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by MWmetalhead
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

W-Light (later stylized as "W-Lite") was a highly successful station in Grand Rapids when he owned it.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low
Replies: 46
Views: 2591

Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Peak traffic on the afternoon drive in Detroit starts at 4PM. For a number of years, 760 carried the first two hours of Hannity's show live. He replaced Albom in the 3p to 5p slot (Albom originally aired from 3p to 6p). Years later, Hannity was replaced by Savage in the 3p to 5p slot when Lew Dickey...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?

Nope. Signal still stinks in the car and all other receivers in the house. The radio brand is SuperSonic. SC-1082 is the model. It is a cheap, low quality knock off of a Sangean. But man oh man, that FM tuner is impressive. The tiny instruction manual is filled with spelling and grammatical errors. ...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Review: Cheap $17 portable radio with 7-band SW from Menards; how well does it work?

I made an impulse purchase yesterday. I saw a $17 (made in China, of course) portable radio with the following characteristics at Menards: - analog AM/FM tuner - analog Shortwave tuner (split into 7 different SW bands) - ability to run on 3 D-cell batteries, AC power, or rechargeable batteries - USB...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: What’s happened to WJW-TV??
Replies: 24
Views: 1283

Re: What’s happened to WJW-TV??

Hell, even WJMN in Marquette/Escanaba has good looking graphics! (They have a tiny news staff, though.)
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: How DID Jeffrey Epstein Make All That Money?
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: How DID Jeffrey Epstein Make All That Money?

Excellent article, TCSU. Here is a similar one - http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/how-did-jeffrey-epstein-make-his-fortune.html This guy needs to be sent away to prison for an extremely long time. After his sex crimes are vetted and fully prosecuted, the FBI and other agencies should do a deep...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: I bought the $1.99 flat HD antenna Menards had on sale this week...
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: I bought the $1.99 flat HD antenna Menards had on sale this week...

So, I went ahead and connected my paper thin, 12" x 3", flat panel antenna from Menards. The verdict? Two thumbs up!!! :) For the money, I was truly impressed by the results! 61 channels! I received every single channel I normally receive with my two other antennas on my living room TV, with the exc...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: I bought the $1.99 flat HD antenna Menards had on sale this week...
Replies: 4
Views: 214

I bought the $1.99 flat HD antenna Menards had on sale this week...

...check back to this thread for a detailed reception report by Monday evening. :) Channels I can receive normally with my $10 RCA antenna and $20 off-brand Amazon antenna when connected to my living room TV: WJBK* WDIV WXYZ WHNE* WDWO* WUDL** WMYD WUDT* WPXD WADL WKBD WTVS WWJ *Noticeably stronger ...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low
Replies: 46
Views: 2591

Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Salem conservative talk outlets usually score no better than a 0.5 share. The stronger performers (like KRLA) get a 0.8 or 0.9 on occasion. The Detroit stations are among the weaker ones of the group from a market coverage standpoint. 101.5's signal stinks north of M59 and south of Ford Rd. It's als...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: July Tropo
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: July Tropo

90.5 CBHA-FM (CBC Radio One) from Halifax, NS was coming in loudly & clearly in the Birmingham / Royal Oak area this morning!!! No sign of the usually dominant WKAR-FM. Also heard classical music on 91.5 FM. RDS provided the name of the symphony but no station ID. Finally, picked up a scratchy signa...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Greg Bowman Retiring!
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Greg Bowman Retiring!

I wonder who will succeed him in afternoon drive? My guess would be Rob Mason or Jason Scott.
by MWmetalhead
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Greg Bowman Retiring!
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Greg Bowman Retiring!

Read the recent press regarding Entercom.

I doubt this was entirely willful on his part. He likely was told "retire now, or risk being downsized with a less generous severance package."

Mr. Bowman does an outstanding job and will be missed!
by MWmetalhead
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low
Replies: 46
Views: 2591

Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

106.7 Detroit's Wheels is the BEST of the 3 rock stations...Much better variety of Classic Rock than CSX or Riff...Lesinski, if you want "non-stale" rock, 89X is your station. Wheels is going to have an especially good month in August, with substantial Dream Cruise promos and tie-ins, and a strong ...
by MWmetalhead
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low
Replies: 46
Views: 2591

Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

As much as I respect Guy Gordon, I have a feeling his afternoon show at 760 WJR just isn't catching on and is doing a poor job of recycling audience from Rush Limbaugh's show. I do not like at all the direction 96.3's morning show has taken of late. WLLZ going from 1.5 doing alternative to 4.5 in ro...