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by rugratsonline
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 73
Views: 11198

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

So it's a rerun. Yeah. It was brought up because it's during primetime and that's kinda significant. In my eyes that says a lot about a station's financial situation if they're willing to put paid programming on during primetime hours. As discussed on the Detroit board, the "paid programming" on WD...
by rugratsonline
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WTF is channel 4 doing?
Replies: 18
Views: 2100

Re: WTF is channel 4 doing?

Showing "paid programming" during the 8pm hour on a Thursday night? This shit should be on at 4am on a Sunday morning. They are showing some bullshit about deformed Vietnamese kids. Yeah I know it's the middle of July but NBCs legacy is Thursday night. Just a strange programming decision. You sound...
by rugratsonline
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Catholic radio in Detroit
Replies: 42
Views: 1837

Re: Catholic radio in Detroit

Spirit 90.5 streams -- one of my superiors back in Florida where I worked listened online, alternating between them and The Joy FM, another local CCM station in Tampa Bay that also streams.
by rugratsonline
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?

I believe Bad Axe had one or two commercial TV allotments in the analog era. I know Port Huron had one. Obviously, they were never built. WDCQ (PBS) is licensed to Bad Axe and originally had its analog transmitter at Ubly, south of Bad Axe, but relocated its digital transmitter to closer to Bay Cit...
by rugratsonline
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: I now know your pain...
Replies: 17
Views: 1265

Re: I now know your pain...

I remember back in the late 90s, early 2000s, they always had a black screen showing "no signal". This went on for hours. Channel 48 was supposed to be our local UPN affiliate. However, UPN on half of the days was missing. Then around that point the FCC forced the owners to sell to Cornerstone Chur...
by rugratsonline
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: CHBX-TV 2 SSM
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: CHBX-TV 2 SSM

As far as I know, it is, and it's still in analog, though CTV has plans to close down its repeater to the north, in Wawa.
by rugratsonline
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Gray Stations to revive daily Star Spangled Banner closings
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Gray Stations to revive daily Star Spangled Banner closings

According to ABC12, which is making a big fuss out of something that will only be shown in the middle of the night: https://www.abc12.com/content/news/510986662.html?fbclid=IwAR2_EsDAwIAw-XVeJSFmueZO9ZDXNteyXYCi6enId_-QHB8yV5Q-P3IwU40 (Check their Facebook post on the topic, which features hundreds ...
by rugratsonline
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Warren High School TV station signing on for the first time in years this Fall.
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: Warren High School TV station signing on for the first time in years this Fall.

lidoshuffle wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Does this mean Lori Irla and Fred (??) are coming back??? Oh be still my fluttering with much anticipation lil 'ol heart...
I would think by now they graduated.
by rugratsonline
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: America's Rural Radio Stations Are Vanishing
Replies: 18
Views: 1628

Re: America's Rural Radio Stations Are Vanishing

The use of terminology had rankled a few of my broadcasting friends. "5000 volts" (instead of watts)? The "dungeon"? "Kill zone"?
by rugratsonline
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: So many 50 kW AM signals
Replies: 21
Views: 1226

Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

k8jd wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:51 pm
CK-722 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 am
1190 WLIB is 10 kW Day, 30 kW Night
I had WLIB 1190, as 50 KW daytime power :D
Back in the days of the Air America fiasco, WLIB only got as powerful after its owners bought and downgraded Fort Wayne's WOWO.
by rugratsonline
Fri May 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Dave & Upchuck gain new affiliate in Tampa
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Dave & Upchuck gain new affiliate in Tampa

98.7 The Shark may go down as one of the top five worst format changes in the country for 2019. For the second straight Nielsen survey, the station registered a pathetic 1.6 share. This is "No Rules Rock" all over again. The AC format (B98.7) produced three respectable surveys in a row - the statio...
by rugratsonline
Tue May 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Court TV is coming to WXYZ 7.4 in May
Replies: 13
Views: 2469

Re: Court TV is coming to WXYZ 7.4 in May

Y M Ionhere wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:38 am
So will we be seeing live police shows like "Cops" or mostly scripted judge shows?
It's supposed to be like the old Court TV, which would feature live court cases and analysis:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_TV
by rugratsonline
Tue May 14, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Should CKCO-3 flip to UHF 30 for its digital signal with virtual channel 42.1? From an ethical perspective, CKCO-3 should convert to DTV, but they won't. They're owned by Bell Media, the owner of Canada's cable and satellite TV providers. With OTA television out of the way (except in areas with US ...
by rugratsonline
Sat May 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: TV Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 1883

Re: TV Guide

mtburb wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:01 pm
innate-in-you wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:33 am
It doesn't make any mention of OTA.
This is highly surprising, especially since, IIRC, the Monroe Evening News does list OTA channels in their daily edition listings.
Why wouldn't the Evening News list OTA stations in its TV magazine? Even TV Guide these days has national network listings.
by rugratsonline
Sat May 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 87
Views: 30431

Re: Old cable lineups

Yet another vintage United Cable Television Downriver lineup: I found four of this in a VCR box I bought at a yard sale in Wyandotte. United Cable Television Gibraltar/Lincoln Park/Riverview/Trenton/Woodhaven, circa 1989-1990 47 - The Nostalgia Channel (very little known about this channel) It was ...