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by MWmetalhead
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Warren Pierce
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Warren Pierce

I used to enjoy Dick Purtan's spoofs of Warren Pierce.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Source: Cumulus Detroit is for sale...
Replies: 72
Views: 7331

Re: The Future of 107.5fm WGPR

Radio-Insight is reporting iHeartMedia is about to announce the three company station swap in a top 20 market that I referenced earlier in this thread. A couple days ago, R-I tweeted the following: "We hear employees at one of the stations involved in this deal were informed today. Public announceme...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Michigan football - predictions
Replies: 89
Views: 2195

Re: Michigan football - predictions

Harbaugh did bring up questionable calls by the officials in his post-game presser. https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2019/10/20/michigan-football-jim-harbaugh-penn-state/4043989002/ My response? Don't let the Nittany Lions complete a f&cking 53-yard pass for ...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: MLB Playoffs
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: MLB Playoffs

Jose Altuve with a great walk-off home run to left center field!!! :D I've always loved Altuve's game. He is my favorite player on offense in MLB. I actually attended a regular season game in 2015 in Houston where Altuve hit a walk-off home run against the Red Sox. Looking forward to this World Seri...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Michigan football - predictions
Replies: 89
Views: 2195

Re: Michigan football - predictions

Officiating isn't the reason Michigan lost. None of the local beat writers even mentioned poor officiating. Defense playing an incomplete game, stupid penalties, and dropped passes are the reasons Michigan lost. The offense did play with much improved rhythm from the mid second quarter onward. It's ...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids
Replies: 28
Views: 2833

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

When was channel 43 allotted to Battle Creek? You're right; a site in western Ionia County likely wouldn't be able to provide city grade service to Battle Creek (with possible exception of area south of Lake Odessa near county line). The need for a city grade signal and 20 mile separation requiremen...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids
Replies: 28
Views: 2833

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

Excellent info; thank you!

Still makes me wonder, though, why the tower couldn't have been placed in, say, western Ionia County.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The untold story of TV-43
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: The untold story of TV-43

Perhaps WJUE believed it wouldn't be able to request "must carry" status in both markets if the COL and physical tower location were both situated within the same DMA? By the late 90's, both WZPX and WPXD were carrying largely the same programming, were both managed or owned outright by Paxson Commu...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Shepard Smith OUT at Fox News
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Shepard Smith OUT at Fox News

True! But BMW and I were referring to the network's news anchors as opposed to its opinion show hosts.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: End of The Road for WBAI 99.5fm NYC pt 2
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: End of The Road for WBAI 99.5fm NYC pt 2

You guys know damn well whenever WBAI gets in trouble, some unnamed donor or donors likely stroke a check.

Regarding the national programming known as "Pacifica Across America," much of it (if not all of it) is carried by 95.3 FM, 102.5 FM, and AM 1680 in the Grand Rapids area.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RetroTV changes in the works?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: RetroTV changes in the works?

Retro TV is on the air at the moment.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Boycott Saturday Night Live
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Boycott Saturday Night Live

SNL has been making fun of Presidents for decades. It's a hallmark of the show. Some of you need to get your panties out of a bunch. Trump does it to himself. The guy is a loose cannon and a pathological liar. Instead of fretting over SNL, why not sign up for some courses at Trump University instead...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: MLB Playoffs
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: MLB Playoffs

All the scoring in last night's game occurred in the early innings.

One bad inning for Verlander doomed the Astros. Of course, their offense did squat to help the cause.

Hopefully with the series moving back to Houston, the Astros can seal the deal tonight.
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Towers and lights
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Towers and lights

That is a very niche topic. The engineering forum is the appropriate venue for such posts. Thanks,
by MWmetalhead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The untold story of TV-43
Replies: 3
Views: 310

The untold story of TV-43

The origins of channel 43, the station now known as WZPX (West Michigan's owned & operated ION station), has always been a point of curiosity to me. We all know Florida broadcasting magnate Lowell "Bud" Paxson via one of his companies purchased the station and actually got it on the air some time in...