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by ftballfan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ric Ocasek RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 1329

Re: Ric Ocasek RIP

I preferred Benjamin Orr (sang lead on "Drive") myself, both as a songwriter and as a vocalist. They both had solo hits in 1986-87 and Ocasek's "Emotion in Motion" was pleasant enough, but Orr's "Stay the Night" is an underrated classic. But yeah, 2019 is turning out to be another hell of a year fo...
by ftballfan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Ric Ocasek (The Cars) dies at 75
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Ric Ocasek (The Cars) dies at 75

This year was a light year for major musical deaths until the one-two punch of Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek. I wonder who will be next?
by ftballfan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Only the Lions
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Only the Lions

They looked much better this week. I thought they were a little too conservative running the ball so much but in the end, they made key plays when they needed them. Also kudos to throwing on 3rd down late to get the first down and seal the deal. Suddenly that tie looks ok in the standings. They sti...
by ftballfan
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Roy loses another station....
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: Roy loses another station....

Will one of his Michigan licenses be pulled next? I thought one of them already was? WMTE Manistee That license should have been pulled years before it was pulled. Sad to think that if Lake Michigan Broadcasting/Synergy Media had held on a couple more years, 1340 would have been able to get a trans...
by ftballfan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels
Replies: 28
Views: 2296

Re: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels

WDCQ is still around. Charter Spectrum in Davison carries WCMU, WKAR, and WTVS (as well as WDIV and WXYZ), but doesn't carry WDCQ. Charter in Fenton carries four PBS members (WCMU, WDCQ, WKAR, WTVS). Due to Comcast being cheap, they will only have WDCQ for PBS in Flint as of next month. I wonder if...
by ftballfan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Roy loses another station....
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: Roy loses another station....

Myron Falwell wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:40 am
Lol trying to offer a station in lieu of promised financial compensation. What did Roy think was going to happen?
Will one of his Michigan licenses be pulled next?
by ftballfan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Eddie Money dies
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Eddie Money dies

Saw him a couple of times, both in Traverse City (once at the front entrance of Turtle Creek Casino on New Year's Eve and the other time with Night Ranger at the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds). He played Pine Knob/DTE many times, as recently as this Memorial Day weekend, which either was his ver...
by ftballfan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels
Replies: 28
Views: 2296

Re: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels

Were any of these stations sometimes blocked, due to the FCC's "Network Non-Duplication and Syndicated Exclusivity" rules? Definitely not 23, which is affiliated with PBS. No doubt WKAR won't be pleased with Comcast's actions, as it means less pledges. I don't think the FCC rules apply to noncommer...
by ftballfan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: The Mount Rushmore of American music
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: The Mount Rushmore of American music

Overall, it would be a tough decision. Even for certain genres, it would still be tough
by ftballfan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Music would be better with more cowbell
by ftballfan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan
Replies: 23
Views: 945

Re: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan

Making a shoulder into a temporary lane is just plain stupid! Agreed!!! I'm trying to figure out what's worse: - The toggle lane feature of US-23 - The roundabouts at the Green Oak Village Place exit off US-23. That isn't even the worst part of US-23. IMHO, the stretch on the east side of Ann Arbor...
by ftballfan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WBFX IBOC off
Replies: 0
Views: 381

WBFX IBOC off

Yesterday afternoon, I noticed WBFX had their IBOC off. Near the airport, I was getting two stations on 101.5: -a station playing Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" (likely one of the Eagles) mixing with -WNSN from South Bend, IN (which has a playlist on their website that did not have Eye of the Tiger o...
by ftballfan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 93
Views: 32825

Re: Old cable lineups

Here's the cable lineup for Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in December of '89: (3) WNEM Bay City (NBC) ... (30) Home Shopping Interestingly, neither of northern Michigan's ABC or NBC affiliates were apprently carried in the Sault then. I once asked a headend engineer there why WTOM and WGTQ weren't on t...
by ftballfan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: What's Finster doing these days?
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: What's Finster doing these days?

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:24 pm
The state of morning radio is in worse shape than I thought if this guy gets high numbers.
I'd wager that he probably ain't gonna get high numbers. :blink

It's WLDR, after all!
101.9 hasn't had good ratings since it flipped to country (early 2000s?)
by ftballfan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: New Daytime Talk Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: New Daytime Talk Shows

Kelly Clarkson is the only new syndicated show getting clearance in Northern Lower Michigan