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by ftballfan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Nash has reverted to Thunder branding and has added 107.3!
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Nash has reverted to Thunder branding and has added 107.3!

I did hear a "WTNR Greenville-Grand Rapids" LID on 107.3 when I was in Grand Rapids this past week
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Cumulus stunner - two heritage Hot AC stations in major markets SOLD (note: WDVD not involved)
Replies: 37
Views: 1031

Re: Cumulus stunner - two heritage Hot AC stations in major markets SOLD (note: WDVD not involved)

Excellent post; I cannot disagree with anything you wrote. They'll look to complete their exit from D.C. and New York sooner rather than later, and I agree L.A. is likely next. Will they also deal KRBE in Houston, one of the few heritage CHR stations Jan Jefferies managed not to screw up during his...
by ftballfan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WPLJ - now the home of God.
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: WPLJ - now the home of God.

Oldies 84 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Yes, 96.7 a rim shot.
Which will likely flip to Air 1 once 95.5 goes K-Love
by ftballfan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WATT
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: WATT

I've gotten WATT's 106.1 translator as far away as Kaleva
by ftballfan
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 30
Views: 3676

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

Even in the very early CATV days? I know Whitehall had WVTV from Milwaukee until 2006 (it only lasted that long due to GR not having a full-time WB affiliate and CW7 ended up taking WVTV's cable slot) I mean, i was a small child in the '80s, so my memory for that time period isn't that great. There...
by ftballfan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with no lyrics to receive Top 40 airplay
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: Songs with no lyrics to receive Top 40 airplay

Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
Herb Alpert - Rise
Vangelis - Chariots of Fire
Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Theme

All four of these songs hit top 5 on the Hot 100, with the last three going all the way to #1
by ftballfan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 30
Views: 3676

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

With WOTV occupying cable 9 in Muskegon and Fremont, I wonder if it replaced WWTV on one or both of those systems. Muskegon cable has never carried any adjacent-market stations. Even in the very early CATV days? I know Whitehall had WVTV from Milwaukee until 2006 (it only lasted that long due to GR...
by ftballfan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WLEC 1450 Sandusky signal weak?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: WLEC 1450 Sandusky signal weak?

WLEC has a translator CP at 93.5 that was granted 2-3 months ago, AFAIK, it’s still being built... but at the US 250/Ohio Turnpike interchange... not at the Quonset Hut. Who knows if the copper ground system at WLEC is up to par after 72 years? The translator appears to be going on the same tower t...
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Fall 18 Nielsens
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: Fall 18 Nielsens

The best thing for 101.9, IMHO, would be for IPR to buy it and move IPR News to 101.9, spinning off 91.5 to a religious broadcaster (i.e. The Promise FM, which just bought 100.9 East Jordan from IPR) Y'know, that's really not a bad idea at all. With 101.9 now putting a listenable signal into the Ma...
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 30
Views: 3676

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

Was there a point in time in which WOTV wasn't carried in Muskegon? Until about ten years ago, WZZM wasn't carried in Battle Creek or Three Rivers WOTV was carried on Muskegon cable in the 1980s when it was still WUHQ. I don't recall exactly when it was dropped other than it was sometimes in the la...
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WLUK fail
Replies: 2
Views: 69

WLUK fail

http://wfgr.com/this-wisconsin-tv-station-is-very-confused-about-michigans-upper-peninsula/?fbclid=IwAR2J9JbvBja7e3hUOCOExbIuHTHFmv6LjjIUds8mZFq_EFbwffvVYH1ZVCU In this news clip, Green Bay FOX affiliate WLUK considered the UP to be part of Canada. This mistake is very baffling because: (a) Menomine...
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: 90’s Tunes the Radio Doesn’t Play Anymore
Replies: 41
Views: 618

Re: 90’s Tunes the Radio Doesn’t Play Anymore

stopnswop2 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:59 pm
That station claims to be a CHR/Alternative Hybrid.
Celine Dion is neither, as that song is 30 years old now (recorded in 89, album released in 90).

Are you sure? O.o
Yes! WMOM is an odd station, but it works as it's #1 in its immediate area
by ftballfan
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: "You Win Again" by Bee Gees
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: "You Win Again" by Bee Gees

From 1987. The song hit number 1 in the UK and was voted the second greatest Bee Gees song of all time! It's virtually unheard of here though and charted very poorly due to the disco backlash. The song is not disco though. It's a Soft Rock/Power Pop tune. It deserved to be H*** here. Such a shame. ...
by ftballfan
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: 90’s Tunes the Radio Doesn’t Play Anymore
Replies: 41
Views: 618

Re: 90’s Tunes the Radio Doesn’t Play Anymore

Heard this rare song on WMOM tonight: Celine Dion - Where Does My Heart Beat Now (Celine's first English hit, hit #4 in 1991) Some other tunes not heard in a while (if ever): Michael W. Smith - Place In This World (#6 in 1991) Shai - If I Ever Fall in Love (#2 behind I Will Always Love You for two m...
by ftballfan
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Fall 18 Nielsens
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: Fall 18 Nielsens

It's probably the best signal in Traverse City but it is been bastardized for so long going to be a long hard climb back. They aren't going to win any favor by being 100% Satellite. Did you see how many stations were listed? Dare I say the cost to restore the brand might not be worth it, The best t...