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by SolarMax
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Lahser Road
Replies: 35
Views: 2286

Re: Lahser Road

TC Talks wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:48 am
I didn't realize it turns into Outer Drive at i-96.
To get technical, it ends, merging with Outer Drive at Chalfonte, one block south of Fenkell (a.k.a. 5 Mile, to those west of Telegraph),
by SolarMax
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Lahser Road
Replies: 35
Views: 2286

Re: Lahser Road

Skip wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:16 am
What the hell does Lahser Road have to do with radio in Metro Detroit/ S.E. Michigan? Shouldn’t this be in Chatterbox?
That is a frequent occurrence here. Once that train is put down on the track, that's where it stays.
by SolarMax
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Lahser Road
Replies: 35
Views: 2286

Re: Lahser Road

You do realize that the spelling changes and always has... I think 8 mile is the line (Wayne/Oakland), but I could be wrong. Spelling of a proper place name doesn't change. Lahser is always Lahser, in spelling and pronunciation. During a long-ago MDOT refurb of I-696 there was a "Lasher" sign. Afte...
by SolarMax
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWV / WWVH
Replies: 20
Views: 1953

Re: WWV / WWVH

Ben Zonia wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:05 pm
Don't forget to tune in and set your clocks, if you haven't already.
And when you do, remember the correct offset from WWV's UTC to your local time zone (-4 hrs for Eastern).
by SolarMax
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: Radio Garden
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Radio Garden

Turkeytop wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:11 pm
Why is the word "Radio" included in the name?
Because the audio originates from an actual broadcast radio station, whose signal you or I would never otherwise hear. So, a sampler, a "garden" of radio from around the world. Not at all the same as internet-only "radio."
by SolarMax
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Yet Another Jeopardy Post
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Yet Another Jeopardy Post

There was also the fact that a returning contestant was local, a woman from Livonia. Friends in the Boston market have told me when Wheel or Jeopardy are preempted, their station runs a crawl to advise of a time shift or, a shift to one of the station's subchannels. WDIV seems to make no effort to d...
by SolarMax
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Favorite Ad One-Liners
Replies: 109
Views: 12092

Re: Favorite Ad One-Liners

"Oh – Tammy! I found your retainer in the dryer!"
Flo-Progressive "Cute Guy"
by SolarMax
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Crawford Broadcasting Lightning Strike
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Crawford Broadcasting Lightning Strike

There are three towers on that site now, originally was a 300 ft , then they went to a 500 ft right next to it and then a shorter one for a UHF LPTV antenna., It's on the west side of Detroit near Evergreen and Jefferies freeway. I rarely see any reference to this site, "Radio Place," just off Capi...
by SolarMax
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: WWJ 4 (now WDIV) from 1950 and 1977
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: WWJ 4 (now WDIV) from 1950 and 1977

During the latter years under ownership of the Detroit News, the the grim and dour Don DeGroot was the "face" of the station, delivering editorials that echoed the conservative line of its companion newspaper. Providing a similar point of view was commentary by the hawkish retired Brig. General S.L....
by SolarMax
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: 4 Channel, Quadraphonic Sound
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: 4 Channel, Quadraphonic Sound

The best years of W4 106.7 were, when Gordon Mc Lendon owned the station. Before McLendon and WWWW, 106.7 was WDTM, into the late 1960s. WDTM offered an eclectic programming mix, with classical, jazz, spoken word and anything else they could find a host for. Each of its shows were kind of "free for...
by SolarMax
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The History of FM Radio
Replies: 19
Views: 1001

Re: The History of FM Radio

When I was a kid, my dad introduced me to shortwave listening, via a 2 band GE table-top radio. He also had a Granco FM radio, one of the few available at the time, because he knew the "Good Music" he liked was on WLDM and WWJ-FM, plus, "no static at all." I had discovered that WXYZ-FM simulcast 127...
by SolarMax
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: AMP 98.7 flipping!
Replies: 75
Views: 10522

Re: AMP 98.7 flipping!

The few times I've listened to 98.7, I at least didn't hear Imagine Dragons' "Thunder," which on Fault 106.7 seemed to be in a 4x/hour rotation. However, could not avoid Portugal.The Man's "Feel It Still," another 106.7 staple. SXM's alt offerings are far more varied.
by SolarMax
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Favorite Ad One-Liners
Replies: 109
Views: 12092

Re: Favorite Ad One-Liners

"Time to make the Donuts!"
-Dunkin
by SolarMax
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Linux: who here uses it?
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Linux: who here uses it?

Apple OS is built on and a proprietary form of Linux. My Chromebook is essentially Linux. Android is Linux based as well. macOS and Darwin kernel is not at all a form of Linux, precedes it by a few years. It is derived from BSD Unix and the Mach kernel, on which Jobs based his NeXTSTEP OS, which th...
by SolarMax
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Linux: who here uses it?
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Linux: who here uses it?

At the Monday (2/22) press conference with the JPL Mars Perseverance team, the Imaging leader said that a Linux-based computer is being used on the rover, and the image encodes/decodes are done with FFMPEG. First time that open source OS and imaging software have been used for a NASA planetary missi...