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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

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Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

Post by TC Talks » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:46 pm

Congratulations for picking an interesting format. Americana is all over Texas I wonder how it will do in Port Huron.


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Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

Post by MisterGoodrich2U » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:47 pm

That sounds like the format of a sign-on FM in Harbor Springs/Petoskey around 1988. I almost went to work there. Would have been interesting.



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Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

Post by CK-722 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:56 pm

That was WLTO 103.9 Cross Country, MisterGoodrich.

It is now WCMW-FM, a WCMU-FM satellite.


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Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

Post by TC Talks » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:44 am

MisterGoodrich2U wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:47 pm
That sounds like the format of a sign-on FM in Harbor Springs/Petoskey around 1988. I almost went to work there. Would have been interesting.
I was working for Trish then, that station was a train wreck...


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Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

Post by Ben Zonia » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:56 am

As I recall, WLTO was owned by Howard Binkow of the General Television Network. I forget what the corporate name was. And its in the lost database years to look it up easily, betweeen the History Cards and the Full Computer Records.

A picture of Howard Binkow from 1952 when he was a U. of M. student.

https://books.google.com/books?id=1AHiA ... ow&f=false

What I heard was that WLTO was kind of a hobby endeavor for Mr. Binkow. But that has been quite common in Northern Michigan with stations beginning that way. I think Cross Country could have been a more viable format if it had been done right.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/aut ... rd-binkow/


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Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

Post by MisterGoodrich2U » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:22 pm

That's sad to hear. The PD (can't remember his name) seemed like a good guy with some cred in AOR. I interviewed with him in Harbor Springs (I was in Lansing at the time) and then met Howard in AA. He was strange.



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Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

Post by Ed Joseph » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:12 pm

Just heard Fleetwood Mac's "Never Going Back Again". I haven't hear that on the radio in a LONG time. Very interesting format, I think I could listen to this!


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Re: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN PORT HURON

Post by fuzzpower » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:48 am

Picked up 1590 in Warren last week and all I heard was country. No thanks.



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