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by CK-722
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

Somewhere I thought I saw that that he was Methodist. Updated link. https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/187854/robert-g-liggett-dead-at-76 He's from Utica, and lived in the subdivision behind the now demolished Big Boy at 21 Mile and VanDyke. He graduated from Utica High School in 1960 ...
by CK-722
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?

Somebody posted an AM bandscan near Tawas City here a few years ago. It was similar radio, but as I recall, it was a Sony. A big portable. What radio was that? There was a picture, and all the AMs showed an signal meter reading. The scale on the meter was linear.
by CK-722
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title
Replies: 104
Views: 2933

Re: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title

Can't believe no one remembered this classic.

Midnight Mary-Joey Powers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVOL8OhzmDI
by CK-722
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?

Could W280EL (103.9) possibly be running on the CP on the WWJ-TV tower?
by CK-722
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?

The Tecsuns at around $45 are pretty good. Maybe they are dumping ones using the same chipset?
by CK-722
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: July Tropo
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: July Tropo

I'm going to have to install a Software Remotely Controlled Radio, compete with multiple switchable antennas on rotators, to eliminate all the industry created and destructive interference of all kinds. I can't hear hardly anything outside the market anymore. The NCE-FM Band does seem to have the mo...
by CK-722
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Grand Funk Railroad "1976"
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Grand Funk Railroad "1976"

I see now that Zappa did do some work in Parshallville. He was reportedly afraid to stay near Flint, so he stayed in Hartland. Like Fenton was too dangerous? Frank had family in Michigan, he probably knew Flint was a hell hole and hooked up with people he knew. Because Detroit is SOOOO Safe? Fenton...
by CK-722
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Grand Funk Railroad "1976"
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Grand Funk Railroad "1976"

Just to get further off track from the thread theme, because it's always fun, Todd Rundgren produced Grand Funk Railroad for a while. And Todd Rundgren recorded some other acts at Mark Farner's "The Swamp" Studio in Parshallville, by the Grist Mill, just off US-23. It always sounds like the smaller ...
by CK-722
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation
Replies: 52
Views: 7365

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

I was just reading that for a short time in 1877, Fountain Street Baptist Church was the tallest structure in MICHIGAN. It burned down in 1917, so I don't know if the bell tower is the same. Has anyone noticed if the old WLAV tower is lighted? If not, it may be because the bell tower is actually tal...
by CK-722
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation
Replies: 52
Views: 7365

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

Well, just to go off on another tangent, I was not surprised when I researched the Fountain Street Church and found it had similar origins to Woodside Church in Flint. Both had been Baptist Churches, and are now socially active Nondenominational churches. Woodside had a lot of recitals and concerts,...
by CK-722
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title
Replies: 104
Views: 2933

Re: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title

L. David Sloane-Michele Lee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSMYtgwb5rY

I don't know if we had this before in the thread. Or this one.

Master Jack-Four Jacks and a Jill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0DbAKKm5-g
by CK-722
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: SHortwave pirate stations
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: SHortwave pirate stations

All the AM Stereo Systems fail with skywaves at Night and groudwave adjacents in the Daytime. You can't put a receiver in wide mode with that happening. You pretty much needed 25 mV/m to make it work well.
by CK-722
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation
Replies: 52
Views: 7365

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

We talked about the WLAV-FM tower on the 6 Fountain Street TL. The tower dates to circa 1940, when most stations were already putting up monopoles. WLAV (AM) located on the top of the building and was on 1310 for a short time, until March 29, 1941, when they moved to 1340. WOOD was on 1270 at the ti...
by CK-722
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Spooky Story About ARP In Owosso
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Spooky Story About ARP In Owosso

50 records appeared in a box on the commenter's porch on the night prior to the fire that destroyed the American Record Pressing Plant in 1972. The plant pressed the first Beatles records in America in 1963. "Please Please Me" had the group's name misspelled Beattles. But Dick Biondi played it anywa...
by CK-722
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title
Replies: 104
Views: 2933

Re: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title

Kimberly-Tim Tam and the Turn Ons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUJuxyHXFAw

Cheryl Ann-Tim Tam and the Turn Ons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV-n7Y3E4sk

The group's manager and father named his apartment rental buildings in their hometown, Allen Park, "Tim" and "Tam".