Lansing gets its Edge back - on a stronger frequency
As announced last month, Mid-Michigan Radio jettisoned soft rock from WVIC FM 94.1 as of today and reinstated the alternative rock format that fans have bemoaned the loss of since The Edge nearly 6 years ago. Back then, the format was heard on FM 92.1 which has a much smaller coverage area than FM 94.1.
WOAP Owosso resumes operations
As of Friday, WOAP AM 1080 Owosso is back on the air, this time airing a 50's-70's oldies format as The Big 1080. The relaunch of the station comes as new owner Birach Broadcasting takes over from 1090 LLC, a group that had been running station with a religious format before essentially taking it off the year nearly 2 years ago (save for some brief times of operation to maintain the license).
Morning drive is being held down by veteran oldies jock Tony Clark.
The beauty of a good radio show - Sunday's WIOG Lizard Fair 2009, for example - is the diversity of talent it brings to the stage, and the short sets that don't leave you suffering through the inevitable clunkers for long. Then there are some where you hit it lucky - Sunday comes to mind again - where all the artists bring something unique to the table. It was taste in music, and not the caliber of talent, that decided favorites at Midland's Dow Diamond, with a span that ran from pop and rock to blues and alternative. Mother Nature even tossed a curve - throwing in a cooling rain - but it only added to the experience as fans danced Woodstock-style in the quick shower... Musical tastes define favorites at WIOG Lizard Fair 2009 (Mon, 8/17)