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by MWmetalhead
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Where’s Ben Bailey? Still on the bench?
Replies: 15
Views: 1920

Re: Where’s Ben Bailey? Still on the bench?

The same small number of companies own 90+ percent of the major network affiliates nationwide. Nexstar, Scripps, Sinclair, Tegna, Gray, Graham, etc. I would be curious to know if FOX Stations Group has a vaccine mandate. He hasn't reappeared anywhere to my knowledge. Perhaps he has decided to change...
by MWmetalhead
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: WJMN dumping CBS?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Areal coverage of WLUC is garbage, too.

These stations don't care. They get more money in retrans fees when cable and satellite companies pick up new subscribers.
by MWmetalhead
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: U-M enters $490 million monetary settlement with Anderson victims
Replies: 23
Views: 366

Re: U-M enters $490 million monetary settlement with Anderson victims

Explain what you mean by staged coincidence please. I honestly am unsure what you mean by that phrase. "it made me feel weird (but I kept going back)" Students felt they would be repudiated - and allegedly were repudiated in at least a few cases - if they refused to go to Anderson for their treatmen...
by MWmetalhead
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: WJMN dumping CBS?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Some good discussion here:

https://forums.tvnewstalk.net/topic/186 ... on/page/2/

The CBS affiliation with WLNS, like WJMN, was set to expire on December 31, 2021.

What makes this situation all the more interesting is that WJMN used to be a CBS O&O!
by MWmetalhead
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: WJMN dumping CBS?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: WJMN dumping CBS?

Wow - this is stunning news. Let's not forget that CBS ditched Nexstar owned WISH-TV ( channel 8 ) in Indianapolis a few years back. The relationship between CBS and Nexstar appears to be rocky. This is bad news for folks who rely on over-the-air reception in the central U.P. for network programming...
by MWmetalhead
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Real World Example of Masks Making a Difference!
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Real World Example of Masks Making a Difference!

K-12 schools without mask mandates in Michigan saw 62% more coronavirus spread:

https://www.freep.com/story/news/health ... 422532002/
by MWmetalhead
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Real World Example of Masks Making a Difference!
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Real World Example of Masks Making a Difference!

Not all masks are created equal, but properly crafted and worn masks absolutely reduce the rate of transmissibility. If you are going to make a statement, Matt, that "masks don't work," at least take some time to provide links to research supporting your claim. The studies cited by the below sources...
by MWmetalhead
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 1073 alternative Cleveland
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: 1073 alternative Cleveland

Didn't 107.3 try Smooth AC before, which is basically Soft AC with some smooth jazz tossed in? Perhaps they should try 60s & 70s oldies. Don't laugh; that format is making a comeback in the rust belt. A 50,000 watt iHM station programs the format in Grand Rapids. A challenged signal in Milwaukee own...
by MWmetalhead
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ 950 EAS FAIL!
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: WWJ 950 EAS FAIL!

Looks like Cume-u-Less owned WJR was originator of the test.

A do-over just occurred.
by MWmetalhead
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ 950 EAS FAIL!
Replies: 5
Views: 532

WWJ 950 EAS FAIL!

For what it's worth, the test to have occurred at 11:20a this morning was loaded with dead air.

What a mess!!!
by MWmetalhead
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: U-M enters $490 million monetary settlement with Anderson victims
Replies: 23
Views: 366

Re: U-M enters $490 million monetary settlement with Anderson victims

I am not completely sure the Plaintiff attorneys would've been ready to accept the terms if Schlissel were still there, Matt. I am not yet ready to accept the timing was purely coincidental. Some people on campus disagree with you regarding Schlissel and the COVID response. They feel Schlissel's adv...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 1073 alternative Cleveland
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: 1073 alternative Cleveland

JenY did have billboards before and just after launch, but I do not know for how long they were in place. The format choice (Modern AC in a rust belt city) was moronic. Rock is where an opportunity exists. WMMS is talk or live sports most of the time from 6a to 10p weekdays. WNCX gets monster number...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: U-M enters $490 million monetary settlement with Anderson victims
Replies: 23
Views: 366

Re: U-M enters $490 million monetary settlement with Anderson victims

I guess I believe rape / sexual assault by a man in a position of power against students - and a multi decade institutional cover up - are no laughing matter.
by MWmetalhead
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: U-M enters $490 million monetary settlement with Anderson victims
Replies: 23
Views: 366

Re: U-M enters $490 million monetary settlement with Anderson victims

The last paragraph of this MLive article seems to be at odds with your view: https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2022/01/490m-settlement-reached-between-dr-anderson-survivors-university-of-michigan.html It sounds like the plaintiff attorneys did not trust the university to properly implement cultur...