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by Bull Shannon
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Soaring Eagle to stay open
Replies: 16
Views: 725

Re: Soaring Eagle to stay open

Is that endeavor actually moving forward? If and when that one opens, Little River in Manistee will be hurt the most. It's still working its way through the bureaucracy. They just recently filed their FEIS for federal approval. If that gets approved, then the proposal goes to the Governor and State...
by Bull Shannon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Soaring Eagle to stay open
Replies: 16
Views: 725

Re: Soaring Eagle to stay open

\There's really no reason to drive from, say, the Grand Rapids area to gamble at Soaring Eagle anymore - unless one wishes to make a weekend getaway out of it or wishes to catch a summer concert. Driving to Mt. Pleasant from G.R. is a pain in the ass! The massive expansion of Gun Lake has probably ...
by Bull Shannon
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Leon Hendrix leaving WOOD TV
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: Leon Hendrix leaving WOOD TV

Reese K Rickards wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:26 pm
I suspect he will emerge as a PR guy for some local government agency, and all the better for it.
Definitely seems to be a trend lately.
by Bull Shannon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Schitt's Creek
Replies: 46
Views: 3315

Re: Schitt's Creek

Turkeytop wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:40 pm
blizzard wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:03 pm
Not bad, but Corner Gas is better.
:hat
I've never seen the schit Creek, but I like Corner Gas. Watched it just last night.
Letterkenny is better than both.
by Bull Shannon
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Milwaukee Bucks boycott game v. Orlando magic
Replies: 6
Views: 357

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: 1085

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: 1324

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: 1085

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: 2946

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: 1870

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: 4
Views: 696

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: 2043

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: 775

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: 1058

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...