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by ftballfan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Manistee, MI through the years
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Prevue Guide on 19? Wow... I grew up with it on 4 in Cheboygan. I found out a few years ago, apparently Cheboygan was the only system to have it on 4. Most everyone else had it on 7. It eventually moved to 7 in Manistee, probably in the mid 1990s. Also, The Movie Channel was dropped for a few years...
by ftballfan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Manistee, MI through the years
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Manistee, MI through the years

July 1988 2 - WBAY (CBS 2 Green Bay) 3 - CNN 4 - WPBN (NBC 7 Traverse City) 5 - CBN Family Channel 6 - WCMW (PBS 21 Manistee) 7 - WLUK (NBC 11 Green Bay) 8 - WGTU (ABC 29 Traverse City) 9 - WZZM (ABC 13 Grand Rapids) 10 - WWTV (CBS 9 Cadillac) 11 - ESPN 12 - WTBS (IND 17 Atlanta) 13 - WGN (IND 9 Ch...
by ftballfan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 1250/99.3
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: 1250/99.3

From this map, it should be audible under normal conditions on a car radio from the north side of Flint to around Linwood along I-75.
by ftballfan
Thu May 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Manistee, MI through the years
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Surprised there isn't a Prevue Guide in either '85 or '92 lists The 1992 guide didn't list channels that aired the same loop 24/7 (such as the Weather Channel, VH1, MTV, CMT, QVC, HSN, etc.; channel numbers for Weather/VH1/MTV were taken from a Ludington Daily News lineup from January 1992 I had po...
by ftballfan
Wed May 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Manistee, MI through the years
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Manistee, MI through the years

All via Manistee News-Advocate microfilm September 1980 2 - WBAY (CBS 2 Green Bay) 3 - HBO 4 - WPNE (PBS 38 Green Bay) 5 - WFRV (NBC 5 Green Bay) 6 - CBN / USA Network [listed as MSG Sports; the name changed in April 1980] 7 - WGTU (ABC 29 Traverse City) 8 - WPBN (NBC 7 Traverse City) 9 - WGN (IND 9...
by ftballfan
Tue May 28, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Wow, 9&10, Just Wow...
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Wow, 9&10, Just Wow...

TC Talks wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:42 pm
TheForce wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Some "news leader" you are! Infomercial at noon....shame! TV5 has it's faults but at least it's reliable!
This is a holiday. Pretty normal.
Also a slow news day
by ftballfan
Sun May 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 82
Views: 27985

Re: Old cable lineups

Some other AT&T Broadband lineups from 2000/2001: Grand Rapids (January 2001): https://web.archive.org/web/20010124051000/http://www.broadband.att.com:80/lineups/1471.html Eastern Oakland County [Troy/Royal Oak/Rochester] (February 2001): https://web.archive.org/web/20010223163531/http://www.broadba...
by ftballfan
Sun May 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 82
Views: 27985

Re: Old cable lineups

AT&T Broadband Saugatuck/Douglas/Fennville, MI (2001) Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20010223154132/http://www.broadband.att.com:80/lineups/1006.html Notice no WOTV!! 2 WXMI (FOX) 3 WWMT (CBS) 4 WZZM (ABC) 5 WGVU (PBS) 6 WLLA (IND RELIGIOUS) 7 WTLJ (IND RELIGIOUS) 8 WOOD (NBC) 9 WGN (INDEPENDE...
by ftballfan
Sat May 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: So many 50 kW AM signals
Replies: 21
Views: 838

Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

Coverage areas differ tremendously from west to east in Michigan. I remember seeing a map of 1520 kHz coverage areas in Michigan back in the 1970s. WKJR-1520 Muskegon covered about the same area in square miles with 10 kilowatts as did WYNZ-1520 Ypsilanti with 250 watts! Neither station exists anym...
by ftballfan
Wed May 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 22
Views: 2282

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

It's my belief that "conditions" are dragging the 99.3 signal inland on some days. There's no way it's broadcasting from anywhere near Traverse City. What's playing on 100.1/100.7, if anything? Roy lost his good tower site for that one, by not paying the site rent. 100.1/100.7 wasn't included in th...
by ftballfan
Sat May 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: White Cloud Bandscan
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: White Cloud Bandscan

WKLQ and WTNR don't run IBOC as far as I know (unless they turned it back on recently)
by ftballfan
Wed May 08, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 22
Views: 2282

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Anything new on this "cluster"? I am still puzzled as to how one can lease stations that are nearly technically impossible to operate. 92.3 and 101.9 seem to be running full power or close to it. I've heard 99.3 occasionally (my guess is that they're running flea power from its licensed site betwee...
by ftballfan
Sat May 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WCCW flips to Oldies
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: WCCW flips to Oldies

WCCW was the CKLW of TC in the 70's. Its a perfect format and this has never been a town to support two sports stations. Technically four in the large TC-Cadillac-Petoskey market before CCW flipped (although two didn't have a good signal in TC proper): 106.7 WSRT/105.5 WSRJ 1310 WCCW 93.7 WKAD/1340...
by ftballfan
Fri May 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CHWI-DT-26 about to move
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: CHWI-DT-26 about to move

Chuck Davies wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:50 am
Most if not all Canadian TV signals are always directed away from Detroit.
I think the non-coms (CBET and TVO) are omnidirectional
by ftballfan
Fri May 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV Tower Relocation
Replies: 41
Views: 5655

Re: WLAV Tower Relocation

I doubt 97.3 WDEE or 97.3 WMJO could move much if at all; ditto 96.9 Standish, 96.5 DeWitt, 96.5 Portage and 96.7 Albion. That part of the FM dial is very crowded. It appears under a certain FCC regulation (Section 73.3517?) that the 60 dBu contours of WLAV-FM and WLAW are not permitted to overlap....