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by Nelson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Environment Canada to end weather radio.
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Environment Canada to end weather radio.

Weather radio still seems quite important to me. I don't leave my cell phone on at night but still want weather warnings. I figure during the day, I'm probably going to notice a severe storm coming in, but not necessarily at night. Therefore, I keep a weather alert radio in my bedroom. There's defin...
by Nelson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz
Replies: 24
Views: 1985

Re: 99.3 wqan and 92.3 wbnz

Interesting, thanks for the recordings! I kind of like their mix of music, though I'll agree its not hard rock. (but then again, I like WQON's mix, too!)
by Nelson
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 61
Views: 10873

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

Thanks for keeping us updated. I guess I need to rescan and see what I can get!
by Nelson
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WWTV: 9.5 = QVC & 9.6 = HSN
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: WWTV: 9.5 = QVC & 9.6 = HSN

I wondered what they were up to when they added 9.5 and 9.6. So what's in it for WWTV? Do they get some kind of kickback from QVC and HSN?
by Nelson
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Fox 33 Newscast
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: Fox 33 Newscast

Nice! Thanks for posting. I've been looking for a recording of their broadcast from that era for a while now. So glad to finally have a recording of Jim Kosek on Fox 33!
by Nelson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Is radio relevant anymore in a crisis?
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Is radio relevant anymore in a crisis?

I am disappointed at the lack of local, timely news on the radio. This seems like a good time for radio to shine, but they don't seem to be doing anything out of the ordinary. I'm not aware of any specials, extended news broadcasts, etc. Maybe the ad revenue just isn't there and stations just don't ...
by Nelson
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Covid-19 Case now reported in Northern MI- Be Safe and Cautious Out There!
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: Covid-19 Case now reported in Northern MI- Be Safe and Cautious Out There!

Has anyone thought about recording news broadcasts, etc.? Might be fun to watch 20 years from now. I enjoy going back and listening to the few tapes I recorded on 9/11.
by Nelson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Covid-19 Case now reported in Northern MI- Be Safe and Cautious Out There!
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: Covid-19 Case now reported in Northern MI- Be Safe and Cautious Out There!

In other news, TV anchors now sitting (or standing) further away from each other during newscasts... I noticed that, too. Thought that was kind of silly. Those anchors have been together all along, and probably share facilities at the station, etc. But, maybe its good to set a good example on the a...
by Nelson
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: KLT lives in the far north!!! 93.5 to dump Country.
Replies: 18
Views: 1565

Re: KLT lives in the far north!!! 93.5 to dump Country.

It was indeed at 4 pm. Had the radio on at 3:00 and it was still country. Got back in the car at 4:20 and it was KLT!
by Nelson
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: School closings on local radio
Replies: 16
Views: 1446

Re: School closings on local radio

If there are, say, a handful (or maybe as many as a dozen) school closings, they should be read on the air. If there are a lot (for instance, two-thirds of the schools in the station's massive coverage area), the air talent should name the counties where school closings exist and direct listeners t...
by Nelson
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: School closings on local radio
Replies: 16
Views: 1446

Re: School closings on local radio

There were two more that weren't closed; Boyne City and Charlevoix. It would be nice if they could say something like "All schools in Antrim, Grand Traverse, and Kalkaska Counties are closed. Plus East Jordan." or something like that. But that would require that all schools participate and call in t...
by Nelson
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: School closings on local radio
Replies: 16
Views: 1446

School closings on local radio

My day job is in the office at a local school district. We were just notified by Mike Sinclair at WTCM Radio that they are no longer listing school closings on the air. He said that not enough schools call them with closings and they didn't want to air a partial list. I'm not sure if this just affec...
by Nelson
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 16370

Re: 101.9 wldr

Amen to that, too. Live and local is what keeps me listening to the radio. Its what best differentiates radio from streaming sources (both music and podcasts).
by Nelson
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 9&10 New Graphics Package
Replies: 20
Views: 2692

Re: 9&10 New Graphics Package

I agree regarding the weather maps over the black table. I don't blame them for trying it out, but I can't say I'm crazy about it. I don't see what value that adds to their weather forecast. Does it help me understand the forecast or is it just supposed to make me say "oooh, look what they can do?"
by Nelson
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 16370

Re: 101.9 wldr

Where are all the sympathetic posters Who Loved all radio stations? They've all gotten very quiet. I love WQON's format. I've heard many songs on WQON that I've never heard anywhere else but that I love hearing now. While I love their format, I can't vouch for how they are running their business or...