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by ftballfan
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Roy H Selling Off?
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Roy H Selling Off?

$2 million is a lot for a stick that doesn't cover a lot of people. KTWL is a Class C3 located between Houston and Bryan/College Station. Its 60dBu includes the smallish cities of Hempstead and Navasota, as well as the far northwest suburbs of Houston (Magnolia, Lake Conroe, Montgomery). There's a t...
by ftballfan
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: McCanada
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: McCanada

Two days ago, someone working at my house brought in McDonalds for their breakfast. The bag had the Maple Leaf on it (this is in Manistee)
by ftballfan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Synergy is a mess
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Synergy is a mess

Synergy Media currently has one station completely off the air and another on very low power: 97.7 WMLQ is completely off and has been off since early May. STA filing: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101817895&formid=910&fac_num=39787 94.9 W...
by ftballfan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: North Goes South?
Replies: 41
Views: 2288

Re: North Goes South?

If the market wasn't so big (and if the Petoskey/Gaylord area were a separate market for ownership caps), 92.3, 99.3, and 101.9 likely would have been split with one going to each of Midwestern, Macdonald-Garber, and Black Diamond. The only thing that would make sense with the Bear Lake license woul...
by ftballfan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Michigan isn't a hot spot
Replies: 41
Views: 752

Re: Michigan isn't a hot spot

New cases are up 77% in Arizona, 75% in Michigan, 70% in Texas and 66% in Florida. Of course anyone can make things look bad with stats but here is the bigger picture: https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/index.html#cases AZ, TX, and FL, as well as CA, are all in the thousands per day. Michigan h...
by ftballfan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 71
Views: 6376

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

hunterw wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Today while driving in to ludington from Fountain /Freesoil area Lubbock Texas was booming in on my car radio. Was listening to kmmx 100.3
I would've gotten it (along with several other TX panhandle stations) if I weren't in Grand Rapids, which has a boat load of translators and IBOC
by ftballfan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: 2020 Senate Polls
Replies: 69
Views: 2160

Re: 2020 Senate Polls

June 25 New York Times / Siena Michigan: Incumbent Gary Peters (D) 41 Challenger John James (R) 31 Arizona: Challenger Mark Kelly (D) 47 Incumbent Martha McSally (R) 38 North Carolina: Challenger Cal Cunningham (D) 42 Incumbent Thom Tillis (R) 39 There are a lot of undecideds, especially in MI (28%...
by ftballfan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: 2020 Presidential Polls
Replies: 329
Views: 7993

Re: 2020 Presidential Polls

I could see a lot of scenarios for the electoral college. There's a plausible 269-269 scenario (which involves Biden flipping AZ, MI, and WI only; Trump keeps PA, NC, FL, GA, OH, and TX) while I could also see a scenario in which Biden gets over 400 electoral votes (Biden would have to win all of th...
by ftballfan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: LGBTQIA+ mayor steps down after racist comments
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: LGBTQIA+ mayor steps down after racist comments

Also, some of the protesters pictured weren't wearing their masks properly
by ftballfan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 71
Views: 6376

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Picked up 95.7 KEZJ from Twin Falls, ID on Thursday night with "Taste of Country Nights". Over 1,400 miles! I also picked up a few Idaho Falls/Pocatello stations at around 1,300 miles (89.5 KLRI, 93.9 KZBQ, 96.1 KWFI, 97.3 KLCE)
by ftballfan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Major changes in May 2020 Nielsen Audio #'s - Grand Rapids
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Major changes in May 2020 Nielsen Audio #'s - Grand Rapids

Unusual to see puny WFGR leading the Townsquare group. Has that ever happened before? Flipping 94.5 to Alternative was a good move IMHO. The combined shares for WKLQ and WTNR are higher than what WTNR and WBBL combined for before Thunder came back on 107.3. Which iHeart station will flip first, 96.1...
by ftballfan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: North Goes South?
Replies: 41
Views: 2288

Re: North Goes South?

Maybe I should start a GoFundMe, which would go toward purchasing 100.3 (and LMA rights to 94.5 and 106.3) from the Coynes. I bet I could raise at least $50,000! Spoiler alert - I'd dump the stiff parade format. My format would be country hits from the 80s, 90s, and 00s. If I did a radio station Go...
by ftballfan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down

My prediction: The Seventh Day Adventist group that owns & operates 91.9 WGCP in Cadillac, 89.7 in Grand Rapids and various other stations across Michigan will acquire it. Is that the same group that operates KTGG 1540 in Okemos? Yes. Their TOH legal ID includes ALL of their stations. KTGG, which i...
by ftballfan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Traverse City DX
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Traverse City DX

I received quite a few Denver stations last night: 92.5 KKSE, 93.3 KTCL, 94.7 KRKS, 95.7 KPTT, 96.5 KXPK, 97.3 KBCO, 98.5 KYGO, 99.5 KQMT, 100.3 KIMN, 101.1 KOSI (with HD lock), 101.9 KXWA, 104.3 KKFN, 105.1 KXKL Along with a bunch of Cheyenne and Fort Collins-area stations: 92.9 KPAW, 93.7 KAZY, 94...
by ftballfan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Weird Skip today in Sandusky Ohio

Over in Manistee, I had most of the full-power Denver stations in last evening (between 7-8pm ET).

In an FM DX Discord group I'm in, some of the others in it caught 88.7 CIMX, 88.7 WIAA, 91.1 WOLW, 91.9 WGCP, 93.7 WBCT, 93.9 WDOR, and 96.7 WBDK.