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by Reese K Rickards
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format
Replies: 9
Views: 589

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

With respect, this entire thread has me feeling like Mark Hamill in a TV ad with Patrick Stewart...... Huh, What???
by Reese K Rickards
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 3 Grand Rapids stations were dead air on Sunday afternoon
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: 3 Grand Rapids stations were dead air on Sunday afternoon

Steve L. I was under the impression you had to have at least one person on premises to monitor the transmitter{s}. Has that changed?
by Reese K Rickards
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 3 Grand Rapids stations were dead air on Sunday afternoon
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: 3 Grand Rapids stations were dead air on Sunday afternoon

You all know there was one part timer there when this all happened. The person could have dozed off, or who knows what. Neal used to tell a story of a part timer who went to a bar at a tiny station in downstate Illinois, while he was playing a record of a religious show. The record started to skip w...
by Reese K Rickards
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Not really a radio topic.... but it is topical.
Replies: 21
Views: 2158

Re: Not really a radio topic.... but it is topical.

On November 4th I wrote, "What a terrible shame Mr. Trump can't bring himself to match the grace of his supporters by calling the President Elect, offering a pat on the back, and a sincere concession." I apologize for my error. Many, if not most of Mr. Trumps supporters are anything but gracious. Th...
by Reese K Rickards
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Odd that men don't do the same work as women....
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Odd that men don't do the same work as women....

Frosty, there were some bad hires in my last few years at I Heart. Because "It is what it is", Phil Tower was one culprit. When the tenth floor began easing me out, I was named news director at WOOD. It was a title only. I had no power over hiring and firing. Phil blessed me with a young woman out o...
by Reese K Rickards
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Odd that men don't do the same work as women....
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Odd that men don't do the same work as women....

Andy my friend you sound nearly as bitter as I was..... till your first snow storm and it was 80 here in Florida. I wonder sometimes why I was called talent. I never saw the 1996 derg act for what it would be. Greedy greedy men bought every station they could and paid obscene multiples. Of course i...
by Reese K Rickards
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Odd that men don't do the same work as women....
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Odd that men don't do the same work as women....

Mickey Lolitch: You almost certainly were listening to Ally Mac. In her defense the show was voiced tracked. She probably had no idea the game was canceled when it was recorded. Stupid? If you were doing three shows a day you might get confused too. As for stumbling through a break, if it really was...
by Reese K Rickards
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Odd that men don't do the same work as women....
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Odd that men don't do the same work as women....

Andy my friend you sound nearly as bitter as I was..... till your first snow storm and it was 80 here in Florida. I wonder sometimes why I was called talent. I never saw the 1996 derg act for what it would be. Greedy greedy men bought every station they could and paid obscene multiples. Of course it...
by Reese K Rickards
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Odd that men don't do the same work as women....
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Odd that men don't do the same work as women....

Looking through the Grand Rapids I Heart web pages this week I was mildly surprised to see Lauren Schmidt (Shmiddy) listed as doing mornings on Wood and Star, doing afternoons on WSNX (including Sunday). Aly Mac is doing mornings on B-93, middays on Star and Middays on Big. Tony Allen is listed as d...
by Reese K Rickards
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: October Nielsen #'s - WCSG soars; WFGR & Star 105.7 tank; WTNR remains in the gutter.
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: October Nielsen #'s - WCSG soars; WFGR & Star 105.7 tank; WTNR remains in the gutter.

Many times I have wondered about the viability of a mid 80's to 2010 Classic Country Format. But especially in the 80's you must be extremely careful with the music. In 1984 for every 'Judds why not Me?" there are five John Schneider "I've been Around Enough to Know's", and Vern Gosdin "dead on arri...
by Reese K Rickards
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: October Nielsen #'s - WCSG soars; WFGR & Star 105.7 tank; WTNR remains in the gutter.
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: October Nielsen #'s - WCSG soars; WFGR & Star 105.7 tank; WTNR remains in the gutter.

I am surprised the most to see WOOD AM/FM to slide into third place, and third place in an election year. I am sure that WOOD made it's nut on political spots. (I'd have loved to be that order taker on the I Heart 8th floor.) And that is another topic. Does I Heart really need three floors anymore.?...
by Reese K Rickards
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Phil Tower is latest iHM budget cut victim
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Phil Tower is latest iHM budget cut victim

This is stunning news. I haven't been there in 4 and a half years, but at the time he was the only one that really knew how to run the place. I can't help but feel I Heart has given up on WOOD. Phil is a good guy. I am sure the building is reeling. If Phil was zipped, no one is safe.
by Reese K Rickards
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Big Drew leaving ESPN 96.1
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Big Drew leaving ESPN 96.1

You have to have at least one jock to cover remotes.
by Reese K Rickards
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Not really a radio topic.... but it is topical.
Replies: 21
Views: 2158

Re: Not really a radio topic.... but it is topical.

It has been a long and contentious year, but the election is over. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Team Trump on a fight well fought. I look forward to Nevadas 6 votes to reach 270 this evening. What a terrible shame Mr. Trump can't bring himself to match the grace of his supp...
by Reese K Rickards
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Not really a radio topic.... but it is topical.
Replies: 21
Views: 2158

Re: Not really a radio topic.... but it is topical.

Actually, with a dab or two of French's mustard, Crow is quite palatable. IMVERYHO.