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by ftballfan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Why Wait Till November?
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Why Wait Till November?

Qs23 wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:04 am
ftballfan wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Could 106.5 be flipping formats after the holidays?
Oh, so close. I just heard WZOX switch to Jack FM. That makes it now 5 formats since Midwest bought the station?
With that move, could 106.5 move toward Hot AC or even CHR after Christmas?
by ftballfan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: Things happening in Escanaba
Replies: 6
Views: 2651

Re: Things happening in Escanaba

Kix 104.7 at times has a very good signal in parts of the Lower Peninsula. A few weeks ago, when WTCM-FM was on low power, my mother found Kix and listened to it for a while
by ftballfan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Furthest points Detroit stations were historically carried
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Re: Furthest points Detroit stations were historically carried

well, WDIV is carried in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and parts of the Caribbean (thanks to CANCOM/Shaw Broadcast Services)...there were even conflicting reports on whether or not it was carried in parts of Ireland across the atlantic... I know WKBD was carried throughout nearly ALL of mic...
by ftballfan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Why Wait Till November?
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Why Wait Till November?

Could 106.5 be flipping formats after the holidays?
by ftballfan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 93
Views: 33455

Re: Old cable lineups

Did WXYZ pre-empt ABC programming regularly in the late 80s/early 90s?
by ftballfan
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Rimshots
Replies: 17
Views: 3627

Re: Rimshots

I do wish that the Tri-Cities stations and the Flint stations did a better job over the whole area. It would be great to see the radio market combined and ranked the same as the TV. At least the Tri-Cities/Flint is really only two radio markets. The Traverse City-Cadillac TV market has at least fiv...
by ftballfan
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction
Replies: 34
Views: 7210

Re: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction

Here are some channels that will need new homes:
Flint-Saginaw-Bay City
WBSF (RF 46)
WAQP (RF 48)
Lansing
WSYM (RF 38)
WKAR (RF 40)
WZPX (RF 44)
Detroit
WADL (RF 39)
WXYZ (RF 41)
WTVS (RF 43)
WWJ (RF 44)
WDIV (RF 45)
by ftballfan
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction
Replies: 34
Views: 7210

Re: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction

Didn't CMU pick up 28 for cheap?
by ftballfan
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction
Replies: 34
Views: 7210

Re: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction

If they were to dump (or move) a station in the auction, I thought WCMW would either go silent or move to VHF Low.
by ftballfan
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 13258

Re: WPON Update - 2017

My guess is that Sima will turn the license in to Uncle Charlie
by ftballfan
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Switching to/from another station's signal for network shows
Replies: 18
Views: 4321

Re: Switching to/from another station's signal for network s

WJRT utilized American Microwave to distribute their feed to areas of the northeast LP where there was no ABC affiliate available. I remember them being on the Mackinaw City cable lineup as late as 1977-78. WKAR-TV also used them to reach cable systems as far north as Alpena in the days before CMU ...
by ftballfan
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL NFL game choices
Replies: 12
Views: 3047

Re: WTOL NFL game choices

Actually the blackout radius was 75 miles. The WJIM transmitter was barely within the 75-mile radius of Tiger Stadium (if their transmitter was already in Okemos at the time). Also, this meant that WTOL still would've been within the 75-mile zone once they moved to the Silverdome. Something else to...
by ftballfan
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 101
Views: 19104

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Was surprised to see the Sears at Woodland Mall in G.R. on the closing list. Years ago, that used to be a very busy store! It has a big footprint (300,000 sq. feet) and is one of only two Sears locations in Kent County. The sole survivor will be the much smaller Sears store located at Rivertown Cro...
by ftballfan
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Why is RDS so inconsistent?
Replies: 13
Views: 4411

Re: Why is RDS so inconsistent?

There even seems to be variances within groups. 98.1 has had RDS for quite a while now, while sister station 95.5 does not have it (and has never had it as far as I know).


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by ftballfan
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Grayling Rocker
Replies: 47
Views: 8849

Re: Grayling Rocker

It's amazing that a guy out of Grayling can run a radio station far better than that hole-digging, stapler-hurling, station-silencing dweeb out of Traverse City. Hell, even Cumuless or iFart could run a station better than that dweeb! A little surprised Uncle Charlie hasn't taken some licenses away...