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by rugratsonline
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Multiple City IDs Past, More Recent, and Present
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Multiple City IDs Past, More Recent, and Present

Some examples of the old IDs. 12-WJRT-TV Flint Saginaw Bay City WSMH channel 66 also used "Flint / Saginaw / Bay City" in its IDs. 100.3 WHTZ Newark New York (slurred to sound like New York New York) Not to be confused with Newark, New York state -- a village near Rochester. While WHTZ's ID would p...
by rugratsonline
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Virus Stops Toledo Station’s Ability to Run Video
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Virus Stops Toledo Station’s Ability to Run Video

Turkeytop wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:34 pm
A pop up prevents me from opening the link.
Things like that disgust me -- either buy a subscription I'll never use beyond that one article, or allow crappy "one weird trick" ads with the possible risk that they may be infected with a virus.
by rugratsonline
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 97
Views: 15758

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

I often ponder why, instead of not showing the shows that get pre-empted, WDIV don't move them to 4-2 or 4-3 at the same time. Maybe they fear everyone will just change channels and not watch what they have replaced it with. Exactly -- they did not want to compete with themselves by putting its nor...
by rugratsonline
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Here's why WDWO-TV 18.1 now airs Azteca America programming...
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Here's why WDWO-TV 18.1 now airs Azteca America programming...

Some Guy from Toledo wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:39 pm
Well at least Detroit has another Spanish language channel, for now.
Too bad it's not a heavy hitter like Univision (which Detroit had two different affiliates in the past) or Telemundo (which never affiliated in Detroit).
by rugratsonline
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CTV News Windsor
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: CTV News Windsor

Curiously, my Spectrum system serving Rockland and Central Maine offers Radio-Canada from CKSH Sherbrooke (as well as TVA outlet CHLT), but no English-language CBC, from CBMT or otherwise. Odd they wouldn't provide a CBC station, yet pick up Radio-Canada and TVA. Noticed this image while Googling a...
by rugratsonline
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: RIP Jerome the Giraffe and Rust the Rooster
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: RIP Jerome the Giraffe and Rust the Rooster

The show was on CH9 Windsor, so there are a few 50-somethings in Toledo that know that recorder song as the drawbridge goes up and down and the Friendly Giant invites you to pick a chair.... speaking of which, is that a specific song and is there a copy of it somewhere? Don't forget us 40-something...
by rugratsonline
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Here's why WDWO-TV 18.1 now airs Azteca America programming...
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Here's why WDWO-TV 18.1 now airs Azteca America programming...

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Was TCT the prior owner of the station?
Yes they were, and they still program a subchannel:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDWO-CD
by rugratsonline
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CTV News Windsor
Replies: 17
Views: 1367

Re: CTV News Windsor

I touched on this earlier, wondering why CBMT was so widely available on Michigan cable systems outside of the Detroit area - instead of CBET. I believe the answer basically boiled down to easy satellite availability of CBMT... At one time, I believe, CKLW-TV / CBET was distributed on the same micr...
by rugratsonline
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 86
Views: 4436

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

windsor wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:27 am
WOHO wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:25 am
Agreed: AntennaTV deserves a quality home in Toledo, Cozi too. Enjoy the Johnny Carson reruns and Quantum Leap, etc....
WNWO should add at least one of them...……..
Quite a few Sinclair stations carry Antenna TV, so there should be no reason not to pick it up.
by rugratsonline
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CICO-32 in Windsor
Replies: 25
Views: 2844

Re: CICO-32 in Windsor

The CRTC is strict, I don't think that CBET (or any Canadian station for that matter) can target more than 20% of its advertising to non-Canadian areas. And all Canadian stations and cable channels (yes, they control cable TV over there!) have to air Canadian programming on 60% of their schedule, s...
by rugratsonline
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 86
Views: 4436

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Cable 13 in Palm Springs is NBC affiliate KMIR, which uses its analog channel, 36.x, as its PSIP, and actually broadcasts on channel 26:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMIR-TV
by rugratsonline
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 86
Views: 4436

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

WNMT-CD makes CBET (CBC Windsor) and CHWI (CTV2 Windsor) look like superstations in comparison... just from picture quality alone! Considering WMNT's rap sheet, it makes even small-market network affiliates like superstations. The stations have the "branding channel" rights to any number, PSIP. PSI...
by rugratsonline
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 97
Views: 15758

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

According to TitanTV, this Saturday night October 19, WDIV will Join "JURASSIC WORLD" in progress at 9:00 PM after an infomercial and repeat episode of "Wheel of Fortune" at 8:00 and 8:30 PM. You'd think they'd remove WoF and the infomercial in favor of the movie. Strange. Did they mean to schedule...
by rugratsonline
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: TCM
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: TCM

My friend in Sterling Heights, also with Comcast as am I, called me one afternoon complaining about the same thing, ironically as I was watching TCM. He called Comcast and apparently TCM is now bundled with a sports tier costing extra, which I have. This makes absolutely no sense, especially as the...
by rugratsonline
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 86
Views: 4436

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

What amazed me about WMNT-CA in its analog days was their nightly airing of "Make Room for Daddy"/"Danny Thomas Show" -unedited, complete with cigarette commercials! In the 21st century! (American Tobacco Company was at least a sponsor if they didn't produce and deliver the program outright). This ...