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RIP 89X

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markmiester01
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Re: RIP 89X

Post by markmiester01 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:29 pm

In all the radio carnage has anybody noticed that 98.7 is now Alternative!



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MCelotto
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Re: RIP 89X

Post by MCelotto » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:32 pm

Looks like 98.7 was a last minute idea since nothing is updated (website or anything)



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Re: RIP 89X

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Re: RIP 89X

Post by Marcus » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:36 pm

Will Blackburn change 95.9 and 92.7 FM from Country to something else next?



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Re: RIP 89X

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Re: RIP 89X

Post by mikemach » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:54 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:05 pm
93.1, 99.5, 95.9 and now 88.7, all basically playing the same shit (95.9 at least plays some good older stuff on occasion).

Audio processing on 93.9 sounds like shit. Weak treble response.
Also 102.9 in Ann Arbor.



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Re: RIP 89X

Post by SBaxley » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:56 pm

So, on the day Sinclair sells the naming rights of their 21 VERY VERY former Fox Sports Regional nets[except for YES and Marquee] to Bally's Casino which is for 10 years and $85mil,thus Fox Sports Detroit to become BALLY'S SPORTS DETROIT, we get PURE COUNTRY 89 *GAK PATOOEY* Virgin Radio 93.9 Windsor, and NOWWWWW.. Detroit's ALT 98.7 very big day dont you think
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Re: RIP 89X

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:17 pm

I hate every single change that occurred today.

Memo to braindead radio execs - the teenage and young adult audience will *never* flock to FM. They're gone. Quit pandering!!!


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Re: RIP 89X

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:20 pm

Why the hell did we go from 1 country station to 4? How can Detroit sustain them all? I don't get these moves.


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Re: RIP 89X

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:32 pm

Never would I have thought that 580'S oldies format was going to outlive 89X and 93.9 the River.



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Re: RIP 89X

Post by Colonel Flagg » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:25 pm

MotorCityRadioFreak wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Why the hell did we go from 1 country station to 4? How can Detroit sustain them all? I don't get these moves.
It was way before your time, but it's not the first time we've had 4 country stations in the market.


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Re: RIP 89X

Post by Colonel Flagg » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:29 pm

radioandtventhusiast wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Never would I have thought that 580'S oldies format was going to outlive 89X and 93.9 the River.
Being an old fogey, I am delighted 580 survives. It's a breath of fresh air in the foul wind of stale corporate radio. As for the two plug-n-play FM's, they will never amount to much. Good luck selling either one to local businesses in Windsor.
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Re: RIP 89X

Post by MrTaterSalad » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:34 pm

Corporate radio never new, never original. I don't know that a station that plays Brandy Clark, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and Turnpike Troubadours would succeed, but hell if it wouldn't have been interesting.



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Re: RIP 89X

Post by ZenithCKLW » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:35 pm

I am 36. I am also delighted 580 survived (at least for now). I am listening to it right now while I work, as I typically do.

(As I was preparing to "tape" the 89X and 93.9 switch on an old tape and tape recorder because my computer doesn't have a line-in input anymore, the tape I grabbed had an old recording of '580 Memories' with live DJ's and announcers from about 20-25 years ago. Was interesting to hear. I didn't tape over it.)



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Re: RIP 89X

Post by armchair pd » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:49 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:17 pm
I hate every single change that occurred today.

Memo to braindead radio execs - the teenage and young adult audience will *never* flock to FM. They're gone. Quit pandering!!!
This.

Classic hits focused on Detroit would have made sense.

We got two stations focused on Windsor. Detroit listeners will never be P1's of either.

And a full market signal basically rebooting a station that flopped spectacularly.

Bravo.



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