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by mtburb
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
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Re: Old cable lineups

A recent videotape find got me some TNT from late 1997. All local ads were TC-area businesses (except one), and there were some ads for a cable system known as Cable Michigan. I couldn't find some info on this company, so does anyone have a clue as to what it was like? Back in 2001, Cable Michigan ...
by mtburb
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Style Sheet comment thread
Replies: 46
Views: 7920

Re: Style Sheet comment thread

New one!
by mtburb
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
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Re: Old cable lineups

Quite a few recordings of the Prevue Channel from Detroit-area cable systems are available on Youtube. Here's lineups taken from these videos. Comcast Detroit proper headend, May 6, 1995 (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewuom5pmJhs ) 2-WJBK (Fox) 3-VH1 4-WDIV (NBC) 5-WKBD (UPN) 6-L.O. (parti...
by mtburb
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Rescan TV Channel Moves in Toledo
Replies: 14
Views: 3907

Re: Rescan TV Channel Moves in Toledo

Checking WNWO's new RF's coverage map on RabbitEars and it looks like I should probably still be able to pick it up once they move. I am just outside of their Minimum Field Strength Contour, which in the Downriver area cuts across the very northern populated tip of Grosse Ile, then through the heart...
by mtburb
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
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Re: Old cable lineups

What really torqued me off was that for the first 5 seasons of Saturday Night Live, WSPD/WTVG 13 did NOT carry the NBC show at 11:30pm at all, and the ONLY way to see anything were SNL specials on at 10pm. I think it was something to do with their stupid old 'Code of Conduct' slide (SNL too risqué?...
by mtburb
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
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Re: Old cable lineups

Did WXYZ pre-empt ABC programming regularly in the late 80s/early 90s? I remember about one or two short-lived shows never being cleared by WXYZ during this time. WDIV was a bit more preemption-happy, which probably explained why United used to carry WTVG in Woodhaven and Gibraltar in the 1980's. T...
by mtburb
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

There were extreme cases though-at least in 1987, neither WDIV nor WTVG cleared Super Password . The closest affiliate that cleared it was WKYC, which was still at the time owned by NBC (and consequently also the closest American network-owned station, as WXYZ had just been sold to Scripps at the s...
by mtburb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: 2018-2019 TV Season
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2018-2019 TV Season

Another thread lost to the collapse.

Of the new shows that debuted this season, I'm enjoying Magnum PI, The Conners, New Amsterdam and Murphy Brown. I did try a couple others, but they did not score watchability for me.
by mtburb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 118
Views: 27457

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Unfortunately, lost in the collapse was news of Sears ultimately declaring bankruptcy on October 15 and the resulting and expected store slashing. In Michigan, Sears stores in Ann Arbor and Lincoln Park and Kmart stores in Charlevoix and Lake Orion are getting axed. I discussed potential replacement...
by mtburb
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 2018 Tropos
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: 2018 Tropos

I'll just repost all of my tropo catches since June 2018. FM side: WENZ 107.9 from Cleveland was coming in several times during the early summer. On the TV side: WEWS and WKYC were of course common from Cleveland. I snagged WSYX Columbus on August 23 and as of late I've been picking up semi-locals W...
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: 2313

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: 6199

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
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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 ...