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by Plate Cap
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: antenna lift
Replies: 16
Views: 800

WTOM Antenna Lift

The removal of the old pylon and the installation of the new antenna with it's new extension pylon went very well. Perfect weather and perfect execution by Legacy Tower and Helicopter Transport Services. I have a lot of photos and video, but it's just too cumbersome to host them somewhere and post t...
by Plate Cap
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: antenna lift
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: WTOM Cheboygan Re: antenna lift

I’m recalling perceiving or reading in other filings or places that the old analog RF4 antenna will come down, with the new Dielectric RF16 one going up in its place. The channel 4 batwing came off the pole a long, long time ago....right after the DTV transition. I have had one of the bays behind m...
by Plate Cap
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US

I'm amazed by how many stations eventually gave up the 3 letter call sign.....what an incredibly foolish thing to do. Instant unique positioning in most markets with a 3 letter call.
by Plate Cap
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: What does it take to get banned from this board?
Replies: 55
Views: 4806

Re: What does it take to get banned from this board?

Very interesting discussion, with two distinct and very valid points of view: 1. It's annoying, upsetting, irritating, distracting, and more to be subjected to the foolishness that pervades virtually every thread at some point or another. It's why I left coming up on 2 years ago. There reaches a poi...
by Plate Cap
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WDIV’s Beloved ‘Lottery Lady’ Dies At 79
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: WDIV’s Beloved ‘Lottery Lady’ Dies At 79

Funny story. True, too. I was doing afternoons at WNIC, Late 80’s maybe early 90’s. I do remember we were in the old studio in the northwest corner of the building. Autogram console with actual knobs, so this was a long time ago. I gave away something to the proverbial 10th caller and took the call...
by Plate Cap
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Bruce Williams Dies...
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Bruce Williams Dies...

I spoke with his wife, and she is doing okay. She's been comforted by an outpouring of support, and commented that he lived life to the fullest. That will be on his headstone.

RIP....he was a good guy, and always interested in helping out a friend.
by Plate Cap
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Buzzboard Marketplace
Topic: Part time contract engineer opening
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

Re: Part time contract engineer opening

Very rare late nights....in a typical year, there there may be 1 unplanned visit after hours. Sometimes it's just easier to go to a complete cold shutdown, but that is often at the decision of the engineers. The equipment is exceptionally stable, and there are 2 discrete transmitters and antennas. A...
by Plate Cap
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Buzzboard Marketplace
Topic: Part time contract engineer opening
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

Part time contract engineer opening

A contract engineer is needed for two SE Michigan area stations. This opening would be perfect for an retired broadcast engineer looking to keep his finger in the business. It's by no means a full time position, and probably would not be a good fit for someone who is already conventionally employed....
by Plate Cap
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)
Replies: 10
Views: 2785

Re: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)

I've noticed elsewhere, Massachusetts for example, that asphalt surfaced roads have a regular program of refurbishment every few years. Perhaps a benefit of a state sometimes referred to as Taxachussets? Everyone has pet places "The State" could be spending our money. A common denominator is roads....
by Plate Cap
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)
Replies: 10
Views: 2785

Re: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)

I'm certainly no expert in any regard in paving technology, but I do recall reading that the Mackinac Bridge roadway surface, a number of years ago, was a focus of an ongoing study by asphalt industry technical groups. Lots of visits and samples were taken; apparently, it lasted WAY, WAY longer than...
by Plate Cap
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Slow board performance??
Replies: 22
Views: 5981

Re: Slow board performance??

Hi

The search function also appears to be broken.....I was looking for a post and threw everything at it, and finally even searched for the term "lift" which should show up all over the place....it responds not found to any search.
by Plate Cap
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Mike Ilitch dead at 87
Replies: 29
Views: 5547

Re: Mike Ilitch dead at 87

Can you substantiate how many casino customers fit that demographic? I have never been in a Detroit Casino so I have no clue. He raises an interesting point....in the strict sense of business, it's acceptable to make money at any legal endeavor, and certainly such casino gambling in Michigan is as ...
by Plate Cap
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: SNL and The Donald
Replies: 24
Views: 5001

Re: SNL and The Donald

I stopped watching SNL. Sure they always poke fun at political figures. But now that's pretty much all it is now...an agenda driven program. There is definitely more than comedy going on here. I think it's just fanning the flames making the political scene worse. I just don't find them funny anymor...
by Plate Cap
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Gun Enthusiast Misses Mattress, Hits Mrs
Replies: 22
Views: 3201

Re: Gun Enthusiast Misses Mattress, Hits Mrs

Cocked and locked
by Plate Cap
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Mike Ilitch dead at 87
Replies: 29
Views: 5547

Re: Mike Ilitch dead at 87

In the eulogizing of Mr. Ilitch, the crony capitalism-media complex is on full display in this city. The fact of the matter is - he's a businessman. A very adept businessman, and there's nothing wrong with that. I find it admirable, in fact. But let's cut the baloney. He's not a saint. He stiffed t...