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by MWmetalhead
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: I would like to commend all broadcast meteorologists in the Detroit market..
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

I would like to commend all broadcast meteorologists in the Detroit market..

...for the outrageously inaccurate 12-hour & 24-hour forecasts you provided for Thursday, March 28 & Friday, March 29. Nice job! Recall the forecast for Thursday was for grey skies, scattered showers, and highs in the mid to maybe upper 50's. Instead, we saw several straight hours of partly cloudy o...
by MWmetalhead
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: July 1st: Get ready to pay more for auto insurance
Replies: 28
Views: 2812

Re: July 1st: Get ready to pay more for auto insurance

While this is indeed frustrating, the ability of health providers to use auto insurance as corporate welfare is by far the biggest reason our rates are sky high. Insurance companies have to reimburse health providers for their outrageously high charges, which in turn jacks up rates for everyone. Rat...
by MWmetalhead
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Wayne County Magistrate Vesta Svenson needs to be criminally prosecuted!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Wayne County Magistrate Vesta Svenson needs to be criminally prosecuted!!!

This is unfathomable: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/03/28/accused-mexican-drug-smuggler-skips-court-after-posting-200-bond/3287945002/ Why aren't the MORONS in Detroit's pathetic local news media clinging to the chief judge in the 34th district likes flies on shit fo...
by MWmetalhead
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 62
Views: 13965

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

Switching to ABC would be a bad idea for WXMI. Their expanded morning newscast has become quite popular and brings in more local ad revenue than avails during Today or GMA. WXMI would lose its 10PM newscast and all the ad revenue that goes along with it. WZZM has been in third place in 11PM newscast...
by MWmetalhead
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?
Replies: 77
Views: 6990

Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

In recent years - most distant FM station was 93.9 WMIA-FM from Miami Beach, FL. Heard it near Brighton and again near Grand Ledge while driving along I-96. In the late 90's, I received a few FM stations from western Texas on a stereo boombox at my childhood home near Grand Rapids. Most distant AM s...
by MWmetalhead
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: WTCM-FM

WTCM-FM has more live & local voices than many stations in Detroit and Grand Rapids.
by MWmetalhead
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Winter P2 Arbitrends (Updated: 03-27-19)Grand Rapids
Replies: 9
Views: 1901

Re: Winter P2 Arbitrends (Updated: 03-27-19)Grand Rapids

I believe Cumulus is either a non-subscriber or only pays for a partial subscription.
by MWmetalhead
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Are 50KW Clear Channel Stations in Jeopardy?
Replies: 29
Views: 2692

Re: Are 50KW Clear Channel Stations in Jeopardy?

Want to hear a truly hideous AM radio section on OEM equipment? Drive a Hyundai. Every Hyundai rental cal I drove between 2014 and 2016 had AM fidelity that sounded worse than GI Joe walkie-talkies. I would be stunned if there was even 1.5 kHz worth of audio bandwidth.
by MWmetalhead
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Network tv switch, nearly 25 years later: who was the winner?
Replies: 25
Views: 2924

Re: Network tv switch, nearly 25 years later: who was the winner?

WJBK & the Fox corporate family are the big winners. WJBK's newscasts had abysmal ratings and prime time ratings weren't that hot, either, leading up to the affiliation switch. The 10 PM news, and later, an expanded morning newscast with a completely different look & feel from the newscasts of the C...
by MWmetalhead
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Brooks Patterson has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: Brooks Patterson has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer

While I'm not happy to hear of his poor health, the guy motherfucked any chance of auto insurance reform in the state, because he was in a bad accident while not wearing a seat belt. I do agree that this fact made the auto insurance reform hill much tougher to climb. That said - within the last yea...
by MWmetalhead
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Manufactured hate - Jessie Smollett
Replies: 60
Views: 5136

Re: Manufactured hate - Jessie Smollett

The fact the Cook County, IL prosecutor decided to drop all charges is nothing short of despicable. While I definitely share your concern that a conviction would be far from a slam dunk, that certainly doesn't mean the prosecutor should abandon the effort to try the case in court. The fact Smollett ...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: 2019 March Madness
Replies: 37
Views: 3936

Re: 2019 March Madness

That final tip-in attempt was literally in the hands of the basketball gods, who apparently are Duke fans. I thought it was going in.
Agreed!

That above the rim replay camera angle was incredible. The fat part of the ball was directly over the hoop!
by MWmetalhead
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Are 50KW Clear Channel Stations in Jeopardy?
Replies: 29
Views: 2692

Re: Are 50KW Clear Channel Stations in Jeopardy?

If they're concerned about the finite pie, and cannibalization, then why do the likes of iHeart, Entercom, and Beasly buy clusters of stations? The reason is because they don't duplicate programming, and they can make money off each. If a country station has 2 or 3 country subchannels, they're dupl...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Cumulus makes a major sale!
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

Re: Cumulus makes a major sale!

As expected, Entercom rapidly tossed the "Nash FM" brand to the curb in NYC.

94.7 WNSH-FM is now simply known as "New York's Country 94-7."

https://newyorkscountry947.radio.com/
by MWmetalhead
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Are 50KW Clear Channel Stations in Jeopardy?
Replies: 29
Views: 2692

Re: Are 50KW Clear Channel Stations in Jeopardy?

Radio ad revenue is, for the most part, a finite pie. Spending more money on HD side channels is only going to lead to ratings cannibalization of primary stations.

HD radio was intended to serve as a marketing gimmick to make lame AM/FM radio look "cool." That effort has failed miserably.