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by tvbobn
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: What's on WOAP right now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1274

Re: What's on WOAP right now?

While I'm on the computer, I called Efrain and he told me,
1-that he is the owner of WOAP. Sima Birach has nothing to do with it these days.
2-Boomer is still there.
by tvbobn
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Mike Valenti Renews With WXYT-FM
Replies: 41
Views: 2610

Mike Valenti Renews With WXYT-FM

From All Access: ENTERCOM Sports WXYT-F (97.1 THE TICKET)/DETROIT has inked afternoon host MIKE VALENTI to a new long-term contract extension. VALENTI worked at sister Sports WXYT-A and moved to the FM station upon its flip to Sports in OCTOBER 2007 (initially as a simulcast through 2011) and has ho...
by tvbobn
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: What's on WOAP right now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1274

Re: What's on WOAP right now?

BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION hasn't owned WOAP since late 2016. It's owned by CANO'S BROADCASTING, LLC. TVBOBN , I am aware of that transaction. My understanding is that, somehow, Birach is still involved in the station. Honestly, I do not personally know the internal dynamics of either Birach o...
by tvbobn
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: What's on WOAP right now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1274

Re: What's on WOAP right now?

BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION hasn't owned WOAP since late 2016. It's owned by CANO'S BROADCASTING, LLC.
by tvbobn
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Raycom to merge with Gray including WJRT
Replies: 15
Views: 988

Re: Raycom to merge with Gray including WJRT

According to the story that I read yesterday, it's Gray purchasing Raycom. Why would they change Gray graphics to Raycom?
by tvbobn
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Fake news? Why not fake cops?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1501

Re: Fake news? Why not fake cops?!

Sorry MWmetalhead, that last part about the water, you don't seem to know what actually happen and who did what to who. It was all local control that caused the problem, not at the state level. Anyone that tells you different, doesn't know what really happen in Flint! Your unawareness of the facts ...
by tvbobn
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Fake news? Why not fake cops?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1501

Re: Fake news? Why not fake cops?!

The city of Flint's police department is woefully understaffed, its officers severely underpaid, and experiences high turnover. (Thanks, Governor Snyder!) http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/09/flint_tries_to_hire_police_pai.html https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/inside-a-bro...
by tvbobn
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHNE needs more "Like's"
Replies: 27
Views: 2330

Re: WHNE needs more "Like's"

One more thing that I'd like to mention. Most LPTV stations only throw out power horizontally. When WHNE rebuilds to channel 3, they are going with a circular polarized antenna. This will help with all receive antennas to get the station, no matter which way the owner has their antenna turned. Other...
by tvbobn
Tue May 29, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHNE needs more "Like's"
Replies: 27
Views: 2330

Re: WHNE needs more "Like's"

^^^ +1 I, too, would like to throw a big "Thank You" to TVBobN. I appreciate him taking the time to explain the process. I'll offer my two cents on channel 6 - it's highly susceptible to FM radio interference. When I lived in Wyoming, MI, I could regularly hear the audio of 88.1 MHz WYCE clear as d...
by tvbobn
Tue May 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHNE needs more "Like's"
Replies: 27
Views: 2330

Re: WHNE needs more "Like's"

Channels are picked using a broadcast consulting engineer's computer, not by looking at a map. WHNE would have liked to remain in the UHF band, but was unable to find a usable UHF channel with near the same coverage as current channel 20. Below is the reason channel 3 was picked. Channel 13 was not ...
by tvbobn
Mon May 28, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Remembering Coast FM
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Remembering Coast FM

I didn't really listen to 94.5 Coast FM (and the tower wasn't even 2 miles from my grandparents' house). Not even as the Zone. I believe back then WAVC was a simulcast of WMKC. I remember when Coast FM was 94.3 (before Del owned it), and coming around the corner on Freedom Rd just before Old Mackin...
by tvbobn
Mon May 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Kudos To WNEM 5 For Having An Afternoon Newscast Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Kudos To WNEM 5 For Having An Afternoon Newscast Memorial Day

TheForce wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 12:29 pm
I think it was great that WNEM had regularly scheduled news programming at noon. 9&10, the alleged "news leader" chose to air an infomercial instead. How lame! 5 may have its faults but dammit they shine in this respect!
I agree, I watched at Noon.
by tvbobn
Thu May 24, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WJRT WeatherNation
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

WJRT WeatherNation

Apparently WJRT doesn't care about their WeatherNation channel. I watch it almost every morning to check out the days weather. Quick and easy. This morning the video and audio is out of sync, making the lip sync screwy looking and irritating for us viewers. It's been almost 2 hours since I first tur...
by tvbobn
Tue May 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WAAM wants to go to the FM dial!
Replies: 26
Views: 2188

Re: WAAM wants to go to the FM dial!

So a right wing nutjob is panhandling on Facebook? Why not hold up a cardboard sign in front of Arborland? I think because a liberal left-wing nut job like you has already taken the spot in front of Arborland! If you were a little more active here ( 139 posts in 15 plus years) you would know I am a...
by tvbobn
Tue May 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WAAM wants to go to the FM dial!
Replies: 26
Views: 2188

Re: WAAM wants to go to the FM dial!

craig11152 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 12:56 pm
So a right wing nutjob is panhandling on Facebook? Why not hold up a cardboard sign in front of Arborland?
I think because a liberal left-wing nut job like you has already taken the spot in front of Arborland!
by tvbobn
Sat May 12, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WYPV/WJML
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

Re: WYPV/WJML

I wonder if they've repaired the WYPV transmitter? The station has been operating for way over a year at really low power. It needs major repairs and apparently they didn't have the money to fix it. The coverage has been much less than licensed coverage, but if no one complains, the FCC doesn't care...
by tvbobn
Sat May 05, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Dick Jefferson WDIV
Replies: 0
Views: 839

Dick Jefferson WDIV

Mort Crim just posted this on Facebook: Received word this morning that another good friend from my newsroom days has passed away. Dick Jefferson was producer of my 5:00 o’clock newscast on WDIV in Detroit in the 1980’s. We also worked together at a couple of presidential conventions including the 1...
by tvbobn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT files to increase TX height by nearly 200 feet
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: WWMT files to increase TX height by nearly 200 feet

Thanks for the info.

Not many changes in Grand Rapids market. Some places, almost every station has to change!
by tvbobn
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM

I was in touch with some engineer friends this afternoon about this a they told me that there is a short tower near this broken tower that has a stand-by antenna on it. They're hoping to use this short tower to at least get back on the air fairly quickly while they figure out the next step to get ba...
by tvbobn
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Tom Joyner returns to 105.9 Kiss
Replies: 24
Views: 2395

Re: Tom Joyner returns to 105.9 Kiss

ALL ACCESS has learned that RADIO ONE/DETROIT has shifted REACH MEDIA’s syndicated TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW (TJMS) from R&B Oldies translator W260CB (SOUL 99.9) to URBAN AC WDMK (105.9 KISS). To make room for JOYNER, the team of MASON & COCO IN THE MORNING has been disbanded. MASON will move to midda...