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by ftballfan
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: License renewal season coming up
Replies: 0
Views: 118

License renewal season coming up

For radio stations in Michigan, licenses expire on October 1, 2020. Unlike in past cycles, I could see at least one station deciding to turn in their license for cancellation. In the Northern Michigan market (including some outlying areas), there are several stations with uncertain futures, includin...
by ftballfan
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey
Replies: 55
Views: 2535

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Perhaps they're picking up 98.9 instead? I also cannot help but wonder if WLJN is going to wind up with 98.9. Plenty of unanswered questions, to say the least. That would make total sense. Seller requires both signals to be purchased, Midwestern donates this signal to WLJN like he has with the AM s...
by ftballfan
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Fox soon WCMU
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: The Fox soon WCMU

I think 92.5 is outside of the market (it is licensed to Atlanta in Montmorency County), so Midwestern or MacDonald-Garber could buy it
by ftballfan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey
Replies: 55
Views: 2535

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

FCC ownership rules have screwed this market over. There should be a rule for FM stations that allow simulcasts to count as one against the market caps, if their 70dBu contours don't overlap. Midwestern keeping 98.9 only would make more sense than keeping 97.5 only (98.9 covers much more of the mark...
by ftballfan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey
Replies: 55
Views: 2535

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Again, the greed that bore the 11 county metro: Broadcasters thinking it would garner the attention of national marketing dollars (epic fail) and Nielsen looking to charge them for the survey to pretend to be more a more important than what it really is (a win for Nielsen). Any market where you hav...
by ftballfan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: HD 2 and 3 stations
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: HD 2 and 3 stations

I have an HD radio, but have never hooked it up. Is 98.7 still offering Smooth Jazz on one of their HD channels? Last I checked, this was the HD2/3 lineup in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area: 92.3 HD2 - Jammin' (Classic Hip-Hop/R&B) 93.1 HD2 - Nash Icon 94.7 HD2 - normally Oldies, currently Christmas Mus...
by ftballfan
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Multiple City IDs Past, More Recent, and Present
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Multiple City IDs Past, More Recent, and Present

Some past from TV: 9 WWTV Cadillac/Mt. Pleasant/Traverse City 6 WJIM Lansing/Flint/Jackson 11 WBKB Alpena/Oscoda/Tawas City Some present or recent past from radio: 94.1 WWKR Hart/Muskegon/Ludington/Manistee 93.5 WBCM Boyne City/Petoskey/Gaylord 93.7 WKAD Harrietta/Cadillac/Traverse City 106.9 WMUS M...
by ftballfan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: The "other" Crowbar
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: The "other" Crowbar

WZRC 1067 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:15 pm
"That must of been at least 50lbs of meat"
"This music is slow and fat"
by ftballfan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FCC to allow All-Digital on AM Band
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: FCC to allow All-Digital on AM Band

Both of the Jeeps I've had (2014 and 2019) have HD AM/FM radio
by ftballfan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9933

Re: 101.9 wldr

This whole saga took another turn. I can't say that I've seen a doctor's note and scans of someone's arteries on an STA before. But it happened when Roy had a major heart attack last week and requested an STA for his other station, KHTZ. And remember, Roy is suing Blarney Stone. Lol. In an unrelate...
by ftballfan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: The "other" Crowbar
Replies: 6
Views: 192

The "other" Crowbar

On a thread talking about the passing of Crowbar (Canada) member Kelly Jay, someone brought up the American sludge metal band of the same name. They might be most famous for a couple of their videos being made fun of on Beavis and Butthead. Beavis and Butthead 1 ("All I Had (I Gave)"): https://www.y...
by ftballfan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Lodging/hospital cable lineups
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: Lodging/hospital cable lineups

I don't remember the channel list, but the Ramada Inn in Grayling's list doesn't match what the channels on the TV are. If I recall, the channels found when flipping through channels is the Traverse City Charter lineup, but the little card is something else, possibly an old Charter lineup, or their...
by ftballfan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9933

Re: 101.9 wldr

Where is Forrester Hill? I googled it and came back "find a grave" website, LOL. What type of tower is it? It's on Forrester Road between Benzonia and Frankfort. Just north of the tower, Forrester Road descends nearly 300 feet in around 2/3 of a mile. Checking Google Earth, there appear to be three...
by ftballfan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ signal problems? (+ WJR audio distortion)
Replies: 47
Views: 2438

Re: WWJ signal problems? (+ WJR audio distortion)

I don't know about anyone else noticing but, WWJ's HD signal drops in and out in areas it never did before. It's been happening at least for two months now. Perhaps the HD Xmiter is on a lower power, setting, that's just a guess because they appear to be at full power on the analog side. I've had m...
by ftballfan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 162
Views: 9933

Re: 101.9 wldr

Heard an ID on 92.3 just in the last few minutes:
"92.3 WBNZ Benzie-Frankfort-Manistee" "Your Hard Rock Authority"