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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.
by mtburb
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
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Re: Then, there's this.....

Also, someone from England who is staying somewhere in the far northwest corner of the DMA was being recorded by WDIV along US 23 near Fenton as the snowstorm was starting to hit up there and he referred to the region as "the Metroplex ." Someone must've gotten their "The D"'s confused, especially c...
by mtburb
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
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Re: Then, there's this.....

Somebody got their circle 7's confused... 7's Jimmy Kimmel preview tonight was meant for KABC in LA. I saw a World News preview meant for the ABC affiliate in Dallas once too... That reminds me of a post I saw somewhere in another part of this forum that mentioned how a Marquette station on one occ...
by mtburb
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
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Detroit/Toledo Big Three schedule for 12/10/1980

I found in a closet in my house a well-worn Detroit News from December 10, 1980. The main story then was the death of John Lennon two days prior. Stations listed, as shown at the top of the listings (which were on page 14B): WJBK Channel 2 (CBS - Detroit) WDIV Channel 4 (NBC - Detroit) WXYZ Channel ...
by mtburb
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
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Re: Then, there's this.....

Circle 7, Mon. 2/22 0959. The weather update just before "The Doctors" was a clip from some days ago, forecasting warm temps and high winds. Not today's, for sure. They've been running an ad for a Friday story off and on for 2 weeks... Problem is it already aired 3 weeks ago... What's next, WXYZ co...
by mtburb
Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Well, I hope WTOL didn't preempt any of the Peanuts specials for some talk thingamajig at all during the years CBS aired those specials. If so, then I'm sure hundreds would've be royally mad... Mtburb, from your posts you seem to be a fan of the Peanuts Cartoons. Did you see the Peanuts Movie that ...
by mtburb
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Thinking of what I said earlier of those of us down here either not knowing or caring, I'm sure there was one or two of us who bothered writing to our local stations about this very matter, and either not being answered or giving some surgar-coated response asspat letter to explain why they decided...
by mtburb
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

sfpcc wrote:WDIV is preempting Hollywood Game night tomorrow for a special on Flint, (not the biggest loss in the world.)
It will still air in the Detroit market on WADL.
by mtburb
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Those were annoying times to watch anything that wasn't available to you locally, at least for me. Interesting to learn Detroiters missed out on Press Your Luck initially unless they weren't all Toledo 11 watchers. I just found out that by September 1984, WJBK had already started clearing Press You...
by mtburb
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
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Network programming preemptions by individual stations

I decided to create this thread to discuss preemptions of network programming by individual stations past and present. Any reason for a particular preemption is allowed here. Remember that many years ago preemptions of network programs were common in nearly every market since networks were only allo...
by mtburb
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
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Re: Old cable lineups

The machine they used during the late 80's was developed up in Canada called the "Telidon", the graphics it produced looks similar to these videos below. Apparently the original use of this system was for two-way interactivity with the customers themselves, but The Blade only used it passively to p...
by mtburb
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
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Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna

Well, today, I drove by a house on Oak Street in Wyandotte that still has a "Detroit-style" antenna setup. No photo, so enjoy the best Google Street View I could get of it instead. http://i.imgur.com/xbzHZVe.png The long loop element covers WJBK, then a shorter one behind that is for WWJ, the shorte...
by mtburb
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
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Re: Then, there's this.....

4 has a new one.

Dearborn police bleieve that a rapist...
by mtburb
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
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Re: Then, there's this.....

Hopefully they showed the copyright (and if possible even the Scripps logo) before going to commercial-if not, well, get ready to hear stories about the FCC issuing a big fine to 7. What FCC regulation would trigger a fine for missing a copyright bug and a corporate logo?? A copyright ©2015 visual ...