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by ftballfan
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: EMF expanding in Green Bay
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: EMF expanding in Green Bay

That Albany, GA station looks like even more of a rimshot than 106.5. Since that went for only $90,000 it wouldn’t surprise me if WTOD is only worth $200K, $300K at the most. The Albany GA station's 60dBu doesn't even cover much of the city of Albany! At least WTOD's 60dBu includes about half of To...
by ftballfan
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: EMF expanding in Green Bay
Replies: 12
Views: 242

EMF expanding in Green Bay

http://www.northpine.com/blog/2019/10/16/k-love-operator-buys-green-bay-station/ EMF, the owners of K-Love and Air 1, are buying 104.9 WPCK from a Cumulus divestiture trust. I am thinking Air 1 will end up on 104.9 since K-Love is already heard on 90.5 from Sturgeon Bay, which has a very good signal...
by ftballfan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Low power TVs in Tri-Cities
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Low power TVs in Tri-Cities

WFKB is on RF 19 with PSIP 38. WLLD (still listed as W25ET-D on the FCC website) is on RF 25, but it will have to pick up a different PSIP to eliminate confusion with WEYI (which is on RF 18). Both of these broadcast from the Saginaw area. The religious on 24 is the 3ABN digital translator near Midl...
by ftballfan
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Lake Michigan FM Bandscans

1. WCMM is now 60kW, but with no other changes (still same TL and HAAT) 2. WKZC might not be running its licensed 17kW as it has weak spots even in Manistee. Also I noticed it did not appear on the 2019 central UP scans despite 97.7 and 98.7 from the same area showing up in both scans. 3. The Eagle ...
by ftballfan
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Betting public not loving MSU and UM this week
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Betting public not loving MSU and UM this week

FWIW, I do really like the under (47 1/2) in the Michigan-Iowa game though. Nailed that one! There is a Big Ten adage...."Away Iowa is a different team than Kinnick Iowa". Proved very true Saturday. I did think the Michigan defense was impressive, however Stanley was terrible. No major early moveme...
by ftballfan
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Stunting idea
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Stunting idea

With UAW on strike against GM with no end in sight, I feel that a radio station that is struggling should stunt with Christmas music, then either when the strike ends or December 26, whatever happens first, they should either flip to a new format or rebrand their existing format.
by ftballfan
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FCC FM auction on April 28, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: FCC FM auction on April 28, 2020

Wasn’t the Lake Isabella station licensed at one point, but was revoked due to not actually broadcasting? It was! It was owned by Radioactive LLC, and the Lake Isabella allocation actually started in Walhalla, also on 98.9. The move to Lake Isabella allowed 98.7 to be dropped in at Pentwater, which...
by ftballfan
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Cable systems that do not carry all network affiliates from their home DMA
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Cable systems that do not carry all network affiliates from their home DMA

Obvious thread bump as this got brought up in another thread. Comcast Xfinity in Sandusky is missing several stations from in-market Detroit (most notably WWJ), but it does have the Big Three from Flint/Saginaw. This system's lineup, overall, is straight out of 1990 -- it has only 40 channels and i...
by ftballfan
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels
Replies: 28
Views: 2259

Re: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels

Took them 23 years to finally realize that the Cable Reform Act of 1996 exists. That was why WNWO was dropped from TCI's Downriver systems, which were based out of Woodhaven. I'm not 100% sure whether the act you're mentioning applies to PBS members and other noncommercial stations It does. Non-com...
by ftballfan
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ignorant UAW story
Replies: 22
Views: 1218

Re: Ignorant UAW story

Nobody out of High School can live on $250 a week. Everybody that says what they make says it by the week or annually. Everybody pays their mortgage payment montly. Its easy math. The UAW member is probably comparing his on the job weekly wage versus his on strike wage. An average mortgage payment ...
by ftballfan
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FCC FM auction on April 28, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: FCC FM auction on April 28, 2020

Allotments in or near Houghton, Mt. Pleasant (Lake Isabella), Ludington (Custer), Manistee (Onekama), Menominee (Carney), and Bad Axe (Pigeon) are on the auction block! https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1027A2.pdf This is how the allocations rank in regards to likelihood of being won an...
by ftballfan
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 31
Views: 1100

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

If MDOT was allowed to build I-275 from its northern terminus up to I-75 around Pontiac back in the 70's, that roundabout would be an interchange. 20 years later M-5 was built as an answer to solve some of the heavy traffic on that area's roads. IMHO MDOT missed its mark by not buying the property ...
by ftballfan
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: End of The Road for WBAI 99.5fm NYC pt 2
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: End of The Road for WBAI 99.5fm NYC pt 2

Yup. Pacifica even took out the EAS equipment, leaving the WBAI staff no way to (legally) run the station themselves. It’s amazing how dysfunctional the relationship between Pacifica and WBAI has been for YEARS and they’re both somehow alive. It’s as if the same business ineptitude that has placed ...
by ftballfan
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels
Replies: 28
Views: 2259

Re: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels

mtburb wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Took them 23 years to finally realize that the Cable Reform Act of 1996 exists. That was why WNWO was dropped from TCI's Downriver systems, which were based out of Woodhaven.
I'm not 100% sure whether the act you're mentioning applies to PBS members and other noncommercial stations
by ftballfan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Baraga selling to Relevant Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Baraga selling to Relevant Radio

Saw this today: https://radioinsight.com/headlines/180888/station-sales-week-of-10-4-immaculate-heart-media-acquires-michigan-catholic-group/ Immaculate Heart Media owns the Relevant Radio chain of Catholic radio stations, which has several stations in Wisconsin: 92.9 WYNW Birnamwood/Wausau 93.9 WMM...