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by EdWalker
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New Nielsen Audio ratings survey for Grand Rapids - a few interesting twists!
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: New Nielsen Audio ratings survey for Grand Rapids - a few interesting twists!

I would call 101.3 The Brew's music "mass appeal," but a typical hour of music is so horrendously structured that I cannot come to terms with making such a declaration! Their 1.2 share - perhaps an all-time record low for the station going back five decades - befits the terrible programming. How mu...
by EdWalker
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Could A Noncommercial And Commercial Station Share One Channel Like 6 And 53?
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Could A Noncommercial And Commercial Station Share One Channel Like 6 And 53?

Of course a commercial station could share a subchannel with non-commercial, but not vice versa. It could go either way. They are only sharing spectrum, but each holds its own FCC license. https://www.tvtechnology.com/news/channelsharing-multiple-stations-on-one-channel Its not like sharing a subch...
by EdWalker
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Could 96.1 flip from sports?
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Could 96.1 flip from sports?

With no sports until (minimum) Memorial Day, is there a chance 96.1 (and other sports stations nationwide) flip from sports to talk or even a music-based format? I don't see it with 96.1; it would take time to grow an audience with a flip and before that could happen, its likely we'll be in footbal...
by EdWalker
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey
Replies: 77
Views: 6954

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

The WKLZ sale to EMF was approved yesterday (3/16) by the FCC.
by EdWalker
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

The ones I can see not getting renewed (none of these are certain yet, but I do see at least a chance): All Henderson licenses (also, I never saw any silent STA's filed for any of those stations) 92.5 WFDX 102.7 WMOM 105.5 WBMI 105.5 WSRJ The FCC database is a mess right now between the old CDBS sy...
by EdWalker
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Do you know how stupid you sound? The FCC does care about FM. They actually do care whether you've been on the air for much of your license term. Here's some light reading: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-458A1.pdf I also suspect there's more than a handful of stations that will have ...
by EdWalker
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WCCW AM tower site for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Re: WCCW AM tower site for sale

Either 1310's license will be returned to the FCC once the land is sold, or we'll see a request to diplex 1310 from AM 580's tower site soon. Not sure why it would make any sense to bother with the latter; AM radio will be almost as fringe a broadcast medium as shortwave in probably 20 more years. ...
by EdWalker
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Jayne Hodak MAB Executive Director of Programs
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Jayne Hodak MAB Executive Director of Programs

lovinlife101 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:50 pm
One former newsy lands a cushy, do-nothing job, while Bill and Joel cry in their beer.
It looks like the MAB job is anything but "cushy and do-nothing." You should be wishing her the best!

https://michmab.com/job/program-event-director/
by EdWalker
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WKLZ Sold to EMF
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: WKLZ Sold to EMF

1litemix wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:17 am
Any news on wklz?
As both the WKLT and WCFX sales have been approved by the FCC (though they don't appear to have gone to closing yet), I would expect the WKLZ sale to be approved any day now, likely next week.
by EdWalker
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD

Looks like Gray is growing their brand in Lansing, purchasing Tri-State Christian TV's low power WLNM, Channel 27:

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe ... 0200214AAK

Agreement permits Tri-State ro program one of the WLNM sub-channels.
by EdWalker
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: No coverage of Jesse Smollet new charges
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

Re: No coverage of Jesse Smollet new charges

It's a Chicago story, not DTW.
by EdWalker
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Soccer coming to WMYD 20
Replies: 20
Views: 1277

Re: Soccer coming to WMYD 20

I may be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if the team was paying for the airtime. I have the impression they might have money to burn.
by EdWalker
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: How to fix CNN
Replies: 21
Views: 1460

Re: How to fix CNN

The cable news business today is not about news, just opinion and sensationalism. CNN today was not the era of Ted Turner...and thats very unfortunate. CNN, back in its infancy, wasn't always exciting. Lots of time it was repeating the same, sometimes boring headlines over and over. Then they'd str...
by EdWalker
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: How to fix CNN
Replies: 21
Views: 1460

Re: How to fix CNN

The cable news business today is not about news, just opinion and sensationalism. CNN today was not the era of Ted Turner...and thats very unfortunate. CNN, back in its infancy, wasn't always exciting. Lots of time it was repeating the same, sometimes boring headlines over and over. Then they'd stri...
by EdWalker
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: TCM
Replies: 15
Views: 2002

Re: TCM

TCM is included with YouTubeTV.