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by originalzzmfmjock
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 97.3 Grand Rapids shut down
Replies: 18
Views: 3676

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: 1651

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: 3676

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: 2196

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: 2196

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: 2196

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: 2031

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: 1691

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: 3818

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...
by originalzzmfmjock
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The New Jethro FM
Replies: 18
Views: 5074

Re: The New Jethro FM

I heard a dead carrier on 99.5 this afternoon on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids. Looks like Jethro FM is getting ready to launch their translator in Lowell.
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The New Jethro FM
Replies: 18
Views: 5074

The New Jethro FM

FM94.9/AM1530 WYGR. As of today I believe. Classic Country. Looks like the pulse of the city it no longer pulsing.
by originalzzmfmjock
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: TimTam and the Turn Ons
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: TimTam and the Turn Ons

Wait A Minute was from early 1966. Hit the top 10 on all the top 40 stations in Grand Rapids (WLAV, WGRD, WERX) about February of 1966. They had 2 follow ups that also got play in the Grand Rapids area later in 1966. Kimberly and Cheryl Ann. Neither of those two got anywhere near the top 10.
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Buzzboard Marketplace
Topic: Job Opening Real Oldies 1480 and 850
Replies: 1
Views: 1496

Job Opening Real Oldies 1480 and 850

We currently have a need for an afternoon drive announcer. The job would consist of being on the air Monday Through Friday from 2-6pm and a Saturday shift that can be voice tracked from 3-6pm. We would prefer someone with oldies knowledge and experience, but it isn't necessary. Looking for someone w...
by originalzzmfmjock
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Job Opening Real Oldies 1480 and 850
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Job Opening Real Oldies 1480 and 850

We currently have a need for an afternoon drive announcer. The job would consist of being on the air Monday through Friday from 2-6pm and a Saturday shift that can be voice tracked from 3-6pm. We would prefer someone with oldies knowledge and experience, but it isn't necessary. Looking for someone w...
by originalzzmfmjock
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns
Replies: 20
Views: 3818

Re: 1260 Zeeland Transmitter site burns

The last time I was in Fremont this past summer, I heard mostly the Whitehall LPFM on 98.9 in that area. It was pretty strong and very listenable too. Is the translator for 1260 now over running that signal in the Fremont area??????