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by CK-722
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: How Many Of You Played "The Chipmunk Song" 45 At 33 RPM?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: How Many Of You Played "The Chipmunk Song" 45 At 33 RPM?

Seems like I did play the 45 at the lugubrious 16 2/3 RPM. AllI had was the Liberty 45 with the Aqua label.

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by CK-722
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Cars 108 fires their morning team
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Cars 108 fires their morning team

Chuck Hill introduced the new format with "Cry Just A LIttle Bit" by Shakin' Stevens in 1984, after the Lees bought out Beck Ross.

There was something about FAXing something to Michael W. Kay at ODJ...
by CK-722
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format

I think they changed it to an AM translator.Under current rules, there are restrictions to separating the translator from the AM station associated with it. This may change in the future, or there may be exceptions. If anyone has the link about this, please feel free to post. There was a difference ...
by CK-722
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format

WTOU 1560 is a Daytimer, 4.1 D3. WQLR 1660 is Fulltime, 10/1 U1. I don't think you can flip the translator to 1660 as the originating station. The AM and translator go together. The WRTH designation is clearer than the FCC designation in this case.
by CK-722
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Rain
Replies: 32
Views: 681

Re: Rain

Summer Rain-Johnny Rivers #14 Hot 100 1967. Samples "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", just released a couple months before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjK2rlKyc4U
by CK-722
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: How Many Of You Played "The Chipmunk Song" 45 At 33 RPM?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: How Many Of You Played "The Chipmunk Song" 45 At 33 RPM?

Hmm, never tried it. What did it sound like, a normal voice? Interesting tidbit: Ross Bagdasarian played the piano player across the courtyard in the classic Hitchcock film Rear Window . , Ross Bagdasarian also wrote "Come On A My House" with his cousin, author William Saroyan. It was a #1 Hit for ...
by CK-722
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: How Many Of You Played "The Chipmunk Song" 45 At 33 RPM?
Replies: 8
Views: 211

How Many Of You Played "The Chipmunk Song" 45 At 33 RPM?

How many of you who are old enough ever tried playing "The Chipmunk Song" 45 at 33 RPM to see how Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. produced the chipmunk sounds?
by CK-722
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: To HGR1290 About WHGR 1290 Night Pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: To HGR1290 About WHGR 1290 Night Pattern

In between, WJGS had a tower East of there that was 500 feet high. It was near I-75 and Maple Valley Rd. It was once toppled in a fatal plane crash.
by CK-722
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WLC Rogers City
Replies: 1
Views: 250

WLC Rogers City

Probably the very first licensed radio station of any kind in Northern Michigan. Too bad the FCC won't allow someone to use the callsign. Extensive History of WLC. http://www.imradioha.org/WLC.htm Antenna supports. At one time there were several towers and several frequencies used. They left the air...
by CK-722
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: To HGR1290 About WHGR 1290 Night Pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 281

To HGR1290 About WHGR 1290 Night Pattern

To HGR1290 and others who expressed interest in the old WHGR facility. I found the record in the Canadian Database. Apparently, they considered rebuilding a 3 tower Night array at the new WUPS 98.5 site on the hill, with 4.6 kW Night. I would assume that the parameters are either identical or nearly...
by CK-722
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 89X,93.9 The River & AM580 are Gone
Replies: 24
Views: 1261

Re: 89X,93.9 The River & AM580 are Gone

Does anyone know the story straight from the horse's mouth, not our generally informed conjecture?
by CK-722
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 on the air?
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: 106.7 on the air?

Bring back warm 107fm wwrm John has been kept informed. Rationally speaking, why would anyone buy any station under the current milieu of events? The events have slowed the transfer, which was in motion before the virus. Small Business in Michigan is not currently in a position, in general, to buy ...
by CK-722
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 on the air?
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: 106.7 on the air?

Who is that doing the IDs?

Doesn't sound like the MacDonald Garber engineer. Dennis Murray?
by CK-722
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 on the air?
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: 106.7 on the air?

No Hits All The Time.
by CK-722
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 89X,93.9 The River & AM580 are Gone
Replies: 24
Views: 1261

Re: 89X,93.9 The River & AM580 are Gone

As for 580, they changed patterns. With that being said, not everyone will get it. And some, only at night. I see nothing either in the US or Canadian Database that suggests that. The latest information is from 2011. I suspect that they may have been on STA for the last several years. That would be...