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by GREATLAKESVET
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Past WJBK network slogans
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: Past WJBK network slogans

Some guy from Toledo wrote: In around 1977 it was "TV-2 is Yours". Yeah, that's when TV2 originally dropped the Eyewitness News brand in favor of "Your TV2 News" and introduced the ugliest looking logo that looked like it had been pirated from WDRQ (Top 40 at the time) and sliced up. That, fortunate...
by GREATLAKESVET
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Coronavirus is in Michigan
Replies: 75
Views: 4584

Re: Coronavirus is in Michigan

New ownership would be an excellent start! It's a damn shame what Cumeless has done to the one Great Voice of the Great Lakes.
by GREATLAKESVET
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: A surprise move in Detroit TV
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: A surprise move in Detroit TV

This April Fool's Day post just NEVER gets old, eh CircSept?
by GREATLAKESVET
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Longtime Detroit Radio, TV Host Bob Allison Dies At 87
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: Longtime Detroit Radio, TV Host Bob Allison Dies At 87

I remember watching "Milky's Party Time" on WWJ-TV Channel 4 in the 1960s and knew Bob Allison as the Twin Pines milkman (that what they were called then before gender-neutral phrases like "milk vendor") who would do the commercials live. Fast forward years later when I was working toward a degree i...
by GREATLAKESVET
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit
Replies: 56
Views: 5204

Re: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit

89.7 FM in Windsor in 1976 when it was CJOM. It switched from AOR to easy-listening. It all happened when Geoff Stirling, the station's owner, I believe, informed station management to gather together the entire air-staff in one room. An audiotape recorded by Stirling informed them that they were te...
by GREATLAKESVET
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WJIM stations
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: WJIM stations

I had one passing experience with Hal, I mean literally! I was visiting the WJIM-TV, where a former classmate worked, in the spring of 1979 for a writing project. I found everyone there most helpful and courteous. But as I was walking in the hallway leading toward the reception area and the dining h...
by GREATLAKESVET
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fred Heumann out
Replies: 9
Views: 5160

Re: Fred Heumann out

The last sentence in that article "WLNS-TV is owned by Nexstar Media Group" says all that needs to be said about why Fred Heumann is out. MESSTAR has a track record of crapping on good people in the stations they buy and exalting crappy people. "To hell with a good product, save a buck at all costs ...
by GREATLAKESVET
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Worst TV Clowns in The 60s and 70’s
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: Worst TV Clowns in The 60s and 70’s

"Mr. Patches" who aired briefly (Thank God for small favors) on Sunday Mornings on WXYZ-TV. I believe he was replaced by the "Hot Fudge" show, which had more success. And then there was the mid-day fiasco that aired on WKBD under the name "Cousin' Cyrus", a stereotypical farmer/hick with coveralls, ...
by GREATLAKESVET
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Roop Raj: social justice warrior
Replies: 28
Views: 3657

Re: Roop Raj: social justice warrior

LovinLife101 wrote: Looks like Fox2 is doubling down. A slow news weekend means making up a news story from a Twitter fight. If Faux 2 is making up news stories on slow news weekends, then roop is the perfect fit for them. He was notorious for that when he was at 25 in Saginaw. As some familiar with...
by GREATLAKESVET
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 44
Views: 5851

Re: CBSDetroit62

Sixplusone wrote: Regarding CBS having to find a different local station it sought out Channel 31 and 20 but they said no as I understand it. This meant the focus shifted in the direction of WGPR-TV which also had some signal issues. It was actually Channel 20 and Channel 38 that CBS was negotiating...
by GREATLAKESVET
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CICO-32 in Windsor
Replies: 32
Views: 4309

Re: CICO-32 in Windsor

Actually, they might have switched to 19 to reflect the parent station's original analog channel, which was on Channel 19 in Toronto. But that's just a guess on my part.
by GREATLAKESVET
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 44
Views: 5851

Re: CBSDetroit62

CBS closed on the purchase of 62 months later, as correctly pointed out by CircleWXYZ, because Joel Ferguson challenged the sale to keep an important local voice and minority program going and hoped he'd be able to buy it or at least become a partner. But even as the challenge process was playing o...
by GREATLAKESVET
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 44
Views: 5851

Re: CBSDetroit62

You're correct that WGPR stood for "Where's God's Presence Radiates". But that slogan evolved, or so I've read, from 107.5's original location in Grosse Pointe. WGPR-FM originally stood for "Grosse Pointe Radio".
by GREATLAKESVET
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 44
Views: 5851

Re: CBSDetroit62

You're correct that WGPR stood for "Where's God's Presence Radiates". But that slogan evolved, or so I've read, from 107.5's original location in Grosse Pointe. WGPR-FM originally stood for "Grosse Pointe Radio".
by GREATLAKESVET
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 44
Views: 5851

Re: CBSDetroit62

CBS closed on the purchase of 62 months later, as correctly pointed out by CircleWXYZ, because Joel Ferguson challenged the sale to keep an important local voice and minority program going and hoped he'd be able to buy it or at least become a partner. But even as the challenge process was playing ou...