Wednesday, September 24, 2014

9.24.14 Bee-otch of the Day: WYPV

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Name: WYPV
Age: 3
Occupation: right-winged shit station
Last Seen: Petoskey, MI
Bee-otched For: begging for money
Looks like northern Michigan's most-useless radio station wants you to keep their shit talk formatted station on the air.

WYPV 94.5 Mackinaw City/Petoskey, aka "The Patriot Voice" (and btw, that's their old logo), has a neat little feature on their website. The feature? DONATE!

Yep, looks like The Patriot is broke. Last time I heard them, they only had one real advertiser in a sea of pro-tea party bullshit such as vitamins and doomsday kits. What's funny, too is that they carry Glenn Back on a tape delay from noon-3pm, even though crosstown WJML carries him live 9a-noon.

In three years, WYPV has proven that tea party talk is a bad, bad idea. They were originally at 106.3, but swapped that frequency with 94.5 and 93.9 Mio. However, they sold 93.9 to a religious group, Strong Tower Radio. 93.9 and 94.5 have had a long history of constant format changes and ownership. Past formats included country, alternative (twice for 93.9), classic rock and hot AC.

Look at northern Michigan's talk stations. WTCM does excellent, but everybody else is at a 1 share or lower. WJML and WMKT's ratings have sucked forever, so why in the fucking hell did the morons who own WYPV start yet another teabagger station? The point is, AM or FM, the results are gonna suck.

I think WYPV's owners need to realize that putting a donate button on their website shows everybody that it's time to raise the red flag. It's a proven fact that any northern Michigan radio station that doesn't have a good signal into Traverse City will equal ratings disaster. The only way 94.5 will survive, IMO is if it simulcasted with a Traverse City station that doesn't have a good signal into the Straits.

IMO, the current formats on 92.3 and 99.3 in Benzie County are more entertaining than WYPV.


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