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Jeff Dugan
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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:22 pm

Family Life radio would never be on a Canadian station, you may have heard a Family life station from another state on 580 I've been tuned to CKWW this morning and again this evening and they're still oldies.



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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:09 pm

radiojunkie2002 wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:01 pm
I really wish CKWW could be on 800 or 93.9. Just saying.
I agree, preferably on FM, I do stream them and the quality is phenomenal if you choose to stream they are on the Simple Radio app and also on Tune-in as well.
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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:39 pm

You’re correct there has been times in the early morning hours on many occasions WTCM would come in solid for around an hour or so they may have had the 50KW transmitter on at that point in the morning.



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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:38 pm

When I lived in Lansing back in the 70’s CBEF 540, CKWW 580, CKLW 800 and CBE 1550 all were terrible Day and Night, During the day CHYR 710 and CFCO 630 were blasting and at night CFCO was the only Southwestern Ontario station that always came in clear.



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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:16 pm

Why in the world would Family Life need to have programming on CKWW when they have 4 translators in The Detroit Area, putting programming on a Canadian Station is silly when the translators run 24/7. Family Life would never buy time from anyone for programming if you have questions about this contact Family Life. I can tell you though Family Life would never buy time from any station, I have a contact in Family Life radio and here’s the name and telephone, Mike Brinks and the number is 800-733-1030.



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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:42 pm

fuzzpower wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:17 am
Would be nice if CKWW could move to the vacant 540 allotment and increase power.
When 540 was on-the-air that station had a terrible signal to the west as well it probably had a pattern similar to CKWW.



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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:06 pm

innate-in-you wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:45 pm
Jeff Dugan wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:42 pm
fuzzpower wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:17 am
Would be nice if CKWW could move to the vacant 540 allotment and increase power.
When 540 was on-the-air that station had a terrible signal to the west as well it probably had a pattern similar to CKWW.
When 100% of your content is in French, that didn't matter.

Their transmitter plant was perfectly positioned and aligned to serve a gigantic area of Southwest Ontario.

I was in a motel room one night in 1970 or 1971. The only station that could be heard on it was CBEF.
Did the motel have French maids?😜 Anyway the point I’m trying to make is if CKWW went to 540 the signal in Michigan to the west wouldn’t be much better than 580 is currently.



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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:26 pm

So would 540 be better or worse or the same as 580 in the western portion of Detroit and beyond.



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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:48 pm

Until the ground system rusted out, at the time of the shut-down it would have cost 600K to replace it, from what I was told.



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Re: CKWW

Post by Jeff Dugan » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:11 pm

innate-in-you wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:13 pm
JGP1954 wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Jeff Dugan wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:22 pm
Family Life radio would never be on a Canadian station, you may have heard a Family life station from another state on 580 I've been tuned to CKWW this morning and again this evening and they're still oldies.
No, my car radio was tuned to AM580 from the night before. It could have been some sort of feature. OR, CKWW was off the air for some short bit of time, and another distant station popped into the Detroit area. I listen to CKWW on a fairly regular basis. I work in Warren and drive on southbound I-75 through Detroit, and usually can hear CKWW, quite clearly.
Do you live near Heydenreich and Hall roads?
580+455=1035
WUFL is on 1030.
Many (used to be nearly all) AM receivers convert the signal to 455kHz and any further amplification is from that point.
Excellent point, I live near the WUFL site and experienced that effect, I remember when 1030 would mix with CBEF 540 it would bleed both stations on 1570 at Heydenreich and Cass, very good point indeed



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