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by ftballfan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: What's Finster doing these days?
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: What's Finster doing these days?

Finster said he's telling everybody on Facebook tomorrow where he is going. I heard from someone that he is reuniting with Omelette in the Mornings. Black Diamond is probably his only landing spot at this point. He could go to Blarney Stone but that outfit is a mess. O-man's rating could use the bo...
by ftballfan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: License revocations
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: License revocations

McCluskey had a CP for a 93.3 translator in Manistee that I don't think ever made it on the air. Speaking of 93.3, it can be considered a cursed frequency of sorts as recently there was a full power CP in Onekama that never made it onto the air (and likely never really had plans to as it never was a...
by ftballfan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!
Replies: 35
Views: 1862

Re: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!

Not why, (life's not fair, that's why) but how... A good lawyer can make problems disappear. Henderson has been working on a move in since he bought the stations. Do you think someone who has spent as much as he has on legal fees can't afford to fix his transmitters? He's a horrible business man bu...
by ftballfan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CICO-32 in Windsor
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: CICO-32 in Windsor

Once CBET went digital, it became a fringe signal for me. My two antennas point in the Saint Clair Shores and Southfield directions now. That gets me all of the Detroit majors, including WADL. If the CBC were smart, they would boost power and add subchannels to CBET. Add some unique subchannels and...
by ftballfan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: License revocations
Replies: 2
Views: 133

License revocations

With the discussion going on over on the Northern Michigan board over some actions that could lead to a license or several licenses getting deleted, I figured it was time to bring up James McCluskey. He had CPs for a few full-power noncommercial FMs (mostly licensed for 1kW or less) and a boat load ...
by ftballfan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!
Replies: 35
Views: 1862

Re: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!

He made a "donation" of $50,000 and lost his CP over the 95.9 license over a decade ago. But that was a result of filing false paperwork to meet a deadline. When he started using STL frequencies licensed to Interlochen, there was no penalty. In this case, he didn't mislead the fcc, he just started ...
by ftballfan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Q106 interference
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Q106 interference

If they want the sports format on FM, they should get a hold of Goodrich as they have two translators covering pretty much the exact same area. If I were Goodrich, I'd offer Cumulus 95.3. Grand Rapids has to be the market with the most translators and LPFMs in the country (if not, it's very close): ...
by ftballfan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WPON testing again ?
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: WPON testing again ?

IMHO, I'm surprised WPON didn't have its license cancelled years ago
by ftballfan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Another horrendous book for Q105
Replies: 29
Views: 963

Re: Another horrendous book for Q105

Out of market stations used to be counted, and would show up. They are still rated, so why their owners paid for their Toledo numbers seems odd. I don’t listen to WJLB- do they have any Toledo businesses advertising except perhaps the casino? Doubt it. iHeart seems to be extremely inconsistent in r...
by ftballfan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Ratings are out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: Ratings are out!

No one bought or will buy a country station other than WTCM. It's almost as if you want to position your business with a loser. I agree that there are 3 markets in our survey area. Like Ann Arbor to Detroit. TC is the Detroit, Petoskey is the Ann Arbor. In the TC market, WTCM is the country station...
by ftballfan
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 87
Views: 30474

Re: Old cable lineups

Odd that FSN Detroit was in the middle of the movie channels!
by ftballfan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Fox 2 Primetime Thursday
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Fox 2 Primetime Thursday

Almost every FOX affiliate in Michigan is airing Lions preseason football
by ftballfan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Is cord-cutting (specifically OTA-only) hard for the Lansing area?
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Is cord-cutting (specifically OTA-only) hard for the Lansing area?

With an external rooftop antenna (i.e. old school antenna) in the Lansing-East Lansing area, some Flint, Saginaw, and Grand Rapids stations can likely be received
by ftballfan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Ratings are out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Re: Ratings are out!

IMHO, the Traverse City market is three or four separate markets joined by a few signals (WTCM/WBCM, WKLT/WKLZ, WGFM/WGFE, WKHQ, WJZQ): The Traverse City five-county area; Petoskey/Cheboygan/Gaylord; Cadillac/Houghton Lake (HL not in the market, but WUPS is a subscriber); Manistee/Ludington (Ludingt...
by ftballfan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Ratings are out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1214

Ratings are out!

New ratings just released: https://ratings.radio-online.com/content/arb335 Just 56% of listeners go to subscribing stations! I would guess Trish's stations would combine for around 13-15% of listeners and other non-subscribers/out of market stations combine for around 5-10%, so that would mean 20-25...