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by blakeharms
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Vintage West Michigan TV / Radio Merch
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Vintage West Michigan TV / Radio Merch

I've been scouring for any old West Michigan radio / TV promotional items and merchandise, particularly i-96, B-93, and WOOD, though I'm looking for everything. Does anyone have anything they want to show off, or has anyone ever come across anything at thrift stores or garage sales in the area? Than...
by blakeharms
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Local iHeartRadio Firings
Replies: 13
Views: 2947

Re: Local iHeartRadio Firings

I will be very curious to see if B-93 and WOOD radio's ratings stronghold remains in the next few months... Conrad is a significant loss for that station and Rick Albin was a great addition to the morning show. I have a feeling the tides could begin to turn. I can't help but wonder if this could be ...
by blakeharms
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Nielsen audio ratings roundup: WLAV's ratings are at multi-decade RECORD LOW levels! WTNR remains a dumpster fire!
Replies: 22
Views: 4016

Re: Nielsen audio ratings roundup: WLAV's ratings are at multi-decade RECORD LOW levels! WTNR remains a dumpster fire!

I do wonder if part of the reason Star 105.7 didn't rise as much as years past is because Tommy & Brook are no longer there? It felt like the two were synonymous with each other for a while there. Part of the "legacy" of that station seems to be resetting with Theresa Lucas no longer there either.
by blakeharms
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Ho
Replies: 16
Views: 2640

Re: Ho

93.9 WLIT "LITE FM" Chicago just made the switch at 4 PM Central... seems fitting with the seven-day forecast in the midwest.
by blakeharms
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 2018 GR Holiday Radio Ratings?
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: 2018 GR Holiday Radio Ratings?

Grand Rapids does not have a holiday book per se; that is something only reserved for PPM markets. However, last summer, Grand Rapids was among the diary markets to be upgraded to continuous monitoring. This means quarterly ratings surveys have been replaced with monthly ratings surveys. Monthly un...
by blakeharms
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 2018 GR Holiday Radio Ratings?
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

2018 GR Holiday Radio Ratings?

I was just reading an article on WNIC's total domination of the Detroit market last Christmas season... http://www.insideradio.com/free/detroit-s-wnic-is-holiday-ratings-leader-so-far/article_4d84cdfe-1fb1-11e9-8af2-d34343681804.html I was wondering if Grand Rapids releases a holiday radio ratings p...
by blakeharms
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Lee Van Ameyde Dies at 66
Replies: 9
Views: 2224

Lee Van Ameyde Dies at 66

Very sad news from former WZZM anchor Lee Van Ameyde. https://www.wzzm13.com/article/life/peo ... 8fca7e241d
by blakeharms
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New 105.3 Hot FM morning show announced
Replies: 13
Views: 2689

Re: New 105.3 Hot FM morning show announced

I woke up to Gravy & Rachael in the morning growing up and loved every minute... even before she came on board in 2012 (I always thought it was earlier - who was it before her?), they had a great library, and for someone who had young ears, was a nice alternative to WSNX. Unfortunately, they failed ...
by blakeharms
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: K'zoo / MKG / BC - Spring '19 Nielsens
Replies: 10
Views: 2216

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

Does anyone know how WQXC "Cool 101" tends to perform in the Kalamazoo market? I picked up the signal today from Ottawa County and was pleasantly surprised with their programming.
by blakeharms
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Spring 2019 Nielsen Audio Quarterly Report (Updated: 07-23-19)
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Spring 2019 Nielsen Audio Quarterly Report (Updated: 07-23-19)

WCSG can’t be overlooked... they consistently put in by far the most effort into their radio station than anyone else and it shows. In the age of declining radio quality, WCSG has stayed the course and it seems to be paying off quite well.
by blakeharms
Wed May 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WODJ Jingle Package
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: WODJ Jingle Package

One more note... I found the 96.1 WAKX "Young Country" jingle package from 1994 on that same page, entitled "Country Wildfire."
by blakeharms
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Nielsen ratings are in for Winter (Grand Rapids, ages 12+)
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: Nielsen ratings are in for Winter (Grand Rapids, ages 12+)

While there aren't too many Christian CHR stations that openly report ratings, through the top 75 radio markets in the United States WCSG has the highest share of any Christian station... an incredibly impressive feat!
by blakeharms
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WODJ Jingle Package
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: WODJ Jingle Package

For what it's worth... it sounds like 107.3 WTNR has also added a "Thunder" jingle package. It doesn't seem to include a legal ID and I'm not sure how many different cuts there are. Still, it's cool to hear the Thunder jingle.
by blakeharms
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WODJ Jingle Package
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: WODJ Jingle Package

B93 jingle package from late 90's can be found about one-third of the way down on page 3! :hat http://masterofradio.com/jingles-page-3/ (Search for "Nobody Plays More Country.") I never remember hearing the weather sounder from the package on the air, but I could be mistaken about that. I have been...
by blakeharms
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WODJ Jingle Package
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

WODJ Jingle Package

For those of you feeling nostalgic... I recently found the jingle package for WODJ-FM Grand Rapids, produced from ReelWorld in 1999. It's about halfway down the page here: http://masterofradio.com/jingles-page-2/