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by cckadlec
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WCUZ 101.3 & 1230 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549

WCUZ 101.3 & 1230 AM

While I believe I had seen it in the past, I spotted this sticker in the park in Grand Rapids and got curious of its time and origins. The WCUZ calls were used from 1980 to 2000, paired with 1230 as a country station. I'm sure many people recall that (I really don't). Does anyone know what year or s...
by cckadlec
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Big Opening To The East
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: The Big Opening To The East

In Grand Rapids (visiting my sister), I had a lot of stations in to the north/northeast (most of the big ones in the northern LP, several Detroit stations, four Cleveland stations, CKSY/CHYM). My highlights had to be getting 96.9 WWCM mixing with WLAV and managing to get around several translators ...
by cckadlec
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The Big Opening To The East
Replies: 5
Views: 234

The Big Opening To The East

Here's a summary of tropo happenings in Fremont from the afternoon of Sept. 11th into the morning of the following day. A duct broke open into Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon, in which Star 104 was received steadily. After a nap, I awoke later in the night to find the first big eastern opening sinc...
by cckadlec
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz
Replies: 24
Views: 2033

Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

It turns out that WBNZ is still on the air, though I'm unaware for how long it's been. I did some radio work at Sleeping Bear Dunes (some nice 600-mile tropo into the Dakotas on Thursday) and was surprised to run into the signal when looking for it. It's QUIET - I need to max out the volume to liste...
by cckadlec
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DX in reverse?
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: DX in reverse?

I suppose that someone locally could be sending the signal to the website via their own on-air reception. That could be entirely feasible. Especially if they are somewhere on the north or south end of the lakeshore coverage of WEMP, it would be VERY much expected to pick up Petoskey as my own recept...
by cckadlec
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: What's your typical FM Dial?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

I'll make my list much like ftballfan's list. Bold stations are the strongest on the dial. Stations which typically come in with RDS are noted as such. IBOC frequencies as well. Stations with more than one station usually heard include both. Those with no dominant station, such as 98.1 where it can ...
by cckadlec
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WFUR 102.9 off air
Replies: 27
Views: 2973

Re: WFUR 102.9 off air

For all the time that WFUR was off the air, three stations were regularly heard here in Fremont and never any more than those. WFUR had a decent enough signal where it was quite difficult to ever null the station, so very few things were ever heard in town aside from Grand Rapids. W4 Country at 136 ...
by cckadlec
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Booming in from the north
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Booming in from the north

Thank you! I seem to recall getting Tigers games on 97.7 back when. I always thought the ID said Sandusky but maybe not. One of those mornings where I'm getting something on almost every frequency. Your Tigers station on 97.7 is indeed Sandusky as the other 97.7 does not air the TIgers. Looks like ...
by cckadlec
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WFUR 102.9 off air
Replies: 27
Views: 2973

Re: WFUR 102.9 off air

The new 102.9 is on the air, I heard them earlier talking about “the flesh” sounds a lot like 89.7 https://youtu.be/N_jnhmnSHqM I just wrote that two days before you :razz And yes, I suppose they do sound similar to Strong Tower sorta. They have their differences for sure, but I've spent a lot of t...
by cckadlec
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Booming in from the north
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Booming in from the north

97.7 is a pretty horrible signal in Michigan (most of its signal goes into Ontario actually). You more likely heard 97.7 Beaverton which is one of the major night enhacement stations that ends up going longer distances with tropo. It's *possible* it was Sandusky given your location being Brighton th...
by cckadlec
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WFUR 102.9 off air
Replies: 27
Views: 2973

Re: WFUR 102.9 off air

A friend in Lapeer sent me a clip of gospel music on 102.9 at 9pm tonight as heard on his radio. 102.9 Grand Rapids is a regular there. I turned on the radio and BBN is on the air now matching his clip. I just recorded a TOH ID from The Hog a few hours ago, so they must have signed on around 8pm, gi...
by cckadlec
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: North Goes South?
Replies: 41
Views: 2877

Re: North Goes South?

Did they dump 99.3 WQAN? I see no mention of the frequency on their site or Instagram now aside from in the description of their Instagram (which hasn't been updated as it doesn't include 94.5 and 106.3). I can't hear 99.3 here, if and when they are even on the air.
by cckadlec
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WFUR 102.9 off air
Replies: 27
Views: 2973

Re: WFUR 102.9 off air

Grand Rapids has not been heard since then. Here in Fremont, it has been W4, The Hog, and Big Country all back and forth every day, all day. W4 is often dominant in the day with Big Country dominant at night, sometimes in near local strength with RDS. The Hog is mostly a daytime station and is best ...
by cckadlec
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WFUR 102.9 off air
Replies: 27
Views: 2973

Re: WFUR 102.9 off air

It's been quite the while, but 102.9 is back on the air. Sorta. I caught them in the 1pm hour today testing their signal with dead air. I was hoping for a final sign-on (not that I want a station on that frequency...) so I started recording while doing other things. But a few minutes into it, I come...
by cckadlec
Wed May 27, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 102.7 wmom back on air
Replies: 38
Views: 3706

Re: 102.7 wmom back on air

Listening in Fremont, the signal is significantly weaker now overall (and compared to just before they switched tower sites). It's to the point it's barely listenable anymore on the car radio, which is disappointing. Decent signal on the portable, but only aiming right at it. By Newaygo, it's basica...