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by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Curious about this board's demographics
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Curious about this board's demographics

I have worked in and been involved in communications and radio since I was a 14 year old kid in 1966. Still plugging away on the radio every day. Being on the air is the 2nd most enjoyable thing I've ever done. I will let your imagination decide what the 1st most enjoyable thing might be.
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1680 WPRR AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: 1680 WPRR AM.ve

1680 has been on and off the air quite a bit lately. I don't know if they are having transmitter issues or what the problem might be. Usually the translator(s) have still been on the air while the AM is off the air. I did notice that 1680 was off the air today, but the past 2 weeks I've been at the ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: GVSU files a $50,000 deal to buy 95.3 translator from Goodrich Radio.
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: GVSU files a $50,000 deal to buy 95.3 translator from Goodrich Radio.

Grand Valley only bought the 95.3 translator. I have no idea if Mr. Goodrich is selling off any of his other properties. I'm guessing his 102.5 translator, might be of interest to someone else. (it's been transmitting nothing but dead air again for the past several weeks.) The 1680 AM frequency is b...
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: “White Lies, Blue Eyes”
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: “White Lies, Blue Eyes”

Not only do I remember White Lies, Blue Eyes, I played it on the air as a current hit in 1971 and still play it on the air today. Along with Willpower Weak, Temptation Strong. Also played the Grin song White Lies on the air as a current in 1972 (Top 10 in Grand Rapids) and still play that today too.
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri May 29, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Best sounding radio station of all time
Replies: 19
Views: 771

Re: Best sounding radio station of all time

The Big 8 had great audio for an AM station. Actually sounded better than some of the FM's I hear these days. The Big 8 never put much of a signal into the Grand Rapids area, so I am kind of partial to WLS circa 1968-70 as the best station I ever listened to. Clark Weber, Art Roberts, Lujack, Chuck ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat May 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: April Nielsen Audio #'s for Grand Rapids - WOOD Radio soars; worst showing for WSNX in years
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: April Nielsen Audio #'s for Grand Rapids - WOOD Radio soars; worst showing for WSNX in years

MW, you usually put a link to the ratings so the rest of us can see the numbers you are referring to. Any chance this time?
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun May 17, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WFUR 102.9 off air
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

WFUR 102.9 off air

I've noticed WFUR-FM 102.9 has been off the air the past couple of days. I'm guessing it has something to do with their impending sale. Interesting to hear what comes in on 102.9 while FUR is off the air.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New GR Nielsen Audio ratings (March 2020): WBFX falls to all-time record low
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: New GR Nielsen Audio ratings (March 2020): WBFX falls to all-time record low

Switching WOOD-FM to 101.3 would defeat the purpose of WOOD-FM being on 106.9. WOOD made the move to simulcast with the Muskegon station to get better coverage in Ottawa county and the lake shore. When WOOD-AM went to 20,000 watts, but directional north 24/7 is severly crippled their coverage area i...
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Former WLAV & WKLQ PD Dead From Covid 19
Replies: 12
Views: 1655

Re: Former WLAV & WKLQ PD Dead From Covid 19

I agree, we probably shouldn't be trashing a dead guy. Whether he was a good programmer or bad programmer really makes no difference now. I never met Darrin, never worked with him, nor ever listened much to his stations. I've worked with great guys who were lousy program directors. I've worked with ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Broadcasting From Home
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Broadcasting From Home

I heard that same thing last night. I thought it was just bad accoustics in the room.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Regarding Steve McGowan
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: Regarding Steve McGowan

Steve McGowan was my very first role model in radio. I met him in 1966 when he was working at WERX. I was only 14 years old at the time. Steve let me do some music research for him and even let me compile the end of the year Top 100 for WERX which aired on December 31, 1966. In early 1967 he was hir...
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WLCO Lapeer, off the air
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: WLCO Lapeer, off the air

When WYGR first went on the air as WERX in 1964 they were a 500 watt day timer. Early in 1965 WCKY complained to the FCC that WERX was interfering with their signal in Ohio. At that time the WERX license was changed to 250 watts during critical hours.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Least favorite commercials of all-time
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Least favorite commercials of all-time

Anything to do with Progressive insurance. Their commercials suck and their insurance products suck.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: AM 810 rockford
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: AM 810 rockford

Their signal is stronger now, than it has been in at least a couple of years. Today on the northeast side of Grand Rapids it stopped on the seek button and there was splatter on both 800 and 820. There has been times when you could barely hear 810 on the northeast side. Probably still only running 5...