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by SolarMax
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Crawford Broadcasting Lightning Strike
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Crawford Broadcasting Lightning Strike

There are three towers on that site now, originally was a 300 ft , then they went to a 500 ft right next to it and then a shorter one for a UHF LPTV antenna., It's on the west side of Detroit near Evergreen and Jefferies freeway. I rarely see any reference to this site, "Radio Place," just off Capi...
by SolarMax
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: WWJ 4 (now WDIV) from 1950 and 1977
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: WWJ 4 (now WDIV) from 1950 and 1977

During the latter years under ownership of the Detroit News, the the grim and dour Don DeGroot was the "face" of the station, delivering editorials that echoed the conservative line of its companion newspaper. Providing a similar point of view was commentary by the hawkish retired Brig. General S.L....
by SolarMax
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: 4 Channel, Quadraphonic Sound
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: 4 Channel, Quadraphonic Sound

The best years of W4 106.7 were, when Gordon Mc Lendon owned the station. Before McLendon and WWWW, 106.7 was WDTM, into the late 1960s. WDTM offered an eclectic programming mix, with classical, jazz, spoken word and anything else they could find a host for. Each of its shows were kind of "free for...
by SolarMax
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: The History of FM Radio
Replies: 18
Views: 577

Re: The History of FM Radio

When I was a kid, my dad introduced me to shortwave listening, via a 2 band GE table-top radio. He also had a Granco FM radio, one of the few available at the time, because he knew the "Good Music" he liked was on WLDM and WWJ-FM, plus, "no static at all." I had discovered that WXYZ-FM simulcast 127...
by SolarMax
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: AMP 98.7 flipping!
Replies: 75
Views: 9539

Re: AMP 98.7 flipping!

The few times I've listened to 98.7, I at least didn't hear Imagine Dragons' "Thunder," which on Fault 106.7 seemed to be in a 4x/hour rotation. However, could not avoid Portugal.The Man's "Feel It Still," another 106.7 staple. SXM's alt offerings are far more varied.
by SolarMax
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Favorite Ad One-Liners
Replies: 98
Views: 10658

Re: Favorite Ad One-Liners

"Time to make the Donuts!"
-Dunkin
by SolarMax
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Linux: who here uses it?
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Re: Linux: who here uses it?

Apple OS is built on and a proprietary form of Linux. My Chromebook is essentially Linux. Android is Linux based as well. macOS and Darwin kernel is not at all a form of Linux, precedes it by a few years. It is derived from BSD Unix and the Mach kernel, on which Jobs based his NeXTSTEP OS, which th...
by SolarMax
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Linux: who here uses it?
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Re: Linux: who here uses it?

At the Monday (2/22) press conference with the JPL Mars Perseverance team, the Imaging leader said that a Linux-based computer is being used on the rover, and the image encodes/decodes are done with FFMPEG. First time that open source OS and imaging software have been used for a NASA planetary missi...
by SolarMax
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Loss of Limbaugh, Retirement Of Beckman And Others, May Force Changes At WJR
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

Re: Loss of Limbaugh, Retirement Of Beckman And Others, May Force Changes At WJR

I think that this wind turbine freeze and rolling blackouts in Texas are just the beginning of the disasters the Left will create... Do you actually understand what you've said here (parroting the brainiacs on Fox)?? This disaster occurred and was enabled by policies enacted under the owned-by-the-...
by SolarMax
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Minor format change at WWJ 950
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: Minor format change at WWJ 950

Slightly off-topic - a WWJ blooper:
There was a report today concerning someone accused in a firebombing case.
The newsreader (Brooke Allen maybe), called the device a "Mazel-Tov" cocktail.
Oy vey! :roll:
by SolarMax
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: R.I.P. Bozo
Replies: 24
Views: 1449

R.I.P. Bozo

Ed Golick (detroitkidshow.com) is reporting on his Facebook page that Art Cervi, who played Bozo the Clown on CKLW and WJBK has passed away.
by SolarMax
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: All of SE Michigan except Midland & Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: All of SE Michigan except Midland & Bay

"Metro Detroit and downriver" Wow Local 4! I never knew that the name of my beloved downriver region should be lowercase, and here I thought it was a proper noun! Thanks for the grammar lesson! There’s no civic entity or compass point named "Downriver," so, even though it’s a quite foreign zone to ...
by SolarMax
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: It's WORLD RADIO DAY
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: It's WORLD RADIO DAY

I actually heard a story about this on WWJ on Saturday afternoon.
by SolarMax
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: It's WORLD RADIO DAY
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: It's WORLD RADIO DAY

Turkeytop wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:04 pm
Thanks for posting this. I love radio.

But, when I click on the World Radio Day link, it doesn't take me anywhere.
Try this one. The posted link brings you to this one anyhow worked yesterday. Sorry!
https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldradioday/
by SolarMax
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: It's WORLD RADIO DAY
Replies: 3
Views: 167

It's WORLD RADIO DAY

Party Time! In case you didn't get the memo, Today, February. 13, is WORLD RADIO DAY A celebration of radio worldwide. Hoffstra University's WRHU , chosen by the Academy of Radio Arts and Sciences of America to receive the 2021 World Radio Day Award, is running a 72 hour commemorative broadcast this...