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by Trophyhead
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Blarney Stone Broadcasting Legacy
Replies: 20
Views: 1162

Re: The Blarney Stone Broadcasting Legacy

The Leetsville Cafe was their lunchtime show when I was working in the region, mid 1980s.

Terri Ray was there then, and apparently continues now.

Old habits are hard to break, and in time, may become hard to like.
by Trophyhead
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Hoss?
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Hoss?

I checked with someone who would know, and the Hoss' work on WTKG ended in 2015, some irreconcilable differences between himself and management, and an attempt to carry on by buying time on WJRW lasted only a short while. Those were some days, though...
by Trophyhead
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 18
Views: 2611

Re: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...

To update the notion, as the late Joe Falls would do, writing for a small audience, MSU-Illinois is on 101.3 The Brew Saturday, Nov. 9, as Western has become your Bowl-eligible Tuesday night MAC team again next week. Michigan fans sit idle and WOOD carries the middling Griffins.
by Trophyhead
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Find "Waldo" Finster
Replies: 38
Views: 1959

Re: Find "Waldo" Finster

Living too far away to hear, not satisfied by the Detroit Lions ALERT offered on Facebook that says "will be broadcasted" from this weekend. It's a communications business, with multiple media a constant these days. Endeavor to do it well.
by Trophyhead
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Hoss?
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Hoss?

I suppose I could keep in mind to tune my radio to WTKG tomorrow morning, it was several years ago that The Hoss was buying a slot on AM 1230, maybe 8 to 10 a.m. One might give John credit for having the gift of gab sufficient to manage trades for a vehicle to drive, meals to eat, whatever he was pa...
by Trophyhead
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WILZ Tim Brandow mistake??
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: WILZ Tim Brandow mistake??

Have you heard "Lightning Strikes" on this station? Corporately-owned stations like WILZ may not have anything to play but those options installed in their computer, based on what someone in rock programming up the line has decided will be there. "Dude (Looks Like A Lady"), "Janie's Got A Gun", "Liv...
by Trophyhead
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

I remember that WOES job posting, and put in for it though I had little more than a Telecommunications degree at State and on-air work in Lansing to offer as an applicant. WFYC is where I tune when the Mighty 790 fails me in mid-Michigan and my nature is so abusive that I am trying to find a Tigers ...
by Trophyhead
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 18
Views: 2611

Re: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...

Regardless of what Michigan fans think, the affiliate agreements all get honored on Saturday night, as 96.1 carries Grand Valley-Edinboro, 101.3 has Western's broadcast from Spartan stadium and George Blaha is heard on 106.9/1300 stating MSU's case against the Broncos.
by Trophyhead
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 18
Views: 2611

Re: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...

weathernut, your brief suggestion to check the Spartan Sports Network affiliate page shows the GR outlet as WBBL, 107.3. No help found there, can't tell by your name if you are a tree nut or a legume. 96.1 has been where iHeart GR parked Grand Valley football, so it's not entirely "open," format thi...
by Trophyhead
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 18
Views: 2611

Re: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...

I reached out to a Facebook friend who is a heartbeat away from iHeart GR's choice-making and you are right, primarily 96.1, always Spartan games on an FM signal, with 101.3 the likely landing place when there are Grand Valley/MSU conflicts. It seems that Michigan fans would raise some sort of stink...
by Trophyhead
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 18
Views: 2611

Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...

What Cumulus signal will be carrying the Michigan State-Tulsa football game? The Spartan Sports Network website says it's 107.3 WBBL, which shows a general lack of attentiveness from the content bearers for my alma mater. I will actually be at the Steely Dan/Rick Derringer concert at Soaring Eagle, ...
by Trophyhead
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Jay Allen has cancer
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

Re: Jay Allen has cancer

Jay was at WOOD and left just as they were set to carry Whitecaps games, where he would have been in the booth with Rick Berkey as their first broadcast team in 1994. That didn't alienate him with the Clear Channel crowd, as he filled in as 1300's morning show sports guy on many occasions in the yea...
by Trophyhead
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: JIM PRICE STINKS!!!
Replies: 169
Views: 36330

Re: JIM PRICE STINKS!!!

So, Andy Dirks was on the Tigers' broadcasts yesterday, is that the first time he has filled in? I can't say that I listen to every game to catalog such incidence. One thing is for sure, the fact that I had to find out his identity via a Facebook thread and Twitter proves that Dickerson is not an el...
by Trophyhead
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 26
Views: 3191

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: 1108

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.