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by MWmetalhead
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Flint water crisis on 60 Minutes
Replies: 22
Views: 647

Re: Flint water crisis on 60 Minutes

"Almost instantly" was a poor choice of words on my part, Ben. Usually, one when thinks of the process of rust formation, it occurs after many months or years of exposure. That was the context I had in mind when I said "almost instantly." By almost instantly - the time frame I had in mind was five d...
by MWmetalhead
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Flint water crisis on 60 Minutes
Replies: 22
Views: 647

Re: Flint water crisis on 60 Minutes

The lead got into people's taps due to improper treatment of the water supply. Lead pipes are a hazard for sure, but they became an exponentially larger hazard when the Flint Water Plant failed to properly treat the water supply. They consulted the MDEQ for guidance, who supplied misinformation. Whe...
by MWmetalhead
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Holidays Don't Mean Much To Me Anymore
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Holidays Don't Mean Much To Me Anymore

Before more & more national retailers began invading the Grand Rapids area, I can remember many local grocery stores, major department stores, and restaurants being closed on Sunday. I thought it was a great tradition, personally. Even MEIJER was closed on Sunday until 1986 or 1987. (Kmart was open ...
by MWmetalhead
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Cleveland Indians considering name change
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Cleveland Indians considering name change

"Roll Steamers!!!!"

I love it!
by MWmetalhead
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Flint water crisis on 60 Minutes
Replies: 22
Views: 647

Re: Flint water crisis on 60 Minutes

NOBODY PUT LEAD IN THE WATER TO POISON ANYONE. AT WORST IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. MOVE ON! If you think the actions by DEQ to distort the testing data "were an accident at worst," you are delusional. True, the leeching of lead into the water and improper treatment of the water source was due to incompete...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 97.1
Replies: 60
Views: 5808

Re: 97.1

Upon further thought, it wouldn't surprise me if Ilitch Holdings works out a deal with Entercom to extend and modify the existing deal for 12 months (on terms much cheaper for Entercom). I am hard pressed to see any radio company coughing up enough cash to entice Ilitch to change horses given the cu...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Notre Dame To Drop Fighting Irish Moniker
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Notre Dame To Drop Fighting Irish Moniker

Uh, Notre Dame hasn't done a damn thing.

That said, there are various opinion pieces floating out there that this is something Notre Dame should consider doing.
by MWmetalhead
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 97.1
Replies: 60
Views: 5808

Re: 97.1

Bear in mind Bogie and Fithian were recently let go, and it sounds like some part-timers may have been let go as well. If someone new is hired, it'll only be because a bunch of salary has been dumped elsewhere.
by MWmetalhead
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 97.1
Replies: 60
Views: 5808

Re: 97.1

We'll see if he's back or not. I cannot recall Milliken filling in whenever Jamie or Stoney have had a vacation or sick day in the past. That in & of itself leads to questions.

Will be interesting to see if any other hosts are taking an extra "vacation day" today.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Fourth of July, everyone!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: Happy Fourth of July, everyone!!!

The Gong Show is what comes to mind for me. :)
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: 2020 Presidential Polls
Replies: 373
Views: 8835

Re: 2020 Presidential Polls

You're 100 percent right, Rate This. I had a brain fart and forgot to adjust both sides of the equation, and I also failed to consider the 270 threshold required to win.

Sorry about that.

I am going to stick with my outcome prediction, however. I think Trump will barely eek out a victory.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 51
Views: 1693

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

Irresponsible Leveraged Buyout transactions, tone deaf social media strategies, greedy recording industry royalties, and incompetence in the C-suites of certain companies by far have been the most detrimental things. Format changes are a mixed bag.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.
Replies: 51
Views: 1693

Re: WTCM-FM 103.5, etc.

Breaking the stations up today doesn't do the current business climate justice. The "business" should be valued, not the "station". This cluster (that includes WCCW-FM and now WKLT-FM) has one engineering staff, one sales department, one back office operation (traffic, billing, etc.) that allows it...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 97.1
Replies: 60
Views: 5808

Re: 97.1

What I expect is Entercom to fire 75% of it's air talent in Detroit across the board, including WWJ, which will start broadcasting national news in all dayparts except mornings and afternoons, with part timers cutting in for Traffic and Weather. Expect 97.1 to air national syndication 10am - 2pm an...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 97.1
Replies: 60
Views: 5808

Re: 97.1

Yesterday afternoon, the station was airing an Ernie Harwell-era broadcast from the 80's with horrendously poor audio quality.