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by Plate Cap
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Bruce Williams Dies...
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: Bruce Williams Dies...

I spoke with his wife, and she is doing okay. She's been comforted by an outpouring of support, and commented that he lived life to the fullest. That will be on his headstone.

RIP....he was a good guy, and always interested in helping out a friend.
by Plate Cap
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Buzzboard Marketplace
Topic: Part time contract engineer opening
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: Part time contract engineer opening

Very rare late nights....in a typical year, there there may be 1 unplanned visit after hours. Sometimes it's just easier to go to a complete cold shutdown, but that is often at the decision of the engineers. The equipment is exceptionally stable, and there are 2 discrete transmitters and antennas. A...
by Plate Cap
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Buzzboard Marketplace
Topic: Part time contract engineer opening
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Part time contract engineer opening

A contract engineer is needed for two SE Michigan area stations. This opening would be perfect for an retired broadcast engineer looking to keep his finger in the business. It's by no means a full time position, and probably would not be a good fit for someone who is already conventionally employed....
by Plate Cap
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)

I've noticed elsewhere, Massachusetts for example, that asphalt surfaced roads have a regular program of refurbishment every few years. Perhaps a benefit of a state sometimes referred to as Taxachussets? Everyone has pet places "The State" could be spending our money. A common denominator is roads....
by Plate Cap
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: Horrible journalism by the Free Press (shocking, I know)

I'm certainly no expert in any regard in paving technology, but I do recall reading that the Mackinac Bridge roadway surface, a number of years ago, was a focus of an ongoing study by asphalt industry technical groups. Lots of visits and samples were taken; apparently, it lasted WAY, WAY longer than...
by Plate Cap
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Slow board performance??
Replies: 22
Views: 4775

Re: Slow board performance??

Hi

The search function also appears to be broken.....I was looking for a post and threw everything at it, and finally even searched for the term "lift" which should show up all over the place....it responds not found to any search.
by Plate Cap
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Mike Ilitch dead at 87
Replies: 29
Views: 4123

Re: Mike Ilitch dead at 87

Can you substantiate how many casino customers fit that demographic? I have never been in a Detroit Casino so I have no clue. He raises an interesting point....in the strict sense of business, it's acceptable to make money at any legal endeavor, and certainly such casino gambling in Michigan is as ...
by Plate Cap
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: SNL and The Donald
Replies: 24
Views: 3383

Re: SNL and The Donald

I stopped watching SNL. Sure they always poke fun at political figures. But now that's pretty much all it is now...an agenda driven program. There is definitely more than comedy going on here. I think it's just fanning the flames making the political scene worse. I just don't find them funny anymor...
by Plate Cap
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Gun Enthusiast Misses Mattress, Hits Mrs
Replies: 22
Views: 2351

Re: Gun Enthusiast Misses Mattress, Hits Mrs

Cocked and locked
by Plate Cap
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Mike Ilitch dead at 87
Replies: 29
Views: 4123

Re: Mike Ilitch dead at 87

In the eulogizing of Mr. Ilitch, the crony capitalism-media complex is on full display in this city. The fact of the matter is - he's a businessman. A very adept businessman, and there's nothing wrong with that. I find it admirable, in fact. But let's cut the baloney. He's not a saint. He stiffed t...
by Plate Cap
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Switching to/from another station's signal for network shows
Replies: 18
Views: 4233

Re: Switching to/from another station's signal for network s

WJRT utilized American Microwave to distribute their feed to areas of the northeast LP where there was no ABC affiliate available. I remember them being on the Mackinaw City cable lineup as late as 1977-78. WKAR-TV also used them to reach cable systems as far north as Alpena in the days before CMU ...
by Plate Cap
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Switching to/from another station's signal for network shows
Replies: 18
Views: 4233

Re: Switching to/from another station's signal for network s

American Microwave and Communications Corp had a 6 gig backbone originating on the Penobscot Building in Detroit, going up to (coincidental to your story) their tower just off I75 and Holly Road, then to a facility on Hurley Hospital in Flint, and on up through the state. The route went up through G...
by Plate Cap
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Trump Will Have A Hard Time Making The Economy "Greater"
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Trump Will Have A Hard Time Making The Economy "Greater"

That concept, along with little or no equity (down payment), is pretty much what caused the mortgage meltdown a few years back. Maybe......kinda......sorta..... But what caused the mortgage meltdown, in actuality, is the timeline below. It's not on CNN or the major media, because it's not attractiv...
by Plate Cap
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Trump Will Have A Hard Time Making The Economy "Greater"
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Trump Will Have A Hard Time Making The Economy "Greater"

Hmmm...... I'm confused. This post seems almost celebratory...... Am I reading here that to justify the dislike for Donald Trump, failure is wished / expected on all these matters in order to justify said dislike? Since the article refers to longstanding problems, are we to draw that somehow the OTH...
by Plate Cap
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: The "personality" of radio stations
Replies: 25
Views: 8250

Re: The "personality" of radio stations

.....I'm guessing it is the stupid "Smart" meter Consumers sneaked onto the side of our house while we were over in Hopkins for the summer......... I'm not an expert in the area, but I did interview two different techs with Consumers regarding my smart meter. They were on scene at different times, ...