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WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

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WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by TheForce » Wed May 20, 2020 4:58 pm

What is going on at 92.1 The Twister? On the drive home I tuned in only to hear dead air.



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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed May 20, 2020 5:18 pm

Are they in the area that got a ton of rain early this week? I wonder if something got water logged at the TX site.


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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by CK-722 » Wed May 20, 2020 6:18 pm

Is WUPS on the air? It's on the same tower. Where's the studio?


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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by 1litemix » Wed May 20, 2020 6:58 pm

The WTWS Studio’s are in Prudenville Mi Yes WUPS also share the same tower



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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by 1litemix » Wed May 20, 2020 7:02 pm

As of right now WTWS and UPS are both broadcasting online I’m listening live from Cleveland Ohio



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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by CK-722 » Wed May 20, 2020 7:11 pm

Are they at the same location of the original WHGR 1290 3 tower array? Also the original location for WHGR-FM/WJGS tower.


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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by TheForce » Wed May 20, 2020 8:52 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 5:18 pm
Are they in the area that got a ton of rain early this week? I wonder if something got water logged at the TX site.
Yes, we got a ton of rain here. However WUPS was still on. I do believe they share the same building and assume the same towers.



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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by TheForce » Wed May 20, 2020 8:53 pm

I think online streams are independent of the actual broadcasts over the air.
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Wed May 20, 2020 7:02 pm
As of right now WTWS and UPS are both broadcasting online I’m listening live from Cleveland Ohio



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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by 1litemix » Thu May 21, 2020 9:57 am

WUPS towers are in Nestle Road different from Where WJGS was!



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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by CK-722 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:03 pm

1litemix wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:57 am
WUPS towers are in Nestle Road different from Where WJGS was!
But the studio address appears to still be 3431 W. Houghton Lake Highway, Prudenville.

The newest site is about 2 miles WSW. In between, they were out at Maple Valley Rd. That tower was once destroyed by an airplane that crashed into it.

The history card also says that the original call letters were WHGR-FM, then WJGG, then WJGS. Don't know if WHGR-FM was ever used after sign on. Never heard of the WJGG callsign before looking at the Hx Card.

WHGR 1290 moved out to the FM site before WOOD bought it to take it off the air. For a while, the AM transmitter caused spurs 1.29 MHz either side of 98.5. WUGN 99.7 was complaining about it (on about 99.79) interfering with their fringe coverage. Proofs of performance for WOOD and subsequent measurements by Khanna and Guill for a WCCW power increase showed that you could have still used 1290 there, one way or another (full 5 kW omni, reduced power, or DA, depending on measurements). If it were applied for again it would have to be the equivalent of 250 watts Night to be Class B.

Looking at the WUPS/WTWS, website, the SL is now 125 W. Houghton Lake Dr. It was sure hard to find though.


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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by TheForce » Thu May 21, 2020 5:06 pm

They were back on today.



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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by cckadlec » Thu May 21, 2020 8:48 pm

I caught them accidentally on 131 just south of Big Rapids yesterday (Wednesday) late afternoon with an ID of "92-1 The Twister" about an hour before the initial post here was made.


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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by kc8yqq » Fri May 22, 2020 6:32 am

WUPS' office is located here as of October 2019 (the last time I drove by) and has been here several years:

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.3042731 ... 384!8i8192

The tower is here:

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.2891244 ... a=!3m1!1e3



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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by CK-722 » Sun May 24, 2020 10:50 am

The physical SL address appears to be at 125 W. Houghton Lake Dr. However the latest change of address shows a Traverse City Post Office Box.

https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.ex ... y_id=15563

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Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

Post by Milk » Sun May 24, 2020 12:05 pm

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