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by innate-in-you
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WAKV Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: WAKV Sold

The crackly AM station will need some upgrades to have really useful coverage (at least daytime) in the Kalamazoo area. Bear in mind 94.1 from the Jackson area has a perfectly acceptable signal on many car radios in the Kalamazoo area. More likely, the new owners will look to relocate the CP for th...
by innate-in-you
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: The New K107.3 Flint's Classic Hits
Replies: 54
Views: 2543

Re: The New K107.3 Flint's Classic Hits

Many people DRIVE from Genesee County to JOBS in Oakland County (US Census says around 25,000), and why shouldn't they be able to listen to their LOCAL stations on the way to work? They can't even listen peacefully to WCRZ with that blasted (and at the very least) overmodulated translator for WDTW ...
by innate-in-you
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 1090 now Fox Sports
Replies: 24
Views: 1479

Re: 1090 now Fox Sports

WCAR, previously WIID, WTAK, and originally WERB, WBRB's sister station, was a cash machine when Walter Wolpin owned it. WTAK was metro Detroit's first all talk station, and made Lou Gordon famous. The day and night patterns on this facility are very different, and the station actually increases po...
by innate-in-you
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Downriver AM transmitters
Replies: 46
Views: 2442

Re: Downriver AM transmitters

Isn't 910 down there too? Didn't they move there after moving out of Flint? It's in Carleton (an 8 tower array which is about half the size of Carleton itself). It booms at my in-laws house, right in their crosshairs. It actually has only a fair signal in the Eastern portions of the Detroit area.
by innate-in-you
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: MW DX
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: MW DX

Radio Chili wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:39 pm
WLW from Cincinnati still does REALLY well in Florida and Puerto Rico at night.
Back in the days when 1530 Cincinnati was an MYL/soft rock hybrid (which I absolutely LOVED), I was hearing a good signal on a barrier island in the Florida Panhandle - an hour and a half before sunset!
by innate-in-you
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Local TV stations blow the Christmas Eve & Christmas Day weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: Local TV stations blow the Christmas Eve & Christmas Day weather forecast

Weather Channel said flurries, so it seems like everyone messed this forecast up. {personal edit} In late November, 1974, Meteorologists had been forecasting a snowstorm that had the potential to bring 6" of snow to Detroit in a few days. The following day, all the prognosticators had changed the s...
by innate-in-you
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: MW DX
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: MW DX

Turkeytop wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:48 pm
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When we were in Mexico, in the Cancun area. I was picking up US stations from around the gulf coast on a Sangean portable.
At night, or day and night?
by innate-in-you
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Downriver AM transmitters
Replies: 46
Views: 2442

Re: Downriver AM transmitters

The old Night WXYT pattern on 10 Mile Rd. used 165 degree towers, and went as well to the South as to the North. The Nondirectional Day pattern was the equivalent of 8250 watts referenced the the legacy Class B efficiency minimum of 282 mV/m @ 1 kW @ 1 km. https://www.fccinfo.com/image.php?ShowPatt...
by innate-in-you
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Where's Art Bell When You Need Him?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Where's Art Bell When You Need Him?

Ben Zonia wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:01 pm
Classic Rembrandt Rabbit Ears and Antenna Switch.

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Mega LOL!

When my parents bought their first color TV set (RCA CTC-38 chassis) in 1969, the dealer also sold them this same antenna!
by innate-in-you
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Best setup for reliable radio communications over 30 or 60 miles?
Replies: 26
Views: 641

Re: Best setup for reliable radio communications over 30 or 60 miles?

So yesterday on Christmas, 2 family members of mine (who live roughly 60 miles apart straight-line distance) get to talking about various world affairs, and one of them out of the blue asks me (being the tech geek in the family) if things were to get really bad, like, to the point of there no longe...
by innate-in-you
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: What happened to channel 38?
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: What happened to channel 38?

I see that the owner was DTV America LLC. This was a front company that hoarded LPTV licenses and planned to dismantle them all after the repack auction concluded. It had no intention of being a broadcasting empire, it only wanted to collect money by selling spectrum. Worse, after the repack, they w...
by innate-in-you
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Network television ratings IN THE TOILET
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Network television ratings IN THE TOILET

I watch almost nothing in prime time on the "Big Four" these days. Family Guy and sometimes the Simpsons...that's about it. I've got little use for talent & singing competitions, recycled game shows (with nauseatingly excited contestants in the case of the shows found on ABC) and reality shows. I t...
by innate-in-you
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Numbers

I've said it before here...there hasn't been an upstart in this market in a long time that has taken down the incumbent. Because of said lack of detail. They come on, play the same shit as the other guy, don't promote, don't spend, hang around or 2 or 3 share (at best), don't research...and then in...
by innate-in-you
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Local TV stations blow the Christmas Eve & Christmas Day weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: Local TV stations blow the Christmas Eve & Christmas Day weather forecast

Paul Gross at Loco 4 said little to no snow for west siders last night. Showed a model with a 0.5 inch or less in total accumulation beginning last night through tonight. He did predict the possibility of 1 to 3 inches of accumulation immediately near the riverfront and along the shoreline of Lake ...