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106.3 in Esky

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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ftballfan » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:50 pm

bigjer54 wrote:From Michiguide:

WMXG-FM 106.3 Stephenson / Escanaba has filed for Special Temporary Authority to remain silent because of "The unreliability of the existing transmitter, and the next-to-nonexistent business, and the ongoing uncertainty over the resolution of estate matters". Owned by Escanaba License Corp, the station has been reported as mostly off the air for some time and is for sale.
I wouldn't be surprised if 106.3's license ends up being turned in to the FCC or ends up as a simulcast of another station.



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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by TheGeekJedi » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:46 pm

I would be very surprised if the license got turned in. Remember, they only have to be on the air a couple of times a year to keep the license.

They'll sell it and make something rather than turn it in and make nothing. My bet is that they're waiting for the market to improve.



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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ftballfan » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:34 am

TheGeekJedi wrote:I would be very surprised if the license got turned in. Remember, they only have to be on the air a couple of times a year to keep the license.

They'll sell it and make something rather than turn it in and make nothing. My bet is that they're waiting for the market to improve.
I wouldn't be surprised if a religious or noncommercial outlet bought it. Apparently Eagle 107.3 has filled their void over the past few years. If any commercial frequencies in MI were to be bought by noncommercial entities, this one and the Benzie County stations (92.3 and 99.3) are the most likely.



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Post by TC Talks » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:09 pm

ftballfan wrote:If any commercial frequencies in MI were to be bought by noncommercial entities, this one and the Benzie County stations (92.3 and 99.3) are the most likely.
You have a hard on for the owner of those Benzie stations. The guy is a virus, but he is smart enough to know how to keep his stations from falling into someone else's hands.

Ever study a hoarder? That's sort of what you are dealing with when it comes to him. Even his top property is billing about 1/4 of what it did when we purchased it. He doesn't care, and he had access to the means to keep things just barely alive for a long time.


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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ftballfan » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:07 pm

Bump
I'd like to see WNMU pick up 106.3 to give Escanaba a good NPR signal.
NPR is currently very hard to get in the Escanaba area with people having to pull in a weak 90.1 WNMU, 89.7 WHND, 91.9 WHDI, or even 88.7 WIAA


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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ++++ » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:21 am

Well, if NPR and religious can be all over the FM band, maybe 88.1-91.9 should be opened up to commercial broadcasters.



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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ++++ » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:22 am

Well, if NPR and religious can be all over the FM band, maybe 88.1-91.9 should be opened up to commercial broadcasters.



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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ChrisKun2K5 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:25 pm

Doesn't Escanaba have a WNMU translator at 96.5? How well, if at all, does it get beyond the city?



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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ftballfan » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:06 pm

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2014/02 ... ewal-time/ - Looks like the FCC may enforce the silence rule a little more strictly.



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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ftballfan » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:17 am

Did 106.3 Escanaba come on for a little bit just to reset the silence clock? Once I heard dead air on 106.3 mixing with WKLA in Manistee. At this time, I was getting many other UP stations


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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ++++ » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:57 am

I too have heard long periods (30-60 mins) of open carriers. This was noted 2 times in past month or so.

Still, I was always under the impression you must start/end with "WMXG Stephenson" (a legal ID) at beginning/end. I listened and listened, though did not heard beginning or end, though signal was strong in UP and not Razor 94.7 Green Bay translator, for sure.



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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ++++ » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:57 pm

If it means anything WMXG was testing today (Nov 2 '15) and I noted them while near Iron Mountain and along US Highway 8,
Songs played by Stones, Aerosmith, Train, Crosby Still Nash & Young. Sweepers were played with "Mix 106" slogan always including full legal id's.


Don't know if they're doiing this to keep license or (finally) coming back on.



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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by TheGeekJedi » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:16 pm

I believe Lyle's estate is still held up in the courts, so they'll likely keep it on life support until everything is resolved.



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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by ftballfan » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:14 am

TheGeekJedi wrote:I believe Lyle's estate is still held up in the courts, so they'll likely keep it on life support until everything is resolved.
And didn't he pass away years ago?


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Re: 106.3 in Esky

Post by Milk » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:49 pm

2006 at age 64.



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