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by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Listenbuddy
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Listenbuddy

I know exactly who it was and have no idea if he is still employed in broadcast radio or not. I have no reason to believe he's actively participating on this site. His writing style was very discernible. Was just reflecting on the flame wars involving--and the eventual outing of--listenbuddy. Did a...
by WC8KCY
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 158
Views: 9636

Re: 101.9 wldr

It's much the same thing on NorthFM. I've heard Naughty by Nature's O.P.P. three times now during maybe four hours' worth of monitoring over a two-day stretch. Isn't North FM supposed to be an Adult Contemporary station? Wow - that's hilarious. The station is even shittier than I first thought! MW,...
by WC8KCY
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 158
Views: 9636

Re: 101.9 wldr

Heard an ID on 92.3 just in the last few minutes: "92.3 WBNZ Benzie-Frankfort-Manistee" "Your Hard Rock Authority" maybe Roy gave it to his kid that would be hilarious It certainly sounds like some Gen Xer's iPod patched into the board. The playlist isn't all that deep, either--I'm hearing the same...
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 158
Views: 9636

Re: 101.9 wldr

Speaking of the Benzie sticks, I heard what sounds like an iPod running music on 92.3 yesterday. I heard "Itchycoo Park" by the Small Faces segue into a song I didn't recognize. When I first heard Itchycoo Park, I thought the 1450/92.7 pair in Ludington were simulcasting on 92.3, until I turned to ...
by WC8KCY
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 158
Views: 9636

Re: 101.9 wldr

Just tuned into WLDR's de facto replacement, WWMN 106.3 Thompsonville. The audio is just gross: it's broadcasting in mono, and it sounds to me as though there is an overload, alignment, or lightning-damage issue somewhere along the chain. To their credit, the imaging is more coherent than I'd expect...
by WC8KCY
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWV Time To Turn The Clocks Back
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: WWV Time To Turn The Clocks Back

I use CHU in addition to WWV. Seems CHU comes in clearly when the WWV broadcasts don't, and vice versa.
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: How Many Times Can You Watch This?
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: How Many Times Can You Watch This?

Star Trek (the original series), M*A*S*H, and Hogan's Heroes

There are a few All In The Family episodes I've seen many a time. I thought it was a funny show back when people like Archie Bunker seemed to be a dying breed. But now...not so much.
by WC8KCY
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 158
Views: 9636

Re: 101.9 wldr

Why hasn't the disappearance of a 100 kW FM radio station from the airwaves caught the attention of TV 9 & 10 or TV 7 & 4? If a major signal disappeared in, say, Grand Rapids - the TV news rooms would be all over the story like flies on shit! When the 100kw WYKX Escanaba tower collapsed in 2015, th...
by WC8KCY
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

It's been like that for years and years on Charter/Spectrum. The one time I have viewed them over-the-air, there were some weird artifacts in the picture; perhaps the artifacts are made worse by the video signal being digitized for cable distribution. They do have a construction permit for digital f...
by WC8KCY
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 48
Views: 6222

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

WLUC should've taken the channel 8 allocation after the license for WDHS was deleted. But, I suppose they could always move back to 6. WDHS is an example of what might have been. That station would've been able to pick up a Big Three affiliation (likely NBC) when it was first licensed (since the li...
by WC8KCY
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 48
Views: 6222

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

Just did a rescan here in Manistee and still can't get WCMW-DT...but WCMV is now coming in from Cadillac, and that's never happened before.

WLUC should've taken the channel 8 allocation after the license for WDHS was deleted. But, I suppose they could always move back to 6.
by WC8KCY
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 9&10 New Graphics Package
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Re: 9&10 New Graphics Package

Saw the new graphics on Michigan This Morning today. I like the cleaner, less-busy look--but the font used is absolutely nondescript. I liked the old font better, even if it's pretty much the same as what CBS used for The NFL Today back in the early '90s.
by WC8KCY
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Baraga selling to Relevant Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Baraga selling to Relevant Radio

I see the group sold for $345,000.

Will any of this money go back to the listeners who made the necessary donations to build this little empire and keep it on the air?

WJOK is an easy daytime catch in Manistee with a Terk AM Advantage antenna.
by WC8KCY
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 93
Views: 34095

Re: Old cable lineups

I don't think that was Continental Cablevision - might have been something similar. Continental started in 63 in Tiffin and Fostoria in Ohio. Their first franchises in Michigan were in Jackson, Lansing and Roseville. Perhaps it didn't launch as Continental, but by 1967 it was branded as such, and o...
by WC8KCY
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 93
Views: 34095

Re: Old cable lineups

Which explains why the system in the Canadian Soo imported WNEM and WJRT, until the early 2000s, when what became Shaw replaced them (and WNMU Marquette) with Detroit channels -- most of the time, when those stations had to pre-empt, it was for a regular special or a Tigers game. Note that the both...