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99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:20 am

Great recording, Chris. Thanks for sharing it!

I agree with TVBobN. My goodness - that station sounds truly rotten. If that is someone's personal music collection, it should be left curbside for the garbage man. There is nothing at all "hard rockin" about that terrible music. Rather early in the recording is a truly pitiful cover of "Sweet Emotion."


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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by audiophile » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:30 am

It's not hard rock but since they give one announcement per 70 minutes, I don't think anyone will notice, LOL.


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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by Nelson » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:16 am

Interesting, thanks for the recordings! I kind of like their mix of music, though I'll agree its not hard rock. (but then again, I like WQON's mix, too!)



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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by ftballfan » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:05 am

Both 92.3 WBNZ and 99.3 WQAN are on the air. Both stations appear to have RDS.

WBNZ is displaying its call letters and "Chainsaw Rock". Still airing that rock music loop.
WQAN is displaying its call letters only. It is airing 60s and early 70s oldies music.

WBNZ seems to be running a little more power (or has less interference) than WQAN.



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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by Ben Zonia » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:44 am

If you play hard rock at low modulation, is it still hard rock? Or soft rock? Or soft hard rock?


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Post by TC doesn't Talk » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:28 pm

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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by statmanmi » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:53 pm

Many of the Michigan radio station renewals have been getting granted by the FCC this week.

99.3 WQAN was granted 9/16, through full term to 10/1/2028

These others mentioned in this thread are still pending as of tonight:
92.3 WBNZ
92.5 WFDX
102.7 WMOM
105.5 WBMI
105.5 WSRJ

I'll likely check in on these again over the weekend within the sites that post when grants are provided.

Cheers! ~~ Statmanmi



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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by ftballfan » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:59 am

statmanmi wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Many of the Michigan radio station renewals have been getting granted by the FCC this week.

99.3 WQAN was granted 9/16, through full term to 10/1/2028

These others mentioned in this thread are still pending as of tonight:
92.3 WBNZ
92.5 WFDX
102.7 WMOM
105.5 WBMI
105.5 WSRJ

I'll likely check in on these again over the weekend within the sites that post when grants are provided.

Cheers! ~~ Statmanmi
WMOM has been back on (under new ownership) since April



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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by Colonel Flagg » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:11 pm

It's my understanding Roy was booted from the tower at the Manistee-Benzie County line some years ago, due to nonpayment of rent, among other things. Without that site, he basically has 3 stations (on a 42 year old tower built for just one) that dump the majority of their signal right into Lake Michigan.


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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by audiophile » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:22 pm

That was an excellent site.


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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by ADD in TC » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:27 pm

I'm currently(9-29) about a mile from WBNZ/WQAN's tower,both are completely off air



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Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Post by TC Talks » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:25 am

audiophile wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:22 pm
That was an excellent site.
Is that owned by the Bear Lake guy who's girlfriend used to post here?


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