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by ftballfan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CICO-32 in Windsor
Replies: 23
Views: 2359

Re: CICO-32 in Windsor

The CRTC is strict, I don't think that CBET (or any Canadian station for that matter) can target more than 20% of its advertising to non-Canadian areas. And all Canadian stations and cable channels (yes, they control cable TV over there!) have to air Canadian programming on 60% of their schedule, s...
by ftballfan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 108
Views: 5259

Re: 101.9 wldr

I predict that by this time next year, IPR News will be on 101.9 and 91.5 will be sold off to another noncommercial operator (Promise FM is a likely candidate for 91.5 as they bought 100.9 in East Jordan from IPR recently and Promise's 91.1 has a very sharp null toward downtown Traverse City). Good ...
by ftballfan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 5362

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

WLUC should've taken the channel 8 allocation after the license for WDHS was deleted. But, I suppose they could always move back to 6. WDHS is an example of what might have been. That station would've been able to pick up a Big Three affiliation (likely NBC) when it was first licensed (since the li...
by ftballfan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Michigan football - predictions
Replies: 102
Views: 3072

Re: Michigan football - predictions

Honeyman wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Question for you Wolvies.....

Would you consider the year a success if you beat OSU, finish 10-2, but don't win the BT and make the Rose Bowl? Or did you expect more 5 years in to the Harbaugh era?
I would, especially if it knocks O$U out of CFP contention
by ftballfan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Trump is 50% more popular than Whitmer; James tied with Peters
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Trump is 50% more popular than Whitmer; James tied with Peters

Title says it all. 39% is nothing to write home about, but it is a lot better than 26%! https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/new-poll-shows-voters-rate-president-trumps-job-performance-better-than-gov-whitmers Trump or no Trump, John James is a formidable candidate. I've followed him for quite some tim...
by ftballfan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 5362

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

I still think the WPBN & WTOM changes are absolutely stupid. Ch. 16 should have gone to WPBN, and left WTOM alone with its current Ch. 35. Seems to me that makes more sense, and easier with not having to replace equipment at one site. IMHO, WTOM should have gone to RF 7 after the 2009 transition (a...
by ftballfan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 108
Views: 5259

Re: 101.9 wldr

92.3 seems to be an open carrier more than 99.3 or 101.9. That might be because WBNZ is trying to pick up 101.1 WGRY over the air, which is almost a no-go in Benzie County when there's any enhancement due to WIXX
by ftballfan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...
Replies: 18
Views: 2548

Re: Can You Tell Me Before Friday Night...

I was surprised to hear the Michigan State/Penn State game on B93 this afternoon. We now know who's the fourth overflow station when Michigan, MSU, WMU, and GVSU overlap! The Vegas point spread on that game is a joke. Penn State should've been favored by a much larger margin. They are one of the be...
by ftballfan
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 5362

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

Still waiting for the last 4 channel changes: 17 will be WMNN-Lake City from 14 22 will be WPBN-Harrietta from 50 25 will be WWTV-Traverse City from 40 (hope it doesn't wipe out WPNE WPT2 across the lake...Movies in HD) 30 will be WXII- Traverse City from 12 analog 29 WGTU, 34 WPBN & 35 WPBN looks ...
by ftballfan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WPRR's 102.5 translator
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: WPRR's 102.5 translator

Throw in that 1680 might not be operating at its licensed 10kW (in Manistee, 1660 from Kalamazoo is stronger than 1680 from closer Ada)
by ftballfan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WPRR's 102.5 translator
Replies: 6
Views: 449

WPRR's 102.5 translator

WPRR's translator on 102.5 has been airing a high-pitched nose instead of its regular programming for several weeks now! 95.3 is airing WPRR programs as normal. WPRR has very few listeners, but they somehow managed to get two translators, therefore blocking one of the frequencies that could have bee...
by ftballfan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: 2019 Detroit Lions
Replies: 92
Views: 3060

Re: 2019 Detroit Lions

The whole division is garbage, honestly. Which football league are YOU watching? The NFC North ranks 2nd out of 8 divisions. 18-8-1 NFC West 16-9-1 NFC North 12-11 AFC East 14-13 AFC South 13-13 NFC South 13-15 AFC West 9-17 AFC North 9-17 NFC East Yet, the NFC East still gets the most coverage on ...
by ftballfan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: The untold story of TV-43
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

Re: The untold story of TV-43

I wonder if cell phone companies are also on the Vermontville tower.

I did read somewhere that WZPX was one of the highest-rated PAX stations, due in no small part to their secondary WB affiliation, which was only picked up after WB programming was dropped from WGN Superstation
by ftballfan
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: EMF expanding in Green Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: EMF expanding in Green Bay

That Albany, GA station looks like even more of a rimshot than 106.5. Since that went for only $90,000 it wouldn’t surprise me if WTOD is only worth $200K, $300K at the most. The Albany GA station's 60dBu doesn't even cover much of the city of Albany! At least WTOD's 60dBu includes about half of To...
by ftballfan
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: EMF expanding in Green Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 453

EMF expanding in Green Bay

http://www.northpine.com/blog/2019/10/16/k-love-operator-buys-green-bay-station/ EMF, the owners of K-Love and Air 1, are buying 104.9 WPCK from a Cumulus divestiture trust. I am thinking Air 1 will end up on 104.9 since K-Love is already heard on 90.5 from Sturgeon Bay, which has a very good signal...