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by rugratsonline
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 88
Views: 14703

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

I often ponder why, instead of not showing the shows that get pre-empted, WDIV don't move them to 4-2 or 4-3 at the same time. Maybe they fear everyone will just change channels and not watch what they have replaced it with. Exactly -- they did not want to compete with themselves by putting its nor...
by rugratsonline
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Here's why WDWO-TV 18.1 now airs Azteca America programming...
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Here's why WDWO-TV 18.1 now airs Azteca America programming...

Some Guy from Toledo wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:39 pm
Well at least Detroit has another Spanish language channel, for now.
Too bad it's not a heavy hitter like Univision (which Detroit had two different affiliates in the past) or Telemundo (which never affiliated in Detroit).
by rugratsonline
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CTV News Windsor
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: CTV News Windsor

Curiously, my Spectrum system serving Rockland and Central Maine offers Radio-Canada from CKSH Sherbrooke (as well as TVA outlet CHLT), but no English-language CBC, from CBMT or otherwise. Odd they wouldn't provide a CBC station, yet pick up Radio-Canada and TVA. Noticed this image while Googling a...
by rugratsonline
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: RIP Jerome the Giraffe and Rust the Rooster
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: RIP Jerome the Giraffe and Rust the Rooster

The show was on CH9 Windsor, so there are a few 50-somethings in Toledo that know that recorder song as the drawbridge goes up and down and the Friendly Giant invites you to pick a chair.... speaking of which, is that a specific song and is there a copy of it somewhere? Don't forget us 40-something...
by rugratsonline
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Here's why WDWO-TV 18.1 now airs Azteca America programming...
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Here's why WDWO-TV 18.1 now airs Azteca America programming...

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Was TCT the prior owner of the station?
Yes they were, and they still program a subchannel:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDWO-CD
by rugratsonline
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CTV News Windsor
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: CTV News Windsor

I touched on this earlier, wondering why CBMT was so widely available on Michigan cable systems outside of the Detroit area - instead of CBET. I believe the answer basically boiled down to easy satellite availability of CBMT... At one time, I believe, CKLW-TV / CBET was distributed on the same micr...
by rugratsonline
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 86
Views: 3823

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

windsor wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:27 am
WOHO wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:25 am
Agreed: AntennaTV deserves a quality home in Toledo, Cozi too. Enjoy the Johnny Carson reruns and Quantum Leap, etc....
WNWO should add at least one of them...……..
Quite a few Sinclair stations carry Antenna TV, so there should be no reason not to pick it up.
by rugratsonline
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CICO-32 in Windsor
Replies: 23
Views: 2387

Re: CICO-32 in Windsor

The CRTC is strict, I don't think that CBET (or any Canadian station for that matter) can target more than 20% of its advertising to non-Canadian areas. And all Canadian stations and cable channels (yes, they control cable TV over there!) have to air Canadian programming on 60% of their schedule, s...
by rugratsonline
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 86
Views: 3823

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Cable 13 in Palm Springs is NBC affiliate KMIR, which uses its analog channel, 36.x, as its PSIP, and actually broadcasts on channel 26:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMIR-TV
by rugratsonline
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 86
Views: 3823

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

WNMT-CD makes CBET (CBC Windsor) and CHWI (CTV2 Windsor) look like superstations in comparison... just from picture quality alone! Considering WMNT's rap sheet, it makes even small-market network affiliates like superstations. The stations have the "branding channel" rights to any number, PSIP. PSI...
by rugratsonline
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 88
Views: 14703

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

According to TitanTV, this Saturday night October 19, WDIV will Join "JURASSIC WORLD" in progress at 9:00 PM after an infomercial and repeat episode of "Wheel of Fortune" at 8:00 and 8:30 PM. You'd think they'd remove WoF and the infomercial in favor of the movie. Strange. Did they mean to schedule...
by rugratsonline
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: TCM
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: TCM

My friend in Sterling Heights, also with Comcast as am I, called me one afternoon complaining about the same thing, ironically as I was watching TCM. He called Comcast and apparently TCM is now bundled with a sports tier costing extra, which I have. This makes absolutely no sense, especially as the...
by rugratsonline
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 86
Views: 3823

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

What amazed me about WMNT-CA in its analog days was their nightly airing of "Make Room for Daddy"/"Danny Thomas Show" -unedited, complete with cigarette commercials! In the 21st century! (American Tobacco Company was at least a sponsor if they didn't produce and deliver the program outright). This ...
by rugratsonline
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL may be removing MeTV
Replies: 86
Views: 3823

Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Did anyone notice WMNT was sited for not logging children's programming? FCC says the need to cough up $13,000. Sounds like they made excuses for not filing mandatory paperwork. Also, public file on their website is not clickable. Actually, the WMNT part of their My Network TV framed website is mis...
by rugratsonline
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels
Replies: 28
Views: 2607

Re: Comcast Removing Detroit and Lansing Channels

Must-carry even applies to low power stations. Which is probably why you see more of them popping up as network affiliates. ...which is the only way LPTVs can be must-carry. When we lived in the Tampa Bay area until last year, the market had several LPTVs, but only the Spanish-language channels (su...