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The_aram
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Post Number: 4648
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 141.213.175.233
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 5:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry if this has been posted already, but I just got this from a friend of mine in the radio industry. It's from the Ann Arbor News.



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Motown's loss is Ann Arbor's gain.

Martin Bandyke, for 22 years a fixture at public radio
station WDET in Detroit, will take over the 6 a.m.-10
a.m. Monday-Friday slot at Ann Arbor station WQKL
(107.1 FM) beginning Monday.

Listeners can expect music in keeping with the
station's "adult album alternative'' format, as well
as background information about the music and artists
being played. "Martin has a reputation in this region,
and in the music industry, as a foremost music
expert,'' said station General Manager Bob Bolak "A
key attribute to the ... format are hosts that are
musicologists and can share new music and new artists
with our listeners.''

Bandyke graduated from the University of Michigan in
1976 with a bachelor of arts degree in radio,
television and film. Raised in Dearborn and currently
living in Harper Woods, Bandyke said he plans to move
to Washtenaw County soon.

"I can't wait to get started,'' Bandyke said about his
upcoming gig. "I hope to keep some Ann Arbor-centric
film talk going, and certainly the whole music, arts
and cultural scene in Ann Arbor will be talked about
on the show, along with many other things too. ... By
and large the vast majority of artists 107.1 plays are
all people I played at WDET. I think it's going to be
an easy transition.''

He said he had no comment about his departure from
WDET last December, which occurred at about the same
time the Wayne State University-affiliated station
changed formats from a mostly music to a mostly talk
format. At that time, his afternoon show was dropped.

Bolack said that besides music, Bandyke's show will
include commentary on Ann Arbor community
organizations, politics and city/county issues,
education, news and entertainment. "We are looking at
Martin as a lifestyle editor for the station,'' he
said.

"We had talked with Martin for several years about it,
but timing was not right,'' added Bolak. "When he
became available it was a no-brainer. He's excited,
we're excited, and it's going to be a great match.''


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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 783
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Posted From: 198.208.159.18
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 5:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

los lobos all morning long! :D
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Gdub
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Post Number: 963
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.248.15.192
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 5:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Which will likely be well received in A2.
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Wmuchris
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Post Number: 143
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Posted From: 69.58.36.2
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 5:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Im just glad to have music on the radio that is not Q95 and 96.3DVD or WCSX.

Im sick of 9/10ths of the music that is on the radio in Detroit.

I'm glad that Martin will still be on the air.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5405
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 70.200.183.51
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 5:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

H-m-m-m 107.1...need to re-orient the rooftop antenna...mebbe get one of them booster amps...and then buy a damn radio tivo to record this because I ain't waking up at six a.m. to listen to anything.

I'm sleep learning the news on NPR then, anyways.
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Sumotect
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Post Number: 157
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 64.243.32.9
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 6:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Congrats to Martin, looks like he is landing on his feet. Too bad he now has to get to work at a more normal time, instead of that sweet 12:00 to 4:00 shift.
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Blessyouboys
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Post Number: 238
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 69.209.169.165
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 7:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i'm too lazy to try this out myself, can we get 107.1 around these parts?
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Jenniferl
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Post Number: 233
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 4.229.156.32
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 11:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would like to get that station too. Detroit doesn't really have an alternative music station anymore. 89X plays mostly nu metal now, while 96.3 and 93.9 have both evolved into adult contemporary stations.
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Smogboy
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Post Number: 1626
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Posted From: 68.84.183.189
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 5:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They seem to be streaming online so that might be a chance for those of us who can't pick up the signal.
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Chris_rohn
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Post Number: 164
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Posted From: 69.214.190.236
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 10:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Martin Bandyke is now a Clear Channel employee. Crazy!
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Bvos
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Post Number: 1163
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Posted From: 66.238.170.31
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 10:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I tuned in this morning on the way to work to see what the station is like since I'd never heard of it. The music they were playing was something you'd hear on WNIC, not the old WDET. Hopefully Martin will be given the liberty to play what he wants. If not and he has to play the crap I heard today, it means Martin is a very, very desparate man.

I could pick up the signal in Rosedale Park in far NW Detroit, but on I-94 around John R/Woodward the signal disappeared. So it seems that only folks on the westside will be able to listen to Martin on their radio if/when he comes on the air. Good to hear that the internet is an option when at a computer.

(Message edited by BVos on January 25, 2006)
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56packman
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Post Number: 20
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Posted From: 129.9.163.234
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 10:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When Martin likes a new CD, it gets repeated like top-40, every day,every day.............
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Wally
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Post Number: 237
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 136.2.1.101
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 2:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

When Martin likes a new CD, it gets repeated like top-40, every day,every day.............



At least he plays more than ONE SONG off of the album, 180 degree difference from Top 40
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Jenniferl
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Post Number: 234
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Posted From: 4.229.36.121
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 10:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like some repetition of songs, because that's the only way to get to "know" a new song or band. If I hear something just once, I will probably forget it unless it makes a very strong impression on me. But yeah, I don't like the way radio plays one song off a new album over and over and over and over again for months and months, and then you never hear another song from that same album. It's a crappy way to market new CDs because I don't shell out $15 just for one song and I don't think anybody else does either. In the 1980s and most of the 1990s, several songs from one album would be released as singles, plus you'd see the videos on MTV. Think of how many hits Michael Jackson had just from the "Thriller" album, or how many Alanis Morissette had from "Jagged Little Pill" over a decade later. But now? There's Green Day's "American Idiot", which spawned four hit songs, but that type of album is the exception now.

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