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by rugratsonline
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Bell Media shutters TSN Radio in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Bell Media shutters TSN Radio in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton

Been listening to Bloomberg for a few days now and I have only one complaint. Just when you're interested in an item, they cut away to an ad. I know they need advertising to pay the bills, but they should wait for the end of the story before cutting away. When the ad is over, they don't return to t...
by rugratsonline
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: MSNBC meltdown
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: MSNBC meltdown

What you describe reminds me of network TV coverage of the JFK assassination (which is all available on YouTube)... Over at NBC they had difficulties patching Robert McNeil's phone audio from Dallas. At first they tried attaching an amplifier speaker to the handset, which only produced feedback squ...
by rugratsonline
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Loss of Limbaugh, Retirement Of Beckman And Others, May Force Changes At WJR
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

Re: Loss of Limbaugh, Retirement Of Beckman And Others, May Force Changes At WJR

Premiere Radio Network has announced that they will be airing mostly "archival" (basically, a best-of) audio for "weeks" during Rush's time slot. Even his hardcore fans will tire of that in a few days; they really need a fill-in host to discuss current topics immediately, otherwise listeners will a...
by rugratsonline
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Limbaugh Has Died
Replies: 92
Views: 3861

Re: Limbaugh Has Died

48125er wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:17 pm
if it wasnt for rush, I WILL give him credit for this, WJR would've been an arabic station in 1992...
Wasn't Rush on another station (WXYT?) as of 1992?
by rugratsonline
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: All of SE Michigan except Midland & Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: All of SE Michigan except Midland & Bay

Lansing. Flint. Saginaw. All towns with TV stations. Is anyone in Midland watching Channel 4 for the weather? None of the Detroit channels are on cable in the Tri-Cities, especially since WKBD was replaced with WBSF after that station signed on. For many cable viewers in that area, channel 4 is WEY...
by rugratsonline
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Community expresses disappointment at radio layoff of Steve Bell
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Community expresses disappointment at radio layoff of Steve Bell

blizzard wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:50 am
Bell overwhelmed by support after being let go by Bell
https://windsorstar.com/sports/bell-ove ... bell-media
:hat
I probably would have sour grapes too if I was let go by a broadcaster that has the same name as my last name.
by rugratsonline
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Bell Media shutters TSN Radio in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Bell Media shutters TSN Radio in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hamilton

And for a Comedy format? :rolleyes That's been tried, and everywhere it's been tried, it's died. One that literally died was the first "Funny" station, London's CKSL -- it was the very first station to carry a comedy format in Canada in 2011, after flipping from Oldies. It ceased operations almost ...
by rugratsonline
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Fox lost January
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: Fox lost January

Weren't there plans for News Nation to become a 24/7 service, effectively replacing WGN America?
by rugratsonline
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Fox lost January
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: Fox lost January

thatonedude wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:49 pm
My family watches Newsmax, OAN, *and* FNC. I've seen enough propaganda and conspiracy theories on all three to last me the rest of my life...
I wouldn't touch those with a three foot pole. Except for OAN -- I wouldn't touch that with a 300 foot pole.
by rugratsonline
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Jeopardy
Replies: 35
Views: 2831

Re: Jeopardy

The audience space for Jeopardy back in Hollywood is in much, much smaller quarters than this.
by rugratsonline
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Network television ratings IN THE TOILET
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Network television ratings IN THE TOILET

The Weakest Link was a decent show back in the day. Anne Robinson and her meanness was the biggest draw. The Original show was a big fad that declined later on in 2001, which was the year it debuted. I also liked the daytime syndicated version, which was hosted by George Gray (now Drew Carey's anno...
by rugratsonline
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: "American Bandstand" (1975 - 1989) NOT on WJRT 12
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: "American Bandstand" (1975 - 1989) NOT on WJRT 12

Bandstand was practically foreign to me, due to the fact that the local ABC affiliates where I have lived, including WJRT, bumped it for something else. I did not get to see Bandstand other than on anniversary specials or the VH1 repeats. By the way, Bandstand left ABC in 1987 -- it was in syndicati...
by rugratsonline
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Bell makes a post-Boxing Day "Move"
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Bell makes a post-Boxing Day "Move"

radioandtventhusiast wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Bell's acting more corporate every day, by getting rid of heritage branding. Pretty soon, all their stations will have the same branding for each format.
...as well as the same playlist and same talent, just like their American BFF, iHeart.