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by mtburb
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Low power TVs in Tri-Cities
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Low power TVs in Tri-Cities

organman95 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:29 am
Curiosity though, at least I've seen it on 38.3, what is "TEST-DT 99" after every show?
This "TEST-DT 99" screen also pops up from time to time on WDWO 18.1 here in the Detroit DMA.
by mtburb
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids
Replies: 28
Views: 2832

Re: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids

Reception of WOTV will not guarantee reception of WZPX even once it's broadcasting at full power. Bear in mind WZPX will be broadcasting with a highly directional signal that will favor areas to the north of Gun Lake (GR, Ionia, Holland) and disfavor areas to the south (Kalamazoo, BC) . Those areas...
by mtburb
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RetroTV changes in the works?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: RetroTV changes in the works?

szmigiel wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:42 am
...they have been on a slow decline for a long time.
That's due to a number of new competitors launching within the past decade stealing away the rights to major shows that were once held by Retro TV.
by mtburb
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Controversial Kevin Adell news
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Controversial Kevin Adell news

Feel free to move this to Political Potpourri if need be. As of today, there's very controversial news coming out regarding Kevin Adell in the sharing of a meme that's being seen as racially offensive. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/10/15/kevin-adell-nabj-bishop-george-bloomer/...
by mtburb
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

TeddyBear wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:16 am
5) The scenario that got the previous owners in FCC hot water, ie., unlocked doors leading to unauthorized station access.
I'm surprised no one actually tried to attempt to pull off a Max Headroom or Captain Midnight on WMNT back at that time.
by mtburb
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 84
Views: 13858

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

WXYZ will be showing the Lions-Packers Monday Night Football game this upcoming Monday. Dancing With The Stars is moved to 1:07 AM early Tuesday morning, while The Good Doctor moves to 1:07 AM early Wednesday morning. Both are new episodes. In previous years, WMYD would air DWTS on nights when WXYZ ...
by mtburb
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Cable systems that do not carry all network affiliates from their home DMA
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Cable systems that do not carry all network affiliates from their home DMA

Obvious thread bump as this got brought up in another thread. Comcast Xfinity in Sandusky is missing several stations from in-market Detroit (most notably WWJ), but it does have the Big Three from Flint/Saginaw. This system's lineup, overall, is straight out of 1990 -- it has only 40 channels and is...
by mtburb
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels
Replies: 28
Views: 2259

Re: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels

Took them 23 years to finally realize that the Cable Reform Act of 1996 exists. That was why WNWO was dropped from TCI's Downriver systems, which were based out of Woodhaven.
by mtburb
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

windsor wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:12 pm
TeddyBear wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Windsor, Tegna owns WTOL and Justice. Corporate forced move.
thx for that, kinda what I figured ownership change.

didnt Tegna also buy Fox8 WJW Clev.???
Tegna already owns WKYC in the Cleveland market. Nexstar was the company that bought WJW.
by mtburb
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: 2019-2020 Season DMA Rankings
Replies: 2
Views: 179

2019-2020 Season DMA Rankings

These rankings have been out for a few days, but I haven't run across them until now. Anyways, here they are. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/10/1/the-2020-tv-markets?format=amp&__twitter_impression=true Detroit: unchanged at #14 Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek: rises four spots to #45 Gr...
by mtburb
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

80sTalkRadioFan wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Anybody know what channel it'll be on Buckeye Broadband?
If Buckeye ever added WTVG-DT4 to their lineup, it should be on whatever channel it is on.
by mtburb
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Lodging/hospital cable lineups
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: Lodging/hospital cable lineups

From Discord user susquvalleywgal: Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, PA, supplied by Comcast) 2 - WGAL (NBC 8 Lancaster) 3 - WXBU (Comet 15 Lancaster) (lineup paper still says WLYH and mentions it as a CW affiliate!) 4 - WPMT (Fox 43 York) 5 - TBS 6 - WPVI (ABC 6 Philadelphia) 7 - WITF (PBS 33 Harris...
by mtburb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHPS 15.1
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: WHPS 15.1

Definitely. I only got it once or twice when it was on RF33. A few days back I turned on RF15 expecting so see WEWS tropo only to be surprised to see WHPS.

For a Class A station their new transmitter is a true blowtorch.
by mtburb
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

WTOL 11.2 is my secondary Me TV affiliate, though I can only receive it once in a blue moon. With that, I ain't losing too much.
by mtburb
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Giant TBA on tomorrow's NBC schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Giant TBA on tomorrow's NBC schedule

Not only that, there is an interesting difference at 10:00 PM tonight (Monday September 16) as WDIV's listings show "Dateline NBC" which usually airs at that time. However, taking a look at WNWO's schedule, they list the NBC Primetime Preview show from 10:00-11:00, which is interesting because that...