Thursday, January 04, 2007

Just A Brief 101.7 Update

OMW hears that if you were to put a bet on Monday or Tuesday of next week as the launch date for the new Canton-based 101.7 signal, you'd be backing a winner.

The date would appear to depend upon the actions of American Electric Power, which still has to "light up" the site for full operations.

There's still no definitive word on what you'll actually HEAR on the frequency early next week, though...

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

SO BORED with this story.....who cares?

Gary P. said...

I, along with four other people in Tuscarawas County care.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so we know five people who care.

Anonymous said...

make me number six! a new radio station is exciting. it's not about t-County anymore, it's about canton.

fingers are crossed for a polka/folk combo with just a light smattering of beethoven favorites. haven't you all seen polkafolkbeethovencanton.cc.com?

Johnny Morgan said...

Don't believe those stories and stereotypes you hear about workers in Canton--Timkin steel guys with blue collar mentalities who only like rock 'n roll and football of all varieties.

I have it on VERY deep background, from someone whose name mirrors that of a former President, that the new 101.7 will be targeting the unserved audiences who tire of rock 'n roll, while also being sensible to the classic arts.

The format: Gregorian chants...performed by mimes.

The image name has not yet been finalized though.

What's been floated so far?

Marcel 101.7

101.7--The Box

The Sanctuary 101.7 (could get some more-ignorant metal fans)

The Monastery 101.7

Anonymous said...

Johnny:

I know one listener for sure. I called up a friend of mine a few years ago, asked what he was doing, he said he was preparing a dinner party, the theme was French food. I asked where his wife was and he told me she wanted to add to the ambiance so she ran out to the store to get some Marcel Marceau music!

Anonymous said...

Canton's Hit Music, Channel 101-7 is coming, Canton!!!

Are YOU ready?

Ohhhhh btw Deluca, just wait until you see who you're going up against in the morning, my green little morning man friend. Get that fork ready, YER DONE!

Canton gets it's first real CHR in less than a week...

Ohio Media Watch said...

The establishment of literally a brand new radio station, with format yet unknown, in one of our target area's major cities...is big news.

The likely launch date of said station is also news.

If you don't like it, scroll down. :)

-The Management

Anonymous said...

oh johnny, thanks for the big laugh at a much needed time in my radio day...

we used to have a sales rep here who was sound effect crazy. the joke was always that she'd want us to find a killer sound effect of a man looking at himself in the mirror. gregorian chants performed by mimes brought it all flooding back.

regardless of what they put on 101.7, it won't stand a chance against the live in-studio sex acts with animals and snuff-porn soundtracks they're playing on whbc this week.

Anonymous said...

Gregorian chants? Polka/Folk? Wow, the comedy on this board is so fresh and compelling. Maybe someone should change the name of this site to "Ohio.romperroomwatch.com". Don't you have a show to prep for over there in Alliance?

HBC Source book said...

I find it a 7 on a scale of 1-10. The fact that clearly nextmedia has chosen to go in a different direction based on rumors of an AC is what makes the story unique.
WHen you have a 22(hbc) share, you really want to drop everything and go after a stick that has an 8.(kdd)
or react to 101.7 (0.0)

Johnny Morgan said...

>>Don't you have a show to prep for over there in Alliance?<<

Sorry, I'm not in Alliance. And my show prep is done, thanks.

Try again.

By the way, stop stealing my bits.

Warmest,
JM

Anonymous said...

hey, someone filed a complaint that they were bored...we're just aiming to please.

but so sorry about the fun, sir. will try to straighten up immediately. point taken.

thus, let us no longer discuss the wireless transmission of signals, by modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible light in a lighthearted manner. this is a very, very serious business.

Anonymous said...

Serious Business? Hmmm... How about something that is actually funny and hasn't been used a thousand times in other blogs! :)

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows it will be called Q10-107, and emulate the old days with real Top 40 radio. I hear they will have the same jocks too. Can't beat a winner.

"The NEW Q10 Dash 1.7"

Anonymous said...

other blogs? there are other blogs???

omw, cover your eyes!

Anonymous said...

JUST A REMINDER: THE NEW CALLS ARE WHOF. SO THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE Q-10.

Funny Manns said...

I thought Q-10 was some kind of herbal thingy they sell at General Nutrition Centers.

Anonymous said...

Who cares? It's Clear Channel, whatever format they put on will be the same they use in any other city with no chance of them actually playing any new artists or any new music unless it's been analyzed three ways from Sunday to make sure the 7 listeners they have left will like it. I'll listen for about 10 minutes, throw up after I realize nothing has changed and probably go all the way back to the left end of the dial where the college stations reside.

Anonymous said...

Now that WHBC-FM finally dumped Paul Harvey, perhaps they'll quit calling the AP copy in morning amd afternoon drive as ''news'' and kill that too..and while we're at it, can we finally bring down the ''Urban AC'' billboards and replace them with Madison Woods in a bikini?
I'd pay for a month of that billboard..

Anonymous said...

About Maddie...you ain't kidding, my friend.