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by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Conrad on Jethro
Replies: 14
Views: 1576

Conrad on Jethro

I was listening to Conrad on Jethro-FM today. It's nice to hear a guy who cares for his radio station, cares for his audience, and cares for the music he's playing, while also having some fun. It's refreshing to hear a local guy, doing local radio, the way it's meant to be done.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: LAV Yesterday
Replies: 1
Views: 628

LAV Yesterday

Anybody else notice several hours of dead air on LAV yesterday afternoon/evening. I don't know what the problem was, but it's highly unusual for this to happen at LAV. Usually a pretty dependable operation.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: What a wonderful sports day!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: What a wonderful sports day!!!

Unfortunately for anyone who calls themselves a Lions fan, this has been happening ever since the Ford family took over the franchise in 1963. Every 3-4 years, get rid of one shit show, and bring in the next one.
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Phil Tower is latest iHM budget cut victim
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Re: Phil Tower is latest iHM budget cut victim

Wow, I've worked with Phil in the past, and have known him for almost 40 years. He's a quality guy who knows his stuff. Hope he is able to find other work in the market.
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WLUN Off The Air
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: WLUN Off The Air

They have been back on the air for several weeks now simulcating 103.1. I've been hearing them around sunset when I am up in the Newaygo area.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 3 Grand Rapids stations were dead air on Sunday afternoon
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

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

I noticed this too around 3PM. Actually it was 5 stations and all were in the Townsquare building. The above mentioned 3 plus 95.7 WLHT and the translator for 1410 AM on 104.9. The transmitters were on the air, but there was no audio. Checked again about 3:20 and the audio was back on all 5 stations...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: BIG 101.3 FM — Fun Hits You Know
Replies: 31
Views: 3336

Re: BIG 101.3 FM — Fun Hits You Know

After listening for several hours Saturday Night, Sunday Morning/afternoon. My observations, (FWIW). They seem to cover the years 1964-1979. I only heard one song pre 64. Twist and Shout by the Isley Brothers (1962) and one song post 1979, Working My Way Back To You by the Spinners (1980). I heard s...
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Someone's got to say it, CONRAD'S BACK!
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: Someone's got to say it, CONRAD'S BACK!

I am not a big fan of country music, but I enjoy what they are doing over at Jethro-FM. They are probably my 3rd favorite radio station in the market. : ). Glad to hear Conrad is back on the air, even if it means going from 320,000 watts on B-93 to a 500 watt daytime AM and a couple of 250 watt tran...
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Tony Clark has passed away.
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Re: Tony Clark has passed away.

I am saddeded to hear about the passing of Tony. I never met him but did exchange a few e-mails with him the past several years. I am familiar with his work at WZZR, WODJ, and at WOAP. He was extremely passionate about the radio business and had a wealth of knowledge. Tony, you will be missed.
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Denis Prior
Replies: 0
Views: 557

Denis Prior

I don't have any of the details, but information I have is that former WLHT morning personality Denis Prior has passed away after dealing with several medical issues the past few years. Dennis and Nanette replaced Dave and Geri at WLHT in 2006 and Denis was there until 2009. Denis was also morning p...
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: August Numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 1034

Re: August Numbers

Stan Atkinson was the PD at EZ 105.7. I believe Larry McLain was on the air on the evening shift
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Lions refuse to work today because cops are scum
Replies: 25
Views: 982

Re: Lions refuse to work today because cops are scum

The Lions are not working today. Hmm, I've been watching them since about 1960 and they don't seem to work on Sunday afternoons most of the time.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: SiriusXM’s Sonny Fox has passed away
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: SiriusXM’s Sonny Fox has passed away

Sonny Fox aka Jay Walker worked at WGRD Grand Rapids from 1968-70. First doing the morning show in '68 and moving to afternoons in '69. With his sidekick George Gump (kind of a Jim Shorts type charachter before there was a Jim Shorts) He also was lead singer for the Jay Hawkers on their minor 1966 M...
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 102.5 trades in Reality for R&B
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: 102.5 trades in Reality for R&B

They need to fix their audio on the FM if they expect anybody to listen to it. Very low modulation and not in stereo. The AM sounded pretty good when I tuned it in yesterday, but it's been off the air more than on in the past few weeks.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1680 WPRR AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1331

Re: 1680 WPRR AM

I hear 1680 is back on the air today, tuned in just after 12 noon, expecting to hear Thom Hartman, but all I got was urban music on both the AM and the FM translator.