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by mars
Fri May 22, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Traverse City is open Friday
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Traverse City is open Friday

Oh yea, she has a place in Elk Rapids. I'm only glad restaurants did open as my wife and I had her Birthday and our 25 Anniversary out of a paper bag. Today we SAT DOWN in the La Senorita and had our first taste of freedom.
by mars
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone broadcasting opens a Go Fund Me page.
Replies: 36
Views: 2136

Re: Blarney Stone broadcasting opens a Go Fund Me page.

What I remember about that station were the weather updates straight from the National Weather Service in Houghton Lake. The actual NWS meteorologists gave a brief summary and then read the forecast. Very unique! I don't know of any other commercial radio station with such an arrangement. We did th...
by mars
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone broadcasting opens a Go Fund Me page.
Replies: 36
Views: 2136

Re: Blarney Stone broadcasting opens a Go Fund Me page.

101.1 gry Needs to go back to country I liked 101.1 back when they were WQON owned by Gannet News? or something like that. The format well I don't know what you call it but played a lot of popular music. I had a button on my car set to it and could hear it in the TC area if I was a bit South of town.
by mars
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WWTV: 9.5 = QVC & 9.6 = HSN
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: WWTV: 9.5 = QVC & 9.6 = HSN

MeTv has been on 2 years maybe more. Good channel, I watch it a lot. The others are more recent adds.
by mars
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Unusual DX for me.
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: Unusual DX for me.

Back when people were doing this, I used to get reports from South Ill. on our AM-580 station as well as many from Finland, all always at our night time power of 500 watts. Never of our 50k daytime power. Now days the internet has done away with most of the hobby.
by mars
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog -- Approved OTA plan

If they were thinking of a flash cut, it'd be different filings with the FCC. They still could do that--there's no penalty for not seeing through an approved construction permit document.

Cheers! ~~ Statmanmi
Interesting info. Sorry but I could not get your link to work.
by mars
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

hunterw wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Looks like they are now broadcasting in 480p hd digital on cable for Mi TV 12. Feeds a little choppy and so is news net(formerly minews 26) but the quality is really good now compared to Its Analog feed.
I noticed this a few days ago. Still needs some work but much better than before.
by mars
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 14466

Re: 101.9 wldr

Colonel Flagg wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:22 pm
I am certain he would rather be home than in a hospital bed in freezing cold Grand Rapids.
They probably have heat in the hospital.
by mars
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Don Melvoin - Somewhere In Time
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Don Melvoin - Somewhere In Time

I am a fan of that movie and have watched it many times didn't know those people were in it. Thanks, nice find.
by mars
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Music squeeze on some stations
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Music squeeze on some stations

fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:16 am
CKLW was famous for doing this.
It could be that CKLW did this, but I never noticed it at age 17. CKLW used to piss off the Cleveland broadcasters by being at or near the no. 1 ratings. It came into Cleveland like a strong local signal and everybody had a button on the car radio set to "CK"
by mars
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Music squeeze on some stations
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Music squeeze on some stations

How old are you guys? This has been going on since the '60's when DJ's would wrap a file folder label on the turntable capstan to speed up the record. Faster they go, the more they could play. I'm 68 and didn't hear this on the Cleveland stations I grew up with. Your turntable trick would be very a...
by mars
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Music squeeze on some stations
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Music squeeze on some stations

Some of the stations in the TC area squeeze the music. It plays faster without changing pitch. Anyone who knows the music will notice the pace has changed, and the song ends early. It is an awful part of processing that ruins the the work of the original artist. If they wanted it that fast they woul...
by mars
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Thanks for the replies guys. I tried to watch Emergency this morning but it was rolling a lot,twitching and flashing. It wasn't bad yesterday but still not even close to todays cable quality as you see on all the other Spectrum channels.
by mars
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

Whats with WXII? On Spectrum cable in TC they have flashing, lines, and bars in the picture. Also sound is bad, and sounds out of phase. Cosi TV net. has some good shows on but are un-watchable.
by mars
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Towers and lights
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Towers and lights

I'd like to see a section on towers and tower lighting including AM, FM, and TV all in one place. thank you.