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by option1
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: February Nielsen #'s - Grand Rapids
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: February Nielsen #'s - Grand Rapids

What I'm really curious about is: How many of you honestly believe that station "ratings" are accurate? And if you do, why do you believe that? I've always been skeptical of it from a statistical standpoint, though much the same with TV ratings and many other polls and I am really big fan of statis...
by option1
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Say what you want about Cumulus, but this is an EXCELLENT hire...
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Say what you want about Cumulus, but this is an EXCELLENT hire...

He should make sure to keep his attorney on speed dial and read the fine print of Finteri’s contract. Especially the non-compete section.
by option1
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Gello out at 105.1 The Bounce
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: Gello out at 105.1 The Bounce

MW the station launched in early July. They hired Al Payne as PD in September. And didn’t fully staff up until December with “Bounce Ambassadors.” That is a lifetime of neglect for a new station. Gotta’ be better prepared.
by option1
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Gello out at 105.1 The Bounce
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: Gello out at 105.1 The Bounce

“Interesting that Dom Theodore is consulting WMGC. Now, we know how Big Boy / Chunky got a job there (which didn't last long). He wasn't very good in mornings. In contrast, I thought Gello did a good job.” Dom has been a part of The Bounce since launch. He played/plays a significant role in the libr...
by option1
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Which local radio station will have the courage to editorially defend serious gun control measures?.
Replies: 21
Views: 2150

Re: Which local radio station will have the courage to editorially defend serious gun control measures?.

R.I.P to those that have been killed by senseless gun violence. Families, friends, loved ones. So many affected. But we have become numb as a society to events like Atlanta and Boulder and the countless occurrences that have preceded them. They make our news cycle for a few days and sadly we just wa...
by option1
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Can the last one at DRQ turn out the lights?
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: Can the last one at DRQ turn out the lights?

Station flips are expensive. I think they’ll stay the course.

As for the building in general...seems pretty toxic. With GM Finateri suing anyone that wants to leave the sinking ship, crying “non-compete, non-compete”, I doubt they’ll be able to attract any worthwhile talent.
by option1
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: #'s wise, Something IS afoot.
Replies: 12
Views: 2607

Re: #'s wise, Something IS afoot.

So the only all female show is in third place in females? I don't know if this says more about the audience or the show? [quote="phil mckracken" post_id=661710 time=<a href="tel:1615559352">1615559352</a> user_id=14978] Even more interesting: Hot FM mornings with Gray & Green: Adults 25-54 a solid ...
by option1
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: #'s wise, Something IS afoot.
Replies: 12
Views: 2607

Re: #'s wise, Something IS afoot.

These Top40 numbers are the result of SNX, Lite & Hot all sharing the same music with nothing special between the records. Obviously, listeners just don’t care which crappy station they get their Arianna Grande from. Hot FM can for sure celebrate because from these numbers it looks like they had the...
by option1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: January Radio Ratings
Replies: 21
Views: 2274

Re: January Radio Ratings

And to think, The Bounce DEBUT at #1 and was not only the talk of Detroit with every TV and newspaper doing stories about the format, but the entire industry! It has turned out to be one of the biggest tank jobs in the history of radio. Not saying they could have maintained those incredible numbers,...
by option1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New CHR Launches in Kalamazoo
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Re: New CHR Launches in Kalamazoo

If they would have done this in 2002 instead of 2021 it might be a story. Other than the brand manager at MWC having a CHR background that could help, my guess is that it’ll be two watered down top 40’s with mediocre content playing the same songs in power over and over. In a two book market against...
by option1
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Thoughts on Rush Limbaugh's legacy
Replies: 44
Views: 4168

Re: Thoughts on Rush Limbaugh's legacy

Say what you want about Limbaugh, but the revenue Premiere/iheart is going to lose with his passing will be significant.

This best of Rush stuff is going to get old quick and there is not a voice in the format that can pull anywhere close to his numbers.
by option1
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Dave Benson leaving?
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Dave Benson leaving?

MWC flipping 96.5 to CHR at this point would be a total waste of time and 15 years too late.
by option1
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Jerry Tarrants is back in West Michigan working for Townsquare, with a catch...
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: Jerry Tarrants is back in West Michigan working for Townsquare, with a catch...

Only five months in market #184? Hope he didn’t sign a one year lease.
by option1
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Dave Benson leaving?
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Dave Benson leaving?

Only thing left to wonder is which lame ass, canned, air talent kid; syndicated and broadcasting on 50 radio stations from his/her bathroom in Duluth, Townsquare will add to his/her list of markets and stations they don’t give a shit about. Their instructions will be to just make sure you don’t say ...
by option1
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Is Anyone Focusing on 105.3 HOT FM?
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Is Anyone Focusing on 105.3 HOT FM?

I don’t see a problem with RDS being stuck on Justin since every other song they play is actually from Justin.