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by ftballfan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: What's Finster doing these days?
Replies: 16
Views: 2177

Re: What's Finster doing these days?

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:24 pm
The state of morning radio is in worse shape than I thought if this guy gets high numbers.
I'd wager that he probably ain't gonna get high numbers. :blink

It's WLDR, after all!
101.9 hasn't had good ratings since it flipped to country (early 2000s?)
by ftballfan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: New Daytime Talk Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: New Daytime Talk Shows

Kelly Clarkson is the only new syndicated show getting clearance in Northern Lower Michigan
by ftballfan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: What's Finster doing these days?
Replies: 16
Views: 2177

Re: What's Finster doing these days?

From experience, I've picked up the 104.5 from Eau Claire, WI (WAXX Country) more in Manistee than Bob FM!
Note: WAXX has the largest 60dBu coverage area of any station in the Great Lakes region (even larger than WBCT!)
by ftballfan
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Manistee, MI through the years
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Manistee, MI through the years

July 1988 2 - WBAY (CBS 2 Green Bay) ... January 1990 had the exact same lineup, which meant Manistee (and Ludington) missed the first few years of FOX as they never picked up WKBD, not even briefly in the late 1980s before WGKI came on (WGKI appears to have replaced WLUK in Manistee sometime betwe...
by ftballfan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Listeners are abandoning local radio in droves in the Lansing market
Replies: 23
Views: 1971

Re: Listeners are abandoning local radio in droves in the Lansing market

What, if any stations air the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons in Lansing area??? It is a Michigan State town... Tigers (2019): 1240 WJIM (Lansing), 1450 WIBM/101.9 W270CJ (Jackson), 104.9 WQBX (Alma) Lions (2019): 1240 WJIM (Lansing), 1450 WIBM/101.9 W270CJ (Jackson), 1280 WFYC (Alma) Red Wing...
by ftballfan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Big News regarding ESPN 1000, Chicago

The dumbasses at Good Karma below up a moderately successful country station with a 4 share in favor of an All Sports format at 94.5 FM in Milwaukee that now grabs around a 0.7 share. :lol To be fair though, there were already three other country stations with signals in Milwaukee. WTKM in Hartford...
by ftballfan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

The most impressive is getting KBGY around WCCW and WDUZ 107.5 looked like this pretty much all evening: WCCW / 40dBµ, stereo / local WCCN / 20dBµ, mono in easy null KBGY / 20dBµ, mono still in rather easy null No sign of WDUZ, which is 100 miles away and much lower power than WCCN, though WDUZ at ...
by ftballfan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Lodging/hospital cable lineups
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Lodging/hospital cable lineups

I’m in a hotel in New Buffalo right now, and they have the South Bend locals (of course), plus WBBM, WMAQ, WLS, and WTTW from Chicago, and WWMT from Kalamazoo. Surprised they allow so many out of market stations, but it’s great to have. Sadly, it’s WGN America instead of the real thing. Comcast in ...
by ftballfan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

The most impressive is getting KBGY around WCCW and WDUZ
by ftballfan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

Re: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...

When I was in GR, I heard promos about MSU on 96.1 and the Lions on 96.9
by ftballfan
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

I was out of town, so I didn't get in on it :/
by ftballfan
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: KFOG Bites The Dust
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: KFOG Bites The Dust

I would have picked country to go on 104.5 over sports, especially a simulcast of an AM (unless country would do even worse in the ratings than the current KFOG)
by ftballfan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!
Replies: 40
Views: 2953

Re: Now we know where WQAN was broadcasting from!

From what I heard, Dave Schaberg is no longer with us. Mr. Schaberg came up with some of the upgrade plans. Not to diminish what he did accomplish, many were WAY too complicated, though, inviting a lot of Petitions to Deny and such. Henderson HAD a C2 CP for WQAN, which put a solid signal over Trav...
by ftballfan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Sunny 92.5 / 97.5 Nash Icon
Replies: 23
Views: 2610

Re: Sunny 92.5 / 97.5 Nash Icon

Wouldn't shock me if Cumulus tries to find a way to keep 97.5 operating from its current site even as LAV broadcasts from the Allendale site. The CP site for 97.5 is not great. Cumulus should just sell 97.5. That frequency is better suited for a non-commercial operator. I mean - how many friggin' F...
by ftballfan
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: License revocations
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: License revocations

Having helped McKluskey out at WKNX back in the day, he knew one mode and ONLY one mode: fly by the pants. Thankfully, I didn't learn his traits of bad engineering (I was 17 and had way more sense than he did!). I have seen with my own eyes pirate stations who operate far more "legal" than Jim did ...