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by mtburb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Furthest points Detroit stations were historically carried
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

Furthest points Detroit stations were historically carried

Reconstruction of a thread of the same name by Splouge that was lost in yesterday's collapse, using as much as I can pick up from the Wayback Machine. Here's the original post as archived from the Wayback Machine: I'd like to know the furthest south, north, west, and east points where Detroit statio...
by mtburb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Slow board performance??
Replies: 22
Views: 5685

Re: Slow board performance??

I managed to find a Wayback Machine backup of this site from August, hopefully it works completely.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180819200 ... /index.php
by mtburb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic:
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Re: Old cable lineups

Since this thread has gotten much popular, I'll just repost this. The original post to this was lost in today's data purge. Fortunately, it was cross-posted by someone else onto Radio Discussions. Here's an early-90's Detroit-area vintage cable lineup for you to drool over. Originally taken from a s...
by mtburb
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
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Re: Then, there's this.....

Jumping on the bandwagon is Fox Sports Detroit, during the shootout in today's Wings-Capitals matchup where we won our first in six games and gave them their first loss in seven, the graphic when the third Wing player came to start the third round (forgot who he was) said that in shootouts at least ...
by mtburb
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Switching to/from another station's signal for network shows
Replies: 18
Views: 4978

Re: Switching to/from another station's signal for network s

Milk wrote:I remembered back in the 90s when Fox 33 in northern Michigan carried WJBK Fox 2's news, they used their feed for Fox shows and sometimes, a Fox 2 ID would appear on the screen.
Did they ever forget to drop the Detroit-specific ads to show those intended for the northern Michigan market?
by mtburb
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Switching to/from another station's signal for network shows
Replies: 18
Views: 4978

Re: Switching to/from another station's signal for network s

I just realized another example of this. When WUHQ (now WOTV) Grand Rapids first signed on in 1971, it couldn't afford a direct feed from ABC, so whenever they would show ABC programming, engineers had to switch to and from WZZM's signal, though this proved to be less than satisfactory as WZZM often...
by mtburb
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Switching to/from another station's signal for network shows
Replies: 18
Views: 4978

Switching to/from another station's signal for network shows

This was actually common in the 60's among affiliates who couldn't afford direct network feeds or microwave connections. In that case, engineers would switch to/and from the signal of a nearby affiliate of the same network whenever they would show network programming. I know there were at least thre...
by mtburb
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL NFL game choices
Replies: 12
Views: 3810

Re: WTOL NFL game choices

Actually the blackout radius was 75 miles. The WJIM transmitter was barely within the 75-mile radius of Tiger Stadium (if their transmitter was already in Okemos at the time). Also, this meant that WTOL still would've been within the 75-mile zone once they moved to the Silverdome. Something else to ...
by mtburb
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 118
Views: 24439

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Macy's is closing stores at Eastlamd and Westland malls... I wonder what goes in there? Eastland: that closing will definitely be the final blow to that place, they themselves just lost Sears five years ago, in fact, they've been bleeding stores since the turn of the millennium. I wouldn't be surpr...
by mtburb
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

WSPD-TV (precursor of WTVG) did not air the original SNL's from 75-79; a 'summary show' was the first time it was broadcast in Toledo. Had to rely on the rare times that Buckeye remembered to switch the CH4 feed from WSPD to WDIV (or was it that yet?). WNEM in Saginaw also didn't carry SNL until af...
by mtburb
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

It's interesting that WDIV seems to currently have a standing deal with WADL to air seemingly any NBC programs they don't clear. And yet, it doesn't seem like there are any other deals like that currently. I've read that in the old days of Late Night with David Letterman in the 80s, WDIV occasional...
by mtburb
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic:
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Re: Then, there's this.....

Meanwhile, in other markets, on Saturday, WBAY in Wisconsin aired a sports report from February 6th during their morning newscast and within the last week WPTV in Florida aired a Romney ad from-get ready for this-2012!
by mtburb
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
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Re: Detroit/Toledo Big Three schedule for 12/10/1980

and 2 of the 4 Storer stations in our region ended-up being FOX stations (WJBK/WJW) and the other two eventually switching to ABC O&O (WJRT/WTVG). Storer never owned WJRT. However, Storer did own two other stations that did become O&Os of networks other than Fox (KSND/NBC and WSBK/UPN, now a My Net...
by mtburb
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
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Re: Detroit/Toledo Big Three schedule for 12/10/1980

In that particular case, broadcasters couldn't own more than one TV station in the same city, or within a certain distance of an adjacent city. Such an example is WJBK Detroit and WTVG Toledo, which were both owned by Storer Broadcasting before restrictions on adjacent markets were established. Whe...
by mtburb
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
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Re: Detroit/Toledo Big Three schedule for 12/10/1980

And don't forget that when Carter announced that we weren't sending anyone to the Moscow Summer Olympics, NBC came extremely close to following the exact same path Dumont followed just 24 years earlier.