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93.3 translator

Discussion pertaining to Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Battle Creek, Big Rapids, and Michiana
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93.3 translator

Post by originalzzmfmjock » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:10 pm

I hear it's on the air this afternoon. Re-broadcasting WFUR-FM 102.9. I don't know if they are just on the air testing it, or what the future holds for this translator, but it is on the air.



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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by phillyb » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:21 am

Who owns that thing?

FCC and RecNet show an application to transfer ownership from World Radio Link to Cano's Broadcasting granted 5/17/12, but both the FCC and RedcNet show World Radio Link as still the owner of the station.

So is this another example of Cano's Broadcasting's seeming inability to close on deals to buy stations?

Could WFUR, on whose tower the translator sits, end up owning this one as well as 92.9?



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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by originalzzmfmjock » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:04 pm

The story I hear is that Cano's broadcasting's inability to get this thing on the air was the main reason for the guys at 810 pulling the plug on the Classic Hits format there. They desperately needed that translator to be competitive. Who is going to own it or run it in the future is anyone's guess. I only heard it on the air for about 4 hours last Wednesday afternoon, then it disappeared. Somebody has built it and it will probably be only a matter of time before it's on the air permanently.



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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by ekrubice » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:07 pm

Yes. 102.9 was used for testing purposes. You'll have an answer in a few days.

Gracias!



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Re: 93.3 translator

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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by XMTRNUT » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:08 pm

Another fine sounding translator! lol :rollin :rollin All of a sudden I have a craving for a wet burrito with plenty of salsa!
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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by originalzzmfmjock » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:10 pm

For the many pirates in the Grand Rapids area who used this frequency for the past several years may you R.I.P.



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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by ftballfan » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:01 pm

I was in GR this weekend and I heard the translator on the air. The only thing I could understand in their ID is "noventa tres punto tres"


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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by A1B1C1D1 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:52 am

Not only does WFUR increase the value of their AM station with the 92.9 translator, but now they get a whopper of a lease payment for 93.3 plus I'm sure they'll be billing out their engineer above cost to babysit the installers. When you own the tower site you watch installers like a hawk no matter who they are with so they don't trounce on your stuff or run a cable up the tower with plastic cable and bread wrap ties.

If 640 doesn't own the translator, is it possible they're doing an LMA? Spanish could work well given the coverage area, but you'll need to get a lot of advertisers on board quickly to cover the high monthly operating expenses for a few hundred watts up high.



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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:52 pm

93.3 is rebroadcasting AM 810.

The channel separation on 93.3 sounds good, but they need to crank up the audio level a few notches. The volume is low & the audio processing lacks punch. Bass response is far better on AM 810, which seems to be running at full power these days.

Coverage wise, the range is fairly impressive. On Saturday, the station began locking in on seek mode around the M-50 (Lowell) exit along I-96. The coverage seems every bit as good as 92.9, if not better. Most areas within 15 miles of downtown G.R. should be able to pick this one up fairly well.


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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by format this » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:32 am

Good for Boomer. He went through a lot of shit to get this candle lit.


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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by Deleted User 12201 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:49 pm

The only problem with that statement is that he ended up pulling the plug a couple months back and the station reverted back to a taco stand, because the translator took too long to become reality.
format this wrote:Good for Boomer. He went through a lot of shit to get this candle lit.



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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by originalzzmfmjock » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:16 pm

It would have been nice having classic hits on 93.3. Now it's just translating the 810 spanish signal and sounds like there is very little if any effort put forth in the programming. Of course, lack of effort and the operation that owns these stations go hand in hand.



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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by phillyb » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:25 am

Isn't 810 a simulcast of 640?

So we have the exact same programming on 640, 810 and 93.3 by day, and on 640 and 93.3 by night.

Maybe 640 will be going away soon (they're supposed to, if and when Birach gets his suburban Chicago station on 640 built) and Cano's is just positioning itself to continue with a 24/7 Spanish format once 640 is gone. Maybe.



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Re: 93.3 translator

Post by originalzzmfmjock » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:56 pm

I tuned in all 3 frequencies this afternoon. 810 was indeed being translated on 93.3. However 640 had a different program source on their signal.



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