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Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by Myron Falwell » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:54 pm

JGP1954 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Hey, I would love to hear Jim Bohannon in Detroit. He skews slightly to the right. But, he has a newsman's sense of fairness. On my way home at night, I have to listen to him on KDKA, which fades in and out. Strangely, I don't ever recall Bohannon being cleared in Detroit. I wonder why?
I remember hearing Jim Bohannon on 1270 just before they morphed into all-sports. He’s not red-meat so many talkers don’t clear him now.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by JGP1954 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:56 pm

Yep, he substituted for King for years. Then, he inherited the job. Hail! The Mutual Broadcasting System! "The feeling is Mutual."



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by JGP1954 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:30 pm

Yep, I remember Bohannon briefly on 1270. But, it was ever so briefly. Also, does anybody remember that the only place King could get cleared on was AM1310? King was King of the World talk show-wise. He was on 50,000 waters all over the country. But, had a hard time clearing Detroit!



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by 48125er » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 pm

WDTK should move to 910 should the opportunity ever arise.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by fuzzpower » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:34 pm

If WDTK really wanted to be something, they would swap formats with WLQV. I don’t see it happening.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by Myron Falwell » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:58 am

fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:34 pm
If WDTK really wanted to be something, they would swap formats with WLQV. I don’t see it happening.
It'll never happen. Christian talk/preaching is their #1 core format, and WLQV has the best AM signal.

WDTK could upgrade if Salem were to buy another AM signal (which recently happened in Washington DC by moving WWRC onto a somewhat better AM signal) but even then, they don't program conservative talk for ratings.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by format this » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:47 am

Jeff Dugan wrote:
lovinlife101 wrote:
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Jeff Dugan wrote:
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1130 or 1270 will not switch unless the stations are sold.

The only other station even trying talk is 910, and that’s barely.
910 is comedy radio.
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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by Colonel Flagg » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 am

WJR should be carrying Phil Valentine. He's in the Cumulus stable of talkers, and they recently renewed his contract. Listening to Guy Gordon get his ass handed to him by his callers is only going to be funny for so long. Get rid of the 7PM "infomercial dujour" which is nothing but a giant tune-out factor. Evenings at WJR were once a busy time. Now? You almost expect to see tumbleweeds blowing through the place. I am sure that slot gets top dollar, but come on. Is anyone here other than me old enough to remember SportsWrap?


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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by Myron Falwell » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:07 pm

Colonel Flagg wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 am
Is anyone here other than me old enough to remember SportsWrap?
Or the hour long newswheels at 6 and 11 or David Newmann (sp?).



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by RadioRat » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:07 pm

Colonel Flagg wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 am
WJR should be carrying Phil Valentine. He's in the Cumulus stable of talkers, and they recently renewed his contract. Listening to Guy Gordon get his ass handed to him by his callers is only going to be funny for so long. Get rid of the 7PM "infomercial dujour" which is nothing but a giant tune-out factor. Evenings at WJR were once a busy time. Now? You almost expect to see tumbleweeds blowing through the place. I am sure that slot gets top dollar, but come on. Is anyone here other than me old enough to remember SportsWrap?
When I was a kid, WJR was a staple in the car. I'd hear Paul W. Smith in the morning being driven to school and Sportswrap at night, or the Tigers and Wings, when I was off to practice. At 7 years old, I thought it was Sports Rap and didn't get the name.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by cs15 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:56 am

I listen to WJR most days to and from work. I like Paul W. Smith but lately I don't care for his interviews with different companies. Boring.
Guy Gordon in the afternoon seems to have good topics.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by Myron Falwell » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:07 pm

Levin hasn’t changed one bit of his “old man hyperventilating at a cloud” routine over the past decade. It’s old, tired and boring. It’s so predictable that you don’t even need to tune in, you can easily guess what he’ll say.

He’s also one of the few other top-tier hosts in the format, which does a lot to explain why WJR ultimately can’t be saved. Aging hosts and utter predictability.
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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by JGP1954 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:11 pm

For evenings, bring back the one-hour "WJR SportsWrap at 7pm. Followed by Warren Pierce, Hal Youngblood, or David Newman from 8p to 11p. Followed by the "WJR News Final" at 11pm. and end the evening with the 11:15 "WJR Sports Final" with Bob Page, Paul Carey, or Bob Reynolds. Now, that's great radio listening.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by fuzzpower » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:17 am

Warren Pierce? No way. The guy is both dull and boring at the same time.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by Myron Falwell » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:59 am

JGP1954 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:11 pm
For evenings, bring back the one-hour "WJR SportsWrap at 7pm. Followed by Warren Pierce, Hal Youngblood, or David Newman from 8p to 11p. Followed by the "WJR News Final" at 11pm. and end the evening with the 11:15 "WJR Sports Final" with Bob Page, Paul Carey, or Bob Reynolds. Now, that's great radio listening.
Didn’t David Newman had to retire in 2001 after suffering a stroke?

I don’t know what they should put in on the evening, but it has to be someone that can compel viable demos to tune in without alienating the remaining audience. That’s an even more daunting task with 97.1 controlling the Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons rights.

Plus there’s little chance that JR goes local in evenings any time soon, if ever again.



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