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by Dr. Sandi
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Licenses close to expiring
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Licenses close to expiring

audiophile wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:40 am
This is like watching two people in road rage, where they both crash and die.
You made me cackle out loud. Too ironic!
by Dr. Sandi
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Licenses close to expiring
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Licenses close to expiring

I don't see commercial radio's income picture improving. One question that station owners need to keep asking themselves is whether this is still a business, or just a partially self-financing hobby. Most of us need a little hope just to get through from day to day. But hoping that station income wi...
by Dr. Sandi
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WJML
Replies: 30
Views: 2838

Re: WJML

At the FCC today, application from Mitten News LLC of Grand Rapids, current owner of WJNL requests this: APPLICANT PROPOSES NO CHANGES TO THE BROADCAST FACILITY OTHER THAN TO REDUCE POWER FROM 50 KW DAYTIME TO 10 KW DAYTIME. CRITICAL HOURS TO REMAIN AT 2.5 KW. ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS DEMONSTRATE COMPLIA...
by Dr. Sandi
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: KYW Newsradio cuts teletype background sound
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: KYW Newsradio cuts teletype background sound

SolarMax wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:29 am
A lookup of KYW's history will also show that its original location under Westinghouse was in Chicago, from 1921-1934, then to Philly then to Cleveland then back to Philly.
So KYW was the Raiders of Radio!
by Dr. Sandi
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Schitt's Creek
Replies: 46
Views: 2855

Re: Schitt's Creek

Didn't Schitt's make Milwaukee famous?
by Dr. Sandi
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 5258

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

TC Talks wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Who ever it was, he seems to be gone.
Those pesky skeeters. They buzz in, then they buzz off.
by Dr. Sandi
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: KYW Newsradio cuts teletype background sound
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: KYW Newsradio cuts teletype background sound

I used to be in charge of the 'teletype' sound at KFWB in Los Angeles back in the NewsRadio 980 days. It was a cart machine on the same console bus as the studio mikes. We had the sfx on a 30 minute Fidelipac and it ran 24/7. Once a week, the production guy gave me a fresh cart and I would slug it i...
by Dr. Sandi
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBMI West Branch Brouhaha
Replies: 8
Views: 666

WBMI West Branch Brouhaha

Wow, I was intrigued to read about the recently settled lawsuit over ownership of WBMI. While checking MI radio actions at the FCC, I came across an application to return ownership of WBMI to Peggy Warner from Michael Fleming and Charles Cobb of CF Broadcasting. CF was officially in charge until thi...
by Dr. Sandi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 5258

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

That's the guys, Ben.

I believe they also bedeviled Maxwell Smart.
by Dr. Sandi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 5258

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

At least Grays Harbor County bore Nirvana. :blink Grays Harbor County bored Nirvana to DEATH. Kurt had to get out of that going nowhere place as soon as he could afford bus fare. Awful area. Grey skies, grey buildings, grey people. Even the meth is grey. Northern Michigan winters are awful, but unl...
by Dr. Sandi
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 5258

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

At least Grays Harbor County bore Nirvana. :blink Grays Harbor County bored Nirvana to DEATH. Kurt had to get out of that going nowhere place as soon as he could afford bus fare. Awful area. Grey skies, grey buildings, grey people. Even the meth is grey. Northern Michigan winters are awful, but unl...
by Dr. Sandi
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 5258

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

A lot of the signal problems you describe are terrain related. Traverse City is buffeted by ranges of hills, as are most "coastal" cities. They can only be well served from the top of a nearby terrain ridge/range, across a Bay, or from in the city proper. WHGR-FM/WJGS/WUPS does well at high elevati...
by Dr. Sandi
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 5258

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

if you can believe what's left of the newest public Nielsens, WUPS is doing great in TC. Are we reading the same numbers? 1.5 share shows that they are NOT doing great. In fact, this very censored report shows that over 80% of actual radio listening is not listed - which means it's not subscribed. ...
by Dr. Sandi
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 5258

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

Many Nielsen markets are too big for their signals. Northern Michigan is an egregious example. On my most recent trip home to Motherland Michigan, I was chagrined that as I traveled from Houghton Lake to Traverse City. WUPS was mostly unlistenable on my Honda radio around TC despite their monster to...
by Dr. Sandi
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 5258

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

When nobody else pays for the ratings, you get to have the top positions all to yourself. I have a sinking feeling that TC/Peto/Caddy Nielsens will soon go the way of these other markets they've recently dropped from their regular surveys: Battle Creek, Michigan, Bend, Oregon, Billings, Montana, Gra...