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WDMJ 1320 and WMIQ 1450 flip to Oldies

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WDMJ 1320 and WMIQ 1450 flip to Oldies

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Wed Jul 03, 2024 4:49 pm

It appears both are running the Super Hits format from Local Radio Networks.

https://www.radioresultsnetwork.com/gre ... 1320-wdmj/

https://www.radioresultsnetwork.com/gre ... 1450-wmiq/



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Re: WDMJ 1320 and WMIQ 1450 flip to Oldies

Post by SpartanAM » Sat Jul 06, 2024 11:10 am

I have to imagine what the end game is here. The music of this new format can be heard on multiple FMs in the area, including some of RRN's. Is this a placeholder for an eventual sale to a non-com?

The news-talk format on WDMJ was poorly executed. When I was up that way last month, I still heard liners for the long silenced and now defunct WIAN. With WZAM dropping sports talk, I was thinking a move in that direction would have made more sense.

If they're just looking for a placeholder to feed the AMs, the "Maverick" format would make sense as both 96.7 and 106.3 have signal challenges in both Marquette and Iron Mountain, respectively, and the classic country still sounds good on AM.
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Re: WDMJ 1320 and WMIQ 1450 flip to Oldies

Post by MetalUpYourAss1973 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:01 pm

Too bad they don't do an old-school Standards/Nostalgia type format. I remember when 680 WDBC used to do that, and I think 1280 WNAM in the Fox Valley did that for a while too. The market is already saturated with the same crap that we've had for too long now. It would be nice to hear some Dino and Frankie on the radio for a change, wouldn't it?

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Re: WDMJ 1320 and WMIQ 1450 flip to Oldies

Post by SpartanAM » Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:09 am

MetalUpYourAss1973 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:01 pm
Too bad they don't do an old-school Standards/Nostalgia type format. I remember when 680 WDBC used to do that, and I think 1280 WNAM in the Fox Valley did that for a while too. The market is already saturated with the same crap that we've had for too long now. It would be nice to hear some Dino and Frankie on the radio for a change, wouldn't it?
I've always enjoyed the "America's Best Music" format too.

Although this would be more applicable in the Keewenaw, a Finnish language station playing traditional Scandinavian music would probably draw more listeners than WDMJ has over the past decade.
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Re: WDMJ 1320 and WMIQ 1450 flip to Oldies

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:06 pm

WNAM is still America's Best Music, unless I'm missing something.
What is WDBC doing now? They were Soft AC for a while, but the last time I listened they were sort of on the borderline between Soft AC and ABM, mostly soft '60s-'80s but a tad more contemporary than ABM.

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