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by CK-722
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Spring/Summer 2020 Tropos
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Spring/Summer 2020 Tropos

We got our first FM Radio in late 1962. For the first two years, I used just a 10 foot wire in the basement that doubled as a curtain rod. It worked better than the built in FM antenna in the Magnavox Stereo Theater. Here are the stations I remember hearing from Central Genesee County. WKAR-FM 90.5 ...
by CK-722
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Chi Coltrane
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Chi Coltrane

Bill Inglot remastered a lot of those Early Rhino Compilations. He apparently used the best source he could find, in some cases he may ave even used Mint Vinyl when no better master tapes were found. Another good example like the Chi Coltrane one was "It's A Shame" by The Spinners. The intro on some...
by CK-722
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: More From The WWJ History Card
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Re: More From The WWJ History Card

If I'm not mistaken, once you gave up your 3 letter Callsign, you couldn't get it back and only 4-letter callsigns were issued. Is that still correct? WNZK is the only two frequency AM in use as well? And CHYR, 710 days, 730 nights had a station in Bowling Green Ohio on 730 as well with low power, ...
by CK-722
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: One big mistake or a series of mistakes? What was it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1318

Re: One big mistake or a series of mistakes? What was it?

Like WKNX-TV, WTAC-TV 16 was first envisioned to serve only a small local area. It only stayed on the air for four months in 1953-1954. It broadcast from a 470 foot tower at 2302 Lapeer Rd in Flint, that now is the location of the present Studios of WJRT-TV 12. WKNX-TV 57 survived by moving to 25, g...
by CK-722
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Cool Demonstration Picture From 1940
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Cool Demonstration Picture From 1940

FM vs. AM demonstration from 1940. The arc is from a one million volt static generator. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/GE_FM_radio_antistatic_demonstration_1940.jpg Though I am still a proponent of AM Radio as much as anyone, I can't believe that RCA prevented FM from taking off...
by CK-722
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972

This one is much easier to read.

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So Fleetwood Mac had TWO albums named "Fleetwood Mac"?
by CK-722
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972

Here's a WABX lineup from 1968.

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by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972

This one was excellent. "8:05" Moby Grape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioKodbNTljg WTRX AM 1330 Flint broke "8:05" first. Moby Grape had released their entire album on five singles. http://las-solanas.com/arsa/singles_charts.php?hs=18228 Absoutely a great radio station. John Records Landecker had...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Detroit Underground Radio 1967 - 1972

I remember them all, subtle variations of the "Underground" format, but often secretly tightly formatted behind the scenes, so basically a ruse. There were CJOM, WABX, WKNR-FM, WXYZ-FM/WRIF, and WWWW, and I was able to hear them in Genesee County, with a turnstile outside antenna, or a sensitive and...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: One big mistake or a series of mistakes? What was it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1318

Re: One big mistake or a series of mistakes? What was it?

One of the things I've noticed over the years, is that many people who work at large group owned stations near Flint, think they are just passing though, paying their dues, until they make the big time Major Markets. Many have a really bad attitude about the area. They excuse their own failures by u...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Steve Priest (The Sweet) dies
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Steve Priest (The Sweet) dies

I often wondered if the "Girl in the corner that no one ignores" was the same person as the "Fox on the run". Songwriters seem to be obsessive about certain people they write their songs about. Jim Webb wrote about a dozen songs about Suzy Horton Ronstadt (who is or was a cousin in law of Linda Rons...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??
Replies: 37
Views: 2152

Re: WTWS 92.1 The Twister Off-Air??

WHGR got interference primarily from WHIO Dayton, OH, but also from WIRL Peoria, IL, and CJBK London, ON. I never saw an NIF calculation, but I'm pretty sure it would be in excess of 25 mV/m. I saw a calculation of what the WIOS 1480 NIF is, and it seems like it was around or in excess of 50 mV/m, f...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: More From The WWJ History Card
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Re: More From The WWJ History Card

I did remember that it was just 500 watts when it began, but I didn't realize that WNZK had changed TL early on like WBRB did. I remember that WMZK 97.9 had just become WJLB shortly before that, but WCCW-FM 92.1 Traverse City had taken the call letters WMZK, so the 690 became WNZK instead of playing...
by CK-722
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Steve Priest (The Sweet) dies
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Steve Priest (The Sweet) dies

I guess it was the lead singer Brian that said "Are you ready, Steve?" at the beginning of "Ballroom Blitz". I guess that's why I didn't know who Brian was. He named the rest of the group. That sounds like a new topic, songs that call out the other members of the group. "Dance To The Music" by Sly a...