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by SolarMax
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: SHortwave pirate stations
Replies: 30
Views: 1134

Re: SHortwave pirate stations

Wow. I have not seen a SINPO report in decades!
by SolarMax
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WKBD screwed up... BAAAAD
Replies: 22
Views: 1815

Re: WKBD screwed up... BAAAAD

WKBD's on-air feeds are controlled from a hub facility in Atlanta. So, their fault.
by SolarMax
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Entercom hit with ransomware attack
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Entercom hit with ransomware attack

Lance Venta at Radioinsight.com reports that last weekend Entercom's corporate servers were hit with a ransomware attack, demanding $500K. They're not saying much about it.
Entercom's Ransomware Attack: What We Know As Of Now
by SolarMax
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 9797

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Copying 1160 S9 this morning in NW Detroit. Sounds like Indian music, no Oldies today.
Other closer-in local Birach properties 690, 1090 around S9+10,
No signal whatever on 1460.
by SolarMax
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethons
Replies: 30
Views: 2758

Re: Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethons

[...] I have many friends that worked on the Detroit telelthon and they worked their asses off Likewise here. I was on-site for some of the local productions. Some of the area MD kids had continued along to become year-to-year regulars; some from previous years had not survived and were memorialize...
by SolarMax
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ DT3
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: WWJ DT3

windsor wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:48 am
This new channel DABL looks like its going to be just another version of PBS's Create.............
But, with the added attraction of infomercials and Martha Stewart
by SolarMax
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ DT3
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: WWJ DT3

Looked fine last night, looks OK this morning.
They're just messing with you. :lol
by SolarMax
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New channel frquencies
Replies: 39
Views: 4479

Re: New channel frquencies

Noticed today that oddball channel 1.1 is no longer a valid entry on my sets. WDWO's "3ABN" network now correctly shows up only as 18.5 (which I immediately checkboxed as a "SKIP" channel in tuner settings). Amen.
by SolarMax
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ DT3
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: WWJ DT3

The actual moving text now only says, repeatedly, WWJ-TV DT3 DET.
The scrambly text earlier was due to steps needed to program the scrolling message in the test generator.
by SolarMax
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Lou Roberts, RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Lou Roberts, RIP

Lou Roberts ("real" name Louis Prosapio), who was on-air at a number of Detroit radio stations and did voiceover work, has passed away at 71. Obit at Detroit News, Legacy and Kaul Funeral Home sites.

(I think it was his voice that tagged the "Belle Tire" spots)
by SolarMax
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Ignorance!
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Ignorance!

This is a year old. Widely discussed at the time. She got punked. "Familiar" cultural references often are lost on the young.
by SolarMax
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Will There be "Terrorism Alerts" during Tiger Broadcasts?
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: Will There be "Terrorism Alerts" during Tiger Broadcasts?

fuzzpower wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:19 pm
Second link is extremely biased. ...
Nope.
Nothing in there that is not already well-known about Sinclair's practices.
by SolarMax
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethons
Replies: 30
Views: 2758

Re: Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethons

Twenty four hours of 1950s Vegas schtick just wasn't attracting the audience it used to. And Jerry's rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" got more disjointed every year. You just never knew at what point in the song he'd break down. Vegas gamblers probably made book on it. The local market breaks ...
by SolarMax
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?

You've taught me something I never knew. Where is this "Home" key positioned on the keyboard? On a full-size desktop keyboard, it's in the cluster of keys between the alpha keys and numeric keypad INSert | HOME | PgUp DELete | END | PgDn These are above the up/down/left/right arrow keys. Compact ke...
by SolarMax
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: Why do they change the songs?!!
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Why do they change the songs?!!

Users on a tech forum I visit elsewhere have just this week been discussing how cloud storage services like Dropbox and seemingly others use will do "de-duping," of users' music uploads. Meaning that their servers don't need to hold a zillion copies of everyone's mp3s of the same song title, just on...