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by Colonel Flagg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Local Radio Newscasts - Terrible!
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Local Radio Newscasts - Terrible!

I won't name the station or newscaster, but OMG, if you can't even pronounce "Monroe" "Rotunda" or "Biddle" correctly, you may be in the wrong line of work. It would be funny if it were not so sad.
by Colonel Flagg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Mitch Albom proves once again he's a piece of shit
Replies: 30
Views: 4286

Re: Mitch Albom proves once again he's a piece of shit

Hes always come across as a smarmy douchebag to me. How does a journalist get busted making stuff up and not only still have a job but be cocky attitude about it? As I have said many times before, I have worked at the same station as Mitch twice, and have never seen him be anything but pleasant to ...
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Awesome programming coming to Q106! Metalheads unite!!! :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Awesome programming coming to Q106! Metalheads unite!!! :)

This is a good idea, and perfect for Q106. Let's hope the sales geeks can sell it.
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low
Replies: 60
Views: 7619

Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Peak traffic on the afternoon drive in Detroit starts at 4PM. For a number of years, 760 carried the first two hours of Hannity's show live. He replaced Albom in the 3p to 5p slot (Albom originally aired from 3p to 6p). Years later, Hannity was replaced by Savage in the 3p to 5p slot when Lew Dicke...
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low
Replies: 60
Views: 7619

Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

WJR needs Hannity back in the 3-6 slot, and be rid of Guy Gordon and Mitch Albom. Hannity was never in the PM drive slot on WJR. He was carried on "tape delay" at 7PM. Hannity has a bad habit of yelling "Breaking news! Breaking news!" on his shows, and by the time he said that on WJR, it wasn't bre...
by Colonel Flagg
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: They cannot fill this position in Lansing...
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: They cannot fill this position in Lansing...

Lansing was once an exciting, vibrant, fun, innovative market. These days? Completely bush-league. What I hear on the radio more or less reflects what you see. Driving through, Lansing looks like just another forgotten Midwest factory town. Even once trendy Okemos looks like an aging, tired suburb, ...
by Colonel Flagg
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 106.5 Toledo
Replies: 38
Views: 3652

Re: 106.5 Toledo

Once again, the problem Cumulus had with 1470 was the Dickey's still owned the real estate. I wouldn't be surprised if the lease was for 5K a month, or some other ridiculous amount, plus annual escalators. When Lew was running Cumulus, all he had to do was cut a check to Dickey Broadcasting. When yo...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: nothing new???
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: nothing new???

fairbankshockeypuck wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:28 pm
seems pretty quiet/boring here...any more news on translators..or its is just wfmk and everybody else>>>
30+ years ago, Lansing was an exciting, dynamic radio market. Most of the on-air offerings I hear there today are on par with a market like Lima, Ohio.
by Colonel Flagg
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 106.5 Toledo
Replies: 38
Views: 3652

Re: 106.5 Toledo

106.5 is a clunker facility, that probably shouldn't have been built in the first place. The only place they could squeeze it in is out by the airport. That severely limits the height, which I believe is around 350'. The primary coverage area is largely wasted over cornfields. It cuts Toledo in half...
by Colonel Flagg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: URBAN ONE is selling Urban AC WDMK
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: URBAN ONE is selling Urban AC WDMK

Urban One should exit the broadcasting business entirely. They are a laughingstock in Cincinnati and Houston. Makes me wonder if Cathy Hughes is no longer playing an active role in the company.

I wonder, what will happen to Mildred Gaddis?
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WPAY
Replies: 67
Views: 4979

Re: WPAY

the sad part about the story is that at one time there were plans to make it Toledo's strongest AM radio station by applying for a 10000 watt license, although directional of course. I can't think of any of the radio station that had transmitter sites in two different states, making it the most uni...
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: How Wheels 106.7 programs by the hour
Replies: 66
Views: 4786

Re: How Wheels 106.7 programs by the hour

I just heard Pearl Jams "Animal" and "Why Go" on WRIF 101.1. Two exact songs that should be in 106.7's wheel house. But nope, they gotta play some song from the 70's for the millionth time and call themselves "The new generation of classic rock". Pearl Jam should work, I agree. However, I don't bel...
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: How Wheels 106.7 programs by the hour
Replies: 66
Views: 4786

Re: How Wheels 106.7 programs by the hour

Dire Straits. Wheels is playing "Money for Nothing" which is fine, but what about "Industrial Disease"? When Love Over Gold came out in '82, Wheels played that track into the ground. How about "Skateaway" "Solid Rock" or "Expresso Love" from the Making Movies album? Every one of those is on Jeff Pol...
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WPAY
Replies: 67
Views: 4979

Re: WPAY

Hal Gore was the smartest guy in the 1520 Toledo story. He bought the station in the 1970's, and flipped it to paid religion. When he sold it, he held on to the 2 transmitter sites, collecting rent all of those years. Sadly, I think he passed away before cashing in on the real estate. Not sure about...
by Colonel Flagg
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: How Wheels 106.7 programs by the hour
Replies: 66
Views: 4786

Re: How Wheels 106.7 programs by the hour

Daypart wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:47 pm
I want more Billy Squier
...said no one ever. :x