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by WC8KCY
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Unusual DX for me.
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: Unusual DX for me.

Are the highlighted listings new catches for you TC? 1180 KGOL is one I haven't logged. Well done! 750 WSB and 1140 WRVA are usually present when I do a scan. 870 WWL New Orleans, which didn't turn up on your scan, used to be a dependable nighttime catch but has been a tough pull for quite some time...
by WC8KCY
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WUCM 94.3 Leland
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: WUCM 94.3 Leland

ftballfan wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:03 am
Is WCMV-FM available? It covers a lot of the same area WCMV (TV) covers
That would make sense.

Note that while WCMZ-FM is in the Sault, WCMZ-DT--which came much later--was in Flint.
by WC8KCY
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WFCX to Central Michigan for $500,000
Replies: 22
Views: 1729

Re: WFCX to Central Michigan for $500,000

Assuming CMU will own the tower, I can't help but wonder if there would be added value for them if they launched a CMU Public TV translator from the WFCX site. True, they cashed out Flint's WCMZ-TV in the spectrum auction and didn't bother upgrading the W69AV and W46AD translators to DTV. But, still...
by WC8KCY
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: Format swap in Iron River
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Format swap in Iron River

My initial thought: What took them so long? The area is positively flooded with Country signals: WJNR, WUPY, WCYE, WHDG, as well as other stations providing fringe-area service.
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Listenbuddy
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Listenbuddy

I know exactly who it was and have no idea if he is still employed in broadcast radio or not. I have no reason to believe he's actively participating on this site. His writing style was very discernible. Was just reflecting on the flame wars involving--and the eventual outing of--listenbuddy. Did a...
by WC8KCY
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 12223

Re: 101.9 wldr

It's much the same thing on NorthFM. I've heard Naughty by Nature's O.P.P. three times now during maybe four hours' worth of monitoring over a two-day stretch. Isn't North FM supposed to be an Adult Contemporary station? Wow - that's hilarious. The station is even shittier than I first thought! MW,...
by WC8KCY
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 12223

Re: 101.9 wldr

Heard an ID on 92.3 just in the last few minutes: "92.3 WBNZ Benzie-Frankfort-Manistee" "Your Hard Rock Authority" maybe Roy gave it to his kid that would be hilarious It certainly sounds like some Gen Xer's iPod patched into the board. The playlist isn't all that deep, either--I'm hearing the same...
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 12223

Re: 101.9 wldr

Speaking of the Benzie sticks, I heard what sounds like an iPod running music on 92.3 yesterday. I heard "Itchycoo Park" by the Small Faces segue into a song I didn't recognize. When I first heard Itchycoo Park, I thought the 1450/92.7 pair in Ludington were simulcasting on 92.3, until I turned to ...
by WC8KCY
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 12223

Re: 101.9 wldr

Just tuned into WLDR's de facto replacement, WWMN 106.3 Thompsonville. The audio is just gross: it's broadcasting in mono, and it sounds to me as though there is an overload, alignment, or lightning-damage issue somewhere along the chain. To their credit, the imaging is more coherent than I'd expect...
by WC8KCY
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWV Time To Turn The Clocks Back
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: WWV Time To Turn The Clocks Back

I use CHU in addition to WWV. Seems CHU comes in clearly when the WWV broadcasts don't, and vice versa.
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: How Many Times Can You Watch This?
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: How Many Times Can You Watch This?

Star Trek (the original series), M*A*S*H, and Hogan's Heroes

There are a few All In The Family episodes I've seen many a time. I thought it was a funny show back when people like Archie Bunker seemed to be a dying breed. But now...not so much.
by WC8KCY
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 101.9 wldr
Replies: 165
Views: 12223

Re: 101.9 wldr

Why hasn't the disappearance of a 100 kW FM radio station from the airwaves caught the attention of TV 9 & 10 or TV 7 & 4? If a major signal disappeared in, say, Grand Rapids - the TV news rooms would be all over the story like flies on shit! When the 100kw WYKX Escanaba tower collapsed in 2015, th...
by WC8KCY
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.
Replies: 12
Views: 1323

Re: WXII Ch. 12 analog looks lousey on cable.

It's been like that for years and years on Charter/Spectrum. The one time I have viewed them over-the-air, there were some weird artifacts in the picture; perhaps the artifacts are made worse by the video signal being digitized for cable distribution. They do have a construction permit for digital f...
by WC8KCY
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 48
Views: 6996

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

WLUC should've taken the channel 8 allocation after the license for WDHS was deleted. But, I suppose they could always move back to 6. WDHS is an example of what might have been. That station would've been able to pick up a Big Three affiliation (likely NBC) when it was first licensed (since the li...
by WC8KCY
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 48
Views: 6996

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

Just did a rescan here in Manistee and still can't get WCMW-DT...but WCMV is now coming in from Cadillac, and that's never happened before.

WLUC should've taken the channel 8 allocation after the license for WDHS was deleted. But, I suppose they could always move back to 6.