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by ftballfan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old School 7&4
Replies: 75
Views: 6741

Re: Old School 7&4

organman95 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:53 pm
fmdxguy5678 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Cool! An interesting artifact of NMI TV history right here. Now we need 29&8 and maybe WGKI... :lol:
Agreed...but good luck LOL
Especially during WGKI's quasi-superstation days (1995-2002)
by ftballfan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: 2018 Detroit Lions
Replies: 40
Views: 1268

Re: 2018 Detroit Lions

On a side-note, what a night and day difference between the Fox Sports play-by-play crew and ESPN's B-team Monday night crew! I like Chris Spielman as color commentator - he gives great insight into how the game is played and makes it understandable to the average person. And it was one of their bo...
by ftballfan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Sports talk after Lions Monday Night Debacle
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: Sports talk after Lions Monday Night Debacle

Bobbert wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:44 am
Jim Brandstatter probably feels a lot better about his firing by the LIons than he did when it happened. :D
I bet Jim doesn't miss having to hurry from wherever Michigan is playing to catch a flight to wherever the Lions are playing if one or both are on the road
by ftballfan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 225
Views: 36756

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

It's quite remarkable...all the retailers that have come & gone in Michigan over the past few decades. Off the top of my head: -Hills Department Store -Handy Andy -Builder's Square -Pace -Source Club (very short lived warehouse club concept from Meijer; they were smart enough to pull the plug early...
by ftballfan
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 225
Views: 36756

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

It's quite remarkable...all the retailers that have come & gone in Michigan over the past few decades. Off the top of my head: -Hills Department Store -Handy Andy -Builder's Square -Pace -Source Club (very short lived warehouse club concept from Meijer; they were smart enough to pull the plug early...
by ftballfan
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: 2018 Detroit Tigers
Replies: 74
Views: 7105

Re: 2018 Detroit Tigers

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:17 pm
I strongly doubt the Tigers will finish ahead of the White Sox by the time the season is through.

Seems to me everything went to hell in a handbasket right around the time Chris Bosio was fired.
Then they go into Yankee Stadium and split a series with the Evil Empire
by ftballfan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Aretha Franklin Tributes
Replies: 41
Views: 2795

Re: Aretha Franklin Tributes

This long-winded spectacle today made me very nostalgic for the sincere and heartfelt tributes that were given to Aretha Franklin in the first few days after she died. This has got to be the most un-private private funeral that has ever been given. Homegoing services are infamous for running really...
by ftballfan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Mid-MI EAS/Severe Weather
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Mid-MI EAS/Severe Weather

Local counties or municipalities choose when to activate sirens. They can technically do so even if there is no formal weather warning issued. Grand Rapids was all about the storms last nite and had excellent coverage. Not sure why our Detroit stations don’t seem to have the same thing any more. Th...
by ftballfan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Stations off due to storms
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Stations off due to storms

Last night around 10pm I went through the radio dial and caught several stations off the air completely or broadcasting dead air. Completely off 88.3 WSMZ 92.7 W224CA 94.1 WWKR 94.9 WKZC 96.3 WKLA 97.7 WMLQ (WQDC was in strong) 98.1 WGFN (oddly, 95.5 WGFE was on as normal) 98.7 WLDN 102.7 WMOM 107.7...
by ftballfan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Mid-MI EAS/Severe Weather
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Mid-MI EAS/Severe Weather

Local counties or municipalities choose when to activate sirens. They can technically do so even if there is no formal weather warning issued. Grand Rapids was all about the storms last nite and had excellent coverage. Not sure why our Detroit stations don’t seem to have the same thing any more. Th...
by ftballfan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 225
Views: 36756

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Still-open locations in MI: Belleville Charlevoix Clio Grayling Hastings Lake Orion Marine City Marshall Menominee Midland Oscoda Warren (10 Mile/Dequindre) Waterford (Dixie Hwy) This map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1bMwjuddilMljN7EpwUDJA_Kp7nd4iOKm&ll=42.8000082590026%2C-85.0889609109...
by ftballfan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Sub Channels in Coldwater
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Sub Channels in Coldwater

in Coldwater and Ludington, your chance of receiving any stations OTA without using an outdoor antenna is zero. An outdoor antenna is not an option for everyone. And in a place such as Ludington especially, even an outdoor antenna does not guarantee 24/7 reception of all networks. Parts of Ludingto...
by ftballfan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 225
Views: 36756

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

ZenithCKLW wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:22 am
K-Mart in Mt. Pleasant is closed. The Sears in Mt. Pleasant is one of those small Hometown stores. I think those tiny stores are a bit more profitable than the department stores, but I don't know for sure.
Also, Hometown is run separately from the main corporation
by ftballfan
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WCCW-AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2254

Re: WCCW-AM

Radio Sucks wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Do they have an FM translator? Is there any room on the crowded FM dial in TC?
Surprisingly, neither of Midwestern's AMs applied for translators in the filing windows! I don't think there would have been enough room for two more translators in TC
by ftballfan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: I-75 reconstruction in Troy & Madison Heights starts spring '19
Replies: 26
Views: 875

Re: I-75 reconstruction in Troy & Madison Heights starts spring '19

They are/were also working on both Hall Road and Metro Pkwy at some spots in Macomb County. Makes traffic even worse. The other Mile roads and maybe even the half miles get all of that traffic. I had to take 12 Mile west a few weeks ago. I-280 in Toledo seems to be under construction since the 50s....
by ftballfan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Brace yourselves - I'm gonna say some nice things about Flint / Bay Region radio!
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Brace yourselves - I'm gonna say some nice things about Flint / Bay Region radio!

These maps show Grade A Contours and Grade B Contours, not City Grade Contours. It looks like WKZO-TV 3 NTSC analog probably didn't cover all of post 1960 Grand Rapids with a City Grade signal. But then again it is a Kalamazoo COL station officially. https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-...
by ftballfan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WLAV's failed tower move to Butterworth dump site, and now - the aftermath!
Replies: 108
Views: 11678

Re: WLAV's failed tower move to Butterworth dump site, and now - the aftermath!

I'd have to check if the WBBL site is fully spaced under 73.207...73.213...73.215 to have a regular facility, not just an STA. A DA is quite expensive for a temporary facility, but there are people who read this who have the ability to construct even a temporary DA and proof it for a more reasonabl...
by ftballfan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WCCW-AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2254

Re: WCCW-AM

fmdxguy5678 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Huh. I thought Midwestern stopped streaming their stations a few years ago...
580 streams during local programming AFAIK
by ftballfan
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: iHeart and Cumulus Legacy AM's faltering
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: iHeart and Cumulus Legacy AM's faltering

Speaking of Cumulus New York, heritage 95.5 WPLJ and Nash FM have been neck and neck in the ratings the last few months. To make it more remarkable, Nash is one of the few major NYC FM's that doesn't broadcast from Manhattan. WLAC is getting destroyed by Way FM, which has two rimshot FMs and a trans...