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by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Windsor ratings are out; 89X is slipping again
Replies: 22
Views: 1530

Windsor ratings are out; 89X is slipping again

After a strong fall 2018 showing (about a 5.4 share, as I recall), 89X's numbers are once again tanking. They managed only a 3.7 share in the Fall 2019 survey for Windsor - Essex County, which puts them in a tie with Country 95.9 and places them behind all other locally-based commercial FM stations....
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Alana Holland Leaving
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Alana Holland Leaving

She's going to ZZM?

God help her.
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 2020 predictions
Replies: 15
Views: 1343

Re: 2020 predictions

I agree that a shake-up in the WJR weekday schedule will occur at some point in 2020. Look for Ben Shapiro to be onboarded. Guy Gordon will be removed as an afternoon drive time host. Not confident enough to say he'll disappear from WJR completely. (More Cumulus prediction below.) WGPR will be sold ...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Cuts at Beasley Detroit
Replies: 32
Views: 2597

Re: Cuts at Beasley Detroit

On the surface, Beasley doesn't appear to be in terrible financial shape. 95% of their long term debt is not scheduled to mature until 2023 and operating profit margins YTD in 2019 appear to be a bit better than the same period last year. The problem is this - the Company's First Lien Leverage Ratio...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 13.6 and .7
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: 13.6 and .7

Dabl?

BARF. One of the worst diginets out there.
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Only the Lions
Replies: 47
Views: 1708

Re: Only the Lions

"Hey, ya know all those close games the Lions below in the 4th quarter throughout the season? It only happened because the Lions were SCREWED in Green Bay!" :lol Yup, those two horrible officiating calls completely explain the Lions' ineptitude on defense, not to mention their sluggish performances ...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Only the Lions
Replies: 47
Views: 1708

Re: Only the Lions

My position is that the momentum came to a screeching halt when the refs handed Green Bay the first game. There were 2 horrible calls against Flowers, both at critical times, that I think if not called Detroit would have won the game. That officiating was the difference between Detroit being alone ...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Pigs steal homeless people’s signs on Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Pigs steal homeless people’s signs on Christmas

If the panhandlers in question are on public property and not causing a disturbance, I completely agree that the officers' actions are unlawful. Now, I will say a surprising number of panhandlers are not homeless or impoverished. As an example, read up on the situation that occurred in Howell about ...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Cuts at Beasley Detroit
Replies: 32
Views: 2597

Re: Cuts at Beasley Detroit

I do agree with an earlier post that Carlini likely has a non-compete. (Yet, Doug Podell was heard on 106.7 just days or even hours after quitting 93.1. Go figure.) It's great to know fans of hers can listen to her online via Coyote 102.5's stream. I have to admit - she is SO associated with WRIF th...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: How to fix CNN
Replies: 16
Views: 846

Re: How to fix CNN

MSNBC in 2019 had more daily viewers than even ESPN, was #2 among all cable networks (trailing only Fox News), and is ahead of CNN by a nearly 2:1 margin! https://deadline.com/2019/12/cable-ratings-2019-list-fox-news-total-viewers-espn-18-49-demo-1202817561/ (Hallmark Channel is #6...really?!?! Old ...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WKLZ Sold to EMF
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: WKLZ Sold to EMF

As far as 105.5 is concerned, I'm not seeing anything at all interesting in the FCC public file, other than the Silent STA filed on December 19. https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/wsrj I'm a little surprised EMF did not enter into a deal to also purchase 105.5. Coverage wise, it bookends 98.9 de...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??
Replies: 53
Views: 4478

Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

First Amendment to Time Brokerage Agreement, which extended the expiry date from December 31, 2016 (inclusive of option exercise) to December 31, 2019: https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/api/manager/download/774f9a50-fc24-a8a1-259b-e9ad298cc0bd/733ac0b1-c594-448c-a8fd-3919d36db07c.pdf Original Time Brokera...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??
Replies: 53
Views: 4478

Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

By the way, Hot 107.5 fired its local morning show last summer in favor of airing a new nationally syndicated show from origins unknown ("The Morning Hustle"), and none of us even noticed. :lol

Hey, I personally cannot STAND listening to Hot 107.5 for any length of time!
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??
Replies: 53
Views: 4478

Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

The station is still running as usual. Weird.

Either Urban One is continuing to operate the station on a day to day basis or the Masons have acquired the intellectual property of Hot 107.5.

I'll have to see if I can pull up the LMA contract from 2011.
by MWmetalhead
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Only the Lions
Replies: 47
Views: 1708

Re: Only the Lions

Tie-win-win. Yes, it did. 2-0-1 start and damn near beat the Chiefs and Packers the following 2 games. You're counting a tie where the Lions blew a large lead against a terrible team and two losses as "momentum" ? You sound like the stereotypical kool-aid drinking Lions fan! (I know you're not one ...