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by Ben Zonia
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

I always thought that people were free to mourn in their own traditions. I don't have any idea about what "El Maleh Rachamim" is. I wish TC would explain it. Otherwise, it just sounds like Madonna and Kabbalah. It is a Stereotype that most radio people, particularly commercial station owners, are Je...
by Ben Zonia
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title
Replies: 109
Views: 3036

Re: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title

Never heard this before. A little different than "Just When I Needed You Most"

"Suzi Found A Weapon"-Randy VanWarmer #55 Hot 100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOgqHT57aMY
by Ben Zonia
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte
Replies: 25
Views: 692

Re: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte

Getting a Clearstream 2Max and connecting the coax to the back of the UHF figure-8 can get WJBK, CBET, WTOL (WTOL is unwatchable), and WTVG in Melvindale, the latter two only come in with an RCA 12dB amplifier. This is indoors. It performs well on Hi-V without the VHF dipoles. It also performs well...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Has WCXI 1160 moved to Milford Twp?
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: Has WCXI 1160 moved to Milford Twp?

There's no way they could have put 0.5 mV/m 30 miles East with 250 watts nondirectional. For testing purposes, they could use 3.75 kW nondirectional, and that makes more sense. Especially since the LICENSED WPON 1460 Daytime array three miles closer with 1 kW directional to the East wasn't anywhere ...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Worst Cars Ever Made
Replies: 19
Views: 620

Re: Worst Cars Ever Made

The Renault Dope Fiend has always ranked near the top of this kind of list.
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?
Replies: 58
Views: 2468

Re: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?

Depending on antenna orientation, there would also be diagonally shaped silver or yellow lines zipping across the screen at all times on VHF 3. I think the diagonal lines would only be in analog. Whether what caused the diagonal lines would disrupt the digital picture transmission in some way, I do...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Not the Russians...
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Not the Russians...

Is Larry Page a Russian? If so, he looks more like his cousin Bettie Page than Vladimir Putin. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Bettie_Page-2.jpg And yes, she was his somewhat distant cousin. Maybe we could make a mock up pin up poster of Larry Page wearing a Bathing Suit? A Bikin...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?
Replies: 58
Views: 2468

Re: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?

Can they get an STA and borrowed equipment to experiment with ATSC 3.0 on Channel 3? Like WKAR-TV's ATSC 3.0 operation?
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: CHBX-TV 2 SSM
Replies: 2
Views: 339

CHBX-TV 2 SSM

Is CHBX-TV 2 still operating, and at the full 100 kW licensed power?
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?
Replies: 58
Views: 2468

Re: Why can't WHNE go to UHF 30?

The latest is 6.5 kW from ~1100 feet.

There must be a Channel 2 somewhere close by. Maybe a vacant .ca analog allotment in Wiarton?
by Ben Zonia
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Coming Soon From Eton - Grundig
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Coming Soon From Eton - Grundig

I hope they have corrected the problem with the finish, which broke down to a sticky mess after a couple years. My Brother In Law had an Eton 1 and couldn’t stand to touch it. Couldn’t figure out how to clean it either. There were many online complaints about it. https://antiqueradios.com/forums/vie...
by Ben Zonia
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: America's Rural Radio Stations Are Vanishing
Replies: 18
Views: 1498

Re: America's Rural Radio Stations Are Vanishing

With the intransigence of NIMBY locals and Zoning Boards, there is nothing wrong with building a temporary facility. Or a quick change to a buildable site. But you have to do it and document it and apply and have the CP for it.
by Ben Zonia
Mon May 20, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: The Big Bang Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: The Big Bang Theory

The show was good when it was about Physics, Engineering, and Biology. When the cast was scared of cancellation the first few years, they held it together. I preferred it when Jim Parsons was not so politically involved. And it affected his performance as he stopped any pretense of acting like his o...
by Ben Zonia
Thu May 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Source: Cumulus Detroit is for sale...
Replies: 59
Views: 4598

Re: Source: Cumulus Detroit is for sale...

Too few hands own too many stations. If they have 8 stations in a market, or even 5 or less, chances are that one or more of them is considered a throwaway, and they are seriously mismanaged. They just keep them in order to keep them out of the hands of competitors. Usually this is an AM or a seriou...
by Ben Zonia
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: The Brood-60s 70s Chicken Rock-New Format
Replies: 1
Views: 206

The Brood-60s 70s Chicken Rock-New Format

60s 70s Chicken Rock, harder rock songs cut out. Will it work? Why or why not?