that attracted such scavengers. Vinyl records, test equipment, old studio and transmitter equipment and parts, old station record surveys, mugs, and other types of memorabilia are some of the items found. But you have to remember that WJML's building is still in use for two transmitters, so that is more important to protect. If I see evidence of vandalism or other strange things, I will at least ask someone who knows about it what's going on.


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Re: WJML

Post by kager » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:01 am

Ben Zonia wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:57 pm
In case you missed it, the front half of the WJML Building has been removed because the roof leaked and resulting problems. When I made a short side trip form Atkins Rd. and Division Rd., I saw that it was all torn up and at first I assumed it was vandalism and/or Cu harvesting.

Aside from the "American Graffiti" type historical attraction from the WJML heyday, from the famous Chicago Harrington Broadcasting family, to Bob and Tom and beyond, they probably ought to step up security.
Ben Zonia wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:24 pm
Meanwhile, this may be the last photograph of the Historic WJML Studio Building, taken in December. The front half was torn down recently.

Image

It looks pretty bad now. Makes the remaining WTRX building look good by comparison.
You still haven't fixed the image not displaying in your original post on the subject. You're not up to a thousand words yet.


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