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by Ben Zonia
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Early WWCK Rock Stereo 105 DJ Lineup 1972
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Early WWCK Rock Stereo 105 DJ Lineup 1972

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Bill Gibson is Bill Gildenstern (also at WRIF, WCBY, WQLZ)

Jim Johnson is Jim Johnson (JJ) (recently of WOMC)

Bill Pearson and Marty Natchez are their given names. The rest have given names which escape me.
by Ben Zonia
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Is Anyone Focusing on 105.3 HOT FM?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Is Anyone Focusing on 105.3 HOT FM?

You have to realize that WHTS is not line of sight into much of the market, and is not City Grade (70 dBu, not 60 dBu which many believe). It is something the industry used to call a "Suburban" station. I would compare it to WPPN Des Plaines, IL in that regard. Usually those only do well as some kin...
by Ben Zonia
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 on the air?
Replies: 51
Views: 4452

Re: 106.7 on the air?

hunterw wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:39 am
106.7 is currently is broadcasting silent carrier
Getting about a 20dbu /20db s/n signal here in tc on my tecsun PL-606.
It was off the air when I checked about 4:30 PM.
by Ben Zonia
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: WPLJ
Replies: 1
Views: 46

WPLJ

1. WPLJ was originally a drink consisting of White Port wine and Lemon Juice. Most people describe it as unmemorable. 2. There was a recording by the Four Deuces called WPLJ in circa 1956. It didn't chart on any station or national chart of record. 3. There was a remake made by Frank Zappa in 1969. ...
by Ben Zonia
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?
Replies: 46
Views: 2681

Re: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?

All I've read here for the last 20 years here is how much the posters can't can't stand Rush and conservative talk, and any kind of Christian Talk or CCM music. So now you're saying they can't do something different, which might cut into WWJ's ratings? I think Sports Talk has been permanently damage...
by Ben Zonia
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?
Replies: 46
Views: 2681

Re: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?

Oh, by the way, a maximum 250 watt translator just won't cut it either for a signal with coverage as good as WJR. It's hard to believe that WWJ, whose signal really doesn't exceed WJR in any direction in the Daytime (it does in Northern Michigan at Night), can consistently get ratings so much better...
by Ben Zonia
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?
Replies: 46
Views: 2681

Re: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?

Between strain on talk show hosts by political pressure and your predictions about loss of programs, this is even more significant than the loss of JP McCarthy. That's why it might be a good time to introduce at least some shifts consisting of primarily news. WWJ has been without competition for way...
by Ben Zonia
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CKUE 95.1 Interference?
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: CKUE 95.1 Interference?

The dead air carrier is present at 95.1 MHz as we speak. This has to stop. There is no FCC rule that allows a station to broadcast a dead carrier, even under the guise of "testing" I can tell you for a fact that that is not the only dead carrier on the air presently in Michigan. I have been trying ...
by Ben Zonia
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Antennas Spotted On Helicopters
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Antennas Spotted On Helicopters

So where does the gain come from? You can't call it passive antenna gain if its amplified. Is each blade some kind of multi turn inductor loop? If so, maybe a good plan for a gain radio receiving antenna.
by Ben Zonia
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?
Replies: 46
Views: 2681

Re: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?

Cumulus tried all news at 810 KGO in San Francisco several years back in an attempt to compete with 740 KCBS. It was a total flop. I don't think you understand the financial resources necessary to make an all news radio station work. It would probably have to be a national network for Cumulus for n...
by Ben Zonia
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?
Replies: 46
Views: 2681

Re: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:55 pm
WJR to All News???

There is absolutely ZERO chance of that occurring.
So, Casper Milquetoast Talk in the short term on WJR. When the ratings reach 0.1, K-Love will buy it.
by Ben Zonia
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?
Replies: 46
Views: 2681

Re: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?

You can laugh, but my "All Queen/GNR/Def Leppard" format is gonna make ALL the money. Cumulus tried that kind of thing with Z Rock in 1989. It was even rumored that ABC was going to put the format on Sister Station WLS in Chicago. It was a big flop. Only a few stations stayed with the format more t...
by Ben Zonia
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?
Replies: 46
Views: 2681

Re: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?

.... Say no to ex High School jocks who do Sports on WXYT. You think some of those guys actually threw a ball or slapped a puck? Although I have no idea, I've always assumed they were cub reporters since junior high. Heavy on the nerd facts and statistics. Light on the theory and mechanics. I may b...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?
Replies: 46
Views: 2681

Re: Will WJR Soon Drop Talk For All News?

With topic restrictions and another imminent Fairness Doctrine, the WWTN model may not work for long. The hosts already got the memo and you can hear some changes already. WJR is in a unique position to challenge WWJ, and with the right people, could beat it. Speaking of the Fairness Doctrine, it wo...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Antennas Spotted On Helicopters
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Antennas Spotted On Helicopters

https://www.ultralifecorporation.com/EC ... om-antenna

Looks like a simple loop turnstile to me. Nothing fancy. Look at the frequency range and reach your own conclusions.