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by Realist
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: One person doing news and weather in market 12
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: One person doing news and weather in market 12

Ah, the duopoly is owned by Meredith. About the only owner out there more incompetent than Scripps and Tegna. That speaks volumes! As someone who grew up watching WNEM TV5 News, I can truly say I wish Meredith would get out of the broadcasting business. Watching what happened to their news operatio...
by Realist
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: JIM PRICE STINKS!!!
Replies: 169
Views: 34970

Re: JIM PRICE STINKS!!!

Now that the Tigers season is (mercifully) over, I'd like to wrap this up for the winter. Over the past decade, each season Price has been worst than the previous season. One of the more annoying things to me this year was that he added "He's looking for a cookie" to his arsenal of crap phrases. Ye...
by Realist
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WILZ Tim Brandow mistake??
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: WILZ Tim Brandow mistake??

This is where Tim Hartley is at now, being a country bumpkin:

https://www.wxcyfm.com/personalities/tim-hartley/

He looks nothing like, nor sounds like, Tim Brandow;

http://www.wheelz1045.com/tim-brandow/
by Realist
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: WILZ Tim Brandow mistake??
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: WILZ Tim Brandow mistake??

CK-722 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Is Tim Brandow related to Jay Brandow? I know John Brandow from some Continuing Education dinners. Jay's cousin as I recall. Had a great chat about pop groups and songs.
They’re brothers
by Realist
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: LAV who?
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Re: LAV who?

It’s pretty apparent that the Steve Gorman show (from Westwood One, a division of Cumulus) is being forced by Cumulus corporate onto every classic rock station they have. They dropped the popular Alice Cooper show on Saginaw’s Wheelz 104.5 for this. Haven’t listened to Gorman but Alice had some inte...
by Realist
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: And The Employee of the Month Is --
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: And The Employee of the Month Is --

He’s right. My folks bought me a car jack from there to jack up my Camaro when I store it in the winter time. I used it twice a year and it lasted about 3 years before the fluid leaked out of it and it became inoperable. My dad bought a battery saver last winter for one of his vehicles and it shorte...
by Realist
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ric Ocasek RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Ric Ocasek RIP

Sgt. Sackto wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:44 pm
I love 80s music. I find the Cars, however, annoying and unlistenable. Eddie Money I could listen to all day.
Exactly the opposite for me as I can’t change the station fast enough when Eddie Money comes on. Really burnt out on his music from radio overplay. Most Cars tunes I’ll listen to
by Realist
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Smitty heading to mornings on The Bear
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Smitty heading to mornings on The Bear

He’s already said on that video he’s also staying at Right Brain.

Morning show is going to be music intensive with some old features from his afternoon show
by Realist
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

No one has mentioned the song that inspired the classic SNL sketch “Don’t fear the reaper” by BOC 😳
by Realist
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: New Season 2019/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: New Season 2019/2020

Chicago Fire and Chicago PD - but DirecTV and NBC25 are in a pissing match with each other and I haven’t been able to watch NBC programming since the end of May
by Realist
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: TV5 Vault: Mel Serow Day
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: TV5 Vault: Mel Serow Day

Yep - I watched his retirement goodbye. Newscast was running late and Sam Merrill cut Mel’s goodbye memory speech short 🙄
by Realist
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: TV5 Vault: Mel Serow Day
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: TV5 Vault: Mel Serow Day

Great reporter and I’m sure he’d be saddened to see what News5 has become....
by Realist
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 40 years ago in 1979
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

Re: 40 years ago in 1979

Interesting thread! I'm really digging all this history! 1979? We owned Bay City, Saginaw, and Midland at WHNN. I can still smell the Tuscola studios, dump that they were. Yet they still dumped the rock format a few years later for soft rock / AC despite being number 1 overall in the ratings 😡🤬🙄
by Realist
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: ABC 12 at Noon
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: ABC 12 at Noon

Luke wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:50 pm
With the cancellation of Millionaire I checked ABC12's listenings and it looks like they are expanding the noon newscast to an hour. Can anybody confirm this?
They announced it today via Facebook. I’m sure it’s also on their website
by Realist
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 85
Views: 17970

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

With the latest round of closings, how many remain in the state? Only one I can think of is Warren (10/Dequindre). According to an article I read, there will be 3 left in Michigan after the closings If they’re closing the Grayling and Oscoda locations where they have NO COMPETITION (Dollar General ...