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What WJR Could Change In The Future.

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JGP1954
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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by JGP1954 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 pm

Bring back the best of Bud Guest and the Sunny Side of the Street Club!



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:40 pm

WJR's biggest problem BY FAR is the fact its local hosts are downright scared to delve into controversies involving local politicians and business leaders.

Hot button topics its listeners wish to discuss are often avoided.


Memo to WGRD: You need to sound a LOT more like your phenomenal sister station in Davenport, IA.

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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by sfpcc » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:26 pm

Bring back DR Laura.



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by Rich » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:09 am

JGP1954 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Bring back the best of Bud Guest and the Sunny Side of the Street Club!
Also re-runs of the programs of Mike Whorf, Ted Strasser, Karl Haas, Jay Roberts, and other WJR personalities.



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by Y M Ionhere » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:18 am

BME wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:06 pm
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fuzzpower wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:18 pm
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I don’t want more syndication on WJR. That’s what WDTK is for. If you want these national hosts on radio, try to convince one of the crappy AM stations to flip to talk.
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Agreed. A powerful signal like WJR's is being wasted with misogynistic, racist, sexist and homophobic pundits whom half the audience refuses to listen to. I will listen to Paul W. as long as he's not shilling for the big-business community.

More of this national pundit junk, and WJR deserves to go under.</r>
Care to provide specific examples of these behaviors from people whose characters you are impugning? Pretty easy to libel people in anonymity. And also very chickens***.



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by Deleted User 14992 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:45 am

WJR is mild compared to that racist station WFDF 910, Talk about a waste of signal and the land the towers sit on in Monroe County. Great shows like Sam Riddle and Al Sharpton that’s radio everyone loves :barf



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by Majik » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:14 am

Rich wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:09 am
JGP1954 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Bring back the best of Bud Guest and the Sunny Side of the Street Club!
Also re-runs of the programs of Mike Whorf, Ted Strasser, Karl Haas, Jay Roberts, and other WJR personalities.
You forgot Oscar Frenette



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by innate-in-you » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:26 am

Chuck Davies wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:11 pm
SixPlusOne wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Chuck Davies wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:10 pm
If they do more local they really need to get rid of Beckmann and Albom, They both suck.
I agree with getting rid of Albom and you can add Guy Gordon as well which would make room for Hannity as someone else has suggested. Acquiring additional local talent instead of syndicated programming would mean spending money. Radio today doesn't want to do that like they did in the 50s and 60s.
The only local person on WJR that is any good is Paul W. Smith and you’re correct in saying that the corporations don’t want to spend money on local talent. Syndicated is the way for most of the Heritage AM’s or sell them to Ethnic or Godcasters and that could happen to WJR one day, Who knows.
They already have the call letters for it.
"760, Where Jesus Reigns!" ☺



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by Deleted User 14992 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:55 pm

innate-in-you wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:26 am
Chuck Davies wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:11 pm
SixPlusOne wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Chuck Davies wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:10 pm
If they do more local they really need to get rid of Beckmann and Albom, They both suck.
I agree with getting rid of Albom and you can add Guy Gordon as well which would make room for Hannity as someone else has suggested. Acquiring additional local talent instead of syndicated programming would mean spending money. Radio today doesn't want to do that like they did in the 50s and 60s.
The only local person on WJR that is any good is Paul W. Smith and you’re correct in saying that the corporations don’t want to spend money on local talent. Syndicated is the way for most of the Heritage AM’s or sell them to Ethnic or Godcasters and that could happen to WJR one day, Who knows.
They already have the call letters for it.
"760, Where Jesus Reigns!" ☺
You’re brilliant, Actuality a genius now we have to find a Godcaster and I don’t think we’ll run out of those. I hear that Relevant Radio is interested in big signal stations they’re a Catholic Broadcasting Group they could afford WJR.



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by fuzzpower » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:53 pm

Chuck Davies wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:45 am
WJR is mild compared to that racist station WFDF 910, Talk about a waste of signal and the land the towers sit on in Monroe County. Great shows like Sam Riddle and Al Sharpton that’s radio everyone loves :barf
Watch out, Cowboy will come after you for saying that... if he can get around the thousands of newspapers in his place to actually get outside.



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by ZenithCKLW » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:08 pm

Looks like WJR added jingles back in. It’s been quite a while since i’ve heard WJJJJRRRRR sung at the top of the hour.



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by Deleted User 14992 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:14 pm

Maybe they’re going Top 40 and will repeat Casey Kasem AT 40 from 70’s and 80’s, I would listen any takers.



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by Sgt. Sackto » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:04 am

Drop uh uh and uh like uh Frank Beckman. Drop Guy Gordon into the 9-12 spot. Add Ben Shapiro after Rush.



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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by Mega Hertz » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:20 am

I don't know about you guys, and I was a youngin', but I really miss the sound of Bruce Martyn and Ernie Harwell on WJR. I didn't listen outside of Tigers and Wings games, but to me, those were the voices of WJR. Many a-nights with WJR on the big Pioneer system. Before anyone gets all snippy and starts playing "Oh but what about...", no, I never listened to progressive talk radio, either. No cable news, no AM radio blowhards...and my life is all the better for it.


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Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

Post by TC Talks » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:49 pm

You all realize that people under the age of 35 don't even use the radio in their car, correct? Even if they do, it's a much smaller percentage than in the past. It's all playlist and podcast.

At some point, the listeners of these particular programs are going to die and very few people will be replacing them.

It's a challenge to try to run niche programming on a medium designed for Mass Market. I thought they started removing AM from car audio systems.

I believe their best chance is to Super serve their existing customers into the grave and hope there are advertisers willing to support it.


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