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by Chris1980
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Ho
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

Re: Ho

Oh for Christ's sake! That's THREE stations I pick up that are all Christmas! WFMK doesn't seem to have made the leap, but in fairness, I don't know if they've done it prior; I only started tuning them in earlier this year. 98.7, 100.3 and now 105.7. Who's next... WFMK has done it the past few year...
by Chris1980
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 102.7 K-Love is now broadcasting from Oak Park
Replies: 15
Views: 1473

Re: 102.7 K-Love is now broadcasting from Oak Park

I was in Richmond (northeastern Macomb County) a few days ago and suspected WDKL was already broadcasting from the new tower site, since the signal did not seem nearly as strong as before while it seemed a lot stronger than before in Oakland County. The signal here in Whitmore Lake seems about the s...
by Chris1980
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Foxy 101 WFXZ Pinconning Music Survey 1985
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Foxy 101 WFXZ Pinconning Music Survey 1985

CK-722 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:47 pm
tvbobn, what does "D" stand for on #28 and #30 previous week position column?

Was this a published or in house survey?
Most likely "Debut," signifying the song was a new entry that week.

Did this station report to any trade publications (Billboard, R&R, Gavin Report etc.)?
by Chris1980
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: B100 in South Bend fucks up BIG TIME
Replies: 16
Views: 1940

Re: B100 in South Bend fucks up BIG TIME

Sounds like a perfectly Republican thing to do. Why would country listeners be upset? What does politics have to do with this? Go troll over in the Political forum. Yet, family values were mentioned as a reason he should have been allowed to spend the weekend away from work. To be realistic, radio ...
by Chris1980
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: B100 in South Bend fucks up BIG TIME
Replies: 16
Views: 1940

Re: B100 in South Bend fucks up BIG TIME

Couldn't agree more. I read he offered to show up at the event late and they just told him to forget it, that he was fired. Lots of pissed-off listeners on that FB page, and I'm not surprised. Country music listeners have long placed much emphasis on the importance of family. Hopefully if a country ...
by Chris1980
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Another horrendous book for Q105
Replies: 55
Views: 4353

Re: Another horrendous book for Q105

Thank goodness the radio station changed its name from Channel 105.5 to Q105.5 / Q105 a couple years ago! That clearly has helped the ratings! :lol So has not being able to decide whether they want to be known as Q105.5 or Q105. Putting lipstick on a pig doesn't change the fact that the pig is a pig.
by Chris1980
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: End-of-summer Tropos
Replies: 1
Views: 168

End-of-summer Tropos

Received from near Dewitt, late evening of 9/18-early morning of 9/19 (stations I typically receive are excluded unless they were unusually strong). 88.3 WEJC White Star 88.5 WYSA Wauseon OH (fighting with local WJOM) 88.7 WIAA Interlochen fighting with 89X 89.1 WEMU Ypsilanti (fighting with usual W...
by Chris1980
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Listeners are abandoning local radio in droves in the Lansing market
Replies: 23
Views: 2597

Re: Listeners are abandoning local radio in droves in the Lansing market

The 1990s were a great period for country, with stars like Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie, Garth Brooks, etc. Today's country sounds awful in comparison. Current country is just pop music with a fiddle or a steel guitar added, then it is branded as country. Unlike when it fir...
by Chris1980
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ric Ocasek RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Re: Ric Ocasek RIP

I preferred Benjamin Orr (sang lead on "Drive") myself, both as a songwriter and as a vocalist. They both had solo hits in 1986-87 and Ocasek's "Emotion in Motion" was pleasant enough, but Orr's "Stay the Night" is an underrated classic. But yeah, 2019 is turning out to be another hell of a year for...
by Chris1980
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 930/102.7 in Battle Creek flips to Classic Hits
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: 930/102.7 in Battle Creek flips to Classic Hits

Wouldn't surprise me if the format change was because they couldn't sell the Urban AC format. Some may remember when B95 as a CHR went under almost 30 years ago because the urban/rap product they played made it impossible to sell the station despite top ratings. Urban AC stations today play much of ...
by Chris1980
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Favourite Hymns
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Favourite Hymns

"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
"How Great Thou Art"
"All Creatures of Our God and King"
"Holy God, We Praise Thy Name"
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"
"Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above" (my church choir has even performed the "Sister Act" arrangement - granted, not during Mass)
by Chris1980
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WJIM stations
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: WJIM stations

You mean Harold Gross?
by Chris1980
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CKWW
Replies: 38
Views: 3869

Re: CKWW

A couple of years ago when CKWW's signal was unusually strong for a couple of months (perhaps because they were running more than their licensed 500 watts, overmodulating, or whatever)l, I could hear them very listenably as far west as Lansing. Not quite as strong as CFCO, but about the same signal ...
by Chris1980
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: K'zoo / MKG / BC - Spring '19 Nielsens
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

Re: K'zoo / MKG / BC - Spring '19 Nielsens

I'd be curious as to whether the WCSG numbers are for 91.3 or for 88.3 WCXK. Perhaps a combo of both?
by Chris1980
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Catholic radio in Detroit
Replies: 31
Views: 3363

Re: Catholic radio in Detroit

I live in Whitmore Lake and I can't hear WDEO at all at night. CBW dominates the frequency. Even the daytime signal is quite noisy and seems to be not as strong as it once was. Even when I lived in Saline, CBW cut in very often at night, especially during the winter months. My preference would be i...