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by SolarMax
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What in the blue Hades happened on WWJ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1190

Re: What in the blue Hades happened on WWJ?

Nobody should have gotten paid for that abomination yesterday. CBS should just chaulk it up as a loss. Everyone even partially responsible for that should be immediately fired. Just start all over with new talent. Couldn’t possibly be worse. Can you imagine the CBS fat cats on the beach yesterday? ...
by SolarMax
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What happened to GET TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 1326

Re: What happened to GET TV?

szmigiel wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:55 pm
To bad CBS doesn't like subchannels, Channel 50 WKBD would be a great place to have the two together.
Consult your local listings come this fall (you didn't hear that from me).
by SolarMax
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Bozo- Channel 9 CBC
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Bozo- Channel 9 CBC

We're fortunate that any local tv from that era survives. Most smaller stations either ran their local and kids' shows live, or if they were recorded, the tapes were erased and re-used from show to show, until they wore out. An acquaintance some years ago came across a number of CKLW TV shows that w...
by SolarMax
Sun May 27, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AT&T Long Lines and Network TV Delivery
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: AT&T Long Lines and Network TV Delivery

The development that made for better quality audio on network feeds was the implementation of "sound-in-sync," which embedded bursts of program audio in the video's horizontal sync pulse interval. This occurred at the 15+kHz H sync rate, so after filtering, there was a somewhat less than hi-fi top e...
by SolarMax
Sun May 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Movement Music Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Movement Music Festival

I am a long time fan of electronic music and Detroit Techno. I've been to every edition of the festival (including this year's) since its beginning as the DEMF, through its transformation to Movement, and gotten to meet and to know a few of the producers, artists and DJs who are regarded as Detroit ...
by SolarMax
Sat May 26, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Alt 106.7 - 6 months in
Replies: 23
Views: 1603

Re: Alt 106.7 - 6 months in

I say to them as the stupid morning show hosts stupidly say when clicking off phone callers...

byeEEEEEEEEEEEeee!
by SolarMax
Fri May 25, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why no ESPN outlet in Detroit ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1398

Re: Why no ESPN outlet in Detroit ?

The godforsaken 1090 AM WCAR carried ESPN Radio from Feb. 2012 into July of 2013.
Nobody noticed.
by SolarMax
Fri May 25, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New Hires at 89X: Kim Scott to return
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: New Hires at 89X: Kim Scott to return

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 10:09 pm
I don't listen much to 106.7 these days. It is usually my #5 or #6 option in the car.
106.7 is playing pretty much the same rotation as they did at startup. I heard "Thunder" again the last time I punched them up. :x
It's like a WCSX of "alt"
by SolarMax
Sat May 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Reel-to-Reel Rewind
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Reel-to-Reel Rewind

Bloomberg:
"Surging demand for vinyl LPs has raised hopes for the reel-to-reel tape deck, which returns to sale this month for the first time in decades."
The Ultimate Analog Music Is Back

Where's my head degausser??
by SolarMax
Fri May 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Satellite / Internet / WiFi / HD)
Topic: Free preview of Sirus XM in my car
Replies: 49
Views: 8848

Re: Free preview of Sirus XM in my car

I have SXM in the car, and recently got email saying that streaming preview was available for free thru 5/29, on both desktop web and the SXM mobile app. Nice to be able to catch a favorite channel indoors, or one that's available only online, but I'm not going to pay the extra tab for it come month...
by SolarMax
Wed May 16, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The downward spiral continues
Replies: 43
Views: 9028

Re: The downward spiral continues

I don't watch local news, I haven't in several years. I don't have to put up with the aggravation of watching the lack of credibility. I can get all my NEWS and Weather information from other sources. So what, don't care. This particular discussion is about ongoing technical incompetence and manage...
by SolarMax
Wed May 16, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The downward spiral continues
Replies: 43
Views: 9028

Re: The downward spiral continues

WXYZ appears to be totally off the rails this morning (Wed 5/16). Missed timings for cutaways from GMA, seeing GMA hosts cutting promos and teases, cutting away from GMA in mid-segment, promos for RTV6 - WRTV Indianapolis (not coincidentally where their hub now is), long takes to black, and more and...
by SolarMax
Wed May 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON Update - 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 17092

Re: WPON Update - 2018

So, this is why all of Birach's properties are on perpetual STAs, apparently.
AM Owner Never Recovers From Tower Collapse
by SolarMax
Sat May 05, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Channel 7 signal?
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Channel 7 signal?

It's spring. Buds and leaves popping out on trees. Foliage can soak up UHF signals like a sponge. There could also be something in your path to WXYZ (RF 41) affecting their signal to you that hasn't been a problem in the past. WEWS is on low UHF, RF 15. This time of year, tropospheric propagation ac...
by SolarMax
Sat May 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Joe Weaver
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Joe Weaver

One time WJBK-TV anchor and editorial director Joe Weaver, 89, has died.
http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-n ... eaver-dies
by SolarMax
Fri May 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Kilauea
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Kilauea

It is an "atmospheric" event, what with all that volcanic dust and gases spewing into said atmosphere, at some point affecting regional or global weather.
by SolarMax
Thu May 03, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The downward spiral continues
Replies: 43
Views: 9028

Re: The downward spiral continues

Swirling 'round the drain... Tonight's (Thurs. 5/3) Ten PM 7 Action News on TV20- The "Top Ten" stories list (that trots across the bottom of the screen, so we don't have to guess what they're reporting on) had LAST NIGHT's topics, not todays. Not a single one of the story titles matched the actual ...
by SolarMax
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Tom DeLisle RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Tom DeLisle RIP

Tom DeLisle, well known for his work in Detroit print, TV and radio, has died at 71.
https://www.freep.com/story/entertainme ... 549409002/
by SolarMax
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WCMU
Replies: 43
Views: 4251

Re: WCMU

[...] Your theory would also declare the large multistation tower, formerly owned by LeBlanc, at 8 Mile and Myers in the Detroit area improperly marked. Just a nit-pick- The tower was erected by LeBlanc in 1999, but was commissioned and owned by CBS (there actually was a CBS Property tag riveted to...
by SolarMax
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Lodging establishments cable lineups
Replies: 44
Views: 6745

Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

sfpcc wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:41 pm
...I've never seen BYU TV on any cable system either, but the closest I've been to Utah in the last 27 years was Lincoln Nebraska.
Comcast Detroit carries BYU TV up on ch 390, one of a block (389-400) of "religious" nets.