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by Marcus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Trouble ahead for Canadian small market broadcasters
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: Trouble ahead for Canadian small market broadcasters

So stations like CKNX in Wingham and CFOS in Owen Sound could be gone as a result of this. Maybe the rules should be changed so that each company can operate up to three FM stations in a market instead of just two. The limit would still be four stations per market (AM 1 station, FM 3 stations). Righ...
by Marcus
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Spring 2020 Numeris ratings for Windsor, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Spring 2020 Numeris ratings for Windsor, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia!!!

How do you find out about out of town listening? In Sarnia both WGRT and WSAQ from Port Huron have a good number of listeners. WIndsor residents often listen to Detroit radio.
by Marcus
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: What's your typical FM Dial?
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: What's your typical FM Dial?

In Sarnia there have always been the regulars from Detroit, Windsor, and London. Locally we had the CBC (106.3 first ; now 90.3), 99.9 FM and 107.1 WSAQ from Port Huron for years. There also 95.1 from Chatham which used to be CKSY and with tropo we heard Cleveland, Toledo, Grand Rapids, Lansing and ...
by Marcus
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: K 106.3 becomes Cool 106.3
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Re: K 106.3 becomes Cool 106.3

To answer the HD Radio question I checked all the FM stations from Sarnia and Port Huron on a HD Radio and not one of them is broadcasting in HD.
by Marcus
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: K 106.3 becomes Cool 106.3
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

K 106.3 becomes Cool 106.3

by Marcus
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs With Trains Mentioned
Replies: 32
Views: 1416

Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Wikipedia has a complete list of songs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_train_songs
by Marcus
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CHOK flips back to Country
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: CHOK flips back to Country

As far as the music goes on CHOK it has been like this. 1988 - 1992 : Adult Contemporary or MOR (not sure which one) 1992 - 2007 : Oldies 2007 - 2013 : Country 2013 - 2019 : AC Gold and Classic Hits I can remember hearing quite a bit of Country on CHOK up until 1988. The reason they stopped playing ...
by Marcus
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Canada Federal Election 2019 Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Canada Federal Election 2019 Predictions

Liberal Minority Government with the Conservatives in a very close second place. The NDP will do better than what some people expected, but will still be in third place.
by Marcus
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Toronto/Hamilton radio
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Toronto/Hamilton radio

Q 107, Y 108, and 97-7 HTZ FM are all Rock. If you are far enough East there is also 94.9 FM from Oshawa. For years I though that 97-7 HTZ FM was better than most Rock stations, but perhaps that has changed. For those who are curious here is the dial. FM 88.1 CIND-FM, Indie 88 : similar to an Altern...
by Marcus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The atrocity known as AM HD radio
Replies: 24
Views: 3368

Re: The atrocity known as AM HD radio

One problem with AM HD broadcasts is that they are 500 watts or less. There is one exception though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWFD This one particular station is 100% digital. Based on what I read it sounds like it gets out quite well. The hybrid digital mode is less than impressive on FM and a...
by Marcus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal
Replies: 32
Views: 4563

Re: WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal

Could channels 2-6 (54-88 MHz) be used for ATSC broadcasts at first?
by Marcus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why So Much 80’s?
Replies: 25
Views: 3030

Re: Why So Much 80’s?

It was like this : 1983 - WHND (AM) was the only Oldies station in Detroit. WCZY or WABX could have went Oldies but one went Top 40 and the other became Class FM (WCLS). 1984 - WKSG 102.7 became the first FM Oldies station in quite awhile. 1986 - Both 93.9 CKLW-FM and WKSG were FM Oldies stations. 1...
by Marcus
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters
Replies: 15
Views: 3142

Re: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters

Steve Korvette wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Is there a lot of viewers still using broadcast antenna TV in those areas ?
In both Sarnia and Lambton County there are still many TV antennas around.
by Marcus
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 77
Views: 7556

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

On AM it was 1150 CKOC from Hamilton, ON received in Fort McMurray, AB On FM I heard 99.1 KDZR / Z Rock from Denton, Texas in 1993 (E-Skip). I received that one near Brantford, ON. The Toronto 99.1 FM signal was not active back then. On VHF TV I've seen E-Skip from Wyoming and Texas in the 1990's. O...