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by organman95
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: What’s happened to WJW-TV??
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: What’s happened to WJW-TV??

I don't see any issues with older news sets and logos, as long as it isn't some sort of complete bland-looking set from the 60s (there are some that are darn close to that).
by organman95
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old Video Clips
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Old Video Clips

I had no idea Scott Michael Trager was on 7&4 before going to 9&10 Yes, Dave Barons and (I think) Brian Lawson were also. I have seen a clip of Dave on 7&4. My understanding is there was a change over of Chief Meteorologist at 7&4 that pissed Dave off, so he went to 9&10 when Bill Spencer went to T...
by organman95
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old Video Clips
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Old Video Clips

Came across this clip from 7&4 Newswatch Sports. Scott Michael Trager, Charlie Whinham. I'm assuming this is during the "Beam Broadcasting" days, unless Federal hadn't changed the logo yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxlfsq8A4wk
by organman95
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: TV Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: TV Guide

Cool
by organman95
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Jimmy Carter pulled through impossible odds, but as a man of God, he had some help there. IF they could have caught Trebek at stage 1 or 2, the Whipple surgery would have gave him a fighting chance for 5 more years, but he's going to need some special experimental cancer drugs, and he could get 6 y...
by organman95
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: TV Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: TV Guide

I remember TV Guide keeping listings for WKBD into the 2000s in both the Northern Michigan and Northern Wisconsin TV Guides (oddly, the Northern Wisconsin edition never had WGKI/WFQX in their guides despite that TV Guide being the TV guide for the UP outside of the eastern three counties and WGKI/W...
by organman95
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!
Replies: 15
Views: 1088

Re: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!

WPBN had no direct NBC feed until sat delivery. They had off air pickups at Morley for WOOD and near Barryton for WNEM, microwaved to the TX site. They would switch to whoever had the best signal. WTOM was fed by microwave from TC from the start. They did have off air pickup in case of microwave fa...
by organman95
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!
Replies: 15
Views: 1088

Re: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!

Doubt it was an issue for WBKB. My understanding of that area is that they take care of their own. If I recall, the reason for the for the WNEM transmitter was for backup for WTOM back in the 70s/80s during tropo issues, if/when it lost signal from WPBN. Likewise, I think WPBN used WOOD-TV as a back...
by organman95
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: "Lucky 8" On WCBY-1960s To Early 1970s
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: "Lucky 8" On WCBY-1960s To Early 1970s

My grandparents had a 'red rider' wagon with the WJML 99FM/AM11 bumper sticker
by organman95
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: FCC wants to lower or drop ownership rules
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: FCC wants to lower or drop ownership rules

Does it really matter? Several already do that through a creating/using subsidiary.

Northern MI is a prime example. Sinclair essentially owns 7&4 and 29&8. Heritage owns 9&10 and 32&45
by organman95
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Misheard Song Lyrics
Replies: 94
Views: 5515

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

And how stoned or drunk were we all to hear some of those lyrics they way we did? lol

That said, I don't think anyone knows the lyrics to "blue"... my female cousins always sang it as "I'm blue, I'm in need of a guy"
by organman95
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: "Lucky 8" On WCBY-1960s To Early 1970s
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: "Lucky 8" On WCBY-1960s To Early 1970s

radiofreedel wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:24 am
I didn't begin on the air on WCBY and WCBY-FM until 1973 at 15 years old. Do the math, I'm old now.
:lol:

Good to hear from you, Del. Hope you and Mary are doing well :)
by organman95
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: SCREW YOU! I’M KEEPING YOU SAFE!!!
Replies: 47
Views: 1982

Re: SCREW YOU! I’M KEEPING YOU SAFE!!!

One of the things I noticed with regard to OTA coverage of storms, is that in GR, when a SVR goes out, most stations almost immediately go on air, until the warning has cancelled. Then they resume normal programming. Many stations for years did this as more of a courtesy. Now, it's become sort of 't...
by organman95
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: "Lucky 8" On WCBY-1960s To Early 1970s
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: "Lucky 8" On WCBY-1960s To Early 1970s

If I think about it, I'll ask my dad regarding Del. Dad has known Del for well over 40 years.