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by WC8KCY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: TV Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 1316

Re: TV Guide

While residing in the UP, we always found the Sunday Free Press TV Book the most useful. TV Guide did not list CICO or CKCY/CHBX. Sometime after CKCY launched, they stopped listing CJIC. The Detroit News book did not list WJMN, CKCY/CHBX, or CJIC. One of our local drugstores gave out a free TV listi...
by WC8KCY
Sun May 19, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Beer Snobs
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Beer Snobs

If you're outta Bud, tough Schlitz! And if you drink a case of Blatz, you'll get a case of the Schlitz. The first beer I ever tasted was a PBR. It was delightful then and still is today. These things go in cycles. I would not wager against a regular ol' mass-market brewski becoming fashionable again.
by WC8KCY
Wed May 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: $2 MILLION FOR UP STATIONS
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: $2 MILLION FOR UP STATIONS

Holy wah, that's a lot of dough for the stations involved.

I wonder how much QXO actually bills per year...
by WC8KCY
Fri May 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 22
Views: 2287

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Monitoring from Manistee today: Dead air on 99.3; 92.3 came in strong with sports-talk and 101.9 had a listenable signal.
by WC8KCY
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!

Here's a message I received awhile ago about some WBKB history: WBKB's is a really a great story - four guys who worked together at American Forces TV Network Germany Ramstein in the late 60's and early 70's stayed in touch after we seperated -as civilians - it was a dream of ours to build a TV sta...
by WC8KCY
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!

I never could pick up WBKB when I was a kid. Growing up on the southeast side of Cheboygan (I was only two miles from the WTOM tower) I had hoped I would pick up WBKB on quiet, clear sky nights. Unfortunately that never happened. Very occasionally, I could pick up WBKB at the Radar Base near Sault ...
by WC8KCY
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Keep it or get rid of it...
Replies: 77
Views: 4000

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Keep it or get rid of it...

DST all year seems like a good plan good to me. As long as the U.P. is returned to the Central Time Zone. My hometown is near Escanaba: In 1971, under year-round CST, high noon was 11:58 CST. In 1972, when DST was mandated statewide, high noon was 12:58 CDT. That still sorta made sense, since Wisco...
by WC8KCY
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Keep it or get rid of it...
Replies: 77
Views: 4000

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Keep it or get rid of it...

Around Escanaba, when DST kicks in, high noon can occur as late as 1:58 PM. That's stupid. Put the whole Upper Peninsula back on Central Time, as it used to be. WLUC-TV6 in Marquette never tape-delayed programming back when Michigan wasn't on DST. When it came to TV listings, we all understood that ...
by WC8KCY
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Panhandling
Replies: 18
Views: 1757

Re: Panhandling

I don't give money to anyone I don't know. Not somebody panhandling, not the Salvation Army, not the Girl Scouts, not Hurricane relief, none of that stuff. I know enough people personally that need money. Soup kitchens I work at, the church I attend. Someone I know that needs a few pennies. Having ...
by WC8KCY
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Fall 18 Nielsens
Replies: 18
Views: 1817

Re: Fall 18 Nielsens

The best thing for 101.9, IMHO, would be for IPR to buy it and move IPR News to 101.9, spinning off 91.5 to a religious broadcaster (i.e. The Promise FM, which just bought 100.9 East Jordan from IPR) Y'know, that's really not a bad idea at all. With 101.9 now putting a listenable signal into the Ma...
by WC8KCY
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Fake news, agenda-driven bias, and ignorance
Replies: 42
Views: 1846

Re: Fake news, agenda-driven bias, and ignorance

Some of us in the Native American community are more than a little displeased with how this was covered, as well: Imagine the initial shock of seeing one of our Elders seemingly taking abuse from a group of bigot teens, only to learn later that there's a lot more to the story than was initially "rep...
by WC8KCY
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Mail from Nielsen
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Mail from Nielsen

Dang, I used to get a $50 Savings Bond every so often as a Nielsen household...
by WC8KCY
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: NOAA Weather Radio
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

Re: NOAA Weather Radio

Archaic? Yes, pretty much the literal definition of archaic. No offence but do you believe that your behavior is typical? Everyone pretty much has a phone but in a Nation of 320 Million, there are only 3 Million hams I know exactly one person who uses a weather radio. My child, a 24 year old magna ...
by WC8KCY
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: NOAA Weather Radio
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

Re: NOAA Weather Radio

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by WC8KCY
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: NOAA Weather Radio
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

Re: NOAA Weather Radio

Hasn't all of this archaic stuff been replaced in most localities by a push notification system such as "CivicReady" that Obamadollars paid for? Archaic? Hardly. Drive through the Rockies out West and NOAA Weather radio works practically everywhere, while cellular coverage is still spotty and unrel...