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by GREATLAKESVET
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 44
Views: 3384

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: 19
Views: 1022

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: 3384

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: 3384

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: 3384

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: 3384

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...
by GREATLAKESVET
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business
Replies: 21
Views: 2147

Re: Breaking: Meredith to possibly exit the TV business

Another private equity firm wants to get into an industry that they know NOTHING about. I cannot blame Meredith for grabbing a $2-billion carrot. But there's only one outcome, especially if the heads of private equity firms are children of or devotees of Gordon Gekko's philosophies. They'll trim as ...
by GREATLAKESVET
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Two Anchors Out at WLNS
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Re: Two Anchors Out at WLNS

Graham Wellingham asked: "What's up with this place?" I can sum it up in three words: NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP. Perry Sook and company follow a pattern that, unfortunately, has become all too common in the industry. They have stars in their eyes about becoming media moguls. They buy up or merge with com...
by GREATLAKESVET
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 44
Views: 3384

Re: CBSDetroit62

RingtailedFox is correct about CBS pursuing WADL for an affiliation agreement. I believe compensation was only one issue that drove CBS away from 38. I believe (I don't know for certain) I did hear CBS also wanted a commitment to creating a news department from the get-go. That was something Adell j...
by GREATLAKESVET
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Palin in ICU
Replies: 25
Views: 2225

Re: Palin in ICU

As terrible as Palin is, I would have much rather had John McCain these last eight years than the disaster that is Barack Obama. http://www.greenchilisage.com/content/uploads/2015/09/Facebook-shot.jpg Sorry you're having such a struggle with simple things as facts. Those include Dumbya's going to w...
by GREATLAKESVET
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Palin in ICU
Replies: 25
Views: 2225

Re: Palin in ICU

Sarah, America can't thank you enough for posing for this pic,

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AND REMINDING US THAT WE REALLY CHOSE WISELY IN 2008. :barf
by GREATLAKESVET
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Indiana just shot their economic growth plan in the foot
Replies: 115
Views: 31002

Re: Indiana just shot their economic growth plan in the foot

This comes from the state that inflicted J.D. Quayle upon the nation and took in a carpet bagger who fled Maryland like a thief in the night with his pro (allegedly) football team, yet never lived to see them become much. Why are we so surprised?
by GREATLAKESVET
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Will Kasich get in the ring or not?
Replies: 26
Views: 3776

Re: Will Kasich get in the ring or not?

I still doubt he'd appeal... It'll be between Bush, Paul and Walker... I could deal with those three candidates. Unfortunately, I can't imagine there not being one religious torpedo in the top grouping. I couldn't disagree more as far as dealing with these three. The Bush name isn't as golden as it...
by GREATLAKESVET
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Cruz is in!
Replies: 38
Views: 6489

Re: Cruz is in!

Bryce said: That is EXACTLY what was said about Reagan. That didn't work out so bad for him or the country. I despise the acting president with a passion. But that being said, and having lived through both of his terms, I can say with no doubt whatsoever, Cruz and the other potential reflublican can...