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by tvbobn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 33
Views: 2267

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

Sorry to hear this news. He was an owner in the early 70's. AM was King is those days and he saw "that other station" (FM) was the wave of the future before most other broadcasters figured it out. He owned stations in California too. I didn't notice anyone posting that info. When he sold out of radi...
by tvbobn
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New channel frquencies
Replies: 36
Views: 3582

Re: New channel frquencies

WNEM easily meets principal community coverage with a site near Frankenmuth. The digital principal city contour is far greater than the analog contour was. This is why WPXD, still licensed to Ann Arbor, can transmit from Southfield. Not WNEM, they're a Bay City station with tower site NE of Saginaw...
by tvbobn
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New channel frquencies
Replies: 36
Views: 3582

Re: New channel frquencies

I was looking at rabbitears the other night. I think the CW affiliate up there in F-S-BC area is switching to a 600kW transmitter when they do their phase 3 switchover from RF 46 to RF23. If so, they will be quite a powerful signal up there. You mention that they're going from 70kW ERP to 600kW ERP...
by tvbobn
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New channel frquencies
Replies: 36
Views: 3582

Re: New channel frquencies

I was looking at rabbitears the other night. I think the CW affiliate up there in F-S-BC area is switching to a 600kW transmitter when they do their phase 3 switchover from RF 46 to RF23. If so, they will be quite a powerful signal up there. You mention that they're going from 70kW ERP to 600kW ERP...
by tvbobn
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New channel frquencies
Replies: 36
Views: 3582

Re: New channel frquencies

WDWO is going from 18 to 22 WEYI in Saginaw in Phase 3 is going from 30 to 18, so WDWO should move off 18 by Friday, but can't move to soon as WNEM Bay City Phase 3 is going from 22 to 30. 22 won't be open for them until that change is made by WNEM. All 3 stations need to work together to avoid prob...
by tvbobn
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 62.3 DABL ???
Replies: 22
Views: 3039

Re: 62.3 DABL ???

You guys do realize these networks pay the stations to run their programs don't you?

The network that pays the most gets the channel.

For the record, Decades doesn't pay very well.
by tvbobn
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: URBAN ONE is selling Urban AC WDMK
Replies: 15
Views: 1234

URBAN ONE is selling Urban AC WDMK

From All Access: URBAN ONE is selling Urban AC WDMK (105.9 KISS FM) and three translators, Gospel W260DB-W252BX-W228CJ (DETROIT PRAISE NETWORK)/DETROIT, to BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP, INC. for $13.5 million. BEASLEY CEO CAROLINE BEASLEY said, “The accretive acquisition of WDMK-FM significantly enhances...
by tvbobn
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: America's Rural Radio Stations Are Vanishing
Replies: 18
Views: 1664

Re: America's Rural Radio Stations Are Vanishing

When a small town station is used as a "rim shot" staton into a larger city, it's the same as moving it into that city. Those stations operate as if they're in the larger city and generally don't mention the community of license only in the legal ID. In fact they normally try give the illusion to th...
by tvbobn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 1250/99.3
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: 1250/99.3

Update from my post above: Today is Monday and both stations sound much better. Did an engineer show up for work today and increase the modulation or what? The AM sounds 100% better and sounds good here in Bay City and all along my trip to Flint area. The FM sounds louder and had a good signal almos...
by tvbobn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 1250/99.3
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: 1250/99.3

The 60dBu contour is the normal contour for coverage, especially inside buildings. On the map that's on the link, it's the light green contour. I understand that it can and would likely get farther out on car radios, but some of those contours on that map IMO are wishful thinking! Yesterday, I drove...
by tvbobn
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 1250/99.3
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: 1250/99.3

Looking at the protected contour, it covers most of the City of Saginaw, but doesn't get into Saginaw Township or as far north as Carrollton. That is the contour area on the FCC map, but I just went out to my car and it is coming in loud and clear here in SW Bay City near the river. I Googled it and...
by tvbobn
Fri May 31, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Supertalk 1570, WWCK
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Supertalk 1570, WWCK

I like the "pitiful" station when I'm in the Flint area. It's a radio station, who cares if it only has 300 FB followers? What difference does that make? Earlier this year their signal was poor at best. Coming south on I-75, it wasn't good until Clio exit, but last week, I started listening by Bay C...
by tvbobn
Fri May 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: TV5 Blackout
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: TV5 Blackout

WNEM is currently on RF channel 22 going to channel 30

WEYI is currently on RF channel 30 going to channel 18

WBSF is currently on RF channel 46 going to channel 23

WAQP is currently on RF channel 48 going to channel 36

They're all in Phase 3 which is happening currently.