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by Bull Shannon
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Milwaukee Bucks boycott game v. Orlando magic
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Milwaukee Bucks boycott game v. Orlando magic

For all practical purposes the players had no other choice than to walk away from play. Not after having to go to bat for permission to wear BLM warm-up's, messages on their uniforms and messaging in the venue. The owners, league and TV networks would have been quite happy to have none of that appe...
by Bull Shannon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WGVU TV weaker up North since the last repack?
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: WGVU TV weaker up North since the last repack?

WWMT doesn't have the viewership or the news coverage in the Muskegon/GH area for them to justify the cost of putting a translator in up here. You seem focused on news ratings. What about the CBS primetime schedule, NCAA basketball, NFL football, and PGA golf? Fair point, but even if people don't h...
by Bull Shannon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: How Many Members in WZZM’s Weather Club?
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: How Many Members in WZZM’s Weather Club?

Just wondering who’s filling the roles these days, didn’t figure George Lessens would retire till after Bill Steffen did across town. Next summer will give Bill 20 years at WOOD, after almost 27 years at WZZM. I imagine he'll stick around long enough to at least hit that milestone. I could also see...
by Bull Shannon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WGVU TV weaker up North since the last repack?
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: WGVU TV weaker up North since the last repack?

Given the fact Muskegon & Grand Haven are significant population centers, it does surprise me WWMT doesn't have a translator or repeater in the area. Then again, WZZM's signal has been awful in far southern Kent County & far southern Ottawa County for years, and they don't seem to care, either. WWM...
by Bull Shannon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT is building a new studio and control room
Replies: 15
Views: 2527

Re: WWMT is building a new studio and control room

I really hate how the local stations have to include "news" into their name. IMO, News 3 sounds better than Newschanel 3. I find it interesting that the news stations, at least in this market, have dropped separate news/station branding in favor of just one: WZZM is "13 On Your Side" for everything...
by Bull Shannon
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: GVSU files a $50,000 deal to buy 95.3 translator from Goodrich Radio.
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Re: GVSU files a $50,000 deal to buy 95.3 translator from Goodrich Radio.

Given that they also have 95.3 in Muskegon, this seems to make sense
by Bull Shannon
Fri May 22, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: So, I just looked at the WNEM web site...
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: So, I just looked at the WNEM web site...

Do the web sites for all TV news stations owned by Meredith look this horrible? Actually, yes. They do. I just checked out the sites for a few other Meredith Stations, and they're all visually identical except for the logo on the top navigation bar. At the bottom, they say "Powered by BLOX Content ...
by Bull Shannon
Mon May 04, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOTV - Virtual Channel 4?
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: WOTV - Virtual Channel 4?

I thought GR was the only market that had 2 ABC'S. It would be interesting to see if any other TV market has 2 NBC's, CBS'S, etc. Boston has two ABC affiliates, too, I believe. There are a few other markets that have dual affiliates for one of the networks, multi-city DMAs that are larger, geograph...
by Bull Shannon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Ya know Detroit pro sports has hit rock bottom when...
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Ya know Detroit pro sports has hit rock bottom when...

How popular are the Milwaukee teams in the UP or around Muskegon/Ludington? I don't think Milwaukee teams have much, if any, following around here. People are either loyal Detroit fans, Packers fans (as football goes), Chicago fans, or fans of any other team, or don't care about pro sports - roughl...
by Bull Shannon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: "new" 7&4 News upload
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

I imagine the only reason anyone ever had to videotape the local news was because they were working some kind of night shift schedule and wanted to be able to watch the news when they got home (since this was long before we had the Internet, let alone smartphones, to instantly access the news at any...
by Bull Shannon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer Leaving WZZM
Replies: 22
Views: 20929

Re: Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer Leaving WZZM

WZZM must be pretty shitty to work at if on air staff go ti completely different fields I'm sure part of that is also because, at least for those who have put down roots in the GR area and own homes and are raising families, it's far easier to stay in the area and work in a different field (especia...
by Bull Shannon
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer Leaving WZZM
Replies: 22
Views: 20929

Re: Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer Leaving WZZM

Will be interesting to see where Aaron winds up given his statement they are staying in the area but does not say what he will be doing. Gut feeling that once the non-compete clause expires, he'll wind up on WOOD doing the 7pm weather segments and become chief meteorologist there when Bill Steffen ...
by Bull Shannon
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Meteorologist Alana Nehring Leaving WZZM
Replies: 7
Views: 15383

Re: Meteorologist Alana Nehring Leaving WZZM

Well now that Aaron is leaving, too, George clearly isn't going to be able to retire anytime soon. 🙃
by Bull Shannon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Lee Van Ameyde Dies at 66
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Re: Lee Van Ameyde Dies at 66

It’s a tribute to both Lee and the civility and respect he represented and inspired. Here’s to more of that wherever it can be found. Agreed 100% I'm with MW in that Lee was THE face of WZZM news during their heydey of the '80s and '90s. He was a total class act, hands down. I caught FOX 17's 10pm ...
by Bull Shannon
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Lee Van Ameyde Dies at 66
Replies: 9
Views: 2506

Re: Lee Van Ameyde Dies at 66

I was saddened to read of Lee’s passing. Condolences to his family and friends. It’s a testament to his place in GR that WOOD did a full story on him as well. I hope more of his kind are to come, as there aren’t enough real journalists today on local television newscasts. Style is fine, but without...