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by EdWalker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: The End of 107.3 The Wave Cleveland
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: The End of 107.3 The Wave Cleveland

https://www.whois.com/whois/jeny1073.com Of course anyone can register a domain just to get tongues wagging. Also noted that the call sign WJNE appears to be reserved on the FCC call sign site; that is its not officially assigned to anyone at this point, but unavailable for others to use. Maybe for...
by EdWalker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: The End of 107.3 The Wave Cleveland
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: The End of 107.3 The Wave Cleveland

https://www.whois.com/whois/jeny1073.com

Of course anyone can register a domain just to get tongues wagging.
by EdWalker
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WLNS Audio Distortion
Replies: 0
Views: 239

WLNS Audio Distortion

For months now, the studios mics, all of them it appears, have excessive clipping and just sound like crap. No issue with commercials, field reports, promos, etc. Its bad enough that beyond noon news (WLNS is the only one), my news viewing has shifted to WILX. Suprised its been going on so long. Som...
by EdWalker
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Cromwell Group wants to buy 2 Adrian's stations.
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Cromwell Group wants to buy 2 Adrian's stations.

WOHO wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:58 am
Is 103.9 still intact and not a part of the Q95 WABJ deal?
WLEN 103.9 has never been part of the WABJ cluster; its under separate ownership. The Koehn family has owned it since it signed on in 1965.
by EdWalker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9930

Re: 101.9 wldr

ftballfan wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:17 am

What were the two frequencies? I'm guessing 92.1 was one (WCCW's original frequency)
92.1 and 103.1

https://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/ID ... %20city%22
by EdWalker
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9930

Re: 101.9 wldr

CK-722 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:33 pm

Dave Schaberg and Jim McCluskey tried to put 280A 103.9 into Big Rapids
WBZX was originally allocated to Harrison and moved into Big Rapids. The incumbent Big Rapids broadcaster did everything they could to prevent WBZX from getting licensed.
by EdWalker
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9930

Re: 101.9 wldr

Usually, an equivalent Class channel is required for substitution. 244A was substituted for 278C. Dave Schaberg and Jim McCluskey tried to put 280A 103.9 into Big Rapids back around 1980, but then WTCM-FM moved South to serve Cadillac better, and 272A 102.3 was substituted for 280A 103.9, and WAAQ ...
by EdWalker
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9930

Re: 101.9 wldr

A few weeks ago, while browsing the FCC history cards online, WTCM-FM was originally planned to be on 101.9 before it changed its CP to 103.5. I wonder if the 103.5 frequency was originally allocated to Manistee or Ludington at that time (early to mid 1960s; I found it odd that neither Manistee nor...
by EdWalker
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9930

Re: 101.9 wldr

Running carrier without audio is still illegal in the eyes of the FCC; so the potential for additional fines exists as long as the transmitters are on the air without programming and legal IDs. At the very least, its money down the drain. The power bill for 25kw TPO can run up to a couple grand a m...
by EdWalker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9930

Re: 101.9 wldr

WLDR's tower was foreclosed and sold a few years ago. It was held by the county land bank. I honestly don't know many business owners who use radio to advertise. In Colorado, the climate has never been good. Very few local stations offer the ability to reach people under 50 years old. Revenues refl...
by EdWalker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9930

Re: 101.9 wldr

It would be far better if the stations were sold rather than cancelling licenses. Cancellation would result in the frequencies remaining silent for years, with all the appeals and challenges that could occur. Certainly. I can't imagine Henderson turning his licenses. But I can imagine selling to wh...
by EdWalker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9930

Re: 101.9 wldr

Blarney Stone was the best thing to happen to WLDR in recent memory, perhaps since Roy bought it. That said, without knowing the actual claims either party has on each other, anyone doing an LMA with an operator with the track record Roy has is living dangerously. Wonder if the WQAN FCC bust from a ...
by EdWalker
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The untold story of TV-43
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: The untold story of TV-43

Because I have no life, spent some time going through applications and such both through old copies of Broadcasting Magazine and the FCC website and came up with this timeline of TV-43 from inception to 2005: 1980s: There were 4 original applicants for the channel, 2 were tossed from the comparative...