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by WC8KCY
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: New Years Countdown Programs Sucked Balls
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: New Years Countdown Programs Sucked Balls

I firmly believe that the NYC exclusivity is a holdover from the early days of TV when the big four television networks originated their programming from there. It's their way of jabbing Hollywood and reminding the rest of us that they were once the nation's entertainment capital for radio and TV. k...
by WC8KCY
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 3177

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

Was driving back from ludington yesterday and saw a billboard for 101.9 wldr on US31 between ludington and Manistee. Still can’t get it in very well in northern mason county. I saw the billboard too, facing northbound US-31 traffic a couple of miles south of the Manistee/Mason county line. Just tri...
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK
Replies: 39
Views: 10295

Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

Thanks for uploading! Although I'm surprised it was only a half-hour long. Considering all the generic CBS footage at the beginning of the program--along with all the Christmas music at the end--it seems they had to stretch what they had to work with to fill the 22 1/2 minute runtime (sans commerci...
by WC8KCY
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK
Replies: 39
Views: 10295

Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

Thanks for posting part 1! I enjoyed watching it. The YouTube channel is hosted by fellow forum member FMDXGuy5678...I can't begin to express my great appreciation for his efforts in the archiving and sharing of long-unseen Michigan television broadcasts. I expect that he'll have part 2 up very soo...
by WC8KCY
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK
Replies: 39
Views: 10295

Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

I pulled the 9&10(&13) 50th Anniversary tape and it's in process right now. Should be up in a day or two.
by WC8KCY
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK
Replies: 39
Views: 10295

Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

It's on my to-do list. With winter on the way, I'll have a bit more time to digitize source material. When it goes up, it should be on this YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOD1D37 ... ohbR2SEAdv
by WC8KCY
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

Re: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)

I've been monitoring the new 101.5 overnights over the past couple of days and have to say I think they're really on to something. My audiophile ears give two thumbs up to the processing they're using, and the playlist is an engaging mix of mostly '80s hits with some older and more modern material t...
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

Re: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)

I thought WMTE did well with the format used under thr Coast moniker. At least thats when i enjoyed it most. Stopped listening shortly after it was switched back to complete satellite-fed. But as i said, i do enjoy the format now. A very nice and broad mix I fully agree. Coast FM did make something...
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 2252

Re: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)

I think WHMI in Howell may have them beat in that regard. Their definition of "classic hits" includes "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, which came out in 2013. WHMI knows better than to follow the unwritten rules of the unseen "radio format police". As for WMTE, I wish them luck, but everyone, and do m...
by WC8KCY
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: Things happening in Escanaba
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Re: Things happening in Escanaba

Mike, best of luck with your new gig! These are two of my hometown stations. I've been a listener since the Fun 104 days, and am listening to WDBC right now from Manistee. About the only radical change that ever took place at these stations in my listening era was WFNN changing calls to WYKX and fli...
by WC8KCY
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WJML FM Translator
Replies: 13
Views: 4215

Re: WJML FM Translator

ADD in TC wrote:Since the dismissal of the WCUZ CP(which is trying to be reinstated),I see that Mister Stone has an app on file to move this translator to 101.1 and into Traverse City to rebroadcast WJNL.
Wouldn't 96Kw WIXX 101.1 Green Bay stomp all over that translator, at least some of the time?
by WC8KCY
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM AM Afternoon Drive done
Replies: 5
Views: 3507

Re: WTCM AM Afternoon Drive done

Also sad to hear that they're gone. I wasn't a frequent listener, but did tune in when I was in the area. The nighttime coverage area, however, remains the real sore spot with 580. My car radio loses it on uS-31 between Interlochen and Honor. If only they'd put up an FM translator to fill-in that nu...
by WC8KCY
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: WDHS Iron Mountain
Replies: 31
Views: 20385

Re: WDHS Iron Mountain

11/19/2015, to be precise. It's about time.

I wonder how many full-power commercial VHF allocations are vacant east of the Mississippi. There can't be many.
by WC8KCY
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: All-Time Worst Moves in Michigan Television
Replies: 24
Views: 6967

Re: All-Time Worst Moves in Michigan Television

Northern Michigan University gets a vote for me for pursuing commercial allocations Channel 13 Marquette and Channel 3 Escanaba instead of building WNPB/WNMU-TV on Marquette's Channel 19 ETV allocation. It should've been apparent then that once WAEO-TV and WJMN-TV went online, the Channel 8 allocati...
by WC8KCY
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Antenna Advice Needed
Replies: 50
Views: 8951

Re: Antenna Advice Needed

You've nothing to lose by hooking up the wire skirting and seeing what happens. It might be sufficiently earth grounded to not pick up anything, but who knows?