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by Trophyhead
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

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: 13
Views: 1376

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: 13
Views: 1376

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: 13
Views: 1376

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: 1514

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: 167
Views: 33890

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: 2649

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: 976

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: 3835

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: 17
Views: 2109

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: 1320

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: 3190

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: 1202

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: 2234

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: 4341

Re: Erica Francis leaving Fox 17 going to Nashville.

An early morning news anchor and contributor who spent four years at Fox 17.