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101.9 wldr

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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by ftballfan » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:43 pm

Around 1pm today, WBNZ played:
David Lee Roth "Goin' Crazy"
A cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well" (unsure who it was, but it wasn't the original)
Van Halen "Me Wise Magic" (one of the two songs Van Halen recorded during a brief 1996 reunion with David Lee Roth)

This stunt on 92.3 reminds me of 103.1 KCDX in the Phoenix area. KCDX has played a commercial-free classic rock format since the mid 2000s: http://www.kcdx.com/



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by northradiotruth » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:23 pm

Certainly talk of selling has been subject matter for several years; no argument there. However, there are legitimate dealings on those signals now, with a broker as a middle man. Whether the stars align, and deals are all filed simultaneously, or the bulk are sold and others LMA'd to exit the day-to-day business, remains to be seen. I would imagine something will begin to stir in a matter of weeks, or perhaps a few more months. But I'm pretty confident we won't be discussing this cluster a year from now. Meanwhile, we may be discussing the status (or lack thereof) of WLDR for years to come. :barf
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Why would someone,who is making these deals,let you know so you could leak it on the buzzboard?



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by ADD in TC » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:13 am

My question is,who is now operating 92.3 WBNZ and why.



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by BigFreq » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:15 am

NorthRadioTruth... No leaks here; the stations are actively being shopped. Perhaps you should speak to anyone you might know in the business to confirm this; rather than assume a conspiracy theory or leak (might help to stay off the news channels). Of course, if you actually knew who to call, you could pick up the phone and speak to a broker... probably any broker, as they all know what's available.



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by fuzzpower » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:24 pm

ftballfan wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Around 1pm today, WBNZ played:
David Lee Roth "Goin' Crazy"
A cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well" (unsure who it was, but it wasn't the original)
Van Halen "Me Wise Magic" (one of the two songs Van Halen recorded during a brief 1996 reunion with David Lee Roth)

This stunt on 92.3 reminds me of 103.1 KCDX in the Phoenix area. KCDX has played a commercial-free classic rock format since the mid 2000s: http://www.kcdx.com/
I’m not up there, but the Oh Well cover could be from the Rockets. They were from Detroit.



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by Ben Zonia » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:42 pm

Fleetwood Mac had a rocky start. They really didn't take off until their sound mellowed in the mid 1970s.


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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by ftballfan » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:30 am

fuzzpower wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:24 pm
ftballfan wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Around 1pm today, WBNZ played:
David Lee Roth "Goin' Crazy"
A cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well" (unsure who it was, but it wasn't the original)
Van Halen "Me Wise Magic" (one of the two songs Van Halen recorded during a brief 1996 reunion with David Lee Roth)

This stunt on 92.3 reminds me of 103.1 KCDX in the Phoenix area. KCDX has played a commercial-free classic rock format since the mid 2000s: http://www.kcdx.com/
I’m not up there, but the Oh Well cover could be from the Rockets. They were from Detroit.
I pulled up the Rockets' version of "Oh Well" on YouTube and it sounds like the version I was hearing on WBNZ on Friday



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by fuzzpower » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:15 am

Ben Zonia wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Fleetwood Mac had a rocky start. They really didn't take off until their sound mellowed in the mid 1970s.
They had some success with Peter Green, but once he left (and Jeremy Spencer too) the band really fell apart. They had their moments (Hypnotized) but didn’t become superstars until Buckingham and Nicks.

I can’t remember the last time I heard a pre mid 70s song of theirs on the radio.



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by BigFreq » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:04 am

fuzzpower wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:15 am
Ben Zonia wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Fleetwood Mac had a rocky start. They really didn't take off until their sound mellowed in the mid 1970s.
They had some success with Peter Green, but once he left (and Jeremy Spencer too) the band really fell apart. They had their moments (Hypnotized) but didn’t become superstars until Buckingham and Nicks.

I can’t remember the last time I heard a pre mid 70s song of theirs on the radio.
Depending on where you are in the area, the 101.5 stations (Gaylord and Manistee) open the playlist up after 8 pm. I've heard the eight minute rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well", along with "Hypnotized" (Bob Welch on vocals). You'll also catch some longer versions of Pink Floyd, an occasional Procol Harum, Sweet and others mixed among the station's normal playlist.



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by ftballfan » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:15 am

fuzzpower wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:15 am
Ben Zonia wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Fleetwood Mac had a rocky start. They really didn't take off until their sound mellowed in the mid 1970s.
They had some success with Peter Green, but once he left (and Jeremy Spencer too) the band really fell apart. They had their moments (Hypnotized) but didn’t become superstars until Buckingham and Nicks.

I can’t remember the last time I heard a pre mid 70s song of theirs on the radio.
I've heard "Oh Well", "Hypnotized", and "The Derelict" (one of only two Fleetwood Mac songs to feature ex-Savoy Brown singer Dave Walker on vocals) on SiriusXM in the recent past. When I saw the current lineup of the Mac in Grand Rapids last year, they played "Oh Well", "Tell Me All The Things You Do", "Hypnotized", and "Black Magic Woman", all of which came out prior to 1975.



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by ftballfan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:40 am

Heard an ID on 92.3 just in the last few minutes:
"92.3 WBNZ Benzie-Frankfort-Manistee" "Your Hard Rock Authority"



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by TC Talks » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:58 pm

ftballfan wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:40 am
Heard an ID on 92.3 just in the last few minutes:
"92.3 WBNZ Benzie-Frankfort-Manistee" "Your Hard Rock Authority"
maybe Roy gave it to his kid that would be hilarious


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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by WC8KCY » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:25 am

TC Talks wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:58 pm
ftballfan wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:40 am
Heard an ID on 92.3 just in the last few minutes:
"92.3 WBNZ Benzie-Frankfort-Manistee" "Your Hard Rock Authority"
maybe Roy gave it to his kid that would be hilarious
It certainly sounds like some Gen Xer's iPod patched into the board. The playlist isn't all that deep, either--I'm hearing the same tracks now every day. Not one commercial has been aired.

It's much the same thing on NorthFM. I've heard Naughty by Nature's O.P.P. three times now during maybe four hours' worth of monitoring over a two-day stretch.


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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by BigFreq » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:04 am

WC8KCY wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:25 am
TC Talks wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:58 pm
ftballfan wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:40 am
Heard an ID on 92.3 just in the last few minutes:
"92.3 WBNZ Benzie-Frankfort-Manistee" "Your Hard Rock Authority"
maybe Roy gave it to his kid that would be hilarious
It certainly sounds like some Gen Xer's iPod patched into the board. The playlist isn't all that deep, either--I'm hearing the same tracks now every day. Not one commercial has been aired.

It's much the same thing on NorthFM. I've heard Naughty by Nature's O.P.P. three times now during maybe four hours' worth of monitoring over a two-day stretch.
I listened to a bit of both BNZ and North yesterday, and they are both incredibly bad entities. And, yes, North's programming seems to favor Naughty by Nature. I heard Amy Grant's "Baby Baby" go into "Hip Hop Hooray"... of course, after five seconds of dead air. It's like someone blew the cobwebs off a CHR station from 1992.



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Re: 101.9 wldr

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:59 am

It's much the same thing on NorthFM. I've heard Naughty by Nature's O.P.P. three times now during maybe four hours' worth of monitoring over a two-day stretch.
Isn't North FM supposed to be an Adult Contemporary station? Wow - that's hilarious. The station is even shittier than I first thought!


Lori Bennett and Bob Walker have turned WLAV from an iconic classic rock station into a ratings boondoggle. Sad.

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