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Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

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Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by fuzzpower » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 pm

I am very familiar with their Cleveland station. Curious as to what changes they will make.



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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:17 pm

The dumbasses at Good Karma below up a moderately successful country station with a 4 share in favor of an All Sports format at 94.5 FM in Milwaukee that now grabs around a 0.7 share. :lol


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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by bigjer54 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:42 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:17 pm
The dumbasses at Good Karma below up a moderately successful country station with a 4 share in favor of an All Sports format at 94.5 FM in Milwaukee that now grabs around a 0.7 share. :lol
To be fair though, there were already three other country stations with signals in Milwaukee. WTKM in Hartford, WMBZ in West Bend, plus WMIL in Milwaukee. This new FM station also gives the Brewers and Bucks a clear FM signal on days when there are conflicts with the Packers.



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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by ftballfan » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:07 pm

bigjer54 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:42 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:17 pm
The dumbasses at Good Karma below up a moderately successful country station with a 4 share in favor of an All Sports format at 94.5 FM in Milwaukee that now grabs around a 0.7 share. :lol
To be fair though, there were already three other country stations with signals in Milwaukee. WTKM in Hartford, WMBZ in West Bend, plus WMIL in Milwaukee. This new FM station also gives the Brewers and Bucks a clear FM signal on days when there are conflicts with the Packers.
Milwaukee has two all-sports stations on FM plus at least one on AM



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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by fuzzpower » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:43 am

How many sports stations does Milwaukee need? I think there are around 5, with at least two carrying all national programming. I was picking up 540 around the New Buffalo area, not bad for 400 watts!



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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by Myron Falwell » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:29 pm

fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 pm
I am very familiar with their Cleveland station. Curious as to what changes they will make.
They’ll charge $10.00 a month for podcasts no one wants and install friends of Craig K. in management positions regardless of the qualifications or lack thereof (*cough* Aaron Goldhammer *cough*).

WSCR has the Cubs and WMVP has no local franchise to build around. Used to be the White Sox and Bulls flagship back in the day. Craig K really has nothing to lose.


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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by WOHO » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:38 pm

Put fricken Radio Disney back on that 50K stick, probably get better ratings than not....



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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by Myron Falwell » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:41 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:17 pm
The dumbasses at Good Karma below up a moderately successful country station with a 4 share in favor of an All Sports format at 94.5 FM in Milwaukee that now grabs around a 0.7 share. :lol
All five all-sports stations do badly in the 12+ glorified beauty pageant demo. Doesn’t mean they are losing money, and Good Karma has typically eschewed ratings in favor of sales. WTMJ/WKTI are obviously still Nielsen subscribers via an inherited contract with Scripps, and 540 got carried over. I’d expect that contract to lapse at some point.

Craig Karmazin has always been tight with ESPN, dating back to when he had the ESPN affiliation on 1510 Waukesha and brokered airtime in the evening on another AM in the market.

What is absolutely ponderous is their failure to simulcast Brewers and Bucks PBP on 94.5. I highly doubt that it would imperil WTMJ’s ratings.
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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by Myron Falwell » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:48 pm

WOHO wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Put fricken Radio Disney back on that 50K stick, probably get better ratings than not....
Wither punk country and all-Gregorian chants?


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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by CurlyHoward » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:10 pm

Myron Falwell wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:29 pm
fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 pm
I am very familiar with their Cleveland station. Curious as to what changes they will make.
They’ll charge $10.00 a month for podcasts no one wants and install friends of Craig K. in management positions regardless of the qualifications or lack thereof (*cough* Aaron Goldhammer *cough*).

WSCR has the Cubs and WMVP has no local franchise to build around. Used to be the White Sox and Bulls flagship back in the day. Craig K really has nothing to lose.
WMVP has almost no local anything to build around. Waddle and Silvy have their fans, but that's more disenfranchised former WSCR listeners tired of Dan Bernstein's act than anything.

Bulls radio has been worthless in the post-Jordan era. The White Sox won the Series on WMVP, right in time for them to move to WSCR in 2006. Then when that station essentially dropped the Sox to get the Cubs, ESPN went cheap and allowed themselves to be outbid by WLS-AM(!) and then WGN for the Sox rights.



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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by fuzzpower » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:40 pm

Agreed about Goldhammer. He’s not good on the air either.



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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:01 pm

To be fair though, there were already three other country stations with signals in Milwaukee. WTKM in Hartford, WMBZ in West Bend, plus WMIL in Milwaukee. This new FM station also gives the Brewers and Bucks a clear FM signal on days when there are conflicts with the Packers.
Oh please. WTKM and WMBZ are non-factors in the core of the metro. To suggest a couple sub 1-share stations with very limited market coverage should somehow influence programming of a Class B blowtorch is silly.

As for the "clear FM signal on days when there are conflicts with the Packers," you do realize you are only speaking a small fraction of Brewers and Bucks contests, right?

Damn near all the Milwaukee Bucks contests should be simulcast on FM 94.5, IMO.

KTI Country was quickly establishing itself as a popular station in the market and was starting to give WMIL a run for its money in the ratings. What Karmazin did to that station is absolutely disgraceful!!!


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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by CurlyHoward » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:51 am

fuzzpower wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:40 pm
Agreed about Goldhammer. He’s not good on the air either.
I used to listen to Rizzo and Goldhammer about 10 years ago when all I had at work was terrestrial radio. WKNR comes in good in Toledo during the day and they were the best of a bad selection in middays, but that doesn't mean they were good. It was pretty hacky radio. Also, they filled in for Jim Rome nationally and kissed his ass to the point of using Rome's show jargon on their show, then backstabbed him to get demoted off of KNR to extend their show by an hour.



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Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

Post by Radio Sucks » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:19 pm

Jerry Falwell's alter ego Myron wrote:WTMJ/WKTI are obviously still Nielsen subscribers via an inherited contract with Scripps, and 540 got carried over. I’d expect that contract to lapse at some point.
'TMJ is a MLB and NFL flagship. I'll bet you a beer that they are required by contract to be a Nielsen subscriber.



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