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What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

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Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

Post by Deleted User 14990 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:08 pm

In recent years, I've thought this signal could be put to better use. I honestly would not mind seeing it sold to someone else.



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Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

Post by Mega Hertz » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:34 pm

Not that it would bill worth a shit, but a format akin to Old School Saturday would be cool. Go even older than the other throwback stations are willing to go. I think the old school R&B is covered with Mix and Kiss, but those are white owned. Masons can focus on black audiences.


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Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

Post by Colonel Flagg » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:48 pm

Mega Hertz wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:34 pm
Not that it would bill worth a shit, but a format akin to Old School Saturday would be cool. Go even older than the other throwback stations are willing to go. I think the old school R&B is covered with Mix and Kiss, but those are white owned. Masons can focus on black audiences.
My vote is for Classic Soul, similar to what the dopes at Urban One attempted here on 99.9, and on 1230//101.5 in Cincinnati. I don't like Hip Hop and Mumble Rap mixed in with Al Green, Aretha, Anita, and Teddy Pendergrass.


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Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

Post by Mega Hertz » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:25 pm

Colonel Flagg wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Mega Hertz wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:34 pm
Not that it would bill worth a shit, but a format akin to Old School Saturday would be cool. Go even older than the other throwback stations are willing to go. I think the old school R&B is covered with Mix and Kiss, but those are white owned. Masons can focus on black audiences.
My vote is for Classic Soul, similar to what the dopes at Urban One attempted here on 99.9, and on 1230//101.5 in Cincinnati. I don't like Hip Hop and Mumble Rap mixed in with Al Green, Aretha, Anita, and Teddy Pendergrass.
I had the station on periodically last night to see if anything was happening. I just don't get it. Can someone explain it to me? No tune, no melody, just...tick tick tick titititititi tick tick tick titititititi tick and "money, weed, pussy, ass... I'm awesome, I got everything". How did we go from Al Green to...that?


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Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

Post by Ben Zonia » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:31 pm

How did we go from Al Green to...that?
Back this train up!

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Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

Post by Mega Hertz » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:08 pm

Thanks, Ben! Great song I'd love to hear instead of....that.


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Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

Post by fuzzpower » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:20 pm

Classic soul wouldn’t be bad on a throwaway AM, but I don’t know if it is enough of a ratings and revenue draw for a full powered FM.



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Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

Post by Mega Hertz » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:05 pm

Now that there's about 5710374021 different options for Gospel/Religious programming found on AM and FM, they missed the boat on that one. I just don't understand why the Masons went with an LMA like this in the first place.


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Re: What will happen to 107.5 WGPR come January 1, 2020??

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:27 pm

After doing my financial due diligence on Beasley Broadcast Group earlier this evening, I can now say quite convincingly that they won't be doing any new station acquisitions anytime soon.

Cumulus has little cash on hand, probably doesn't want to borrow on its revolver, and probably still doesn't view the Detroit market as definitively being within its long-term plans.

Entercom is the one wild card. An acquisition, even if for a relatively cheap price (say, $8 million) might detract from the "story" it is trying to paint to existing and prospective investors - i.e. that it's finally getting serious about financial discipline. However, a single station acquisition to round out its cluster here might not be a bad move, especially if it's used to safeguard WWJ's market position.

I do think $8 million is probably a reasonable price to pay for WGPR-FM, should the Masons choose to attempt to market the station for sale. I realize that sounds bizarre to many of you given the numbers at which WDMK and WPZR (the present day WDKL) recently traded, but I'm too tired to fully explain my thinking right now! :blink


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