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Look at all the FCC silent notifications in N. Michigan...

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Re: Look at all the FCC silent notifications in N. Michigan...

Post by TC Talks » Thu Jul 04, 2024 5:02 pm

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Similarly, 106.3 will never be a viable commercial signal.
It's a viable Grateful Dead station, but they need to add new bootlegs and new tracks to the rotation.


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Re: Look at all the FCC silent notifications in N. Michigan...

Post by ftballfan » Thu Jul 04, 2024 8:14 pm

How do 95.5 and 98.1 perform signal-wise in the east bay?

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Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Jul 04, 2024 9:53 pm

95.5 has surprisingly good range. I'm not as familiar with 98.1.

Of course, 95.5 and 105.1 air the same programming (I am unsure if different commercials air on the two stations). 105.1 covers the areas east and NE of Traverse City very well and remains easily listenable on a good car radio in TC proper.
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Re: Look at all the FCC silent notifications in N. Michigan...

Post by BirdieKingBobo » Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:51 am

THE BEAR!!!!!! (B...ch) is silent this morning... hmmm

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Re: Look at all the FCC silent notifications in N. Michigan...

Post by ftballfan » Mon Jul 08, 2024 3:24 pm

BirdieKingBobo wrote:
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THE BEAR!!!!!! (B...ch) is silent this morning... hmmm
95.3 in Tuscorora Township (Indian River) did appear to be on, but 95.1 and 98.1 were dead air. Some STL troubles toward Glen Arbor?

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Post by Ben Zonia » Mon Jul 08, 2024 5:20 pm

WGFE 95.5 and WGFN 98.1 are on the same tower, at the same height, from a diplexed antenna. The signals should be very close to the same. Sometimes there are slight differences due to the vertical pattern of the diplexed antenna, because they are on two slightly different wavelengths. The measurable horizontal patterns may also differ slightly, since the antenna mounting also affects different frequencies differently. But 98.1 has the translator, W236BU.

There may be a problem with the power. They might be able to pull 95.3 off the air, or use an internet connection to deliver programming to W236BU.

They are also eligible to have auxiliaries in Traverse City, because they are well within the 60 dBu contour of WGFN and WGFE. WTCM 103.5 and WCCW 107.5 both have AUX facilities.
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Post by Colonel Flagg » Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:05 pm

TC Talks wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2024 5:02 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2024 8:26 am
Similarly, 106.3 will never be a viable commercial signal.
It's a viable Grateful Dead station, but they need to add new bootlegs and new tracks to the rotation.
What stations other than 106.3 are still airing the Dead?
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Post by TC Talks » Tue Jul 09, 2024 9:30 pm

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Re: Look at all the FCC silent notifications in N. Michigan...

Post by ADD in TC » Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:35 pm

FWIW,101.9 has been airing an open carrier all this afternoon (7/10) throughout all of the greater Traverse City area.

Not sure but looking at the FCC data base a while ago,it appeared that WLDR's broadcast license should be suspended,due to them being off air for over a year.

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