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96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

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96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by bmw » Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:37 pm

I didn't think it was possible for WHNN to have any blander imaging. Well I was wrong. They've re-branded as "80s, 90s, and now." Musically, I notice no difference from last time I tuned in several months ago. The imaging is INCREDIBLY bland and boring, maybe even worse than the "My 96-one" imaging/slogan.

Side-note - their audio processing is noticeably less brick-walled, but it also now has that low-bit-rate MP3 sound to it.



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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by DAC » Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:51 pm

Sounds like a new name for the same crap they've been playing since the beginning of "My 96.1 ." What a horrible change, still don't understand what they were thinking with the original move.



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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by matt1 » Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:16 am

Almost the same thing to "CARS 108" WCRZ Flint (107.9 FM) "80's, 90's & Now".



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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by Willie108 » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:29 am

Listened the other day, and their music is horribly pitched up. Almost unlistenable.



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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:58 pm

The imaging does not sound good at all, and the audio processing is HORRENDOUS. The high end treble is greatly overdone, loaded with artifacts, and channel separation is almost non-existent!

Are they having equipment issues, or did some moron voluntarily dial in those settings?


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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by bmw » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:06 pm

They must be having some kind of equipment issues. Last time I tuned in before the change, while the processing was way too brick-walled for my taste, it at least it didn't sound like an mp3 downloaded from Napster in 1999. Something in the audio chain is clearly broken as it sounds like somewhere along the line there's low bitrate encoding going on.
Willie108 wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:29 am
Listened the other day, and their music is horribly pitched up. Almost unlistenable.
The actual pitch is fine - I didn't notice any speed-up or pitch-up whatsoever. It is just the audio processing that sounds like utter garbage.



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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by DAC » Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:57 am

About the "80's, 90s, and Now" slogan that is being used by so many stations across the map, I think it's a damn weird way to position a station. Is everything since the 90s considered to be "now?" That's an awfully wide period of time, particularly for people who are at the age where 80s and 90s is what they grew up on. I don't think music in 2021 sounds anything like it did in, for instance, 2005, while 80s and 90s each have a pretty distinct flavor. It seems awfully dumb to me.



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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by teetoppz28 » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:20 am

It's almost Halloween... have they started playing Christmas music yet?



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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by Realist » Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:57 pm

Just saw a TV ad for them. They’re advertising a “newer, fresher sound” with listing numerous artists from recent times. While I’m glad they dropped the stupid sounding “My 96.1”, this does nothing to entice me to listen.



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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by Willie108 » Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:16 pm

I beg to differ...the music is sped up.



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Re: 96.1 WHNN re-brands from "My 96.1" to "80s, 90s, and Now"

Post by dirtymind410 » Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:26 am

Hunny, turn off the radio... Ugh. Alexa, play my music... I can only listen to talk radio these days.



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