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by Calvert DeForest
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: And The Employee of the Month Is --
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: And The Employee of the Month Is --

I've never been to one of these Harbor Freight stores, although I see there's one on the west side of Lansing. Might be worth a rainy day drive just to check it out.
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fred Heumann out
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Fred Heumann out

He is probably the longest-running sports anchor in the history of channel 6, and second in the market only to Tim Staudt.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: Why do they change the songs?!!
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Why do they change the songs?!!

I have an Amazon Music subscription. They no longer support user uploads, so I basically get what they have on their servers. Also use Google Play Music for my own uploads, although I don't subscribe to their unlimited streaming platform. Basically, Google just gives me the library I upload. As I do...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fred Heumann out
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Fred Heumann out

I didn't realize he had been with WLNS for 17 years. It was his second stint at channel 6. He worked there as a sports reporter in the early 80's when it was WJIM-TV, before moving to Detroit. My uneducated guess, based upon the article, is that it's a mutual parting of the ways, and that an amicabl...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Another Reason to Always Have Beer in the Car
Replies: 23
Views: 547

Re: Another Reason to Always Have Beer in the Car

Trouble was a-brewing. Fortunately it was extinguished with a brew.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

It's fun to remember the old days of small-market MOR radio. Every station had a unique flavor suited to the local audience it served. I loved tooling around the dial and checking out stations like WCER, WBCH, WRBJ, WFYC, etc. The banter and the features were as interesting as the music mix. It was ...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Straight Talk vs. Verizon
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Straight Talk vs. Verizon

We use Total Wireless, another MVNO that contracts with Verizon. The three-line plan we use comes with unlimited call/text plus 20 GB of shared LTE data for $85/month. You can purchase add-on data at the rate of $10 per 5 GB, and it rolls over as long as you maintain service. I can only recall one m...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Douche Bag Repository
Topic: Nomination: zzand
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: Nomination: zzand

I'm going to close this thread. It's turning into a harassment war. Edit: Never mind, turns out I can't even do that for some reason. Isn't thread closing a feature that's to be expected on forums like this? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk When you pay the bills associated with hosting and ope...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Detroit rapper and comedian tries to cash in on UAW strike
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Detroit rapper and comedian tries to cash in on UAW strike

Unions have their ups and downs, but pay is only one issue. Contracts cover many other aspects, such as benefits, vacation, personal time, breaks, safety, shift turnaround, grievance policy and other things outside the realm of monetary compensation. Granted, I haven't read enough on the current GM/...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

A friend of mine tells a funny story of his tenure at WFYC in the early 80's. The young lady who was training him for the night shift stepped outside for a smoke while he ran the board. He pulled a Beatles LP and cued up I Am the Walrus . She heard it on the speaker outside the building and rushed b...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 31
Views: 1091

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

Same here. The old MSU roundabouts seemed larger in diameter than most built today. There was a little more road space for at least moderate daily traffic (sporting events were another matter). The lights were a much-needed improvement, although much caution is still necessary as I've encountered ma...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

I may stand corrected. I thought at one point the station was still in the Sommerville family, but a quick check of the FCC records for WFYC and WQBX indicates the stations are currently owned by a company called Jacom. Not sure whether there is any affiliation with the Sommerville's at this point. ...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Outa Here
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Outa Here

The only Florida location I really want to visit is Key West. I hear it's a tourist trap, but it would be fun to experience just once.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 31
Views: 1091

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

The intersection of Hamilton & Marsh Roads in Okemos was converted from a light to a roundabout several years ago. Not a good thing to navigate during rush hour. The thing that confuses me most about roundabouts are the lane designations. In some cases the outer-lane is designated right-turn-only at...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

Jon interviewed and hired me for a weekend gig at WQTK/WCXK in St. Johns back in the summer of 1983. He was the assistant PD at the time. Helluva nice guy! I remember he was very easygoing and soft-spoken. He had worked for WILS previously, and was brought over by Rick D'Amico when he assumed the GM...