The Great Lakes Loons minor league baseball team, which has relocated to Midland from Battle Creek where the team was known as the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays, has announced that Classic Rock WYLZ-FM 100.9 Pinconning/Bay City will be the team's broadcast home this summer. WYLZ, which will break its simulcast with WILZ-FM 104.5 Saginaw for the play-by-play, will carry every Loons game this upcoming season. The Loons participate in the Midwest League and are a single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Brad Golder, the Loons director of broadcasting and media relations, will handle play-by-play duties beginning with the opening game on April 5th at South Bend. The home opener is scheduled for April 13th against the Lansing Lugnuts. The Loons are managed on the field by former Detroit Tigers catcher Lance Parrish.
Last summer, minor league baseball had high visibility in northern Michigan with Classic Hits WFCX-FM 94.3 carrying the games of the first year Traverse City Beach Bums.
Leading the pack among all listeners once again in Flint is soft rock WCRZ-FM, followed by adult urban WDZZ-FM and then a three-way tie between country WFBE-FM, oldies/Christmas WHNN-FM, and contemporary hits WWCK-FM.
Flint 12+ radio ratings (Arbitron/Stationratings.com)
The Tri-Cities most popular station overall was oldies/Christmas WHNN-FM and then country WKCQ-FM and contemporary hits WIOG-FM.
Saginaw/Bay City/Midland 12+ radio ratings (Arbitron/Stationratings.com)
The sound waves transmitting from Noah’s Ark will expand to television airwaves this weekend during a broadcast of “Michigan Magazine.” The 15-minute segment featuring Noah’s Ark and the Thumb area radio station will air at 3:30 p.m. Saturday on WDCP 19 and WDCQ 35 out of Delta College. Pastor Duane Plonta of Farver Road Baptist Church applied for a station permit nearly seven years ago. He had nearly given up on his idea when he received notification that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted him a permit to build a new FM radio station. WCTP, formerly WPEE, 88.5 on the FM dial originates from Noah’s Ark, a Christian amusement park Plonta created in 1999... Noah’s Ark, radio station set to hit TV (Fri, 1/12)