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jeanarrett Donating Member (813 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 04:17 PM
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Air America in Ann Arbor
Does anyone else have bad reception with Air America out of Ann Arbor? Criminy, I only live 10 miles north of Ann Arbor and by the time I'm a few miles outside of town, the static is so bad that I have to switch to something else. It is only the station 1290 that I have this problem with. Do they have a not so good antenna or something?
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 07:10 PM
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1. 1290 has always had a lousy range
They need to move AA to 101.9 now that FM 106 in Detroit has gone back to country.

I worked for WIQB years ago when they owned 101.9 FM and 1290 AM. Sometimes we couldn't even get 1290 inside the station.
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MichDem10 Donating Member (644 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 08:25 PM
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2. Wattage Issue
1290 is only 500 Watts during the day and 26 watts at night. :-( My lightbulbs put out more energy! Another factor is their transmiter is located south west of Ann Arbor. Radio
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annarbor Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 09:20 AM
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3. Have you tried....
1310 am out of Detroit? I have found that even though I am right here in A2, I often get a better signal out of Detroit. I should add that I got so frustrated with the weak signal in the evening that I went out and bought XM radio....I never knew who Mike Malloy was until I started using it.

Not sure if 1290 will improve their signal or not. I think they're located in Saline.

Ann Arbor
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 02:25 PM
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4. try 1530 out of Cinncinatti at night
I get good reception after the sun goes down
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MattNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 06:45 PM
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5. they aren't on 1530 anymore
switched to a different frequency in Cincy. Which, to my knowledge, isn't available after sunset.
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omenapoint Donating Member (132 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 11:07 AM
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9. No can do.
AAR was getting poor ratings in Cincinnati. So, they switched frequencies. 1530 is a HUGE 50,000 Watt station and it now carries sports only. 1360, which did have the sports on it is a 5000 watt station and now has AAR.

AAR was barely top 20 out of 30 stations, so they decided not to "waste" a stong signal on it.
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Lusted4 Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-15-06 12:16 PM
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6. XM 167 AAR perfect reception 24/7 it's worth the cost n/t
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weeksbr1 Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-15-06 11:21 PM
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7. I was just going to recomend that. :)
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Mich Otter Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-16-06 10:07 PM
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8. Air America Radio
To keep up with the latest from Air America, check out; http://www.airamerica.com /

Also, another site that has more up to date news, and some rumors, about Air America Radio is at: http://www.radio-info.com /
check out the "news/talk" area;
or this link may work for you:
http://www.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=a93ff...

The station at 1290-AM in Saline, just outside of Ann Arbor, has a very weak signal.

You can also stream Air America Radio online.
And, many of the hosts can be listened to through their websites.

There are a lot of ways to listen in. Some just aren't as easy as we would like.
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