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by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Arrow And Good Place Series Finales
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Arrow And Good Place Series Finales

Among the many shows ending in 2020 are Arrow and The Good Place. Arrow ended last night and The Good Place will end tomorrow evening. Did anyone out there watch or plan to watch these finales? I thought Arrow was really good, very emotional and elegiac. I missed Felicity and it was good to see her...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: McCanada
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: McCanada

What truly sucks about Tim Hortons here in Michigan is that most of them suddenly stopped 24/7 operation within the last couple of years. It's a time-honoured Canadian tradition to go to Timmies after the bars close. A number of Tim Horton's franchises around Lansing have gone out. I would suspect ...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down

A station similar to WYCE would probably work. W284AH has a slightly larger coverage area than WLNZ. W284AH is 250 watts at around 300 feet HAAT while WLNZ is 1kW but at only 109 feet HAAT Agreed. FM is a direct-wave medium. ERP is a calculation of power output and antenna height. Antenna height is...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Happy Birthday Art Bell
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Happy Birthday Art Bell

This past Wednesday June 17th would have been Art Bell's 75th birthday. Whether you were a Coast fan or not, I think there's little doubt that Art was a pioneer who introduced a new genre of late-night talk radio and revitalized the overnight airwaves. I likened his show to sitting around a campfire...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Dumb Criminal
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Dumb Criminal

Sounds like the prosecution has this locked up.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down

Forgot about the 104.7 translator. I believe that was once operated by Spring Arbor University (as was KTGG prior to the sale to the Seventh Day Adventist group), and was a simulcast of WSAE. Coverage back then, even over downtown Lansing, was marginal at best. I'll have to check it out to see the i...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Redundant Signage
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Redundant Signage

My wife used to work for our former church in the Religious Education office. Above the outer door to her office where people would normally enter was a sign with an arrow pointing down and saying "This is Jesus". On the outside of that door was a sign with an arrow pointing to the side and saying "...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: WLNZ 89.7 FM Shutting Down

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:27 pm
My prediction: The Seventh Day Adventist group that owns & operates 91.9 WGCP in Cadillac, 89.7 in Grand Rapids and various other stations across Michigan will acquire it.
Is that the same group that operates KTGG 1540 in Okemos?
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Late Night talking heads
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Late Night talking heads

(I would add Jay Leno to the list of old-school late night hosts. His monologues centered on politics but they were usually just poking fun at the news of the day and nothing more). True. Leno was never my cup of tea, but he did get the entertainment factor of late night TV. Tom Snyder was a differ...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 57
Views: 7769

Re: CBSDetroit62

Can Channel 62 just call it something else they are on RF 44 they should be CBS 44 just think a new image and new identity. WWJ -TV 44 Detroit. They can brand the station any way they wish. The FCC requires that the PSIP virtual channel data reflect the station's former analog designation. Off-air ...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: A New Protest Group Is Starting Up
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: A New Protest Group Is Starting Up

Anne Murray and Gordon Lightfoot weren't available that weekend. Sorry. I would liked to have seen Gordon Lightfoot perform at the Whitefish Point Museum during the annual Edmund Fitzgerald commemoration. Heard those were some very memorable performances. We visited the museum several summers ago, ...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Late Night talking heads
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Late Night talking heads

Jack Parr was one to wear politics on his sleeve. Although he was a humorist by trade, his version of the Tonight Show was heavily steeped in opinion, to the point where humor often took a back seat. Parr was more of a commentator with a comedic bent. Johnny Carson, by comparison, took the opposite ...
by Calvert DeForest
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The New Amazon Go
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: The New Amazon Go

Think that's what ya call Amazon Take.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Whitmer caught in ANOTHER lie
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Whitmer caught in ANOTHER lie

Whenever they say "I met a wonderful person named Molly yesterday, and she told me blah, blah, blah", I assume it's likely that no such person exists, nor did any such conversation take place.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old Automation Formats
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Old Automation Formats

That's a great video. It's interesting to note the extensive use of tape with live-assist. When our FM was automated, our AM was also run off of 2 or 3 reel machines, operated completely manually, along with cart fill-ins. We didn't use the turntables much, even though they were in the studio. Same...