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by SolarMax
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Aretha dies
Replies: 5
Views: 151

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: 1761

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: 1761

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: 50
Views: 3872

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 ...
by SolarMax
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Anyone Recall If WBRB Towers Were Ever At Hayes/Hall Roads?
Replies: 14
Views: 3119

Re: Anyone Recall If WBRB Towers Were Ever At Hayes/Hall Roa

Arthur Mometer wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:18 am
W9LSX? Must have grown up listening to The Big 89.

Revised Link to QSL Card

http://nationalradioclub.org/qsl/SMorssQSLs/MI/WBRB.pdf
Had to go to the archived Radio Amateur Call Book files, W9LSX , John D. Brookbank, RFD2, Delphi, Indiana
by SolarMax
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: All-girl formats
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: All-girl formats

Sometime in the mid-1960s (as I recall) Mickey Shorr programmed WABX 99.5 for a brief time, when it was a "middle of the road" music/personality station, as Detroit's only "All Girl" radio station.
by SolarMax
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New Subchannels in Detroit
Replies: 50
Views: 3872

Re: New Subchannels in Detroit

50.2 and 50.3 are officially live as of this morning.
by SolarMax
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New Subchannels in Detroit
Replies: 50
Views: 3872

Re: New Subchannels in Detroit

7/17 From WKBD: WKBD is currently conducting signal testing prior to the official launch of Comet and Charge TV. Data is being broadcast that enables your TV to tune to the channels, but the content is not yet available full time. We hope to launch the channels very soon. Thank you for your interest.
by SolarMax
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: DC area AM goes All-Digital
Replies: 8
Views: 593

DC area AM goes All-Digital

From the "What Were They Thinking/What Were They Smoking?" file: Hey 820 listeners - big news! WWFD 820 AM, The Gamut Goes Digital Becomes the first AM station in United States to broadcast in all-digital with HD Radio™ technology For Immediate Release July 16, 2018 Washington, D.C. – WWFD 820 AM Th...
by SolarMax
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Detroit Free Press Layout
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Detroit Free Press Layout

Just the "USA TODAY-ification" of the Freep, discussed here and elsewhere at the time. The large headline blocks result in less actual copy, not more, and larger, more widely-spaced typeface fills up space in between ads. What copy does remain seems to pass without review of a copy editor, who were ...
by SolarMax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New Subchannels in Detroit
Replies: 50
Views: 3872

Re: New Subchannels in Detroit

Patience.
All will be revealed, soon.
by SolarMax
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Radio dot com
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Radio dot com

From RadioInk:
Entercom pulling stations from Tune-In

WWJ (also heard on WCBS last night) now adds “A radio dot com Station” to the TOH ID.
by SolarMax
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big 8 internet station has launched
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Big 8 internet station has launched

Bryce wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Was kind of odd to hear two airchecks with the temp at 29 degrees. :)
Well, 29º Celsius would be 84º F, so not really so far off :)
by SolarMax
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Channel 4's primetime infomercials???
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

Re: Channel 4's primetime infomercials???

Funny you say that about the reruns of Carson,bc I do the same, rather see old Johnny then the other late night Trump bashing going on.And btw Im no yuge fan of the Donald but enough is enough. If you pay attention to Carson's monologues, in almost every show there is a jab at the current President...
by SolarMax
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big 8 internet station has launched
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Big 8 internet station has launched

Website: big8radio.com
APP: "Live365 Radio" app, where this new "Big8 Radio" and an older one, "The Big 8" both live.
by SolarMax
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WXON Ch. 20 Detroit Color Bars from 1981
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: WXON Ch. 20 Detroit Color Bars from 1981

This? :)
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by SolarMax
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Then, there's this.....
Replies: 503
Views: 193469

Re: Then, there's this.....

sfpcc wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:53 pm
Maybe this is nitpicking...
That's kinda what we all do here! :rollin
by SolarMax
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Then, there's this.....
Replies: 503
Views: 193469

Re: Then, there's this.....

7 Action News on TV20 reporting on the zoning proposal to redevelop the long-vacant site of the former Novi Expo Center. Said long-vacant site (marked by the "ADELL" water tower) is owned by Kevin Adell, owner of WADL TV 38, who in the past been has the topic of much discussion here on the old Buzzb...
by SolarMax
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON Update - 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 19520

Re: WPON Update - 2018

Hmmm... From All Access “ In other filings with the FCC, BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION is donating Silent WVAB-A/VIRGINIA BEACH, VA and WBVA-A/BAYSIDE, VA to MMTC BROADCASTING LLC. The stations have been largely off the air for several years, and the FCC designated the licenses for hearing last JA...
by SolarMax
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WCAR flip
Replies: 38
Views: 5332

Re: WCAR flip

Back in the 1960's it was WTAK, running talk format, with Warren Pierce, Paul Winter amongst others. Then in early 1970's it was WIID a MOR type format similar to what original WCAR on 1130 was running at the time. In those days it was a 250 watt daytimer. When the station went on the air as WTAK, ...