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by CK-722
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: WCXI problems

When basically all Class IVs went from 250 to 1000 watts Night, the Nighttime Interference Free distance remained the same. The NIF Contour and the Interference both doubled. With twice the field strength, it had a better signal to electrical noise ratio. Many Class IVs had very good signals for 3-8...
by CK-722
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CKOT 1510
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: CKOT 1510

CKOT really boomed into the Straits Area during Critical Hours.
by CK-722
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US

WFDF was previously experimentally licensed to Frank Fallain as 8ZH, before WEAA. I read recently that KDKA was licensed experimentally as 8ZZ before the commercial license was issued. So maybe it's a different variety of apple, if not an orange. All I'm saying is we have to be consistent.
by CK-722
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WXLA 1170
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: WXLA 1170

It was originally WDTB 1170, and was 1 kW DA-D. The DA pattern was a different orientation as I recall, from what it was when it moved to 1180. Between 1981 and the late 1990s, the information is sketchy on various websites, including the FCC website. http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms...
by CK-722
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WXLA 1170
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: WXLA 1170

Although it has allowed both WCXI and WXLA to upgrade with less restrictions, I think it may have had more to do with the ground wave and Critical Hours restrictions to WWVA 1170 vs. WHAM 1180. Class Is/As are protected to the 0.1 mV/m ground wave contour. The path to the WWVA 0.1 mV/m ground wave c...
by CK-722
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1680 WPRR AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: 1680 WPRR AM

I can confirm hearing on skywave over 100 miles away, an Urban Adult Contemporary like format on 1680, which faded in and out with the station on 1680 near Philadelphia playing music in Spanish. That station IDed but it faded until they said Philadelphia as part of the New Jersey COL ID. It is WTTM....
by CK-722
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WCXI 1160 Republican Talk Radio
Replies: 19
Views: 1705

Re: WCXI 1160 Republican Talk Radio

I think they could modify it to be, say 20 kW, and measure the conductivities toward WYLL, and let the nulls out to the West. It would serve Fenton and Livingston County and surrounding areas much better. Some idea of the real WDEO Proof of Performance conductivities can be found on the WMVP applica...
by CK-722
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: WCXI problems

Why? Some is young radio people who long ago gave up on AM. Some of it is not being motivated to make it work in some markets. Some is the real decline of radio vs. other forms of delivery. Some is neglect. Some of it is engineers and owners not listening to find out if they are on or off the air. ...
by CK-722
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Curious about this board's demographics
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Curious about this board's demographics

for music it’s internet radio via the computer at home. It is interesting to listen to other markets via the Internet, I guess it’s sorta like DX’ing. Internet is nothing at all like DXing. Internet radio is no more like real radio than intravenous feeding is like fine dining. Like Ray Parker sang,...
by CK-722
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Curious about this board's demographics
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Lucky615.. Try Mac FM 106.3 WWMK Onaway Cheboygan online or Alexa. Also try 97.7 WCHY Cheboygan, not sure if they are online. They are both oriented toward retiree aged people, much like Music Of Your Life and Stardust were 20 or 30 years ago, when you were 35 to 45. Mac FM sounds a lot like Yacht R...
by CK-722
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WCXI problems
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: WCXI problems

A lot of AMs are dead air now throughout the state, and some are off the air. A lot of FMs are off the air.
by CK-722
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Curious about this board's demographics
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Curious about this board's demographics

My Father worked as a Professional Musician and private music teacher, and had a Guitar Ensemble who worked 6 Nights a week for a dollar a Night in three mid Michigan Radio markets during the 1920s and 1930s. Fortunately he also had a "daytime job" that paid about five dollars a Day. He always told ...
by CK-722
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Curious about this board's demographics
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Curious about this board's demographics

Duplicate.
by CK-722
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Truly Underrated Songs By Brian Hyland, Gary Lewis, With Leon Russell On Bells And Keyboards
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Truly Underrated Songs By Brian Hyland, Gary Lewis, With Leon Russell On Bells And Keyboards

The Joker Went Wild. Brian Hyland. #20 Hot 100 in 1966. Much bigger Regionally, including Top 10 in Michigan. The fantastic hook played throughout the song, on bells and xylophone, was performed by Leon Russell, not to be confused with Bobby Russell, who wrote the song, and is/was apparently no rela...
by CK-722
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Under Construction-100 Oldest Radio Stations In The US

8MK was an experimental callsign. It looks like it was WBL before it became WWJ. Still a ways to go to update and review, and a lot of things came up in the meantime.