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WOW FM?

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Daypart
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WOW FM?

Post by Daypart » Tue May 28, 2019 12:18 pm

Anyone remember the lineup(s) from Wow-FM?

I seem to remember a guy named Cleat Dempster?



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by fuzzpower » Tue May 28, 2019 7:45 pm

Dr. Don did afternoons. That’s all I remember. My dad was one of the six people who loved the station.



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by Radiobingoking » Wed May 29, 2019 2:19 am

JD (Jim Daniels) and Katie did mornings. They would go to various grade schools in the area and have a class recite the pledge every morning. My wife applied and both of my daughters' classes made it on air.


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The Constant Browser
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Re: WOW FM?

Post by The Constant Browser » Wed May 29, 2019 2:34 am

Mark Elliot was on afternoons. (Mark Elliot a common air name on radio) He had his own dial-up BBS, that I used on occasion. Those were popular for a while in the 1990's before internet access become more readily available.

I fould this post on another BB
https://www.radiodiscussions.com/showth ... OW-FM-1993



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by Daypart » Wed May 29, 2019 10:26 am

That's a pretty interesting thread. I remember that reverb. It was H***! I think more than any chr station at the time.



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by KeenerGold » Wed May 29, 2019 12:52 pm

The Constant Browser wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:34 am
Mark Elliot was on afternoons. (Mark Elliot a common air name on radio) He had his own dial-up BBS, that I used on occasion. Those were popular for a while in the 1990's before internet access become more readily available.

I fould this post on another BB
https://www.radiodiscussions.com/showth ... OW-FM-1993
Not to be confused with the late Mark Elliot (Nils Johanson) of CKLW AM/FM, CFRB, etc.



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by Vic Doucette » Wed May 29, 2019 1:23 pm

I was doing traffic one morning, probably WWJ, during the days of WOW-FM. There was nothing of any importance happening on the roads. We monitored WOW routinely.

I heard whoever was the morning anchor rudely cut short a live interview with then-Gov. John Engler because ... it was time for a traffic report.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.


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Re: WOW FM?

Post by Daypart » Wed May 29, 2019 1:34 pm

I think they had a pretty innovative idea for the time. It was just poorly executed. Kind of reminds me of what they did with 101.1 in Chicago after they dropped Q101



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by IIN4MU » Wed May 29, 2019 2:37 pm

Onetime WWJ Radio anchorman John Delle Monache was one of the voices on WOWF-FM. (He later shifted to WYUR-AM 1310.) IIRC, the station's slogan was something like, "If It's Happening Now, It's on WOW."



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by bjmcdevitt » Wed May 29, 2019 8:06 pm

C'mon everybody, Ed Tyll! Ed Tyll! He was there for a little while doing Saturdays I think.


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Re: WOW FM?

Post by drew10219 » Thu May 30, 2019 10:36 am

JD (Jim Daniels) and Katie did mornings. They would go to various grade schools in the area and have a class recite the pledge every morning. My wife applied and both of my daughters' classes made it on air.
not true- they only did mornings when it was Young Country. JD was evenings and Katie was traffic. they were joined after the switch and then Katie was moved to afternoons and Karen Dallasandro was moved to mornings with JD
I seem to remember a guy named Cleat Dempster?
he was their sports guy. and RC Bauer was the main news guy
Onetime WWJ Radio anchorman John Delle Monache was one of the voices on WOWF-FM. (He later shifted to WYUR-AM 1310.) IIRC, the station's slogan was something like, "If It's Happening Now, It's on WOW."
John did the "Morning news magazine"

so Mornings
John Delle Monice (went to TV50 news after the switch) Replaced by JD and Katie
mid days- mark elliot (left town and was replaced by Karen and then later Katie)
afternoons - Dr Don (Remained for years)
evenings - JD/Jim Daniels (was replaced by Jyl Forythe)

Anthony Miles, Ed Tyll were fill in and weekends

they did a show at night called one hit wonders where they would play off the wall oldies and also continued to play the Dr Dimento clips overnights and weekends as it was a favorite of listeners.



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by borderboy653659200 » Thu May 30, 2019 11:41 am

JOHN DELLE MONACHE ? WOW !!!!! Is Delle Monache still with us ? (And what about Morrie Carlson and his partner-whose name escapes me-on "Audio '67" ,WWJ ???)



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by borderboy653659200 » Thu May 30, 2019 11:43 am

I remember Cleat Dempster . Remember W-4 Country's Buddy Blake ?



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by armchair pd » Thu May 30, 2019 12:23 pm

Ed Tyll did middays after Mark Elliot left for awhile.



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Re: WOW FM?

Post by Daypart » Thu May 30, 2019 2:41 pm

Anyone know where Cleat Dempster is these days? What is his given name? I don't know why, but he was really the only personality who stuck with me.



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