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by MWmetalhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Why people hate cops
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Why people hate cops

Cop's reckless driving causes a fatality; gets off easy with a misdemeanor. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/09/23/michigan-state-police-trooper-misdemeanor-fatal-crash/40192057/ https://www.wlns.com/news/michigan/michigan-trooper-charged-with-misdemeanor-in-fatal-crash/ Li...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: 2019 Detroit Lions
Replies: 95
Views: 3249

Re: 2019 Detroit Lions

Stafford is reportedly out of commission for up to five more weeks - so I doubt we'll need to worry about him returning to the line up anytime soon.

I hope the Lions lose every single game the remainder of this season. Anything to move the Lions up draft wise is a WIN at this point.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Straits Country 97.7 and WMTE-FM 92,5 are going to be sold.
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Straits Country 97.7 and WMTE-FM 92,5 are going to be sold.

My moles tell me the WMTE real estate and tower is included. Somewhere around 8 acres. As the old saying goes, the value is in the land.
Unless 45 North paid very pricey LMA fees or is assuming a bunch of debt - that sounds like one helluva deal!
by MWmetalhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Walmart Violating Rights of Shoppers

If someone buys a week's worth of groceries for a full household at Walmart (say, $200 worth)...does Walmart literally check each & every item on the damn receipt?
by MWmetalhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Another glaring example of the PATHETIC news media in the Detroit market...
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Another glaring example of the PATHETIC news media in the Detroit market...

Why has there been ZERO follow-up on this major story from last summer, which received statewide attention? https://www.michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-police-investigating-officer-who-ran-stop-sign-and-arrested-driver https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2019/07/09/michigan...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: To anyone who liked the Blake Griffin trade...
Replies: 1
Views: 40

To anyone who liked the Blake Griffin trade...

...what do you think now? :lol: The Pistons are a total dumpster fire. Zero future. Outrageously burdensome contract. No free agent of any significant worth wants to play here, and the injury prone Griffin still has two years left on his deal after this season. Did I mention that overrated oaf, Andr...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ signal problems? (+ WJR audio distortion)
Replies: 38
Views: 1791

Re: WWJ signal problems? (+ WJR audio distortion)

I don't know about anyone else noticing but, WWJ's HD signal drops in and out in areas it never did before. It's been happening at least for two months now. Perhaps the HD Xmiter is on a lower power, setting, that's just a guess because they appear to be at full power on the analog side. I've had m...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13577

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

Yesterday, 1460's signal seemed more flimsy than that of 1160. If 1160 is broadcasting with only 250 watts nondirectional, I sure would love to know what 1460 is using! I would assume though that the WPON and WCXI ground system and transmission lines and components are presently in good shape. I am ...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Blarney Stone Broadcasting Legacy
Replies: 15
Views: 669

Re: The Blarney Stone Broadcasting Legacy

Apparently one afraid of giving up the rights to them in the market; figuring any number of stations would scoop them up to improve their morning shows. I strongly doubt that is the reason. Through the years, the show has been landing on increasingly marginal signals. More likely, the station is fo...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ signal problems? (+ WJR audio distortion)
Replies: 38
Views: 1791

Re: WWJ signal problems? (+ WJR audio distortion)

WWJ sounds good on a narrow band receiver. If listening on a wide band receiver, then yeah, WWJ doesn't sound that hot. They really squeeze their analog bandwidth to create room for IBOC digital audio in the sidebands. 1300 WOOD in Grand Rapids has always had terrific sounding audio. Nice reverb but...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: The Blarney Stone Broadcasting Legacy
Replies: 15
Views: 669

Re: The Blarney Stone Broadcasting Legacy

Using flea-powered 106.3 as an at-work type station is amusing to me for a plethora of reasons. Why waste time trying to tune in flimsy signaled 106.3 in the TC area when both 94.3 & 104.5 come in crystal clear (and likely have much cleaner processing to boot)? At the tip o' the mitt, Lite 96.3 will...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: MSU-UM a Noon EST kickoff.
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: MSU-UM a Noon EST kickoff.

The win probably won't help Michigan much in the polls, and a loss would've been very derogatory, but the way Michigan played today was very, very gratifying. I found the thrashing of Notre Dame to be even more enjoyable than today's game, but I'd certainly count today's victory as one of the five b...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ signal problems? (+ WJR audio distortion)
Replies: 38
Views: 1791

Re: WWJ signal problems? (+ WJR audio distortion)

WJR's audio still sounds excessively loud and distorted. I guess that's the new norm for them. Within the past two years, two of the formerly best sounding AM facilities in North America have turned to crap - 800 CKLW on the one hand and 760 WJR on the other hand. CKLW's audio is super flimsy and so...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: MSU-UM a Noon EST kickoff.
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: MSU-UM a Noon EST kickoff.

I'm looking forward to Dantonio's post game presser! :) How many reporters will he take out his anger on this week? Hey, Mark - the press corp isn't the reason you, your staff, and your recruiting stink!!! Today, it was CLEARLY Mr. Dantonio's team that looked unprepared and outmatched. Surprisingly ...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: MSU-UM a Noon EST kickoff.
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: MSU-UM a Noon EST kickoff.

Why is Patterson still out there with 3:00 to play???