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by CK-722
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972

Here's a WABX lineup from 1968.

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by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972

This one was excellent. "8:05" Moby Grape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioKodbNTljg WTRX AM 1330 Flint broke "8:05" first. Moby Grape had released their entire album on five singles. http://las-solanas.com/arsa/singles_charts.php?hs=18228 Absoutely a great radio station. John Records Landecker had...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972

I remember them all, subtle variations of the "Underground" format, but often secretly tightly formatted behind the scenes, so basically a ruse. There were CJOM, WABX, WKNR-FM, WXYZ-FM/WRIF, and WWWW, and I was able to hear them in Genesee County, with a turnstile outside antenna, or a sensitive and...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: One big mistake or a series of mistakes? What was it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1098

Re: One big mistake or a series of mistakes? What was it?

One of the things I've noticed over the years, is that many people who work at large group owned stations near Flint, think they are just passing though, paying their dues, until they make the big time Major Markets. Many have a really bad attitude about the area. They excuse their own failures by u...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Steve Priest (The Sweet) dies
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Steve Priest (The Sweet) dies

I often wondered if the "Girl in the corner that no one ignores" was the same person as the "Fox on the run". Songwriters seem to be obsessive about certain people they write their songs about. Jim Webb wrote about a dozen songs about Suzy Horton Ronstadt (who is or was a cousin in law of Linda Rons...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

WHGR got interference primarily from WHIO Dayton, OH, but also from WIRL Peoria, IL, and CJBK London, ON. I never saw an NIF calculation, but I'm pretty sure it would be in excess of 25 mV/m. I saw a calculation of what the WIOS 1480 NIF is, and it seems like it was around or in excess of 50 mV/m, f...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: More From The WWJ History Card
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: More From The WWJ History Card

I did remember that it was just 500 watts when it began, but I didn't realize that WNZK had changed TL early on like WBRB did. I remember that WMZK 97.9 had just become WJLB shortly before that, but WCCW-FM 92.1 Traverse City had taken the call letters WMZK, so the 690 became WNZK instead of playing...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Steve Priest (The Sweet) dies
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Steve Priest (The Sweet) dies

I guess it was the lead singer Brian that said "Are you ready, Steve?" at the beginning of "Ballroom Blitz". I guess that's why I didn't know who Brian was. He named the rest of the group. That sounds like a new topic, songs that call out the other members of the group. "Dance To The Music" by Sly a...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: “Timothy”
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: “Timothy”

Actually, "Timothy" became a hit in 1970 in Northeast Pennsylvania, near where the actual mining disaster occurred in 1963. The song took off first in Wilkes Barre, where The Buoys were from. The town where the disaster happened was about 30 miles from Wilkes Barre. Except for a few local break outs...
by CK-722
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Welcome Back HGR1290! I have always enjoyed your posts! WCRM...WABX 990 was located where the sand began. JP McCarthy always used to answer this question about why WJR faded out near Clare in the Daytime, and yet could be heard on the Northern Islands of Lake Huron and mainland of Canada in the Dayt...
by CK-722
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: “Timothy”
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: “Timothy”

Rupert Holmes won't admit that this song was loosely based on a coal mining disaster in Pennsylvania in 1963, where two miners were rescued, and the third didn't make it out. The families would have probably sued Rupert Holmes for the profits from the story behind the song. The song broke out in Pen...
by CK-722
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Downriver AM transmitters
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: Downriver AM transmitters

Here's the WCAR/WDFN History Card. It takes a while to load. I don't think that the old WCAR tower was used in the WPON array. Both sites, not sure how close together they were, were near Square Lake and Telegraph Rd. They originally wanted to build the new array on Grosse Isle. They were originally...
by CK-722
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Downriver AM transmitters
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: Downriver AM transmitters

Lucky615, did you by any chance know the late Big Ron O'Brien from KFI, WCFL, WCAR (The Giant 1130), and other stations? One night I was listening to KFI 640, when it used to come in occasionally. It was probably in 1979 or 1980. I called to say I was listening in Michigan, and we had quite a chat. ...
by CK-722
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: More From The WWJ History Card
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: More From The WWJ History Card

The original three WBRB towers were located at 44450 Hayes Rd., South of Hall Rd., just South of where Lowe's access road is today, and just North of the Professional Center. I wish I could have talked to Bob Liggett to ask if he remembered that. He lived nearby near 21 Mile and Van Dyke, and gradua...
by CK-722
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: More From The WWJ History Card
Replies: 15
Views: 1288

Re: More From The WWJ History Card

The WNZK array is South of DTW. Eight towers, Six Day and Six Night, to steer the maximum azimuth and pattern.

https://www.fccdata.org/?facid=&call=WN ... d=&lang=en