Originally Posted by billmich
I always wondered about that HUMM on WLS, and now after 30+ years I now know what a "HET" is...
I am a lurker on your board (Buzz), Thank you for all you do to keep that up and running.
I had an account there once about a year ago, and maybe only posted 2-3 times before I couldn't log in again.
I hope you have a great holiday season
Thank you, Bill.
That is very gracious of you to say that. I hope you have a very enjoyable holiday season as well!!! I'll reset your password at my board and will send an email to the email address on file in case you wish to post again some day.
I appreciate Dr. Don's suggestion, but it would be impractical to replace my OEM infotainment console, which controls not only my FM/AM radio in the car, but also my SXM radio, bluetooth, USB port and climate settings. (Yes, it's the infamous MyFord Touch! LOL) The premium version - which includes HD radio as well as navigation - would've added something like $1,200 to the total cost of my 36 month lease. I viewed that price tag as excessive, and I really didn't care all that much if I had HD radio & navigation, so I passed.
So, I'll continue to suffer through the crappy 5 kHz analog broadcast on WWJ.
I agree with Dr. Don that the fidelity on SXM isn't much better - and on top of that - there can be a lengthy "delay" when listening to sports on SXM.
I also agree with the good doctor that it is more likely than not that we will (still) see Lions football on the FM dial come 2016 - probably on 93.1. I just cannot picture football on a Hot AC that already earns good ratings - although such a move wouldn't be entirely unprecedented (Star 94 in Atlanta aired the Falcons for a couple seasons). In my world, NFL football and Justin Timberlake songs shouldn't air on the same radio station!!! There needs to be a law against that. 93.1 has so-so ratings and even weaker revenue (I feel bad for their program director - he's doing the best job he can with that awful out-of-market morning show he's saddled with). They have nothing to lose by running Lions football and perhaps can bring some fresh ears to the station in the process.
If the games themselves wind up being simulcast on 93.1, the full length pre- & post-game shows will probably air on WJR exclusively, which is fine by me.