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by Trophyhead
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 15113

Re: WBBL gone

The logistics of the situation is the stumbling block I am referring to. Getting off a plane before a road series starts, or going town to town during one producing an arrival at the airport in the wee hours of the morning, with that 6 a.m. start of show obligation is what seems daunting. You would ...
by Trophyhead
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 15113

Re: WBBL gone

So, now that Matt Shepard is the FSD Tigers PBP man, what happens to this Michigan Media Network morning show, "Shep, Shower and Shave?" Does he even complete the Michigan basketball schedule? (I know there are obvious gaps in the Tigers' preseason coverage that can be accommodated, but the MLB regu...
by Trophyhead
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 15113

Re: WBBL gone

To me, "the sticks" apply to Big Rapids and other environs 40-55 miles of GR that were served by 107.3's signal. Like today, when I am on my way to Ravenna and then, on to Big Rapids, I guess 590 is going to have to do as a resource for MSU-OSU listening. 1340 doesn't get me much past Cedar Springs,...
by Trophyhead
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Lancelot Link Secret Chimp
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: Lancelot Link Secret Chimp

Bernie Kopell, who is still among us at the age of 85, voiced a number of characters on that show, including Lancelot's nemesis, Baron Von Butcher. Lancelot's voice sounded like Walter Matthau to me, but apparently Dayton Allen was going for Humphrey Bogart. Always enjoyed when the chimps would get ...
by Trophyhead
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBBL gone
Replies: 64
Views: 15113

Re: WBBL gone

You get nowhere reading FOX 17's web article about this chance, with a sentence that links 106.1 FM with the WJRW signal and indicates both are in Grand Rapids. (I see by a post down the thread that a translator is coming in on that frequency) I hear Sean Baligian (I believe) on The H*** Show and I ...
by Trophyhead
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Looks like the Orbit Room is finally toast; share your memories here!
Replies: 19
Views: 3219

Re: Looks like the Orbit Room is finally toast; share your memories here!

Which way to go here...May as well first offer a thought to the question, "Orbit Room closure, what does it have to do with broadcasting?" Considering the number of regional to national acts that performed in the Orbit Room/Club Eastbrook over the years, which were the focus of promotion for area ra...
by Trophyhead
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: ENTERCOM STATIONS OFF THE AIR !
Replies: 20
Views: 3047

Re: ENTERCOM STATIONS OFF THE AIR !

This techno-mishap snuffed out their ability to serve as the hub of the Michigan News Network, as well. I remember a visiting cook hooking up a griddle at the Grand Rapids cluster of Clear Channel in early 2000, then going into a studio for an interview. Butter, or something burning on the hot surfa...
by Trophyhead
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Another Local Radio Fail
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

Re: Another Local Radio Fail

I admit to not having heard a 5 a.m. WOOD Radio newscast in years, and when that was the case, it offered weather on the ones, no traffic. I thought Kevin's first traffic drop was at 5:21 a.m., which when you consider his coming back in to work 3 to 6:45 p.m. as the back end of a split shift, there'...
by Trophyhead
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 88
Views: 13089

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

Where the freeway crosses Pine Island is a pretty good rise in elevation from the West River intersection, that's for sure. Not to be an "old horse," but I remember tuning in Aris on LAV with a fringe signal when I was up by Reed City in the 80s, and being able to pull in 96.9 by Mt. Pleasant. A thu...
by Trophyhead
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 88
Views: 13089

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

I had a sketchy signal on Sunday morning when I tuned in "Breakfast in the Basement." Writing to you on the anniversary of Uncle Ed's birth, let me say I was thankful to hear "Juke Joint Jump" by Elvin Bishop, Steve. Will this WGVU arrangement strengthen the quality near US-131 and Pine Island Drive...
by Trophyhead
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Why Wait Till November?
Replies: 15
Views: 3447

Re: Why Wait Till November?

I see now by my Facebook page that Star has "jumped" to Christmas music. Based on my previous exposure, albeit a few years distant, these moves were commonly made between Nov. 5-9.
by Trophyhead
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Big/Small Corporate Axes Fall
Replies: 0
Views: 1258

Big/Small Corporate Axes Fall

A couple of my former peers in Grand Rapids have been corporate adjustment victims already this week. Broadway, who many listened to on WSNX and WBCT in Grand Rapids, with dances into St. Louis and Hartford, CT is out at WDSY/Pittsburgh (Entercom). He's a Kenowa Hills native who has plenty of talent...
by Trophyhead
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Why Wait Till November?
Replies: 15
Views: 3447

Why Wait Till November?

100.5 apparently jumped on Monday to an All-Christmas music format. I heard the tunes playing in a thrift store on Tuesday, and see by 95.7's website that their cluster is acknowledging the "change." A website review also indicates that Star 105.7 didn't follow suit, yet. Maybe this is what put the ...
by Trophyhead
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic:
Replies: -1
Views:

Re: JIM PRICE STINKS!!!

Probably only nine days from the resumption of our discontent.
by Trophyhead
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Grayling Rocker
Replies: 47
Views: 9849

Re: Grayling Rocker

Milk Wrote: [quote] iHeart doesn't have 12 employees total in Grand Rapids. 9 are "managers".[/quote] Simply untrue. I can think of three, in-house, on-air talents for B93 (Aly Mac, Matt Gilcheck, and Conrad) WOOD has Steve Kelly and Bret Bakita, John Bry, Rob Sanford and Chuck LaTour are full time ...