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by ChrisWL1980
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 4 Country Stations in Detroit-Windsor
Replies: 54
Views: 3697

Re: 4 Country Stations in Detroit-Windsor

WDRQ's HD exciter has been off for at least a few weeks. No HD = no Nash Icon on 93.1 HD2. The audio quality of their HD2 has long been poor. Thanks for the update. I wasn't aware it was down. 93.1's HD signal is extremely poor where I live so I haven't been able to tell if it was down or just not ...
by ChrisWL1980
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBMI 1055 Back on the Air
Replies: 16
Views: 1898

Re: WBMI 1055 Back on the Air

I actually LIKED the ABC/SMN "Best Hits/Best Variety" format Y102 used in the '90s. I went to Aquinas College in GR from 1998-2002 and listened from my dorm room on my Drake SW8 (IIRC it was the spring of 2000 or so that Y102 ditched the satellite and went fully live/local). 107.7 WHSB in Alpena use...
by ChrisWL1980
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 4 Country Stations in Detroit-Windsor
Replies: 54
Views: 3697

Re: 4 Country Stations in Detroit-Windsor

Nash Icon (98.3 Monroe / 93.1 HD2 Detroit) plays a lot of the good stuff, but you have to sit through monstrosities like Niko Moon, Chase Rice and Jake Owen to hear them.
Thank God I'm within listening range of Duke FM.
by ChrisWL1980
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New CHR Launches in Kalamazoo
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: New CHR Launches in Kalamazoo

Sounds exactly like i92.9 in its last few months - basically Hot AC masquerading as CHR. Without offering a true alternative to KFR, there's no reason for listeners to switch. A rhythmic lean would have been better.
by ChrisWL1980
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBMI 1055 Back on the Air
Replies: 16
Views: 1898

Re: WBMI 1055 Back on the Air

I thought the station was well-done during their "big mix of the '80s and '90s" phase circa 1998. I recall some rhythmic hits like Brandy & Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" and Next's "Too Close" even in regular rotation then. It sounded pretty well put together even though I only got to hear that era onc...
by ChrisWL1980
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: AMP 98.7 flipping!
Replies: 75
Views: 10585

Re: AMP 98.7 flipping!

Their RDS PTY still reads "Adult Hits." They may as well keep it as is.
by ChrisWL1980
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Most Unusual Tracks From Mainstream Top 40 Artists
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Most Unusual Tracks From Mainstream Top 40 Artists

From The Osmonds "Crazy Horses" 1972 album, the other 45 single "Hold Her Tight" another great song!! Back in the Spring of 1979, The Osmonds (minus Donny) released the album "Steppin' Out" on Mercury Records. I was listening on WTAC (600 AM in Flint) & DJ Fred "Boogie" Bryan played the title track...
by ChrisWL1980
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony on WRIF?
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony on WRIF?

I agree with MW... it's a FAULT 98-7 "in between the Billie Eilish" type of song, not an active rock type of song. Honestly it fits better in between the Starship/Billy Joel WNIC crossover on WCSX than it does on WRIF. I think the last time I heard "Bitter Sweet Symphony" was either on Ann Arbor's 1...
by ChrisWL1980
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Hell 106.5 Toledo
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Hell 106.5 Toledo

This thread reminded me of this little gem from the Windy City from 30-odd years ago...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZkZpWLGGw0
by ChrisWL1980
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Toledo airchecks from 1998.
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Toledo airchecks from 1998.

No, this was just before they added Delilah, when their evening show was still known as "Love Notes" and still had a local host. I don't remember exactly when they picked up Delilah, but it was probably 1998-99. Toledo stations did have a nice playlist back in the 90s. I remember Star 105.5 used to...
by ChrisWL1980
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Sensual songs
Replies: 36
Views: 1285

Re: Sensual songs

"Love Won't Let Me Wait" by Major Harris "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men "You're Makin' Me High" by Toni Braxton "Between the Sheets" by The Isley Brothers Toronto's AM 740 has "Midnight Blue" with a big selection of sensual and just plain raunchy songs, stretc...
by ChrisWL1980
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WGPR HD2
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: WGPR HD2

WGPR-HD2 appears to be leased out to R.J. Watkins, owner of 88.1 WHPR in Highland Park. If I'm not mistaken, it is a simulcast of Watkins' station in Charlotte Amalie, USVI (WVIE 107.3 FM). I can't get WVIE's stream to load so I'm not certain if the playlists match up, and I can't get WHPR here. WVI...
by ChrisWL1980
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Toledo airchecks from 1998.
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Toledo airchecks from 1998.

I moved to Saline that summer and was excited to have the opportunity to hear Toledo radio stations clearly around the clock, as I had already been DXing Kiss, River and Tower from Macomb County. To me they had better music variety than their Detroit counterparts. I loved The River back then, before...
by ChrisWL1980
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Toledo airchecks from 1998.
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Toledo airchecks from 1998.

Wow! Those are some good memories, especially that Kim Carson aircheck. Hard to believe there were two stations playing "Quiet Storm" type music in Toledo in the 90s. The other was 105.5 I think that show was called "Love Notes" with Scott Gregory. Then after he left, it was hosted by a woman, but ...
by ChrisWL1980
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 on the air?
Replies: 82
Views: 8488

Re: 106.7 on the air?

And they have no FM translator. I really don't see the point.