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by WC8KCY
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: 1320 WDMJ Marquette VERY weak
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: 1320 WDMJ Marquette VERY weak

Well, I see WCHT got an FM translator on 93.5 this past November; that might provide an option when DX conditions are up.

Here's hoping they set up WDMJ with a translator once they sort out that hot mess.
by WC8KCY
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: 1320 WDMJ Marquette VERY weak
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: 1320 WDMJ Marquette VERY weak

This won't be a helpful suggestion for mobile listening, but if you haven't invested in an upgraded AM antenna for your home or office receiver, you might consider doing so. I've been using a Terk AM Advantage for long-distance reception for years. I can pick up Escanaba's WCHT and WDBC reliably on ...
by WC8KCY
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 on the air?
Replies: 70
Views: 6247

Re: 106.7 on the air?

Silent carrier still on 106.7...
by WC8KCY
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Problems With United States Postal Service
Replies: 28
Views: 1078

Re: Problems With United States Postal Service

Shipped a gift out from Manistee to California on the 21st via USPS and despite being advised that it wouldn't arrive in time for Christmas, it was delivered on the 24th. For me, the delays with USPS are with stuff coming or going east and/or south of Michigan. Transit times to/from NYC, Ohio, Tenne...
by WC8KCY
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: America's Truckin Network cancelled
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: America's Truckin Network cancelled

Sad to hear about America's Truckin' Network. Apparently Mr. Sommers wasn't alone in being sacked at iHeart: https://radioinsight.com/headlines/200744/another-round-of-layoffs-at-iheartmedia/ WLW's website, which is mostly out-of-date regarding ATN, lists a show hosted by Dan Carroll in the ATN time...
by WC8KCY
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?
Replies: 45
Views: 2735

Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

There used to be Esso stations in the USA. Their marketing folks thought Exxon had more pizazz, and rebranded the USA operations as such. They've since merged with Mobil under the corporate umbrella ExxonMobil. That would account for the Mobil stations popping up in Ontario. That awful show Heavy Re...
by WC8KCY
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: AM reception question
Replies: 37
Views: 2085

Re: AM reception question

Vic, have you tried an external antenna for AM on your SuperRadio? I have a Terk AM Advantage tunable loop antenna and it can often reduce or even eliminate static.

One static-related oddity I've experienced is that after properly grounding my AM antenna setup, it picked up more static than before.
by WC8KCY
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: Buck Levasseur passed away
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: Buck Levasseur passed away

Very sad to hear; this ranks right up there with Carl Pellonpaa's passing. I watched Discovering while growing up, living, and visiting family near Escanaba. Great stuff. At least a few episodes of Discovering were also aired on WPBN/WTOM back when they were co-owned with TV6. It brought a big smile...
by WC8KCY
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: McCanada
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: McCanada

Scott's Chicken Villa is a Toronto thing. It isn't on the bags here either. We had Scott's Chicken Villa KFCs in Sault Sainte Marie (ON)...used to go to the one on Trunk Road, which is still there--but apparently no longer part of the Scott's empire. They were infamous for their awful French fries,...
by WC8KCY
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: McCanada
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: McCanada

Stopped at the Lake City, MI McD's Thursday and also got a maple leaf bag. Sadly, poutine had not been added to the menu.

No mention of Scott's Chicken Villa on the KFC bags I've recently received.
by WC8KCY
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: McCanada
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: McCanada

What truly sucks about Tim Hortons here in Michigan is that most of them suddenly stopped 24/7 operation within the last couple of years.

It's a time-honoured Canadian tradition to go to Timmies after the bars close.
by WC8KCY
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.
Replies: 37
Views: 3512

Re: Worst-sounding radio stations of all-time.

WMQT (Q107), in the mid-eighties, played maybe a third of its programming off-pitch by a full semi-tone. As a musician with perfect pitch, it was akin to fingernails on a blackboard... WMTE 1340 had a godawful buzz in the audio for its last few of years on the air from Radio Hill. When it was briefl...
by WC8KCY
Tue May 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: VA3 FEZ
Replies: 29
Views: 1681

Re: VA3 FEZ

Seems like little more than glorified CB. Perhaps, but without the frequent outbursts of profanity, racial slurs, and nastiness. CB traffic in the USA often represents the darkest side of humanity. Note that the OP resides in Canada, at least some of the time... In Canada, if one passes the entry-l...
by WC8KCY
Thu May 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5
Replies: 13
Views: 2055

Re: Interlochen temporarily using WSRJ 105.5

105.5 is still broadcasting IPR.
by WC8KCY
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: MW DX Tonight
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: MW DX Tonight

WC8KCY, based on my experience, most likely that "Mexican" station on 640 was Radio Progreso, a 50K from Havana. It is a music station that broadcasts in Spanish. Back in the 70's it was an easy pull on winter nights in Detroit. Another Cuban blaster was 830 CMCA (Radio Havana, Cuba). It was a full...