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by rugratsonline
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1015

Re: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?

I believe Bad Axe had one or two commercial TV allotments in the analog era. I know Port Huron had one. Obviously, they were never built. WDCQ (PBS) is licensed to Bad Axe and originally had its analog transmitter at Ubly, south of Bad Axe, but relocated its digital transmitter to closer to Bay Cit...
by rugratsonline
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: I now know your pain...
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: I now know your pain...

I remember back in the late 90s, early 2000s, they always had a black screen showing "no signal". This went on for hours. Channel 48 was supposed to be our local UPN affiliate. However, UPN on half of the days was missing. Then around that point the FCC forced the owners to sell to Cornerstone Chur...
by rugratsonline
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: CHBX-TV 2 SSM
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: CHBX-TV 2 SSM

As far as I know, it is, and it's still in analog, though CTV has plans to close down its repeater to the north, in Wawa.
by rugratsonline
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Gray Stations to revive daily Star Spangled Banner closings
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Gray Stations to revive daily Star Spangled Banner closings

According to ABC12, which is making a big fuss out of something that will only be shown in the middle of the night: https://www.abc12.com/content/news/510986662.html?fbclid=IwAR2_EsDAwIAw-XVeJSFmueZO9ZDXNteyXYCi6enId_-QHB8yV5Q-P3IwU40 (Check their Facebook post on the topic, which features hundreds ...
by rugratsonline
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Warren High School TV station signing on for the first time in years this Fall.
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: Warren High School TV station signing on for the first time in years this Fall.

lidoshuffle wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Does this mean Lori Irla and Fred (??) are coming back??? Oh be still my fluttering with much anticipation lil 'ol heart...
I would think by now they graduated.
by rugratsonline
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: America's Rural Radio Stations Are Vanishing
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: America's Rural Radio Stations Are Vanishing

The use of terminology had rankled a few of my broadcasting friends. "5000 volts" (instead of watts)? The "dungeon"? "Kill zone"?
by rugratsonline
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: So many 50 kW AM signals
Replies: 21
Views: 1116

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: 1577

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: 2033

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: 1182

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: 26
Views: 1699

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: 29431

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: 857

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: 1511

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: 1182

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 ...