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by Big Signal
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The Last Radio Reunion presented by Lee Alan
Replies: 8
Views: 1182

Re: The Last Radio Reunion presented by Lee Alan

I'll be there...but not anonymously!
Me too
by Big Signal
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Comparing the weather radars
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Comparing the weather radars

And so is the National Weather Service Radar. It seems that every time we have severe weather moving through the radar doesn't update. As I'm writing this the radar hasn't been updated for over 35 minutes, and we pay for the shit!
by Big Signal
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Lou Roberts, RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: Lou Roberts, RIP

I think it was his voice that tagged the "Belle Tire" spots I asked Lou at a golf outing several years back because I was curious if it was him that did the Belle Tire voice, and he told me it was someone else but I forgot the guys name that he told me. I'm sorry to hear about his passing, he was a...
by Big Signal
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Detroit Radio Ratings 9-4-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Detroit Radio Ratings 9-4-2019

"The Great Voice of the Great Lakes" isn't so great anymore and continues it's downward spiral.
by Big Signal
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Detroit radio station cume (weekly unique listeners count)
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Detroit radio station cume (weekly unique listeners count)

WWJ has made a terrible choice of not simulcasting on an FM station
They do simulcast on FM but you need an HD radio to hear it. 97.1 HD2
by Big Signal
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Your best ever car radio?
Replies: 55
Views: 1469

Re: Your best ever car radio?

The Mach 300 in my 2005 Ford Escape, it had a great AM tuner with C-QUAM stereo.
by Big Signal
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: 600-mile lake tropo (8/24)

Nice catch!
by Big Signal
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Kevin Sanderson
Replies: 16
Views: 3824

Re: Kevin Sanderson

Kevin is in therapy to improve is mobility. His speech has has improved however, it's going to be a while before he gets back on the air.
by Big Signal
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WJR hits another all-time low and takes a big plunge from last month's already terrible numbers!
Replies: 34
Views: 3933

Re: WJR hits another all-time low and takes a big plunge from last month's already terrible numbers!

WWJ is highly directional to the north, that is why the signal is not solid in Toledo which is on the back side of the pattern.
by Big Signal
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: IHeart Outages
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: IHeart Outages

Makes me wonder if a Studio-Transmitter Link got damaged.
The Studio building has a backup generator so I would have to agree that it may have been an STL problem.
by Big Signal
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: And it approaches....
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: And it approaches....

Corporate greed also exists in local TV. The local stations and the main networks charge way too much when it comes to providing local channels to the cable and satellite companies. I'm getting close to cutting the cable myself. Cable and satellite rates have become outrageous!
by Big Signal
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: The atrocity known as AM HD radio
Replies: 24
Views: 1880

Re: The atrocity known as AM HD radio

Sirius is absolutely garbage for sound quality.

I agree 100%, that is why I don't subscribe, my ipod is much better at 320k.
by Big Signal
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Worst Tower Sites For Getting Stuck-Water, Mud, Sand, Snow, Ice, Grade, etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 898

Re: Worst Tower Sites For Getting Stuck-Water, Mud, Sand, Snow, Ice, Grade, etc.

The major lobe maximum was close to a 50 kW Class B. When Bob Volz was chief engineer for WKNX TV and radio he told me the major lobe was putting out 55KW. I could carry them up to Alpena with no problem back then and you also could hear them in the thumb like a local station as well. I remember lo...
by Big Signal
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Worst Tower Sites For Getting Stuck-Water, Mud, Sand, Snow, Ice, Grade, etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 898

Re: Worst Tower Sites For Getting Stuck-Water, Mud, Sand, Snow, Ice, Grade, etc.

WKNX site was terrible. Some of their monitor points left much desired back in the 10kW days.
But boy did they have a signal back in the day. They were one of the most successful day timers in the country in the 60's and 70's.
by Big Signal
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Kevin Dietz out at WDIV
Replies: 17
Views: 2799

Re: Kevin Dietz out at WDIV

Lauren also used the f-bomb on the air.
I believe that is what MW was talking about.