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by Art Van Damme
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: NOheart cuts have begun
Replies: 21
Views: 3084

Re: NOheart cuts have begun

Oh crap
by Art Van Damme
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Michigan needs to act faster to combat distracted driving "crisis"
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Michigan needs to act faster to combat distracted driving "crisis"

The distracted driving laws are already on the books. So, tell me how already over-extended law enforcement departments are supposed to find time to enforce THESE laws to make a difference?
by Art Van Damme
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WJR shits the bed again...this time with a 2.2 share!
Replies: 36
Views: 2842

Re: WJR shits the bed again...this time with a 2.2 share!

Yea, I really hate to be a pile-on. This is a really depressing thread. Sadly, there is a lot of truth. WJR (and the AM band) is unsalvageable. I don’t know of one person that listens to AM, let alone radio in general. I’m in my mid-50s. I solely rely upon my smartphone for weather, traffic, local g...
by Art Van Damme
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: SXM CH 69 Escape
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

I gave up on SXM Escape. Too many plastic productions, synthesized recordings. Maybe it has changed. May I suggest Music Choice Easy Listening? They have an app, so you can be mobile and still listen. The selections are better quality and more “lush”. I am constantly surprised at the great versions ...
by Art Van Damme
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Super Bowl Commercials 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Super Bowl Commercials 2019

I thought the Mr Peanut ad was hilarious.
by Art Van Damme
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: AM 680?
Replies: 21
Views: 2405

Re: AM 680?

WNZK needs to give Crystal the entire morning show 6-10 time slot, It would be good for Miss Mayo and WNZK, They need to market her show, They could get a small amount of ad revenue. Crystal is a musically talented personality. And Innate you have brought Crystal up before, So we’re on the right tr...
by Art Van Damme
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: The "personality" of radio stations
Replies: 25
Views: 8789

Re: The "personality" of radio stations

IMHO, the personality aspect took a hit when PPM came to Detroit. Seeing listeners tuning out in real time scared the hell outta Management. Reaction? Shut the jocks up. It never recovered. Second place: digital platforms. Took people-power away from making a solid analog station. (Do more with less...
by Art Van Damme
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: AM 680?
Replies: 21
Views: 2405

Re: AM 680?

WNZK needs to give Crystal the entire morning show 6-10 time slot, It would be good for Miss Mayo and WNZK, They need to market her show, They could get a small amount of ad revenue. Crystal is a musically talented personality. And Innate you have brought Crystal up before, So we’re on the right tr...
by Art Van Damme
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with places in the title.
Replies: 53
Views: 3331

Re: Songs with places in the title.

Memphis - Lonnie Mack
Swanee River - Al Jolson
Moody River - Pat Boone
The Green Green Grass Of Home - Dean Martin
Blue Hawaii - Elvis
Blue Moon Over Kentucky - Elvis
Autumn In New York - Frank Sinatra
by Art Van Damme
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Lone Ranger on WXYZ-AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Lone Ranger on WXYZ-AM

I think, but I am not 100% sure. I would have to reference Dick Osgood’s Wxyie Wonderland book.
It ran from 1933-1954 according to a piece that ran on Michigan Radio today.
by Art Van Damme
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Turn DOWN your thermostat! Really?!
Replies: 40
Views: 3950

Re: Turn DOWN your thermostat! Really?!

No, the lawyers aren’t drooling...it’s the accountants. DTE can charge significantly more per kWh providing power to the grid (that goes to “the market”) than directly to their customers in their primary service area. So, if we use less, that “saved power” is put on the grid and sold for more. It’s ...
by Art Van Damme
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Crooked Detroit news media give preferential treatment to DMC?
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: Crooked Detroit news media give preferential treatment to DMC?

Border: I get it. My point in the second half of my post was the Metro Detroit region. For example, if those reporters from The Detroit Free Press (M.L. Elrick & Jim Schaefer) were covering say the best Coney restaurants in town, instead of investigating Kwame Kilpatrick, what media outlet would hav...
by Art Van Damme
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with places in the title.
Replies: 53
Views: 3331

Re: Songs with places in the title.

Dead End Street - Lou Rawls
Rock N Roll Heaven - Righteous Brothers
Where The Boys Are - Connie Francis
In My Room - Beach Boys
by Art Van Damme
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with places in the title.
Replies: 53
Views: 3331

Re: Songs with places in the title.

Houston - Dean Martin Chicago - Frank Sinatra Isle of Capri - Frank Sinatra The Girl From Ipanema - Gilberto/Getz Indiana Wants Me - R Dean Taylor Moonlight In Vermont - Frank Sinatra I’ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller Orch Pennsylvania Polka - Frankie Yankovic Pennsylvania Hills Polka - Dan...
by Art Van Damme
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Crooked Detroit news media give preferential treatment to DMC?
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: Crooked Detroit news media give preferential treatment to DMC?

I've not heard or seen squat from either 2, 4, 7 or WWJ. Did station management tie news department staffers' hands here? After all, DMC is or has been a major advertiser on all of the above stations over the years . The lack of local media coverage on this matter is stunning, and reminds me of how...