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by ChrisWL1980
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Bell makes a post-Boxing Day "Move"
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Bell makes a post-Boxing Day "Move"

On the one hand, the two "EZ Rock" stations had outgrown that branding, as they were neither rock nor EZ anymore. On the other hand, it's sad to see heritage names like QM-FM, Magic 100 and C100 get tossed aside. But that's Bell for you. I'm surprised CHUM-FM didn't get the same. https://radioinsigh...
by ChrisWL1980
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format
Replies: 23
Views: 3819

Re: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format

Call signs have now swapped as well. 1660 is now WTOU and 1560 is now WQLR. I'd assume they're going to try to sell off 1560, otherwise they'd have just turned the license in. Somewhere I have an aircheck of WBUK's oldies format from about 1981. It was given to me by the late Jim Heddle of Ann Arbor...
by ChrisWL1980
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: ALT 98.7 Now Hiring
Replies: 19
Views: 2202

Re: ALT 98.7 Now Hiring

Anyone who truly "lives and breathes Alternative music" isn't listening to, or interested in working at, 98.7, I can guarantee.
by ChrisWL1980
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format
Replies: 23
Views: 3819

Re: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format

paul8539 wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:02 am
I got something on 1660 when I was in the Detroit area recently. Was this the station?
If it was playing R&B, it was. WQLR's signal really gets out toward sunset, especially this time of year.
by ChrisWL1980
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at
Replies: 33
Views: 4259

Re: WLLZ isn't going to change, WIDL is where it's at

Interesting post, which brought to mind "crossovers". Whatever happened to crossovers on CHR radio? There's always been tailor-made Top 40 pop product, but I can vividly remember DRQ playing Fuel, Aerosmith, Blink 182, Green Day, and Faith Hill crossovers, amongst others. Rock, Alternative Rock, Ac...
by ChrisWL1980
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Northern Michigan Radio Is Abysmal
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

Re: Northern Michigan Radio Is Abysmal

Try WNMC I would if it came in better in the Gaylord area. Sometimes I can get a faint signal on a car radio, but it quickly disappears east of town thanks to WPHN. I visited WNMC in 1997 or '98 while college hunting. Then as now, they were very well put together for a college station. Not surprise...
by ChrisWL1980
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Detroit annoyance list
Replies: 69
Views: 10303

Re: Detroit annoyance list

Charlie Langton is easily top of the list for me.
by ChrisWL1980
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Northern Michigan Radio Is Abysmal
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

Re: Northern Michigan Radio Is Abysmal

Listeners who enjoy pop music don't have it much better, to be honest. KHQ has always been a "safe" milquetoast kind of CHR, but the last time I was up there they were sounding like full-out Hot AC. Alpena's 107.7 actually sounded as contemporary as KHQ, if not more so. Z93 is the closest thing to a...
by ChrisWL1980
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New GR radio ratings - Thunder reaches new record low; Star 105.7 continues to struggle
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: New GR radio ratings - Thunder reaches new record low; Star 105.7 continues to struggle

Even though Star 105.7 remained unchanged, 100.5 The River saw a boost - and shockingly - now leads 105.7 by seven tenths of a share! (I suspect 105.7 is probably still in the lead in A25-54, but I could be wrong about that.) Two observations that may explain that: A. Soft AC is continuing to do re...
by ChrisWL1980
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: WTHM Lapeer Survey 1979
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: WTHM Lapeer Survey 1979

If you use Google Chrome, right click on it and then click Open Image in New Tab, and it will show up in a new window.

I assume WTHM-AM and FM simulcast at this time? Was the Country format full time or on a block programmed basis?
by ChrisWL1980
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WAKV Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

WAKV Sold

From RadioInsight: Vintage Radio Enterprises sells Oldies/Standards 980 WAKV Otsego MI and the CP for 98.9 W255DF Otsego to Eric Mills and Scott Pastoor’s Qunicy-Richard LLC. The deal will be split with the buyer paying $85,000 for the stations and $10,000 for the real estate assets. The buyers own ...
by ChrisWL1980
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format
Replies: 23
Views: 3819

Re: 1660 Kalamazoo "The Fan" flips to Urban Format

Are they trying to extend an olive branch to Battle Creek listeners who lost their station when 930/102.7 went Oldies? 1660 can be heard across much of the state, especially this time of year. Neither 1560 nor 95.5 has good coverage in BC.
by ChrisWL1980
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: "Go" is Go-ing away in the Twin Cities
Replies: 6
Views: 639

"Go" is Go-ing away in the Twin Cities

95.3 and 96.3 are being sold to EMF and are expected to add to the list of K-Love and Air1 drones. Those two networks are already heard on translators in the market fed by HD side channels of iHeart stations.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/2020 ... r-formats/
by ChrisWL1980
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Rain
Replies: 38
Views: 1543

Re: Rain

Dee Clark - Raindrops Carpenters - Rainy Days and Mondays Madonna - Rain Herb Alpert - Making Love in the Rain (featuring Lisa Keith) Belinda Carlisle - Summer Rain (different song from J. Rivers') Dan Fogelberg - Rhythm of the Rain/Rain (medley of Cascades and Beatles tunes) Eddie Rabbitt - I Love ...
by ChrisWL1980
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Breeze Drifts Away
Replies: 26
Views: 2912

Re: The Breeze Drifts Away

WNIC tweaked a bit softer this spring and summer and sounded quite good; they added some Breeze staples such as Bette Midler back into rotation. They've since tweaked back hotter again while keeping some of those softer titles but playing them next to "Sexyback" by Justin Timberlake (puke) or worse ...