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by BigFreq
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: MacDonald-Garber's son gets full control of WKAD
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: MacDonald-Garber's son gets full control of WKAD

There would be no reason to simulcast Lite 96 unless she is picking up 101.9. If that were to occur, I agree a simulcast might make sense. Four formats could potentially be simulcast on - or completely moved to - 106.7: - Bob-FM (adding 106.7 would greatly expand market reach); - 96.7 The Bull - 93...
by BigFreq
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WFCX to Central Michigan for $500,000
Replies: 22
Views: 1873

Re: WFCX to Central Michigan for $500,000

Here's how bad the Gokey family wanted out of the radio business - An AM/FM combo in Hillsdale MI (with a 60 dBu coverage map of NOONE) just sold for $675,000. https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/CDBS_Attachment/getattachment.jsp?appn=101813367&qnum=5040©num=1&exhcnum=1 You've got to remember, this ...
by BigFreq
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 is no more
Replies: 35
Views: 3388

Re: 106.7 is no more

WZRC 1067 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Ok... I don't post on this side of the board often, so what did I miss? so both 105.5 and 106.7fm are off the air now?
Yes, off the air for at least the past week; presumably to save on the power bill, until buyers are found.
by BigFreq
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The State of TC - Petoskey Radio
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: The State of TC - Petoskey Radio

Quite the mess, isn't it? Now we can just hope Nielsen walks away from the market because it eventually won't have enough subscribers (as I don't know how Blarney could possibly justify spending any form of currency to get the result they are likely to get from their current array of stations, and ...
by BigFreq
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The State of TC - Petoskey Radio
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: The State of TC - Petoskey Radio

Quite the mess, isn't it? Now we can just hope Nielsen walks away from the market because it eventually won't have enough subscribers (as I don't know how Blarney could possibly justify spending any form of currency to get the result they are likely to get from their current array of stations, and ...
by BigFreq
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The State of TC - Petoskey Radio
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: The State of TC - Petoskey Radio

Quite the mess, isn't it? Now we can just hope Nielsen walks away from the market because it eventually won't have enough subscribers (as I don't know how Blarney could possibly justify spending any form of currency to get the result they are likely to get from their current array of stations, and I...
by BigFreq
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Townsquare Media
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Townsquare Media

Rochester, MN isn't a big market, #222. It's a very compact market. Rochester proper is around 100000 people. Townsquare dominates that market. They have three translators in the central business and Mayo Clinic area, one for KROC (AM), one for KROC-FM, and one for an outlying FM, KYBA Stewartville...
by BigFreq
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Fox soon WCMU
Replies: 34
Views: 2295

Re: The Fox soon WCMU

If 45 North owns the WMJZ tower, and if 45 North can acquire the WFDX license without having to assume the lease obligation that NBI currently bears, it *might* make sense for them to purchase the WFDX license at, say, a $250,000 price point. Would not at all discount the possibility that the true ...
by BigFreq
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Fox soon WCMU
Replies: 34
Views: 2295

Re: The Fox soon WCMU

This is a lot of brainpower trying to ascertain a radio station stuck in the middle of nowhere, that hasn't -- to anyone's recollection -- generated profit from the signal... ever. Non-comm guys these days pay $1 per head when it comes to legit population headcount. That was once an AM's headcount v...
by BigFreq
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Townsquare Media
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Townsquare Media

Townsquare could be a potential player, but perhaps that's still a longshot. They are spoiled in Lansing where they own the dominant heritage in virtually each format and Grand Rapids is a robust market for all of the players. I don't see iHeart or Cumulus playing ball in TC. In fact, I see the oppo...
by BigFreq
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: License renewal season coming up
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: License renewal season coming up

My personal predictions for each (which border on pipe dreams in some cases): 750 WARD - License cancelled (it would've been much more valuable if it had landed a translator in the most recent translator window) 92.3 WBNZ - Sold to Synergy Media to simulcast 1450 WKLA and its 92.7 translator 92.5 W...
by BigFreq
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Fox soon WCMU
Replies: 34
Views: 2295

Re: The Fox soon WCMU

Most of the speculation in the above is assuming the signal can be downgraded and moved. Try this one for size... it can't. It is what it is. One big signal in the middle of the state, with a lofty power bill and tower rental agreement. The only way it can work is if it rolls under an existing opera...
by BigFreq
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 returns to the airwaves.
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: 99.3 returns to the airwaves.

The unbelievable unprofessionalism with some of these people is mind blowing! They probably put it on the air for a necessary period of time, took readings, and submitted paperwork to the FCC to be awarded a fresh 6-month STA, with no intention of it being a viable station anytime soon. But, as som...
by BigFreq
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Fox soon WCMU
Replies: 34
Views: 2295

Re: The Fox soon WCMU

Other than having to relocate if WFDX finds it impossible to come to an agreement with the new tower owners, I don't see a problem. It's not a situation nearly as daunting as WLAV's, I have discovered. If they have been booted off, there could be an STA until better options are explored. Not sure w...
by BigFreq
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Fox soon WCMU
Replies: 34
Views: 2295

Re: The Fox soon WCMU

I think 92.5 is outside of the market (it is licensed to Atlanta in Montmorency County), so Midwestern or MacDonald-Garber could buy it If that were true, there would never have been the need for Baraga to buy the spinoff (106.7) from Blarney Stone's original deal with NBI. Boy, that seems like eon...