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by Calvert DeForest
Sat May 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old Automation Formats
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Old Automation Formats

Radio automation in the 60's, 70's and 80's was a far cry from the digital automation that exists today. Companies like Bonneville, TM and Drake Chenault marketed formats on open-reel to stations with sequence-based automation systems. Most automated formats aired on FM stations, making it possible ...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat May 30, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Best sounding radio station of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: Best sounding radio station of all time

Wish I had save the airchecks I recorded of the original Q106 back in the day (all on cassettes of course). It was a unique approach to rock-based CHR of the day. I remember the day they launched the format, knowing that the change was coming with a corresponding signal boost to reach Lansing. PD/mo...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat May 30, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: To PC Or Not To PC
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: To PC Or Not To PC

I have a Twitter account but never tweet, I don't follow anybody but friends and most of them don't tweet. Same here. I logged in recently for the first time in probably five years, just to read an account that was recommended to me. I never post. My Facebook account has been inactive for a year an...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat May 30, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: "Stacks 92.1"
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: "Stacks 92.1"

Was listening the other day and heard The Supremes "You Can't Hurry Love". Great song, but seemed a little out-of-place given the majority of the playlist consists of 80's and 90's Urban fare. Still, it reminds me somewhat of the Urban Gold format WXLA aired before the MacDonald purchase.
by Calvert DeForest
Wed May 27, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Whitmer's husband pulls a "do you know who I am?"
Replies: 47
Views: 865

Re: Whitmer's husband pulls a "do you know who I am?"

Effective leaders lead by example. This is anything but effective leadership. I do not anticipate a second wave of the virus, but in the unlikely event there is, the governor's and her husband's behavior may in fact put even more people at risk. This demonstration of hubress will result in people ba...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri May 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Lock Down Boredom
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Lock Down Boredom

For folks with long hair dogs, Rooma's are a Godsend. Why I didn't get one when they first came out, I can't imagine. I have mine set to start at 2:00 AM. Bingo, I wake up to a perfectly manicured and hair free floor. My wife thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. I'm afraid she may lea...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed May 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Masks In Public
Replies: 29
Views: 1130

Re: Masks In Public

Just an update, still lots of folks not wearing masks at the store. Signs are clearly posted on the doors about the need for masks and the governors orders. Unfortunately management doesn't enforce the use of masks on customers. It makes me feel "unsafe". Seems they value making a sale MORE than th...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu May 14, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: "Stacks 92.1"
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: "Stacks 92.1"

I haven't listened to Power 96.5 in some time, but last I knew they were still predominantly live, perhaps the most live schedule coverage in the market.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu May 14, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Masks In Public
Replies: 29
Views: 1130

Re: Masks In Public

It will be interesting to see how banks handle the wearing of masks in their lobbies once they re-open.
by Calvert DeForest
Wed May 13, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Masks In Public
Replies: 29
Views: 1130

Re: Masks In Public

While I agree this is necessary for the short term, I'm concerned that masks may become a permanent fixture in society, which would be truly sad to say the least. Our faces are a big part of how we personally communicate with each other. Facial expressions say a lot, and covering our faces limits wh...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed May 06, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: What are you doing to help yourself and others cope with the current environment?
Replies: 67
Views: 3730

Re: What are you doing to help yourself and others cope with the current environment?

Our local pizza places have been booming. They're always busy, and the folks there have worked extra hard to keep up with orders. I've been making a point to leave decent tips when I pickup, higher than usual. A couple weeks ago I placed an order at one of our local pizza joints (payday is tradition...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat May 02, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Favorite Browser
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Favorite Browser

Which one do you like the best? Discuss.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat May 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Online Shopping
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Online Shopping

I used online shopping quite a bit when picking up from local retailers. The wife and I recently decided it was time for a new lawn mower, and we wanted a self-propelled model this time around. I checked around town and couldn't find anything within our price range. Before I drove to Lansing I wante...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOTV - Virtual Channel 4?
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: WOTV - Virtual Channel 4?

The channel rebranding stations like WOTV is mainly for the benefit of cable subscribers who make up the bulk of the station's audience. Even with the uptick in cord-cutting and 48% increase in OTA viewership over eight years, it still amounted to only 14% of total viewership as of last year: https:...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Classic commercials WWJ TV 1977
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Classic commercials WWJ TV 1977

I'm reminded of how much black there was between commercial events back in the day. A good one or two seconds. These days transitions are flash cut frame-to-frame. The advent of digital servers made it possible to eliminate any pause between one spot and the next. The idea is to run the break in con...