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by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Grammy's Rant
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Grammy's Rant

Rock and Roll music and Pop Music, pretty much one in the same until the late 60's-early 70's when the top 40 format began to splinter and gave birth to the AOR and A/C formats.
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation - new update 7/29
Replies: 53
Views: 8348

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

I think the cold weather and the snow cover may have something to do with LAV's better signal lately. I've heared some of the lower power FM's and pirate stations in places I don't usually hear them. I'm also getting some HD FM signals in the house that I don't usually hear. The noise floor on the F...
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Grammy's Rant
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: Grammy's Rant

I would beg to differ that Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder don't deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They've been members for over 30 years and in the 60's and 70's their music was considered to be "part" of the over all Rock and Roll music scene. In fact, if it wasn't for the fusion ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The New Jethro FM
Replies: 18
Views: 4640

Re: The New Jethro FM

I hear their new translator on 99.5 from lowell is now on the air. Pretty weak by time you get to the northeast side of Grand Rapids, but it can be heard.
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 3384

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

As for WDEE, I noticed up in Newaygo over the weekend that their signal wasn't nearly as good as it normally is. It's usually the dominant signal on 97.3, but it was full of holes when I listened this past weekend.
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs Banned By WABC And WLS
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Songs Banned By WABC And WLS

While censorship does suck, not playing a record is a business decision, not censorship. Censorship is when the government tells you that a record can't be played. The government tried that with Louie, Louie. Didn't work. Back to the topic. WLS didn't play several songs during their top 40 run that ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 3384

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

97.3 is on the air
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New Afternoon Host AM 1480/850
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: New Afternoon Host AM 1480/850

The new afternoon host at Real Oldies 1480/850 is Rob Sanford. He has been on the air since January 2. Rob replaces long time afternoon host Tom Wyant who decided to retire in December. Tom is a great guy and is missed at Real Oldies. We wish him all the the best in his retirement. Rob is the perman...
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 3384

Re: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down

Don't know what's going on with this station, but they are back on the air today.
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

Wikipedia is in error saying the station signed on in 1979. It's been on the air since at least the early 60's. When I worked there it was on White Lake Drive about 2 miles west of the U.S.31 exit. It was in an old house right where the rail road tracks cross White Lake Road. I believe it would now ...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

Re: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque

By 1981-82 the stations were separate. Sold in 1978 to 2 different parties. At the time I was working there the stations also had 2 different but similar call signs. It was WLRC-AM and WLRQ-FM.
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: What ever happened to AM 1490 Montaque
Replies: 16
Views: 1959

I had the pleasure? of working at 1490 in Whitehall in the mid 70's. It was teamed up with 95.3FM as a simulcast and was called Super Q after Super CFL in Chicago. The owner of the station at the time was Ralph Trieger who was sales manager at WCFL in Chicago. I was the program director of this Rock...
by originalzzmfmjock
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CFZM Zoomer Radio 740
Replies: 15
Views: 1753

Re: CFZM Zoomer Radio 740

I listen to 740 quite a bit. I even have a button set for them on all my car radios. Puts a good solid signal into West Michigan almost every night. Great stuff that you don't find on the radio much anymore.
by originalzzmfmjock
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Job Opening Real Oldies 1480 and 850
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: Job Opening Real Oldies 1480 and 850

I have filled the position with a Michigan radio veteran of 45 years. He will be starting on the afternoon show on January 2, 2019. Thanks to all who showed interest in this position. I had several great candidates to choose from. Happy Holidays.
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns
Replies: 20
Views: 3543

Re: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns

I've heard the 98.9 translator in the Grand Rapids area. You can understand what is being said, but a lot of bleed over from WFGR. Their 96.5 translator is quite audible on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids, particularly this time of the year, with the out of town signals being held down by the col...