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by kc8yqq
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ric Ocasek RIP
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: Ric Ocasek RIP

Well, let's see... I had the first two albums on cassette (now have them on CD). I believe I had the first album on 8-track, but can't remember for sure (after all this was 40+ years ago). When Candy-o came out, WILS 101.7 ("1O1 FM") sponsored a light show at Abrams Planetarium (on MSU campus) for t...
by kc8yqq
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 550

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

Here is a link to AA Roads where there is more discussion about roundabouts: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=15546.0. There are a few mentions of Michigan in this thread.
by kc8yqq
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 550

Re: Most Dangerous Roundabouts In Michigan

IMHO roundabouts should only be used at irregular intersections, not at the standard "T", not at a normal crossroad, not in high volume traffic, and certainly not at freeway ramps (as I mentioned in another thread). An example of an irregular intersection would be a 5-point one, where you have a sta...
by kc8yqq
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan

The roundabouts at the Green Oak Village Place exit off US-23. Oh don't let me get started with roundabouts...too late!!! First of all I totally agree with you about the above-mentioned roundabouts. I have ended up going where I didn't want to go a couple of times on those! Roundabouts should not b...
by kc8yqq
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Most Dangerous Roads In Michigan

NB US-23 around the Washtenaw/Livingston County line where the temporary left lane ends sees its fair share of accidents. The last one I saw was a few weeks ago and all three lanes were stopped. A state police unit was trying to get to the crash scene with siren/lights going and was not going anywhe...
by kc8yqq
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fla dx king Sarasoia
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Fla dx king Sarasoia

You should be able to get KTRH 740 out of Houston, TX. I used to pull them in when visiting my wife's parents in Fort Myers Beach.
by kc8yqq
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 85
Views: 17567

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Marshall was still open when I drove by a month ago.
by kc8yqq
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 59
Views: 1631

Re: Your best ever car radio?

It was the only time I ever experienced AM stereo. Why did the broadcasting industry abandon that mode? A few reasons I've heard: 1. AM stereo was replaced with IBOC 2. Format changed to talk, no need for stereo 3. Coverage is lessened 4. Equipment failed and don't want to fix/replace Turkeytop, I'...
by kc8yqq
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: Jackson area OTA
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: Jackson area OTA

Thanks HD74. I was considering buying a tower back when I posted this topic. I live in Stonegate Farms and from amplified rabbit ears I can get 6, 10, 23, 47, and 53. Without the amplification, 23 is gone.
by kc8yqq
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WPON testing again ?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: WPON testing again ?

I was by the Maple Road xmitter site yesterday a little before 6pm. WPON was off the air. WCXI is definitely broadcasting from this location. At 5:57 the station went off the air for a few seconds, I'm guessing switch over to night time. At 6:07 was the legal ID barely heard under the beginning of a...
by kc8yqq
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What is your favorite subchannel network?
Replies: 29
Views: 2343

Re: What is your favorite subchannel network?

Aspire is distributed by Comcast and is only on cable, AFAIK. It was started up and owned by Earvin "Magic" Johnson. It's great that they run "In Living Color," a groundbreaking and (mostly) very funny show. When I see on the cable guide that it's on, I pretty much have to watch it. It's also avail...
by kc8yqq
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old TV and Movie Cliches
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Old TV and Movie Cliches

A spinning wheel on a car always squealed, even on a dirt road.
by kc8yqq
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: What is your favorite subchannel network?
Replies: 29
Views: 2343

Re: What is your favorite subchannel network?

Aspire ( https://aspire.tv/ ) is one I like to watch, but I have only seen it on cable/directv/etc., so I'm not sure if they do broadcast TV. Their programming is aimed for a black audience and being white I enjoy it also (it's currently my favorite channel). Aspire airs older programs such as (The)...
by kc8yqq
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: License revocations
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: License revocations

I'm not sure if all of the McCluskey stations made it to the air. Interesting W209BR 89.7 Columbia Township is not mentioned. If I recall correctly, it was a translator for WAQQ. WJKQ's transmitter was located in a barn behind an old farmhouse, not quite where it was supposed to be at. WJCQ, I can't...