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by Trophyhead
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Robert Liggett passes...

Art Vuolo reports that Liggett died at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer. Many others who frequent this board probably had more vivid recollections of Liggett as an owner/operator, but I found WFMK to be a first-class sounding operation from my time in the market, going from student to part-timer...
by Trophyhead
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Amash news
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Amash news

FOX 17 got to Amash at the Hollyhock Parade on the 4th, WGVU Radio (their only outlet I monitor) caught up with him at the EGR Parade on the 4th.

WWMT has a young lady, Mikenzie Frost, serving as a political reporter, having cut her teeth in Helena, Montana.

Times are changing, Rick is aging.
by Trophyhead
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Mitch Albom proves once again he's a piece of shit
Replies: 30
Views: 2286

Re: Mitch Albom proves once again he's a piece of shit

I made the choice to not consume Mitch Albom in the fall of 1988, and I go back occasionally, including just now, to read the column that drove me from him. https://www.mitchalbom.com/mark-messner-never-at-a-loss/ When I read the piece now, it doesn't bother me as much as it did then, but I still do...
by Trophyhead
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Nexstar in Flap With DIRECTV and AT&T-UVerse
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Nexstar in Flap With DIRECTV and AT&T-UVerse

Apparently, they (WOOD and WOTV4Women) got dropped one overnight, earlier this week. I have a small mind, but running a banner at the bottom of the screen after the fact, telling those subscribers who have lost these outlets to call a toll-free number and demand restoration doesn't make a lot of sen...
by Trophyhead
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WSGW programming changes
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: WSGW programming changes

The ghost of Fred Krell will rise up and restore order, with regard to "Listen to the Mrs." To understand the reference, you would have to be old enough to remember the host of LOTM in the 70s, probably the 80s too. I recall as a kid, listening to him parrot the recipes that ladies would offer him a...
by Trophyhead
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Unique Radio Experiences
Replies: 43
Views: 2604

Re: Unique Radio Experiences

[quote=Bobbert post_id=575358 time=1560296518 user_id=14816] - - The last broadcast of Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey from Baltimore in 1991. That alone would have made it unique, but the emotion of the moment blended with the emotion of the closing of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. Both Paul and Ernie...
by Trophyhead
Thu May 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Wow, 9&10, Just Wow...
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Wow, 9&10, Just Wow...

A news/talk radio station where I worked would have live casts on, holiday mornings till 10 a.m., ran a rotation of canned reports through noon, then loaded the 5-minute network casts into the automation from 12 p.m. on. The same station now has no local news content on Sundays. Things change, or ap...
by Trophyhead
Thu May 23, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Janet Mason to Retire...
Replies: 9
Views: 1644

Janet Mason to Retire...

I never worked at WZZM, but I have seen plenty of comment pass on the Buzzboard over the years about how she moved the pieces around off 3 Mile, mostly knocking their results in the ratings and regarding their on-air product.

Any thoughts? "I don't watch local TV News" is a non-qualifying response.
by Trophyhead
Tue May 21, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Erica Francis leaving Fox 17 going to Nashville.
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

Re: Erica Francis leaving Fox 17 going to Nashville.

An early morning news anchor and contributor who spent four years at Fox 17.
by Trophyhead
Thu May 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Calm down Matt Sheppard
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: Calm down Matt Sheppard

Shepard, by shrieking about the successes is only walking through a door jamb that had the barrier blown off its hinges by Dan Dickerson. DD's first preseason Tigers broadcast, a journeyman named Mike Kinkade hits a homer against Detroit and you'd have thought a Triple Crown had been secured by the ...
by Trophyhead
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What WJR Could Change In The Future.
Replies: 51
Views: 3136

Re: What WJR Could Change In The Future.

OK then, Mega Hertz, how about "but what about Paul Carey on Pistons games?" Before there was Blaha, Paul had a few years in the Bing-Lanier-George "Instant Heat" Trapp era and his last year courtside was in Isiah/Tripucka's rookie season. I listened to plenty of WJR in those days, they were somethi...
by Trophyhead
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fun piece on WILS turning 70
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

Re: Fun piece on WILS turning 70

That would explain my running into Andy Mac at Paul Revere's around the time he started in Lansing. The MacDonalds had asked me many questions about the WILS operation when I worked for them in Cadillac, based on my LS-102 part-timing in '84. I didn't realize there was another entity there, between ...
by Trophyhead
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tom Ambrose
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Tom Ambrose

I remember him from the Bonney Motors ads. We lived about three miles apart in Comstock Park. RIP, Tom. A life well lived.
by Trophyhead
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: AM1330 Drops Tigers
Replies: 20
Views: 1798

Re: AM1330 Drops Tigers

Hard to say if WSGW out of Saginaw, at 790 could be received on a table radio in Flint.
by Trophyhead
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WNEM TV 5 Plus & box office
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: WNEM TV 5 Plus & box office

Two meetings tonight in Grand Rapids, one for a new GR Public Schools superintendent, the other for public comment on a Grand River restoration project were somehow folded together on the same WZZM graphic. Subtle method to get the viewer's attention. Just trying to say that WNEM is not unique to su...