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by Calvert DeForest
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WKAR's Experimental Station
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: WKAR's Experimental Station

This begs the questions: 1 - What will you pick up on 35 with a current ATSC tuner? 2 - What exactly are the "new" services compared to current system? Sorry, but I melted enough of my brain cells figuring out all the intricacies of how NTSC worked back in the day, I really haven't followed ATSC ot...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: My Worst Sunday Ever
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: My Worst Sunday Ever

Due to a medical procedure booked for Monday morning, I have to fast all day and all night Sunday. No bacon and eggs for breakfast. No sandwich for lunch. No roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner. Clear liquids only. They suggest water, apple juice, ginger ale, or chicken broth. Alth...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 227
Views: 37264

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

The one in TC was located in the shopping plaza next to the then osteopathic hospital (now Munson). Owosso had one in a plaza on M-52 (then M-47) on the north side (just south of WOAP). Also in that plaza was Yankee->Zodies-> Robert Hall (Village?), which now are history. There's a blast from the p...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Saucy Wife
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Saucy Wife

Sounds like quite a heated argument.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WHTV sold in the FCC auction
Replies: 90
Views: 25235

Re: WHTV sold in the FCC auction

My understanding has always been that tower height matters more than power output. You don't necessarily need a lot of juice if you have a tall tower, although it certainly helps. ERP is a calculation of forward power from the transmitter and actual tower height. Don't know what the formula is (I su...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: What was the very first computer you ever owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 795

Re: What was the very first computer you ever owned?

Ahhh....the memories! Think I bought better joysticks for mine though.

by Calvert DeForest
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: “92.1 Fuel-FM” Lansing
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Re: “92.1 Fuel-FM” Lansing

I would have listened to 92.1 while in the car yesterday but, they were airing the Michigan game. I wondered about that. They're likely under contract to air the U of M games, at least through the current season. Duke, as far as I know, still airs WMU games. My personal allegiance aside, it would b...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Could Someone Adopt WWV?
Replies: 21
Views: 773

Re: Could Someone Adopt WWV?

Is WWV really necessary these days? Not if you think the internet isn't susceptible to a massive cyber-attack. WWV provides important nautical information to ships at sea. Much of that information is now relayed by GPS satellites that rely on the net. If those information sources go down for any re...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: “92.1 Fuel-FM” Lansing
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Re: “92.1 Fuel-FM” Lansing

Shaving a point or two off WFMK and/or 97.5 hardly benefits Q106. WFMK targets at-work females. 97.5 targets a young adult audience, skewing female. Q106 targets middle-aged men. The programming at 92.9 and 92.1 is intended to provide balance to MWC's Lansing cluster by reaching cume that Duke FM a...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: “92.1 Fuel-FM” Lansing
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Re: “92.1 Fuel-FM” Lansing

IMO 92.1 and 92.9 are positioned as spoiler stations. Shaving a point or two off WFMK and/or 97.5 benefits Q106.

Sounds like the format is Tom Kent's satellite-fed Retro network.
by Calvert DeForest
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: What was the very first computer you ever owned?
Replies: 23
Views: 795

Re: What was the very first computer you ever owned?

Texas Instruments TI-99A. My mom called me from her work one morning in 1984 and said she saw a Toys 'R' Us ad. They were on sale for $99 so I grabbed one. It was a pretty good deal for someone on a radio salary. Didn't know squat about the language, but you could get programs on cassette. I built u...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 227
Views: 37264

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

My son has developed quite an interest lately in the stories of by-gone malls and retailers. There are several YouTube channels such as Dan Bell's "Dead Mall" series that are dedicated to this topic. One recurring theme we've noticed in almost all of the stories is the tendency for retailers emergin...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Goodbye to 92.1 The Team
Replies: 23
Views: 1813

Re: Goodbye to 92.1 The Team

WJIM's current morning show replaced that show. Only other place in town is WILS, and Ackerly seems to be doing well for them.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Goodbye to 92.1 The Team
Replies: 23
Views: 1813

Re: Goodbye to 92.1 The Team

Sounds similar to the former WLMI format.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: All LGBTQ+ newscast
Replies: 36
Views: 2487

Re: All LGBTQ+ newscast

Or heaven forbid, one should a person push back against the LGBTQ propaganda on tweens in discussions with the tween's parents.. The hate that was unleashed on this person was criminal. I heard all about it from the person it happened to and it is well documented. It seems anymore that any dissenti...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The Old Days on the Buzzboard
Replies: 68
Views: 2336

Re: The Old Days on the Buzzboard

There was a guy from Grand Rapids who frequented the board some years back. His name was Ed, and for the life of me I can't remember his screen name, but I had the occasion to meet him in person at a luncheon. Helluva nice guy! He didn't work in broadcasting, but he was an enthusiast and loved to di...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Stunner!!! FCC puts the brakes on Tribune's sale to Sinclair!
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Stunner!!! FCC puts the brakes on Tribune's sale to Sinclair!

Man, I'm just catching up on this. Shows ya how much I pay attention. :razz I wondered how David Smith and company were going to push this through with all the dummy corporations in the mix, and now we know. I remember reading that one of the station groups was to be spun off to his deceased mother'...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: FAKE NEWS!
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: FAKE NEWS!

Basic facts don't apply here. :razz
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Okemos is quickly becoming a ghost town
Replies: 43
Views: 1306

Re: Okemos is quickly becoming a ghost town

At McD, one day, a woman was trying to herd us all to the self ordering touch screen. I said to her, "That's just to eliminate jobs." She said "Oh no. We've hired 20 new people since we got these." I said, "that's just to replace the twenty people who quit, when you cut their hours." There was a sm...