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by tvradiojunkie
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Does WWJ 62 NOT Have any Newscasts?
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Does WWJ 62 NOT Have any Newscasts?

They also tried an extension of 50's news at 11pm for awhile around 2001-02. There's a full newscast of it available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JECf3iPTS-Q
by tvradiojunkie
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WHTV sold in the FCC auction
Replies: 83
Views: 9879

Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

WXSP either was an error or just a test. Checked those channels and they are now WZPX in HD.
by tvradiojunkie
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WHTV sold in the FCC auction
Replies: 83
Views: 9879

Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

It actually appears that WXSP is replacing WHTV on Comcast, however it's labeled ION HD (WZPX) and the guide info is for ION as well. The channels that were WHTV still have a message on the screen saying it's gone. I would assume that what was WHTV on Comcast will soon be WXSP. Was WZPX/ION previou...
by tvradiojunkie
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WHTV sold in the FCC auction
Replies: 83
Views: 9879

Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Two different stations...WXSP owned by Lin (or whoever owns WOOD) is indeed in GR WZPX Ias the Ion (old Pax--hence the calls) out of Battle Creek Unless I read that wrong, isnt the Ion on Comcast replacing the former ch 18? It actually appears that WXSP is replacing WHTV on Comcast, however it's la...
by tvradiojunkie
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WHTV sold in the FCC auction
Replies: 83
Views: 9879

Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

^Especially when Comcast in Jackson already carries 4 other Detroit stations (WJBK, WDIV, WXYZ, and WTVS). That's the only thing I can figure, MW.
by tvradiojunkie
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WHTV sold in the FCC auction
Replies: 83
Views: 9879

Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

So I noticed yesterday that Comcast (at least the Jackson system) is running the HD feed of WXSP on ch. 237 and 1043, which are actually both labeled as ION HD (via WZPX). Which leads me to think it'll replace WHTV eventually (which is still a message saying the channel ceased operations). Just an o...
by tvradiojunkie
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: WLUC-TV 6 New Set and Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: WLUC-TV 6 New Set and Graphics

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:29 pm
Whoa! When did that happen? I was asleep at the wheel, apparently.
Last February.
https://gray.tv/OLD/uploads/documents/p ... 139772.pdf
by tvradiojunkie
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: WLUC-TV 6 New Set and Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: WLUC-TV 6 New Set and Graphics

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:53 pm
Looks nice! I like it!

Did Sinclair change their standard-issue news set recently? This set is a LOT nicer than those rolled out in recent years at stations in some larger markets (WEYI in Flint and ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, AL, to name a couple).
Gray now owns WLUC.
by tvradiojunkie
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Verlander Trade Rumors
Replies: 36
Views: 1883

Re: Verlander Trade Rumors

Tigers Place Justin Verlander on Revocable Waivers https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/08/02/justin-verlander-detroit-tigers-revocable-waivers The local people haven't mentioned this yet that I can see. And the last sentence in the link says Verlander is 6–7 with a 4.29 ERA in 22 starts this season for the...
by tvradiojunkie
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Spring Ratings: WITL's dominance is back
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Spring Ratings: WITL's dominance is back

MrTaterSalad wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:52 pm
When did Mike Scott get let go from WLMI?
Right before the flip to i92-9 this spring, which looking at these ratings, is a total flop (to no one's surprise).
by tvradiojunkie
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Time for Trump to go
Replies: 26
Views: 797

Re: Time for Trump to go

chromacolor2 wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:37 pm
Anti-Trumpers don't seem to grasp that pro-Trumpers aren't that invested in the man himself
Actually we do. And that's the problem. Some things you just can't overlook.
by tvradiojunkie
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Getting Connected
Topic: If you were in charge of the local cable system
Replies: 24
Views: 13802

Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

I would have CBC (whichever affiliate is closest) added to every cable system in the state. Or at the very least have it added to cable here in Lansing. Never understood why CBET was carried in East Lansing and not Lansing. Why? What's so great about CBC? i haven't watched anything on CBC in over s...
by tvradiojunkie
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Manistee, MI 7/1 - 7/3

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:45 am
What kind of format would play Wham!?
Classic Hits and Variety Hits would be the most likely possibilities.
AC wouldn't be out of the question either.
by tvradiojunkie
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WJRT-TV 12 30th Anniversary Special (1988)
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: WJRT-TV 12 30th Anniversary Special (1988)

mtburb wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:11 am


I thought WNEM always had both italicized shows...
WJRT had them until around 1992.
by tvradiojunkie
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2674

Re: ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!

high fidelity wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:21 pm
ABC is airing lots of classic sitcoms in prime time. They are airing Match Game, To Tell the Truth, Pyramid, Family Feud, etc. What was old is new again.
Wouldn't call them sitcoms.........
by tvradiojunkie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: No More Scott Pelley on "CBS Evening News!"
Replies: 20
Views: 2335

Re: No More Scott Pelley on

format this wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:33 pm
I don't know if any of you have noticed, but Pelley is anchoring tonight 6/12. I suspect he was on vacation.

Even news peeps are subject to fake news.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
He's gone now. His last show was on 6/16.
by tvradiojunkie
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Why would ANYONE attend the Detroit fireworks???
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Why would ANYONE attend the Detroit fireworks???

Exactly why the one year I did go, I watched from Windsor.
by tvradiojunkie
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WHTV sold in the FCC auction
Replies: 83
Views: 9879

Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

MasterB wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:29 pm
WHTV no longer on air or are they still on the air with home shopping.
Still on with Jewelry TV.
by tvradiojunkie
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WHTV sold in the FCC auction
Replies: 83
Views: 9879

Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

Splouge wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:46 pm
ftballfan wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:50 am
I think some of the better syndicated shows will end up on 6, 10, 47, or 53 in the fall to replace cancelled shows
6 is going off the air
Actually no, not really. http://wlns.com/2017/04/14/wlns-tv-isnt-going-anywhere/
by tvradiojunkie
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2674

Re: ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!

June 22, actually, according to the article.