Legendary WMMS/WONE disc jockey Jeff Kinzbach loves Richfield. The station claimed it was simply "a marketing strategy" and "much in line with what many stations did. "[10] By April 2008, the station had reverted to its traditional branding, once again frequently making use of both the noted mascot and famed call letters. Background Report for Jeffrey Kinzbach. Cleveland Magazine has also described the morning and afternoon drive programs as "talk shows with a rock-oriented sensibility". Branded "ALT 100.7", WMMS-HD3 airs the same format previously carried on WMMS-HD2. [96] In the wake of the month-long stunt, a new airstaff was assembled. There's proof! [76], Despite signs of success, the station was sold again in 1996. Already strained by ongoing contract renewal negotiations, the incident further alienated the two parties, and by November of that year the show was cancelled. WMMS (100.7 FM) – branded 100.7 WMMS: The Buzzard – is a commercial radio station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio, serving Greater Cleveland and much of surrounding Northeast Ohio. [107][108], In 2000, the station turned to Wakin' up with Wolf and Mulrooney (Bob Wolf, John Mulrooney) from sister station WPYX/Albany. After 52 years in radio, I retired. Take a listen to rocktalk. The station hired Scott Shannon as program director in 1981; Shannon and Wheeler soon developed the first morning zoo radio show in the U.S. Besides a standard analog transmission, WMMS broadcasts over three HD Radio channels, and is available online via iHeartRadio. From 1978 on, Belkin Productions conditioned its funding of the Free Clinic on the nondisclosure of the number of Clinic staff on duty at the concerts, the nature of conditions treated and the number of patients treated.[53][54]. Right up until his departure in 1988, Kid Leo played "Born to Run" as his signature sign-off song every Friday night at 5:55 to kick off the weekend for area listeners. Of special note was the early support of Bruce Springsteen by Kid Leo and others, prior to the release of the Born to Run album. Expired: 10th-Aug-2021 (0 Years, 239 Days left) Host name 199.232.66.62, IP address: 199.232.66.62, location: United States Site alexa rank: 146,998.Category rank: 6,132 get the latest breaking news, … Previous Format: Classic Country New Format: Progressive Talk Date & Time Of Change: January 20, 2005 at 12:39am More Info: Wikipedia [18] WMMS also lured popular morning personalities Brian Fowler and Joe Cronauer away from rival WENZ – then an alternative rock station known as 107.9 The END – as the successors to Jeff and Flash (Jeff Kinzbach, Ed Ferenc) on The Buzzard Morning Zoo. WJTO. All we can do is hope to create something cool so that in 20 years people will say, 'Man, remember what WMMS used to be like? WMMS was directly influenced by then and current sister station WHTZ/New York (Z100), which rose to the top of the ratings books immediately after installing a contemporary hit radio (CHR) format. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–1984, Cleveland Broadcast Radio Archives: WMMS timeline, List of radio stations owned by iHeartMedia, List of programming syndicated by iHeartMedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WMMS&oldid=993840847, Active rock radio stations in the United States, Articles with dead external links from July 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with Encyclopædia Britannica links, Articles which contain graphical timelines, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 19:40. The travels and adventures of Jeff & wife Patti as they take on the open road and travel around the country. Matt the … We all have such respect for what this station did back in the day. [25] The Cleveland Funeral Please hit my "LIKE" button. 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He and his brother rehabilitate and resell single-family homes; their own construction company does much of the work. I can attest to major interference throughout Fresno on 99.9 and I don't just mean static. In other words, the carrion-eating bird represented "death and dying" – a darkly comic reflection of the city's decline. Kinzbach and the rest of WMMS were major players in the drive to bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Cleveland. Past show members at WMMS include, Ryan Hoppe, Scott Taylor (now a reporter at WJLA in Washington, DC, Kaitlin Geosano, and Rob Garguilo. Jeff & Flash were also credited as being major contributors in bringing the Rock Hall to Cleveland, by heavily promoting on-air a USA Today reader poll to decide which city should get it.[56]. Buzzard-Palooza was the first of these: held in July 1994 at the Nautica Stage, the all-day concert included sets from Collective Soul, Junkhouse and Fury in the Slaughterhouse,[84] but was cut short after turning into a "rock-and-bottle-throwing melee." Still calling themselves 'KKDJ', K259CF will be changing frequencies on Thursday from 99.7 to 102.3. [119][138], WMMS has served as the FM flagship station for the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network since 2014, sharing network flagship status with AM sister station WTAM. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WONE-FM is available online. Cleveland Police briefly detained Ky-Mani Marley after the singer threatened Rover for comments made during an April 20, 2010 in-studio interview. The WMMS studios are located at the former Centerior Energy building in the Cleveland suburb of Independence, while the station transmitter resides in neighboring Seven Hills. In time, the station adopted new slogans reflecting the callsign: "We're your Modern Music Station" and "your Music Marathon Station. [33][34] During this time, WMMS used slogans derived from its call sign: first as "Music Means Satisfaction", and later as the place "Where Music Means Something". [26] On July 31, 1947, W8XUB began broadcasting at 100.7 MHz. Less than a year later, Jacor was absorbed by media giant Clear Channel Communications (now current owner iHeartMedia): the May 1999 sale continued the buying frenzy brought on by federal deregulation. [1][20], Rolling Stone named WMMS "Best Radio Station" (Large Market) nine straight years (1979–87) as part of the magazine's annual Readers' Poll,[1] but the station admitted to stuffing the 1987 ballot following a February 1988 front-page story in The Plain Dealer exposing manipulation. [99], WMMS veteran John Gorman has remained a vocal critic of iHeartMedia; Gorman commented on the company's former Cleveland executive, Kevin Metheny (the man dubbed "Pig Virus" by Howard Stern during their time at WNBC): "He had a volatile time here. The Buzzard was the co-creation of Gorman, Sanders and American Greetings artist David Helton. In July 1973, John Gorman joined WMMS as music director and was promoted to program director and operations manager two months later where he remained for thirteen years. [1] Station employees went on to take director and executive-level positions in the recording industry, namely with labels RCA, Mercury, and Columbia. [35][43] WMMS also began referring to its frequency in promotions as "101 FM", a rounding-off which continued for the next decade. The Buzzard became synonymous with WMMS, Cleveland radio and the city itself, spawning a series of T-shirts so numerous that they are now impossible to catalog, many with slogans like "Where Music Means Something" and "Ruler of the Airwaves.". Attendance was by general admission. However, Matt would be dismissed permanently from the station in late 1992, the victim of budget cuts. In November 1972, WMMS was sold to Malrite Communications, a Michigan-based firm that relocated to Cleveland upon purchase. WMMS went to Nationwide Communications; longtime sister station WHK went to Salem Communications – the first time the two had ever operated under separate ownership. During a June 19, 2012 interview with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, the show broke news of the delayed release for Music from Another Dimension!, the band's first studio album in eight years. In September 2007, WMMS management chose to "de-emphasize" both the Buzzard and WMMS call letters, referring to the station as simply "100.7", save for the FCC-mandated legal ID at the top of every hour. Jeff tells some amazing, some unbelievable stories that are all true. The music structure also was modified at this time as artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince soon found airplay on WMMS. [15][16] Considered "a true radio legend," WMMS DJ Kid Leo was chosen for Rolling Stone's "Heavy Hundred: The High and Mighty of the Music Industry" (1980) and named "The Best Disc Jockey in the Country" in a special 1987 issue of Playboy. Warren Zevon, John Mellencamp, Lou Reed, Tim Buckley, Peter Frampton, and a host of others performed on the program over the years, recordings of which are still widely available as bootlegs. Alford was subsequently caught, arrested and later sentenced to ten days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Rosenhaus hosts Indians Warm-Up, the network pregame show; and Hamilton hosts Indians Wrap-Up, the network postgame show. Among the more significant moves taken by WMMS was the formatting of the morning zoo concept created by Z100's Scott Shannon onto the show Jeff & Flash (Jeff Kinzbach and Ed Ferenc) were already hosting. [98] Loveline – Westwood One's nationally syndicated call-in show hosted by Dr. Drew – aired weeknights from August 2008 through June 2010. WMMS during this period would play a key role in breaking several major acts in the U.S., including: Rush, Roxy Music, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Fleetwood Mac, Meat Loaf, the Pretenders, the New York Dolls, Lou Reed, Mott the Hoople, and Boston. "[36], Under the leadership of station manager Billy Bass and program director Denny Sanders (who came to WMMS from Boston in 1971), WMMS helped break many new rock artists nationally, most notably David Bowie. [75], While the change in programming alienated many longtime listeners – many of whom switched to WNCX and their full-time classic rock format – WMMS boosted its ratings for the first time in years with a new, younger audience. [63][65], During the now infamous broadcast, WMMS engineer William Alford snipped a broadcast wire used for the Stern show's satellite feed. Cleveland Magazine has called the show a "juggernaut", and readers of Cleveland Scene named Rover the best Cleveland radio personality in 2009, 2014, and 2015 (Scene had previously recognized either Rover or his show four straight years, from 2004 to 2007, all prior to the move to WMMS). [69][71] Billboard and Airplay Monitor magazines together named WMMS Rock Station of the Year (Medium Market) in 1995,[76] and Modern Rock Station of the Year (Medium Market) in 1996. [10][11], Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, WMMS had a stable of personalities that remained fundamentally unchanged,[1][4] attained a dominant market share in the local ratings[4][12][13][14] and posted market record-high figures "never duplicated by any other station. By utilizing innovative comedy, interviewing some of the biggest Jeff Kinzbach, the former WMMS deejay who was part of the long-running "Jeff and Flash" show, will take over the 6 a.m. morning slot on Akron-based WONE FM/97.5 starting Monday. Most notably, Slats (Tim Guinane) was hired for afternoon-drive replacing Brian & Joe, who took the morning slot on sister station WMVX, and music director Mark Pennington replaced "BLF Bash" (Bill Freeman) during overnights. The broadcast consists entirely of talk, a mix of current events, pop culture, and stories from the staff. WMMS (100.7 FM) – branded 100.7 WMMS: The Buzzard – is a commercial radio station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio, serving Greater Cleveland and much of surrounding Northeast Ohio. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Relive and learn new and interesting facts on Jeff and his career spanning 5 decades. WONE-FM (97.5 FM) – branded 97.5 WONE – is a commercial classic rock (AOR) radio station licensed to Akron, Ohio. personalities in northern Ohio. Domain ID : 3202584_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Created : 11th-Aug-1994. Kinzbach and Ferenc had already been a morning team – with sidekicks – since 1976, seven years prior to adopting the "morning zoo" label, so the basic structure was already in place. Wonder what happened behind the scenes in Jeff’s radio days. [71][78][79] The sale came almost immediately after passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, a time when radio companies nationwide rushed "at a fever pitch" to acquire new properties. The station first turned to adult contemporary, then Top 40, big band and finally the Drake-Chenault automated Hit Parade '69. The station was known as "The Home of the Buzzard" at first. [80][81][82][83], During this time, WMMS held a series of sold-out rock festivals that featured many of the new up-and-coming artists receiving station airplay. This second show sold out immediately, and was held at the city's largest venue: Cleveland Public Hall.[38]. [24], On March 30, 1946,[25] radio station WHK – owned at that time by United Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of Forest City Publishing, itself the parent company of The Plain Dealer – launched an experimental FM station under the callsign W8XUB at 107.1 megahertz (MHz). The show is now syndicated to WKGB-FM/Binghamton, WRKK/Williamsport, and WZNE/Rochester; replays continuously on a dedicated iHeartRadio channel; is available on demand through iHeartRadio; and broadcasts over the Livestream video platform. Jeffrey Kinzbach Overview Jeffrey Kinzbach is currently associated with one company, according to public records. American author, retired lawyer, former businessman, sports entrepreneur and former sports franchise owner who was, during the 1970s, the owner of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Crusaders, the Cleveland Arena, the Coliseum at Richfield … WMMS served as the FM flagship for the Cleveland Browns for a second time from 2002 to 2012, sharing coverage with AM sister WTAM. Love stories?! A major contributor to the ratings success was an airstaff that remained fundamentally unchanged for many years: personalities like Kid Leo, Jeff & Flash, Matt the Cat, Dia Stein, Denny Sanders, Murray Saul, Debbie Ullman, Betty "Crash" Korvan, Ruby Cheeks (Debra Luray), BLF Bash (Bill Freeman), TR (Tom Renzy) and the late Len "Boom" Goldberg were invaluable to the station's popularity. Rover is under contract with WMMS through 2022. Stern's ratings exploded and this – along with a growing urgency from management not to compete with or mention Stern on the air – led to a sudden and steep ratings decline for The Buzzard Morning Zoo. In 1966, in an effort to make the medium more commercially viable, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated that FM stations could no longer duplicate the programming of their AM sister stations. Ohio native Maxwell (Benjamin Bornstein) was hired on for the WMMS afternoon drive in April 2004 following the departure of Slats (Tim Guinane) for rival station WXTM. The Bob and Tom Show aired from 2006 through early 2008, the only time since adopting a rock format that WMMS carried a syndicated program in that time slot with no connection to the station throughout the duration of its run.[107][109]. Key WNCR personnel (including former WHK-FM/WMMS personalities Martin Perlich and Billy Bass, and station newcomer David Spero) were soon hired by WMMS, taking most of their audience with them. WMMS' decline culminated on April 14, 1994 with the high-profile departure of Jeff Kinzbach effectively ending "Jeff & Flash" on WMMS (Ferenc would leave the station several weeks later; both would pair up again at WWWE). [128][132][133][134], Active rock accounts for nearly all other regular programming. Cleveland Police wearing riot gear were called in just as headliner Green Day took the stage. Jeff Kinzbach grew up on the west side of Cleveland and is a life-long resident of By 1984, the WMMS format moved to an CHR/AOR hybrid, playing a great deal of Top 40 rock singles in hot rotation mixed with album cuts; this new blended rock/Top 40 format was soon known by those at the station as Rock Forty. WMMS itself also airs The Rover Rewind, a weekly recap show on Saturday mornings. [121][122][123][124][125], Described by The Plain Dealer as "testosterone-fueled", the show dominates younger demographics, particularly male listeners ages 18–34. Jeff Kinzbach Broadcast Media & Public Relations, Spokesperson and Voice-Over Talent, Multimedia. And that only lasted a good five weeks before he called into Jeff Kinzbach’s morning show to quit (claiming that he was going to take legal action against Stern, none of that came to pass). Howard debuted on WNCX in Cleveland in August 1992, and rivaled with Ed "Flash" Ferenc and Jeff Kinzbach from WMMS and John Lanigan from WMJI, who Howard nicknamed the "One-Eyed Cyclops". Jeff Kinzbach does morning drive time at WONE in Akron. [69] Gorman changed the WMMS format to alternative rock,[70] playing new acts like Nirvana, The Offspring, and Nine Inch Nails, on October 27. [1][15][16][48][49][50][51], The World Series of Rock was a recurring, day-long and usually multi-act summer rock concert held outdoors at Cleveland Municipal Stadium from 1974 through 1980. https://jeffkinzbach.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Vid-pic.jpg, http://jeffkinzbach.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/JK-Web-Logo-500w.png, https://jeffkinzbach.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DSC_0223.jpg, https://jeffkinzbach.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/DSC_0221.jpg, https://jeffkinzbach.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/zoo.jpg, https://jeffkinzbach.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Springsteen-April-1976.jpg, https://jeffkinzbach.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/bw-guitar.jpg, Copyright 2020 Jeff Kinzbach - All Rights Reserved. The Alan Cox Show is rated #1 in several key demographics, and readers of Cleveland Scene named Alan Cox the best Cleveland radio personality four straight years (2010–13). A federal offense, the act nearly cost WMMS its broadcasting license. [28], On November 11, 1948,[29] the station adopted the callsign WHK-FM. Dean DePiero, then mayor of Parma, criticized the song and its accompanying YouTube video: "It's pretty sick. [37] The WMMS-sponsored concert was a "phenomenal success"[33][38] and prompted the station to sponsor a second show that year. [93] Following Jacor's takeover, WMMS ran a "Death of the Buzzard" month-long stunt in October 1998. The station briefly battled with WNCR of Nationwide Communications, itself filling the void created by the brief absence of WMMS on the rock scene. [86], The Ramones headlined BuzzardFest '95 the following spring (May 1995) at Blossom;[87] other acts included Our Lady Peace, The Rugburns and Face to Face. The company was incorporated in Florida, Texas, California, and New York sixty-nine years ago. Bo Matthews (Alex Gutierrez), who became program director for WMMS in early 2004, hired Maxwell (Benjamin Bornstein) that April for a more "personality-driven" afternoon show: The Maxwell Show gradually evolved from airing mostly music to all talk, and by 2009 had become the number one afternoon program in several key demographics. [92] The station's ownership would change yet again, as Nationwide Communications was bought out by Jacor Communications in 1998. For the television station licensed to Tampa, Florida, see WTAM-LD. [67] Station management initially claimed that Alford acted alone,[66] however WMMS Promotions Director Heidi Klosterman – working under the name Heidi Kramer – later pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempted disruption of a public service and a misdemeanor of receiving stolen property; Greg Smith, a former Klosterman colleague, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of breaking and entering. Northeast Ohio. The station also started to devote weekend programming to the classic rock format. After learning the manufacturer was eager to sell his business, he bought the recipe and started making Fritos corn chips in his mother’s kitchen. [91], WMMS would shift to active rock on February 17, 1997. Tim Daugherty has played a variety of roles with WONE since the day it was born on January 1, 1985. The show itself rapidly covers a range of topics in a comedic format, from major current events to obscure pop culture; regular segments like "Sperm News", "Why Florida Sucks", and "Are You Smarter Than a Dumbass?" [8] In 1981, Radio & Records identified "the malevolent feathered figure" as "the best-known station symbol in the country. [140][142][143], For the Bath, Maine, radio station which identified as WMMS from 1957 to 1964, see, We joked about the Buzzard becoming Cleveland's, "This radio station is known for breaking the rules, changing the game, and being successful. [26] Like most early FM stations, WHK-FM mostly simulcast the Top 40 programming of its AM sister station. He spent over 20 years at WMMS in Cleveland as the morning show host. Most station imaging is produced out-of-market by national voice talents "David Lee" Olejniczak, Malcolm Ryker, Rena-Marie Villano, and former WMMS creative services director Miles Hlivko; additional voice-over audio is produced on-site by WMMS imaging director Billy Black. [18][19] WMMS was also a major driving force behind the successful campaign to bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Cleveland. Jeff set records as one of the highest-rated morning The Maxwell Show began as a mostly a kind-of rock/talk hybrid, but gradually became all talk. The concert series continued on well into the 1990s and early 2000s, albeit much less frequently.[39][40]. ", "Rock Hall to Celebrate 40 Years of WMMS with New Exhibit", "Radio & Records 1981 on the WMMS Buzzard and Other Station Mascots", "The Media Business; Malrite's Buyout Price Disturbs Wall Street Analysts", "R.I.P. WMMS sponsored the concerts. [88][89], The next of these multi-act shows – simply titled BuzzardFest – was held in May 1996 at Blossom Music Center and featured performances from 311 and No Doubt, along with Candlebox, The Nixons, Goldfinger, Gods Child, Dash Rip Rock, Holy Barbarians, and Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip [90], BuzzardFest 2000 was held June 30, 2000 at the Nautica Stage. Widely regarded as one of the most influential rock stations in America throughout its history, the station has also drawn controversy for unusually aggressive tactics both on and off the air. DJ additions included station engineer Ric Bennett as "Rocco the Rock Dog,"[60] Scooter (WMMS music director Brad Hanson), former WRQC nighttime Personality and later WNCX Afternoon Drive and Production Director, Tom "Jack" Daniels (who returned to the Cleveland airwaves after a successful stint as Program Director of WLEV, Allentown, PA), Lisa Dillon[60] and station veteran Matt the Cat,[60] (who returned to the midday slot in 1990 after a two-year absence.) [62] Management ordered a change to the Buzzard by giving it a flat-top and mullet. WOIO, virtual channel 19 (VHF digital channel 10), is a CBS - affiliated television station serving Cleveland, Ohio, United States that is licensed to Shaker Heights.The station is owned by Gray Television, as part of a duopoly with Lorain -licensed CW affiliate WUAB (channel 43). The people who put it together aren't even smart enough to know where our city boundaries are." Known Locations: Montgomery TX, 77356, Burlington MA 01803, Miami FL 33131 Possible Relatives: Jacob C Kinzbach, Jeffrey G Kinzbach, Jennifer L Kinzbach The WMMS Coffee Break Concert was a weekly music-interview show broadcast live from the station's studio, and later with an audience at the Agora Ballroom. [77] John Gorman was named Program Director of the Year (Rock) in 1995. Bleeding […] Her firing less than a year later sparked a successful lawsuit against both the station and then-owner Nationwide Communications. Ratings steadily increased during the time of the First Gulf War, but The Howard Stern Show was soon picked up by a then struggling WNCX. "Play-By-Play Streaming Rights: 'The Goal Posts Are Moving. show host. Jeff G Kinzbach, age 60, Reeds Spring, MO 65737 View Full Report. Jeff Kinzbach was a broadcaster and spent nearly thirty years in the radio business. No. [110] An experienced on-air personality,[111] Maxwell was joined by WMMS music director Dan Stansbury and Chunk (Tiffany Peck), a young phone screener whose role grew significantly during the course of the show's run. Both the WONE-FM studios and transmitter are located in Akron. Described by Talkers magazine as "a bold anomaly worthy of industry attention", the show itself has successfully continued the format established by its predecessor The Maxwell Show – all talk during afternoon drive on an FM rock station. WMMS was the first radio station to employ full-time promotion and marketing directors: Dan Garfinkel and his successor, Jim Marchyshyn. With Mort, WTAM tried to have him do a four hour show against Indians baseball on 1220 WKNR. [27] On November 13, 1947, the new FM station transitioned from experimental to commercial status; increased its power; and changed its callsign to WHKX. The show was simulcast from Albany, marking the first time that a morning show on WMMS did not originate in Cleveland. The former WMMS morning team of "Jeff 'n Flash" (Jeff Kinzbach and Ed "Flash" Ferenc) were reunited in afternoon-drive with "Rock 'n Roll Talk Radio," and former "Sportsline" caller Mike Trivisonno – dubbed "Mr. Know It All" derisively by Pete Franklin – took over as host of "Sportsline" in the 6 pm–11 p.m. slot. WHK-FM became one of a handful of commercial stations in the country to try that format, many of which were owned by MetroMedia. See more ideas about Vaulting, Video, Cleveland rocks. Jeff Kinzbach Retires From WONE-FM; 93.3 Austin Flips To CHR "New Music Now" Florida Politics: Fort Myers rock radio station goes ‘Trump Country.’ Is it legal? Nov 13, 2016 - SHRT 56, a VAN AKEN LOCAL, Lynnfield Station on April 3, 1971 Wikipedia has a good article on PCCs at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCC_streetcar WMMS' decline culminated on April 14, 1994 with the high-profile departure of Jeff Kinzbach, effectively ending "Jeff & Flash" on WMMS (Ferenc would leave the station several weeks later; both would pair up again at WWWE). On Sunday nights, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider hosts The House of Hair with Dee Snider, a mix of heavy metal, glam metal, and hard rock via United Stations Radio Networks. [114][115][116][117][118][119], Radio personality Rover (Shane French), host of Rover's Morning Glory, took over weekday mornings at WMMS on April 1, 2008 following a contract dispute with cross-town rock rival WKRK-FM; former WMMS program director John Gorman compared signing the popular morning personality to a "coup". 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