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What's your typical FM Dial?

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What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:56 pm

What FM stations do you typically receive on your car or home radio where you live? I saw a now-deleted topic on here from 2010 using the Internet Archive and was curious about how much the dial has changed since then. These are during typical atmospheric conditions.



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by k8jd » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:50 am

With a good rcvr and an anetnna on the roof, every other channel has some signal on it, here in Metro Detroit area !



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:36 pm

Here, in south west Ontario, about 100 miles from both Toronto and Detroit,there are a lot of signals on the air but there isn't a lot of variety available. Mostly contemporary garbage or cowboy music. For my presets I have 92.1 CKPC, Jewel FM from Brantford, 93.5 CBC Radio I, 94.9 CHRW University of Western Ontario, 100.5 CBC Music (mostly garage band) 101.3 CKOT Tilsonburg Contemporary Garbage.

I mostly listen on SXM



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by k8jd » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:09 pm

I bought a Used F-150 to haul my camper and it had the Satellite radio, whenever they have free listning days , I had to check it out,
I find the audio quality is not even as good as monoural FM. There are a few non stereo High School stations that sound better to me.



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by k8jd » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:14 pm

Back when I got my first FM tuner, in 1961, I recall there were fewer than 10 signals I could hear on a flat day, from the Detroit area with a twinlead dipole tacket to the ceiling of my room on ground floor here. When there was a tropo opening I could easily hear stations from Ohio and Ontario from well over a hundred miles away , best was Dayton, OH a few times. ( Indoor antenna did not do DX well :D )



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:17 pm

I lived in a part of Ontario that, until 1983, had no local FM. I had a Yagi antenna to catch signals from more than a hundred miles away. I was usually able to get something, but never reliably. They would fade out, then I would have to tune around for something else.



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by ftballfan » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:20 am

From Manistee, MI (assuming all stations are on the air at full licensed power, italicized stations are currently off, not all of these can be received 100% of the time but these are the most common on each frequency):
88.1 - WHID Green Bay, WI
88.3 - WSMZ Crystal Valley, MI or WTCY Greilickville, MI
88.5 - WPVM Sturgeon Bay, WI
88.7 - WIAA Interlochen, MI
88.9 - WVRN Wittenberg, WI or WCRR Manistique, MI
89.1 - WLKB Bay City, MI
89.3 - WPNE Green Bay, WI
89.5 - WCMU Mount Pleasant, MI
89.7 - WLMN Manistee, MI or WHND Sister Bay WI
89.9 - WLJN Traverse City, MI
90.1 - WORQ Green Bay, WI
90.3 - WBLV Twin Lake, MI
90.5 - WPFF Sturgeon Bay, WI
90.7 - WMVM Goodman, WI or WHAD Delafield, WI
90.9 - WUPJ Escanaba, MI
91.1 - WOLW Cadillac, MI
91.3 - WRMW Peshtigo, WI
91.5 - W218CY Manistee, MI
91.7 - WCML Alpena, MI or WXPR Rhinelander, WI
91.9 - WGCP Cadillac, MI or WHDI Sister Bay, WI
92.1 - WLTU Manitowoc, WI
92.3 - WBNZ Frankfort, MI
92.5 - WFDX Atlanta, MI (WMBZ West Bend, WI in the absence of WFDX)
92.7 - W224CA Ludington, MI or WAUN Kewaunee, WI
92.9 - WJZQ Cadillac, MI
93.1 - WIMK Iron Mountain, MI
93.3 - WLDB Milwaukee, WI
93.5 - WGEE New London, WI
93.7 - WKAD Harrietta, MI
93.9 - WDOR Sturgeon Bay, WI
94.1 - WWKR Hart, MI
94.3 - WCMV Leland, MI
94.5 - WKTI Milwaukee, WI or WCEN Hemlock, MI
94.7 - WZOR Mishicot, WI
94.9 - WKZC Scottville, MI (WUPZ Chocolay Township, MI with WKZC is at low power)
95.1 - WLST Marinette, WI
95.3 - WWSS Tuscorora Township, MI
95.5 - WGFE Glen Arbor, MI
95.7 - WRIT Milwaukee, WI or WHWL Marquette, MI
95.9 - WLJW Fife Lake, MI
96.1 - WHNN Bay City, MI or WMAX Holland, MI
96.3 - WKLA Ludington, MI or WSFQ Peshtigo, WI
96.5 - WKLH Milwaukee, WI
96.7 - WLXV Cadillac, MI or WBDK Algoma, WI
96.9 - WWDV Zion, IL or WWWX Oshkosh, WI
97.1 - WGLQ Escanaba, MI
97.3 - WDEE Reed City, MI or WRNW Milwaukee, WI
97.5 - WKLT Kalkaska, MI (especially when WMLQ is off)
97.7 - WMLQ Manistee, MI (WQDC Sturgeon Bay, WI when WMLQ is off)
97.9 - WIHC Newberry, MI or WSPT Stevens Point, WI (especially when WMLQ is off)
98.1 - WGFN Glen Arbor, MI
98.3 - WRUP Palmer, MI
98.5 - WQLH Green Bay, WI or WUPS Harrison, MI
98.7 - WLDN Ludington, MI
98.9 - WEMP Two Rivers, WI or WAWM Petoskey, MI
99.1 - WMYX Milwaukee, WI or WIKB Iron River, MI
99.3 - WQAN Beulah, MI (WOWN Shawano, WI in the absence of WQAN)
99.5 - WPKR Omro, WI
99.7 - WDKF Sturgeon Bay, WI
99.9 - WHAK Rogers City, MI or WSAU Rudolph, WI
100.1 - WOUF Bear Lake, MI
100.3 - WQON Grayling, MI
100.5 - WAVL Rothschild, WI
100.7 - WOBE Crystal Falls, MI or WKKV Racine, WI
100.9 - WWBR Big Rapids, MI or WQHN East Jordan, MI
101.1 - WIXX Green Bay, WI
101.3 - WBFX Grand Rapids, MI
101.5 - WMTE Manistee, MI
101.7 - WMRR Muskegon Heights, MI
101.9 - WLDR Traverse City, MI (WDEZ Wausau, WI or WKQS Negaunee, MI in the absence of WLDR)
102.1 - WRKU Forestville, WI
102.3 - WYBR Big Rapids, MI or WQTC Manitowoc, WI
102.5 - WCMM Gulliver, MI
102.7 - WMOM Pentwater, MI or WRVM Suring, WI
102.9 - WMKC Indian River, MI
103.1 - WOGB Reedsville, WI
103.3 - WFXD Marquette, MI or WGLX Wisconsin Rapids, WI
103.5 - WTCM Traverse City, MI
103.7 - WHYB Menominee, MI or WXSS Wauwatosa, WI
103.9 - WLCV-LP Ludington, MI or WVBO Winneconne, WI
104.1 - WRLU Algoma, WI
104.3 - WKZG Seymour, WI or WVCN Baraga, MI
104.5 - WXER Plymouth, WI or WAXX Eau Claire, WI (yes, WAXX is more common in Manistee than Bob FM!)
104.7 - WYKX Escanaba, MI
104.9 - WAIR Lake City, MI or WPCK Denmark, WI
105.1 - WSBW Ephraim, WI or WGFM Cheboygan, MI
105.3 - WRLO Antigo, WI
105.5 - WSRJ Honor, MI
105.7 - WAPL Appleton, WI
105.9 - WKHQ Charlevoix, MI
106.1 - WMIL Waukesha, WI
106.3 - WWMN Thompsonville, MI or WGMV Stephenson, MI
106.5 - WHBZ Sheboygan Falls, WI or WYTE Marshfield, WI
106.7 - WSRT Gaylord, MI (WKRU Allouez, WI in the absence of WSRT)
106.9 - WLGE Baileys Harbor, WI
107.1 - WCKC Cadillac, MI
107.3 - WUPF Powers, MI
107.5 - WCCW Traverse City, MI or WDUZ Brillion, WI
107.7 - W299CB Manistee, MI
107.9 - WCDY McBain, MI, WMUS Muskegon, MI, or WBCV Wausau, WI



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by Mike Oxlong » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:04 am

radioandtventhusiast wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:56 pm
What FM stations do you typically receive on your car or home radio where you live? I saw a now-deleted topic on here from 2010 using the Internet Archive and was curious about how much the dial has changed since then. These are during typical atmospheric conditions.
I'm curious if what you were asking was "What are your presets?" and the replies went in a different direction?
Because that's the way I read your query.



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by Marcus » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:21 pm

In Sarnia there have always been the regulars from Detroit, Windsor, and London. Locally we had the CBC (106.3 first ; now 90.3), 99.9 FM and 107.1 WSAQ from Port Huron for years. There also 95.1 from Chatham which used to be CKSY and with tropo we heard Cleveland, Toledo, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Kitchener, Ontario among other places. Stations like 106.3 CHKS-FM, 96.9 WBTI, and 102.3 WGRT came on in the 1990's.

Despite it's distance Flint, Michigan was always difficult to receive. Even Cars 108 is very weak most of the time.



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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by cckadlec » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:30 am

I'll make my list much like ftballfan's list. Bold stations are the strongest on the dial. Stations which typically come in with RDS are noted as such. IBOC frequencies as well. Stations with more than one station usually heard include both. Those with no dominant station, such as 98.1 where it can be a few options, are just listed as nothing.

The biggest change in the last year has been WIIL. The station used to be in on seek most of the time (the past 20+ years that I can recall), but after they went off the air over the winter, made some repairs, etc., they never returned as a dominant station - just now and then in well :( . Cat Country is more common now.

If you like this list, my 500 Top-of-Hour IDs project can be found here, which has TOH IDs of every station usually heard here in poor or strong conditions.

This list is simply for average conditions.

FREMONT, MICHIGAN

87.75 -
88.1 WYCE Wyoming
*88.3 WSMZ Crystal Valley (RDS)
88.5 WGVU Allendale (RDS)
*88.7 WIAA Interlochen (RDS)
88.9 WBLU Grand Rapids & WHEY N. Muskegon
89.1 WLKB Bay City or WBOI Fort Wayne / IBOC
*89.3 WGNB Zeeland (RDS)
89.5 WCMU Mt. Pleasant
89.7 WUWM Milwaukee & WNHG Grand Rapids
89.9 WLJN Traverse City
90.1 WMBI Chicago
*90.3 WBLV Twin Lake (RDS)
90.5 WKAR East Lansing & WPFF Sturgeon Bay
*90.7 WHAD Delafield, WI (RDS)
90.9 WSLI Belding
*91.1 WOLW Cadillac (RDS)
*91.3 WCSG Grand Rapids (RDS)
91.5 WBEZ Chicago & WMHW Mt. Pleasant
*91.7 WMCQ Muskegon
91.9 WGCP Cadillac & WDPW Greenville
*92.1 WGHN Grand Haven (RDS)
92.3 WPWX Hammond, IN (RDS)
*92.5 WWSN Newaygo (RDS)
92.7 WYVN Saugatuck
92.9 W225BL Grand Rapids & WJZQ Cadillac
93.1 WMPA Ferrysburg & WXRT Chicago
93.3 W227CG Grand Rapids
93.5 WGEE New London, WI / IBOC
*93.7 WBCT Grand Rapids (RDS)
93.9 WDOR Sturgeon Bay / IBOC
*94.1 WWKR Hart
94.3 WZOC Plymouth, IN
*94.5 WKLQ Holland (RDS)
94.7 WZOR Mishicot, WI
94.9 WKZC Scottville & WMMQ E. Lansing
95.1 WIIL Union Grove, WI (RDS) & WLST Marinette, WI
*95.3 WGVS Whitehall (RDS)
95.5 - / IBOC
*95.7 WLHT Grand Rapids (RDS)
95.9 - / IBOC
*96.1 WMAX Holland (RDS)
96.3 WLXT Petoskey & WKLA Ludington
96.5 WKLH Milwaukee & W243BD Zeeland
96.7 WLXV Cadillac & WBDK Algoma, WI
*96.9 WLAV Grand Rapids (RDS) & WWDV Zion, IL
97.1 WDRV Chicago
*97.3 WDEE Reed City
97.5 WJIM Lansing & WLAW Whitehall (on low power)
97.7 WFDL Lomira, WI & WMLQ Manistee (currently off)
*97.9 WGRD Grand Rapids (RDS)
98.1 -
*98.3 WLCS North Muskegon (RDS)
98.5 WUPS Harrison
98.7 WFGR Grand Rapids (RDS) & WLDN Ludington
98.9 WAXT-LP Whitehall / IBOC
*99.1 WMYX Milwaukee (RDS)
*99.3 WJQK Zeeland (RDS)
99.5 W258DF Lowell
*99.7 WUGN Midland (RDS) & WDKF Sturgeon Bay
99.9 WYHI Park Forest, IL & WQLQ Benton Harbor
*100.1 WVIB Holton (RDS)
100.3 WNCY Neenah-Menasha, WI
100.5 WTRV Grand Rapids / IBOC (RDS)
*100.7 WKKV Racine, WI (RDS)
*100.9 WWBR Big Rapids
/ IBOC (RDS)
101.1 WIXX Green Bay, WI / IBOC (RDS)
*101.3 WBFX Grand Rapids (RDS)
101.5 - / IBOC
*101.7 WMRR Muskegon Hts. (RDS)
101.9 - / IBOC
102.1 WMUK Kalamazoo (RDS)
*102.3 WYBR Big Rapids (RDS)
102.5 W273CI Muskegon & WIOG Bay City
102.7 WRVM Suring, WI (RDS) & WMOM Pentwater
*102.9 WYHA Grand Rapids
103.1 -
103.3 WKFR Battle Creek & W277CV Milwaukee
*103.5 WTCM Traverse City (RDS)
103.7 WUVS-LP Muskegon
103.9 WBZX Big Rapids / IBOC
*104.1 WVGR Grand Rapids (RDS)
104.3 - / IBOC
*104.5 WSNX Muskegon (RDS)
104.7 WFRN Elkhart, IN / IBOC
104.9 W285FO Grand Rapids
105.1 WOJO Evanston, IL
*105.3 WHTS Coopersville (RDS)
105.5 - / IBOC
*105.7 WSRW Grand Rapids (RDS) & WAPL Appleton, WI
105.9 - / IBOC
106.1 WUGM-LP Muskegon & WMIL Milwaukee
*106.3 WGLM Lakeview
*106.5 WVFM Kalamazoo (RDS)

106.7 - / IBOC
*106.9 WOOD Muskegon (RDS)
107.1 - / IBOC
*107.3 WTNR Greenville (RDS)
107.5 -
107.7 WVCY Milwaukee & W299BE Big Rapids / IBOC
*107.9 WMUS Muskegon (RDS)


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Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

Post by Big Signal » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:02 pm

When I'm not getting a quick NEWS update on WWJ, I listen only to 89X and WRIF 101.1 HD2. Otherwise it's the ipod, Pandora, and Slacker.


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