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94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:30 am

Not all AAA stations incorporate 70s progressive rock. True, this station is much more current and recurrent oriented than WXRT.

It reminds me of the now defunct 92.9 Dave FM in Atlanta.

My guess is 94.5 will open up its library dramatically with time.


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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:42 am

The incompetent boobs at Cumulus still have a bunch of dead links on the Thunder 107.3 and Ticket web pages. :lol

The Facebook link on the Ticket page goes to a non-existent Facebook page (despite the fact the station already has a legitimate one up & running).

The Facebook link on the Blunder/Gnash page goes to the now-defunct Nash 94.5 Facebook page.

No Facebook link appears at all on the Q 94.5 web page, even though the station has one! The mobile version of the Q 94.5 page remains a clusterfuck. Also, no TuneGenie song & artist info appears.


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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by riggs » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:43 pm

Just heard the first air talent on the station - on Sonic Bliss, a chillout show which is also carried on WQKL in Ann Arbor but the jock did specifically talk about The Q, so maybe it's a different version of the show.


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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by format this » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:32 pm

riggs wrote:Just heard the first air talent on the station - on Sonic Bliss, a chillout show which is also carried on WQKL in Ann Arbor but the jock did specifically talk about The Q, so maybe it's a different version of the show.
I’m guessing it’s tracked out of AA when the other show is tracked.


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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by Deleted User 12201 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:00 pm

That sonic bliss show is actually independently produced and airs on a few radio stations:

http://motorcitysonics.blogspot.com/p/links-info.html

...and it looks like they are finally doing some things with the station and website - playlist, check. some back selling and info about the artists... check (at least by voice track earlier tonight).



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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by JeremyAndrews » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:40 am

Got the signal here in Wisconsin for about an hour on Saturday. Didn't sound bad at all. Processing sounded about right for the format it has. First time I've heard the signal running anything other than Country since Thunder launched in 2004. Easy null around WKTI when conditions are right. Heard 107.3 too. Sounded louder in regards to processing. 96.1 seems to get across the lake a lot more recently. Did they update things? Either that or I was simply not paying any attention.



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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by TheGadgetGuy » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:26 pm

First batch of call changes showed up in the FCC's database today.

94.5 WTNR Holland --> WKLQ
1490 WKLQ Whitehall --> WBBL

Not seeing anything for any of the other stations yet.



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Post by JeremyAndrews » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:37 pm

The 94.5 playlist is up and running, at the moment right here
http://wbbl.tunegenie.com/



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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by Mickey Lolich » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:28 pm

I'm surprised no one has mentioned that there is now live talent on air at the Q. I don't listen much, but I heard a woman stumble through a segue Friday afternoon. I also heard what sounded like a high school girl late Thursday, shortly before midnight.

Why do jox have to say things like "that's all for me. I will leave you with this..." Sounds like things are shutting down. Should I turn the dial? Do jox no longer get air check critiques?


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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:54 pm

I must say - I'm fairly impressed by the music log. Good song choices!

I like the fact they play a lot of Beck.


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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by phillyb » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:10 pm

At least some of the jocks are voice-tracked. The guy doing middays who calls himself "Ryan" on the Q is Stiller from WLAV, where he does evenings.



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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by Autoblemike » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:48 pm

Does anyone know who the pd is for this one?



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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by TheGadgetGuy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:55 pm

Autoblemike wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Does anyone know who the pd is for this one?
Per the station's website Lori Bennett (also PD of 105.3 and 107.3, and OM for the entire Cumulus Grand Rapids Cluster) is PD: http://www.thisisqmusic.com/station-information/



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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:39 pm

Another specialty show for 94.5: Under the Radar.

Originates at sister station 107.1 WQKL in Ann Arbor. Airs on both stations Sunday evenings.

Had a chance to hear 94.5 first hand this weekend. Sounds good. Clear processing & not overly loud. Perfect for this format.


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Re: 94.5 The Q - new format is Adult Album Alternative

Post by zackeast » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:38 am

Driving back from GR this morning to St. Joe and heard, spoken quite slowly and effectively, 'W-K-L-Q ... Holland Grand Rapids' at the top of the hour. It was like a twilight zone episode but fun to hear again. Bravo on recognizing heritage.



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