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by ftballfan
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Getting Connected
Topic: Buckeye Cable rant
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Buckeye Cable rant

Here in The Toledo area, on the Ohio side. Over time we have lost almost all of the Detroit stations. CH 2 went away a few years ago. That's because of Fox's big initiative to force cable providers to drop any out-of-market Fox affiliates in favor of one serving their DMA. Charter in Ogemaw County,...
by ftballfan
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 146
Views: 41059

Re: Old cable lineups

Really jogging my memory now... TCI Cable lineup in mid-90s was something like. I don't remember the call letters for the two Canadian channels. 5-CHBX? (Sault station...I don't remember the calls) 9-CJIC? (Windsor? Again, don't remember the calls) You're correct, though CJIC was from Sault Ste. Ma...
by ftballfan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: "Wheel of Fortune" on 4.2
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: "Wheel of Fortune" on 4.2

sfpcc wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:53 pm
There's a half hour in intro special at 7:30
WPBN/WTOM pre-empted that special so they could clear both Wheel and Jeopardy!
by ftballfan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 146
Views: 41059

Re: Old cable lineups

Would that have been Sneak Prevue? If so, I remember watching that. Maybe. It was odd, picture was occasionally sort of scrambled, but not like it was blocked out. We're talking about TCI...so who knows lol. Remembering how other areas in Northern MI were, Cheboygan's setup was extremely weird, wit...
by ftballfan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 146
Views: 41059

Re: Old cable lineups

AT&T Broadband wasn't nearly as awful of a cable provider as its predecessor TCI - at least as far as greater Grand Rapids was concerned - but as I recall, ESPN2 wasn't available as an analog channel until 2003!! Unbelievable. ESPN2 showed quite a bit of NHL hockey and Big Ten football & basketball...
by ftballfan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Pay Movie Channels back in the day
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Pay Movie Channels back in the day

Cable companies used to cluster the pay movie channels in a group in the pre-digital days. Here is what I remember the premium lineup being in Manistee when I was growing up: 39 - Pay-per-view 1 40 - Pay-per-view 2 41 - Showtime 42 - Starz! 43 - Encore 44 - HBO2 45 - HBO 46 - Cinemax 47 - Cinemax 2 ...
by ftballfan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Mystery signal on 94.1 MHz in GR on Saturday afternoon
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Mystery signal on 94.1 MHz in GR on Saturday afternoon

MW there is a pirate radio station on the air out of Jenison on 94.1 that plays lots of odd stuff. I heard it on the air Saturday too while in the Grandville area. Has quite a strong signal along Lake Michigan drive from the west side of Grand Rapids out towards the Allendale area. I believe that i...
by ftballfan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: "Wheel of Fortune" on 4.2
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: "Wheel of Fortune" on 4.2

I thought the Olympics didn't start until 8
by ftballfan
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 146
Views: 41059

Re: Old cable lineups

Here's a partial 1980's Wayne Cablevision/Maclean Hunter lineup for their Taylor headend, from my memory... 2-WJBK (CBS) 4-WDIV (NBC) 5-WKBD (independent, later Fox) 6-WTVS (PBS) 7-WXYZ (ABC) 9-CBET (CBC) 12-QVC 13-ESPN 14-At first Electronic Program Guide (full-screen listings) with background mus...
by ftballfan
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Higgins--Hougton Lake
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Higgins--Hougton Lake

29.2 should be NBC
by ftballfan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 102.5 Grand Rapids Translator
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: 102.5 Grand Rapids Translator

I'm surprised Public Reality Radio hasn't dumped one of the translators. 102.5 still had that high pitched sound as of yesterday.
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Getting Connected
Topic: If you were in charge of the local cable system
Replies: 35
Views: 17447

Re: RE: Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Yes, its on ch 59. CBET was never dropped. But the HD feed is still there, too? I recall that CBET was long SD only, until the dispute with WNWO, and that then Buckeye added CBET in HD just before the Olympics - on what was previously WNWO's HD channel position. CBET HD still is on Buckeye and was ...
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Super Bowl Outage: Charter or WEYI?
Replies: 20
Views: 1333

Re: Super Bowl Outage: Charter or WEYI?

djb wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:30 am
Interesting. I'm about 99% sure that WNEM is fed to Charter via fiber. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that WEYI lies in Comcast territory.
More likely the area around WEYI doesn't have cable service at all
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: No New FM In Gaylord, Mich., Just Yet
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: No New FM In Gaylord, Mich., Just Yet

May not be a new station in Gaylord,but Petoskey may be getting one,I see a Suzanne Henderson is trying to put a 250 watt translator station for WARD at 103.3. In a case of irony, I was in TC yesterday morning and guess what I was getting on 99.3: WATZ with full RDS! What a cruel way to rub it in. ...
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New SE Michigan FM translator applications
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: New SE Michigan FM translator applications

fuzzpower wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:57 am
Pretty soon all of the out of market stations except for WIOT will be gone. What a waste.
I think the FCC's goal is to completely end out of market radio listening and TV watching, except in rural areas
by ftballfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: 1260 WPNW wants to put a translator @ FM 98.9??? Good grief.
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: 1260 WPNW wants to put a translator @ FM 98.9??? Good grief.

WION wants to put a translator on 100.3 in Lowell. 101.7 or 107.9 would probably work better (Lowell's 55 miles from the WMRR/WMUS stick). The short-spacing on 98.3 (28 miles between W252DG and WLCS) has to be among the worst in the country, even though WLCS is only a 3kW equivalent Class A (WVIB is...
by ftballfan
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Super Bowl Outage: Charter or WEYI?
Replies: 20
Views: 1333

Re: Super Bowl Outage: Charter or WEYI?

I watched it on WOOD via Comcast GR and I had no issues outside of the national issue. I heard WILX had major issues
by ftballfan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Add Another To The List
Replies: 201
Views: 52335

Re: Add Another To The List

We used to frequent Applebee's until two years ago, when we visited one in Largo FL. My chicken breast was seasoned with something sweet and tangy. It reminded me of something vaguely familiar which I couldn't quite identify. But I worked my way through it and when I got to the other end of it, I c...
by ftballfan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 144
Views: 20614

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Kenneth City FL. a suburb of St. Petes. The store is still open and advertising for help wanted. They can't be too serious about recruiting, or they'd try offering incentives like a dental plan. The woman who served me had no teeth. (snip) http://london.marknmel.com/albums/misc/km2.sized.jpg Pretty...
by ftballfan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 144
Views: 20614

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

At least Kmart did put their most recent logo on the front of the building! Many of them that are still open still have the Big Kmart sign and most of the ones that have closed had the Big Kmart sign until the end. Manistee, which closed in late 2016, still had the Big Kmart sign on the building, bu...