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by SolarMax
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Colbert, Kimmel and Fallon
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Colbert, Kimmel and Fallon

The only reason 62 in Detroit runs Colbert at 11 (it did run Letterman at 11) is they are owned by CBS and don’t care about local news (which is very strange for a Top 20 market and a network O&O, but that is a different thread. ) CBS62 does not run Colbert at 11pm. Runs from the network at 11:35pm...
by SolarMax
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Deuce Expands to 4 a.m. in September
Replies: 14
Views: 2280

Re: The Deuce Expands to 4 a.m. in September

mtburb wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:33 am
I also noticed that they kept up their syndication bug and did not display their normal bug until 4:05.
Just another consequence of outsourcing master control operations.
by SolarMax
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Saturday WXYZ WX
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Saturday WXYZ WX

Surprised to see Beth McLeod doing the weather on WXYZ Saturday morning.
by SolarMax
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Seen On A Sign
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: Seen On A Sign

ADD in TC wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:38 am
The sign today at the not for profit Salvation Army retail store here in Traverse City read on both sides;We take Sundays off,just like the Lion's.
15 yard penalty: unnecessary apostrophe.
by SolarMax
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Obscure Video Show
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Obscure Video Show

I vaguely remember a short-lived music channel, may have just been on for part of the day, called something like "The BOX" or maybe "BOXX." There was a phone number you could call and request videos, for which there may have been a charge.
by SolarMax
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WTVS To Replace MIWeek With One Detroit
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: WTVS To Replace MIWeek With One Detroit

MiWeek , also known as, Zzzzzzzzzzzzz . I'll miss Nolan Finley's special skill to be able bore me to sleep in both TV and print. Christy, Stephen and Nolan are still the anchors on the new show, so Nolan is still there to bore you (I find myself usually wondering what planet's reality he's talking ...
by SolarMax
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Another Channel 7 Goof
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: And a TV20 goof to boot

Indy huh? I have some serious hate for the "engineers" involved with these logo bugs. The "Circle 7" logo was burnt into my old Hitachi plasma in at least three places. That was a $6,000.00 display. Your serious hate should be directed at the "engineers" responsible for permitting burn-in to occur ...
by SolarMax
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WADL 2018 Schedule
Replies: 16
Views: 1080

Re: WADL 2018 Schedule

fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:53 am
Crappy schedule. I remember when independents had low budget but quirky and charming programming.
Like Weird Al Yancovic's "UHF" :lol:
by SolarMax
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Could Someone Adopt WWV?
Replies: 21
Views: 766

Re: Could Someone Adopt WWV?

A chronometer is one of the tools needed to determine longitude, so you do kinda have to know what time it was, and is. IMO, EMP-phobia is a lot of hooey, unless a nuke is detonated overhead. Then you've got bigger problems. Well OK, if there's another Carrington-like event, we're in the dumper, but...
by SolarMax
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Colbert, Kimmel and Fallon
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Colbert, Kimmel and Fallon

Why does SNL start at 11:29 EDT? I watch the news on ABC, and miss the first 6 minutes of SNL Best reset the clock on that old VCR or tune into WWV (while you can). SNL starts at 11:30p here in Detroit. Not at 11:35/37 like the weekday shows. The networks don't do early feeds, though on occasion th...
by SolarMax
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: So...Detroit Tigers
Replies: 56
Views: 4116

Re: So...Detroit Tigers

[...]Baseball is slower, its less complex its not as hard to follow what your watching. I don't mind a bit of color commentary in baseball. A good CC can provide useful and interesting insight and background. Allen, though, is of the all too common "don't let there be even one second of dead air wh...
by SolarMax
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 227
Views: 37202

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

I'm just now jumping into this thread, but have some personal experience with the company so will offer a few observations. After Antonini, Floyd Hall was brought in from Target to "reform" the company and the culture. Unfortunately, even then, Hall was about a decade or so behind any then-current r...
by SolarMax
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ IBOC off
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: WWJ IBOC off

It's back on.
Crap. :roll:
by SolarMax
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ IBOC off
Replies: 7
Views: 568

WWJ IBOC off

WWJ appears to have its IBOC turned off (Mon. 8/27).
Could we only hope that they please please please please never never turn it back on again, ever?

But, prepared for a letdown.

Update: the last TOH ID I heard still said "WWJ and WWJ-HD Detroit" :(
by SolarMax
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Time to 86 Alt 106.7?
Replies: 44
Views: 4527

Re: Time to 86 Alt 106.7?

I thought I'd give Alt 106.7 another listen, which I haven't done in a few weeks. Music selection actually wasn't too bad, but, then, after about fifteen minutes, there it was, STILL in rotation, Imagine Dragons "Thunder." Aughhh. I also don't get why "Africa" (how is it "alt?") is now in the mix. A...
by SolarMax
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: 89x iHeart?
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: 89x iHeart?

89X has been using "an iHeart Radio Station" with their ID for a couple of weeks. Not surprisingly, iHeart.com does not include it in the "Detroit" local roster (competitor ALT106.7 is there, with the other iHeart local cluster). A search for Windsor, CIMX or 89X at that site does not show it as a c...
by SolarMax
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Aretha dies
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Aretha dies

by SolarMax
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Reporters attacked while covering story
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: Reporters attacked while covering story

Bryce wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:54 pm
Hogwash. Folks that live in "poverty" by today's standards live better and with more luxury than Kings and Queens did even 200 years ago.
Hogwash, and BS on top. I challenge you to spend a month living in what you think is this state of "more luxury than Kings and Queens did."
by SolarMax
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Reporters attacked while covering story
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: Reporters attacked while covering story

This is why Reporters, going into that area of town should be allowed to conceal and carry. So, while doing a live report, Mr. Campbell could have paused, pulled out a concealed weapon, and taken a potentially lethal shot at someone apparently committing a crime against property (not life). Opens u...
by SolarMax
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New Subchannels in Detroit
Replies: 76
Views: 6942

Re: New Subchannels in Detroit

I'm not sure that Sinclair is feeding any EPG metadata with Comet and Charge. There was none with Comet on 19.7 either. I usually just pull up comettv.com Schedule page to see what's on. I wish they would at least drop in a lower third from time to time, like in and out from breaks, identifying the ...