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Good Night - 1470 am

1470 is shutting off this weekend for good. I think this was one of the oldest stations in town. I remember when it was WOHO.

created by Molsonator on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:51:39 am     Comments: 26

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How does that happen? Is the license revoked?

posted by JohnnyMac on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:02:17 am     #  

Doubt it.

My guess would be Cumulus decided it wasn't worth the trouble to have a 1000 watt class B AM station that nobody listened to airing mostly westwood one nationally syndicated programming.

The old pickle road towers experienced ground problems and other issues that caused them to further reduced the output to around 300 watts. A few years ago, Cumulus talked about investing in new equipment. Would guess it became moot.

posted by justread on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:22:25 am     #  

Former Toledoan Lew Dickey Sr. owned 1470am and 105.5fm as part of Midwest Broadcasting before FCC deregulation. His son - Lew Jr - was CEO of Cumulus (which owns over 450 radio stations now) until late last year (he is still on the Board of Directors). He may have kept 1470 around for sentimental reasons...

posted by Mike21 on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:01:28 am     #  

I won the Blues Brothers album from WOHO in the late 70s/early 80s. Also The Doobie Bros. China Grove.

Good times.

posted by Anniecski on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:04:35 am     #  

Couldnt survive without Norm. ;>0

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:17:01 am     #  

Doesn't 1470 carry the Hens games?

posted by WordsRUs on Sep 23, 2016 at 12:42:07 pm     #  

no offense, and I know the Hens are a Toledo tradition.....but what kinda ratings and demographic are Toledo Mud Hen radio broadcasts drawing?

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Sep 23, 2016 at 01:00:11 pm     #  

Geez, where is Sharon gonna take her "Polka Party" Sunday morning show from 8am-11am? Cumulus kicked her over to 1470am from 1560am several years ago.

posted by ThePolishFalcon on Sep 23, 2016 at 01:07:07 pm     #   2 people liked this

1470 carries the Tigers. They will have to drop the remaining games...and people DO listen to the Tigers on radio. Other sports will move to 100.7. They just can't go FM with the Tigers due to contract.

posted by Molsonator on Sep 23, 2016 at 02:11:40 pm     #  

Yeah, 1470 was the best option to hear the Tigers in Toledo. 1270 WXYT out of Detroit is at best a weak signal, though admittedly it is not often I am tuning in on an AM radio. More frequently I listen online, watch the game on cable TV, or follow it on ESPN Gamecast or something.

posted by historymike on Sep 23, 2016 at 02:40:07 pm     #  

Oh I hope someone picks up the Tigers games. I like to listen (to the wife's chagrin) while I'm in the car and at home when I'm in the shower. The signal was terrible but if you turned the radio just right and turned it up - you could make it out.

posted by marving on Sep 23, 2016 at 03:02:23 pm     #  

Tigers are on 97.1 out of Detroit-pretty decent signal.

posted by ahmahler on Sep 23, 2016 at 04:21:32 pm     #  

posted by justareviewer on Sep 23, 2016 at 08:23:18 pm     #  

Baseball and AM radio. Two things I didn't know still existed. Learn something new everyday, I guess ☺

posted by JoeyGee on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:33:43 pm     #  

Back in the mid to late 90's, I had a friend who lived in the apartments on Pickle, across the street from 1470. When you picked up the phone, you could hear 1470, lightly under the dial tone. Haven't listened to the Tigers on 1470 in some time. The signal was always weak. I can listen to them on Sirius in the car. In a pinch 97.1 or 1270 works. Sometimes even 96.1 Miss the WJR (Dee-troit) days.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:03:34 pm     #  

oops....that article is old ^^^^^^^^

Here's a better one......

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Sep 26, 2016 at 09:52:00 am     #  

Great Station in the 60's. I'm not positive but I think in 63 and 64 they broadcast TU games... I listened to them while working at the store...

posted by rch101 on Sep 26, 2016 at 07:08:28 pm     #  

Their programming is being switched to 100.7 FM. That radio station "The Zone" is now off the air. There will still be Tigers games, etc.

posted by Hoops on Sep 28, 2016 at 07:22:13 am     #  

Just think of how disappointed Kylie and Caleb will be when then go to turn on The Zone and listen to Foo Fighters every 3rd song and instead get Jim Price incessantly talking about the Art of Pitching.

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Sep 28, 2016 at 08:54:37 am     #  

btw, where IS The Polka Party going to land? Thats a Sunday morning tradition at the BulldogBuckeye household.

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Sep 28, 2016 at 08:56:29 am     #  

Hoops. No Tiger Games.

posted by Molsonator on Sep 28, 2016 at 03:04:09 pm     #  

While driving today, I pressed one of the AM presets and a station came on at the 1470 frequency. The program was the same type of syndicated conservative talk that the station. The only clue that it was local, was a mention of Dunn Chevrolet, a lone sponsor of a weather report. Did Clear Channel change their mind?

posted by BleacherBum on Jan 11, 2017 at 02:58:53 pm     #  

If you are over in the Sylvania/Holland area, check out 97.7. Commercial-free from Springfield High School, oldies from the 50s and 60s.

posted by JohnnyMac on Jan 11, 2017 at 03:16:38 pm     #  

I always thought WOHO was the best...

posted by rch101 on Jan 15, 2017 at 12:13:56 am     #   1 person liked this

WTOD was well-loved among my group in the 60's, we hated WOHO. We went out to the trailer in the potato field on a regular basis. Bob Martz and Bob Kelly were the best! "Come get me, mother, I'm through!" XD

posted by nana on Jan 16, 2017 at 03:10:05 pm     #