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by rugratsonline
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: So many 50 kW AM signals
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: So many 50 kW AM signals

k8jd wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:51 pm
CK-722 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 am
1190 WLIB is 10 kW Day, 30 kW Night
I had WLIB 1190, as 50 KW daytime power :D
Back in the days of the Air America fiasco, WLIB only got as powerful after its owners bought and downgraded Fort Wayne's WOWO.
by rugratsonline
Fri May 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Dave & Upchuck gain new affiliate in Tampa
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: Dave & Upchuck gain new affiliate in Tampa

98.7 The Shark may go down as one of the top five worst format changes in the country for 2019. For the second straight Nielsen survey, the station registered a pathetic 1.6 share. This is "No Rules Rock" all over again. The AC format (B98.7) produced three respectable surveys in a row - the statio...
by rugratsonline
Tue May 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Court TV is coming to WXYZ 7.4 in May
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: Court TV is coming to WXYZ 7.4 in May

Y M Ionhere wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:38 am
So will we be seeing live police shows like "Cops" or mostly scripted judge shows?
It's supposed to be like the old Court TV, which would feature live court cases and analysis:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_TV
by rugratsonline
Tue May 14, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

Should CKCO-3 flip to UHF 30 for its digital signal with virtual channel 42.1? From an ethical perspective, CKCO-3 should convert to DTV, but they won't. They're owned by Bell Media, the owner of Canada's cable and satellite TV providers. With OTA television out of the way (except in areas with US ...
by rugratsonline
Sat May 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: TV Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: TV Guide

mtburb wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:01 pm
innate-in-you wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:33 am
It doesn't make any mention of OTA.
This is highly surprising, especially since, IIRC, the Monroe Evening News does list OTA channels in their daily edition listings.
Why wouldn't the Evening News list OTA stations in its TV magazine? Even TV Guide these days has national network listings.
by rugratsonline
Sat May 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 82
Views: 27163

Re: Old cable lineups

Yet another vintage United Cable Television Downriver lineup: I found four of this in a VCR box I bought at a yard sale in Wyandotte. United Cable Television Gibraltar/Lincoln Park/Riverview/Trenton/Woodhaven, circa 1989-1990 47 - The Nostalgia Channel (very little known about this channel) It was ...
by rugratsonline
Sat May 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Covenant Kids Telethon
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Covenant Kids Telethon

smallwonder wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:54 am
Did anyone happen to get footage of 5's kids telethon? They're tinkering with the towers, so I wasn't able to see it.
Fine time to do transmitter maintenance -- during a telethon.

That being said, telethons died after Jerry Lewis was fired from his MDA telethon in 2010.
by rugratsonline
Sat May 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: “It’s sweeps! Let’s promote a national package!”
Replies: 28
Views: 989

Re: “It’s sweeps! Let’s promote a national package!”

autolab wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 2:07 am
If you don't like the topic of the story, then just don't watch the newscast.
Or in my case, don't watch TV news at all. All my news the last few years came from the paper.
by rugratsonline
Sat May 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: CKCO-3 Channel 42 Off the Air?

I would imagine CFPL and CHWI flipping from CTV2 to the main CTV network, but then, their broadcasting plans were always too nearsighted. Even the CRTC is still hemming and hawing on the use of subchannels. As for CJOH's Deseronto transmitter, no big loss, as the region already gets CTV programming ...
by rugratsonline
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!
Replies: 15
Views: 1102

Re: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!

I think that is the reason why they took the WBKB-TV call letters. It was to be a smallest market version of an ABC O & O. Then the edges of the market and the cable had an actual ABC O & O, WJRT-TV, which would have wanted to be WJR-TV, had the since modified call letter rules had allowed it in th...
by rugratsonline
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: CanCon You Like, CanCon You Don't Like
Replies: 63
Views: 2099

Re: CanCon You Like, CanCon You Don't Like

Strange Can-Con: "Glamour Boy" by the guess who. Sometimes nonsensical lyrics, and the story is about someone who wants gender-reassignment surgery - the price of which inflates by $12,000 with every verse! Perhaps an ode to Amesbury? The song came out in 1973; Bill Amesbury's "Virginia" -- which w...
by rugratsonline
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: NBC's "Hot Dog" 1970
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: NBC's "Hot Dog" 1970

There was a topic about how to send mail at the post office BUT YouTube does not have that segment. Saw that when WNEM 5 (Saginaw, MI) showed the reruns of "Hot Dog" around 1977 - 1978 at 7:00 Saturday morning, followed by "Looney Tunes" with Bugs Bunny & Friends because "Hot Dog" was 21 minutes lo...
by rugratsonline
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: TV Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: TV Guide

The Tampa Bay Times has one available as an add on to your subscription at an extra cost. Apparently, that's the trend of some newspapers these days, in which they offer a TV magazine as an extra-cost add-on, instead of free every Sunday. I've seen a sample issue in the TBT one Sunday last year (sh...
by rugratsonline
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: TV Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: TV Guide

I was at the doctors office the other day. I was thumbing through the magazines and there was a TV Guide. I miss the old Readers Digest sized TV Guide. Not a fan of the magazine sized TV Guide. Anyways I was looking through it and I noticed that the TV listings were vastly different. In the listing...
by rugratsonline
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters
Replies: 15
Views: 710

Re: Bell wants to shut down more CTV transmitters

RingtailedFox wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:53 pm
The full story can be seen at https://blog.fagstein.com/2016/06/27/be ... -shutdown/
The article is three years old, and I believe Bell has since reconsidered closing its transmitters.