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by SolarMax
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Virus Stops Toledo Station’s Ability to Run Video
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Virus Stops Toledo Station’s Ability to Run Video

What ever happened to having an analog or tape-based back-up? It would be like a radio station that couldn't play CDs or LPs because their automation went down and they couldn't run a board and play the audio, like the good old days? 13's automation is not good- a real person to be the board op and...
by SolarMax
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Favorite Ad One-Liners
Replies: 36
Views: 3212

Re: Favorite Ad One-Liners

Robitussin Cough Syrup. The woman is coughing in her kitchen. A bear comes to her open window and hands her a bottle of the cough syrup to try. The bear then asks Mind if I root through your trash? The Robitussin bear sounds almost just like the Muppets' Fozzie Bear (who is himself appearing in som...
by SolarMax
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WDIV's Jermont Terry
Replies: 0
Views: 386

WDIV's Jermont Terry

Was wondering why I hadn't seen the impeccably-attired Jermont Terry reporting on Local4 in a few weeks.
Turns out he's now on WBBM TV (CBS Chicago). If they gave him a "See Ya" shoutout on WDIV before he left I missed it.
by SolarMax
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Favorite Ad One-Liners
Replies: 36
Views: 3212

Re: Favorite Ad One-Liners

"Libbity Bibbity"
by SolarMax
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: TCM
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Re: TCM

Like others here, I lamented the shift on Comcast/Xfinity of TCM to a different programming "tier." My quite old Motorola cable box died last week. Went to an Xfinity retail shop to turn it in and planned, influenced by the TCM shift and other program and fee tweaks, to also terminate TV service-Cut...
by SolarMax
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: End of The Road for WBAI 99.5fm NYC pt 2
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: End of The Road for WBAI 99.5fm NYC pt 2

Update on the WBAI story from Scott Fybush in this week's NERW:
NorthEast Radio Watch 11/11/2019: WBAI Returns to Local
by SolarMax
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 13787

Re: WPON WCXI Updates - 2019

2p Monday 11/4, Well, well... WPON 1460 is on, playing soulful oldies and a live DJ, saying "This is the 20-Grand Review show on WPON 1460, we're back, we're glad to be back home." Quizzing about a song, asking listeners to call 248-557-1460 or web wpon.com. WCXI 1160 is on, playing French language ...
by SolarMax
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Turner Classic Movies on Comcast
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Turner Classic Movies on Comcast

My biggest issue is I really only have cable companies to choose from for my internet access, and those prices seem to be always going up. Or they want you to sign a contract for a discounted rate that will ballon up later. The chances of getting fiber in my area is slim to none. And once you (or I...
by SolarMax
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WHNE STA
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: WHNE STA

innate-in-you wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:29 pm
disregard - duplicate post
You know, the bbs gives you the ability to easily edit your own posts, and delete them, too. Just sayin' :)
by SolarMax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Warren Pierce
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Warren Pierce

Warren Pierce is boring and talks about absolutely nothing. It takes him five minutes to ask a guest a question because they are so wordy. He’s a great cure for insomnia. It's only by the occasional accidental tune-by that I've ever caught his show. When I have, it's been pretty much like stumbling...
by SolarMax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Warren Pierce
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Warren Pierce

drew10219 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:35 am
Surprised he's still around. especially after this disgrace

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1995/12/01 ... 817794000/
Yeah, only 24 years ago. Seems like yesterday :?
by SolarMax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RetroTV changes in the works?
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: RetroTV changes in the works?

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:58 am
Retro TV is on the air at the moment.
The myretrotv website was offline, and has since been void of information. Hasn't been interruption of on-air programming.
by SolarMax
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RetroTV changes in the works?
Replies: 5
Views: 727

RetroTV changes in the works?

Earlier today I went to "myretrotv.com" to see if I could find what actual movie was being aired on RetroTV, WHNE 14.7, as the film did not match in any way what the EPG or TitanTV listing showed. The retroTV site was Not Available, it turned out, for many hours. Later this evening, the RetroTV home...
by SolarMax
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: TCM
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Re: TCM

A recent billing statement from Xfinity/Comcast mentioned that TCM would be removed from whatever "tier" I'm on and become part of a higher-priced bundle of stuff I won't ever want to watch. Sure enough, It's now unavailable both from the cable box and from TCM streaming app. Getting ever closer to ...
by SolarMax
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Fillings
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Fillings

The metallic amalgam in old style fillings could act as a rectifier diode (like that in an old crystal set, detecting amplitude modulated (AM) signals. You would have to be nearby a strong RF field for that to happen. Same for any metal-to-metal junction. Besides kitchen appliances, there used to be...