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Re: WPAY

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:12 pm

92.1 is quite honestly useless IMO, they would need to move it to, say 106.9 or if it's going to be a non-commercial station, say 91.9fm.



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Re: WPAY

Post by WOHO » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:40 pm

92.1 for all practical purposes can't be used East of the Maumee River. However, 1520 was throwing a great signal up in Monroe, Michigan tonight.



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Re: WPAY

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:46 pm

I've heard WPAY in Downriver Detroit before. If this was 20 years ago, 1520 would have been sold off to a commercial broadcaster, now interest in AM has waned.



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Re: WPAY

Post by fuzzpower » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:14 am

A broker has a Toledo station with translator listed for $225,000. The ad claims full market coverage. Based on that, it has to be WPAY. There is no way WSPD would be offered for that low of a price, and I don’t see 1560 for sale. The others do not have translators.



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Re: WPAY

Post by JGP1954 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:36 pm

You are correct, sir. There's also a separate FM translator CP for sale, too. Now, who cashes in his 401k and buys it?



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Re: WPAY

Post by WOHO » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:28 am

GW Bush 2007 market crash cleaned me out, so no 401k radio station for me, but sure would love to do it.



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Re: WPAY

Post by innate-in-you » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:25 am

fuzzpower wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:14 am
A broker has a Toledo station with translator listed for $225,000. The ad claims full market coverage. Based on that, it has to be WPAY. There is no way WSPD would be offered for that low of a price, and I don’t see 1560 for sale. The others do not have translators.
Perhaps it COULD be WSPD. Right-wing talkers are gradually losing ratings points, their signal is not what as strong as it used to be (maybe its ground system is rusting away, like WOHO/WLQR, which turned its license in because of it), it is losing coverage at night to interference from other stations (I was talking to someone at another station on 1370 who described the channel as "full of cheaters"). And they could probably feed their FM translator from an HD channel instead of the AM.



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Re: WPAY

Post by WOHO » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:01 am

SPeeDy is on WRVF-HD2 in stereo, and on mono on 92.9MHz. iHeart has too much money invested in the station to sell it that cheap, as it sold for a cool million back in about 1979, well before the inflated pricing came along in 1996. iHeart actually has fulltime engineers that keep their stations in top operating condition.
WSPD's transmitter site is in very good condition, it was not neglected like Cumulus' stations where engineering is considered a luxury.



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Re: WPAY

Post by fuzzpower » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:22 am

Some translators are permanently linked to the AM station, meaning it cannot operate if the AM is disconnected. If this is the case with WSPD, then they wouldn’t sell 1370 without the translator. If both are included, the price is way too low.

It has to be 1520.



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Re: WPAY

Post by JGP1954 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:48 pm

I KNOW its WPAY! I've had contact with the broker. As I've said before, I only recently learned of WPAY's existence. This was after I answered a blind ad about a Toledo AM and translator for sale. The broker wrote back to tell me it was WPAY.



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Re: WPAY

Post by WZRC 1067 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:58 pm

Looks like Urban Family talk is back, K-love classic gone. UFT must have entered into another LMA(if that's what you can call it?). I just find it weird, K-love pulled there own programming off a station they own, unless they have something else up there sleeve.


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Re: WPAY

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:45 pm

On the question of 1370 WSPD's theoretical value...

...depends if we're talking barebones "stick" value (i.e. FCC license, call letters & physical transmission plant only) or if we're talking Going Concern value (i.e. all intellectual property, including assignment of programming contracts, retention of certain key employees, etc.).

My best guess is barebones stick value is no greater than $400,000.

Throw in programming contracts, intellectual property, etc. - and that number probably rises to $1.2 million to $1.6 million.


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Re: WPAY

Post by WOHO » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:14 am

that was actually a decent use of 1520 for K-LOVE classics, all they needed was a little bit of tweaking on the audio processing but the RF signal is quite decent. I don't understand the programming change though?



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Re: WPAY

Post by WZRC 1067 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:25 am

UFT, A short lived Spanish format(less then a year), K-love Classics, and Now back to this. hmm? Unless... The American Family Association might be acquiring the station outright.


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Re: WPAY

Post by WOHO » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:35 pm

I'm just one lottery ticket away from buying it outright myself but that first part is unlikely



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