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by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WLNS-TV channel sharing postponed again
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: WLNS-TV channel sharing postponed again

That's the problem when this stuff is segregated county-by-county. A year or two ago the cable system in Portland (I think it's WOW although I'm not sure) dropped all Lansing stations in favor of Grand Rapids stations only on their lineup. Portland is much closer to Lansing than G.R. geographically ...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: OK Men, Time to sign your donor card.
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: OK Men, Time to sign your donor card.

The adjustment must be hard on these guys.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat May 26, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Alexa is not private
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Alexa is not private

This was common sense (which isn't always common) from the get-go. A device with a microphone, a consistent power supply and an active internet connection. Sounds like a winning combination! It amazes me that people put these things in their houses and are surprised when something like this happens....
by Calvert DeForest
Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Problems with hearing podcasts on my Android phone
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Problems with hearing podcasts on my Android phone

My suggestion would be to install a "podcatcher" app. Mobile browsers aren't optimal when it comes to multimedia content such as podcasts. One reason is because playback will immediately stop as soon as the browser is closed or the screen is put to sleep. Most browsers will only remain active when t...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu May 17, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Are You Happy In Michigan?
Replies: 25
Views: 1034

Re: Are You Happy In Michigan?

Having lived my entire life in Michigan, there are many things I appreciate about this state. That being said, winter is not something I look forward to. The combination of Diabetic neuropathy and just getting older has increased my sensitivity to cold climate. I tend to bundle up even if I'm indoor...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri May 04, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 168
Views: 29532

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

I would guess the dental plan is a piece of string. One end ties to the doorknob.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri May 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Til Domestic Battery Do Us Part
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Til Domestic Battery Do Us Part

Sounds like their emotions were overcharged.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu May 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: News From Niceville
Replies: 51
Views: 15314

Re: News From Niceville

Her story doesn't hold water.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The Obsession With Politics
Replies: 42
Views: 2460

Re: The Obsession With Politics

I have found in this life you're either buying someone else's picture of reality or you're making up your own. I assure you that you are capable of accomplishing whatever you set your mind to, and that extends beyond basic needs. Yes but for most people they will never care about it... it sounds go...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WLNS-TV channel sharing postponed again
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: WLNS-TV channel sharing postponed again

HD74 wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:44 pm
9/18/2016 was the last post on AVS about the Lansing market until yours.
I had thought it was no longer a viable information source, despite conversations being so much more civil there.
Aw c'mon, we behave ourselves....most of the time. :razz
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Getting Connected
Topic: Favorite Cable Streaming Services
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Favorite Cable Streaming Services

Most of the choices seem sports intensive, which for me, other than a few college football games, is a waste, now that the Dead Wings no longer are contenders. I just don't see a "Hell YES, that's for me!" standout. I don't need oprah, or MTV, or BET, golf, telemundo, msnbc, or all that. Would much...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WMFK used to have the best specialty programming back in the day
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: WMFK used to have the best specialty programming back in the day

I know WFMK had Casey Kasem's AT40 around 1983 or so. Would that have been part of Moore's format? (I do know 106 KHQ also picked it up around that time when it had been airing up north on WJML.) According to Pete Battistini's book, AT40 moved from WVIC (which had been one of the earliest AT40 stat...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Getting Connected
Topic: Favorite Cable Streaming Services
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Favorite Cable Streaming Services

Seems that cable content providers are finally catching up with the cord-cutting generation. There are now multiple platforms for watching your favorite cable/sat channels over the internet in real time. I've listed a few of the more popular services in this poll, although there may other alternativ...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The Obsession With Politics
Replies: 42
Views: 2460

Re: The Obsession With Politics

audiophile wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:37 pm
A month limitation favors the incumbent.
Good point. Okay, I'll go six, but that's my cap! :razz
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The Obsession With Politics
Replies: 42
Views: 2460

Re: RE: Re: The Obsession With Politics

Here's what I suggest... take some time off. Enjoy your spring and summer, pound some brews, get laid, kick out the jams, and avoid the discussion as much as possible. The next seven months or so will be nothing but partisan attack ads and hit pieces from all sides anyway... and who needs that crap...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WMFK used to have the best specialty programming back in the day
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: WMFK used to have the best specialty programming back in the day

As a former Liggett and then Citadel PD of WFMK, I can tell you that "Love Light", the "Retro Show", and the "Middle of the Night Request Show" were big exclamation points on the station's variety image. The playlist during the day was very tight and well researched (I've never worked at a station ...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WILS-FM Charlie McLravy
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Re: WILS-FM Charlie McLravy

The consulting firm was Fair West. I believe the consultant's name was Linda Fox. Never met her in person. I returned to the station about a year after the changes were implemented, and don't remember her making any visits at that point. The Fair West format was a slightly "hotter" AC approach than ...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Face Book Scandal
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Face Book Scandal

How did Google and Facebook get to be these massive corporations that know everything about us? Easy....they gave us free stuff. We like free stuff, especially if it's stuff we really like. Catch is it wasn't free....it just didn't cost us any money [/b]. The real [/b] cost was our privacy, but sinc...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Politically Incorrect Anachronisms
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Politically Incorrect Anachronisms

But wasn't that intended to be politically incorrect? Absolutely, but even Fox wouldn't touch a show like that today. The irony is that Al Bundy was such a caricature. The idea was to demonstrate the absurdity of Al's attitudes and behaviors and point out how idiotic they were. It was basically a s...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Would be curious to hear an all 90's station in Lansing
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Would be curious to hear an all 90's station in Lansing

Some years ago a station owner I worked for recalled reading a piece of research indicating that most people consider the best era of pop/rock music to be whatever was played on the radio in their high school years. That would stand to reason as music is heavily associated with various life experien...