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Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

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Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by EdWalker » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:40 am

Looks like 105.5 is back on the air, helping Interlochen Public Radio restore its classic music programming to much of the region while WIAA resolves their antenna issues.

https://www.interlochenpublicradio.org/ ... rj-1055-fm



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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:16 am

Interesting and ironic, given the fact Northern Radio recently sold 94.3 WFCX to Central Michigan University (WCMU).

Hopefully, Interlochen can restore service to 88.7 MHz soon. They risk losing listeners to WCMU and its various satellites.


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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by Ben Zonia » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:38 am

Maybe WIAA's transmitter hanged itself, like their notorious short time announcer from 1967? :blink


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Post by Radio Sucks » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:09 pm

Hey Ben - isn’t this a Steven Wright joke?
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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by TC doesn't Talk » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:09 pm

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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by Radio Sucks » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:14 am

Is Interlochen paying the power bill?



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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by ftballfan » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:37 am

88.7 is back on the air, but at very low power (850W TPO at 750' AGL: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.ex ... _num=28887)

Site is not mentioned in the STA, but I would guess it's from in the vicinity of the Harrietta tower.



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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:44 pm

It's almost assuredly from Harrietta.

850 watts from 750' above ground level is at least enough juice to get them into Cadillac and probably Manistee, too.


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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by ftballfan » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:22 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:44 pm
It's almost assuredly from Harrietta.

850 watts from 750' above ground level is at least enough juice to get them into Cadillac and probably Manistee, too.
88.7 has been in weak but steady in the Manistee area. It also helps that the next closest 88.7s are in Madison, WI, Benton Harbor, and Windsor.

For comparison, WGCP (which is 2.65kW from about 650' above ground at the Harrietta site) gets out very well for its power. Last week, it stopped the seek near Hart.



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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by 1litemix » Wed May 06, 2020 10:59 am

As of yesterday 88.7 is back up to full power!!!



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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Wed May 06, 2020 3:12 pm

Is 105.5 silent again?



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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by WC8KCY » Thu May 07, 2020 4:35 pm

105.5 is still broadcasting IPR.


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Post by MWmetalhead » Thu May 07, 2020 8:35 pm

I love your cookies policy. :)


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Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

Post by ADD in TC » Sun May 24, 2020 12:02 pm

WC8KCY wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 4:35 pm
105.5 is still broadcasting IPR.
Just heard the last day WIAA will rebroadcast on WSRJ is May 31st.



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