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by SolarMax
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: ZAPPA documentary drops Nov. 23 and Nov. 27.
Replies: 2
Views: 53

ZAPPA documentary drops Nov. 23 and Nov. 27.

The long-awaited Alex Winter documentary "Zappa" premieres on November 23, with a number of in-theatre events (which may or may not still happen) that include Q&As and added material. Online watch-at-home digital distribution starts November 27, and will be up on most streaming and on-demand platfor...
by SolarMax
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Universal Radio closing November 30
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Universal Radio closing November 30

Long-time SWL and ham gear retailer Universal Radio, outside of Columbus, OH has announced it is closing on November 30, as the owners are retiring. Their statement, and info about fulfillment of existing orders and closeouts at:
https://www.universal-radio.com/RetireNotice.html
by SolarMax
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: How many have dropped Sirius/XM during the pandemic?
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: How many have dropped Sirius/XM during the pandemic?

But I might try that cancellation threat. It worked for OnStar. This is applicable to just about every "automatic renewal" site or service. Always intercept their customer service site before the auto renewal date and make cancellation noises. They are fearful of losing customers, especially those ...
by SolarMax
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RIP 89X
Replies: 195
Views: 7825

Re: RIP 89X

TC Talks wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:22 pm
I bet they're bringing Ohm FM back.
There would be considerable resistance to that
(somebody had to say it).
by SolarMax
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: How many have dropped Sirius/XM during the pandemic?
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: How many have dropped Sirius/XM during the pandemic?

As soon as I say," I want to cancel", they are suddenly able to offer me a "promotional" rate, which I turn down. They then come up with an even better deal, which I turn down. Then (after putting me on hold so they allegedly can see if there's anything more they can do), they miraculously have in t...
by SolarMax
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: New Age Radio (Streaming / Podcasting / Satellite / HD)
Topic: OnStar
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: OnStar

I took one of my cars off the road for three months in the spring. Had OnStar suspend service for that period, which they did. On resumption, instead of a credit, they extended my coverage term by the same amount. I may drop it from one of the vehicles which now gets only occasional use.
by SolarMax
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: KDTI Has Gone All Christmas Music
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: KDTI Has Gone All Christmas Music

I have a playlist on my old school iPod with nothing but "novelty" xmas music, much of it, including "Grandma..." derived from Dr. Demento. Nobody on radio gonna play South Park's "Merry f*in' Christmas!" :lol:
by SolarMax
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Least favorite commercials of all-time
Replies: 23
Views: 1265

Re: Least favorite commercials of all-time

Add to my list: any commercial featuring elaborately choreographed dancing to advertise a product that has nothing to do with dancing. For example, the one for a credit card or something or other I just saw this afternoon. More often I seem to see those for food or drink, especially soft drinks. Th...
by SolarMax
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Least favorite commercials of all-time
Replies: 23
Views: 1265

Re: Least favorite commercials of all-time

radioandtventhusiast wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:09 pm
[Is the Life Alert ad the one the darker one with the lady crying for help on the floor after falling? That one was so controversial.
The line "I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!"® is a registered trademark, appearing under the Life Alert logo in the spots.
by SolarMax
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: What About This Antenna Is Superior Enough To Justify Cost?
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: What About This Antenna Is Superior Enough To Justify Cost?

This is a classic wide band log periodic, so the gain is essentially the same over a large range of frequencies. ... AT&T used to have ones that went down to at least 7 MHz for transoceanic long distance. AT&T had (don't know if it's still there) for domestic use, a H*** 6.4 MHz to 30 MHz Log Perio...
by SolarMax
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: Least favorite commercials of all-time
Replies: 23
Views: 1265

Re: Least favorite commercials of all-time

Instantly rocketing to Number One Least Favorite: The newest ad for MI Senate candidate John James, now running in saturation mode. A blatant and unapologetic ripoff of the "Pure Michigan" tourism campaign, reprising Tim Allen's breathy voiceover and soft, soothing music, complete with a "write on" ...
by SolarMax
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ - all the latest scores
Replies: 1
Views: 410

WWJ - all the latest scores

This evening 10/28, WWJ has been running pre-recorded sports segments at :15/:45.
The problem is, they are a week old, talking about upcoming games that were played over last weekend.
Live And Local. :roll:
by SolarMax
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Elvis
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Elvis

Editorcj wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:59 pm
I keep thinking this is a thread about slo-motion replays in sports.
There might be four or five people on this board who got that :lol:
by SolarMax
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Distant stations on local AMs
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Distant stations on local AMs

Even on my "Walkman" AM/FM radio, I can do a total null out of WNZK at night. I'm probably 25 or so miles from their site, so easy to do as it's not an overwhelming signal. I can usually hear a couple of other signals on 680, not enough clarity to ID them.
by SolarMax
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Biden laptop
Replies: 38
Views: 2071

Re: Biden laptop

This thread relates to "Metro Detroit/SE Michigan" media exactly how?