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by Calvert DeForest
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: A CBS News anchor shake-up could be in the works
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: A CBS News anchor shake-up could be in the works

Viewers are creatures of habit, and most habits are formed in our younger years. Baby Boomers grew up with Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley at 6:30. Chet, David and Uncle Walter are long gone, but the routine remains.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Deleted Users?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Deleted Users?

I guess I don't understand the logic deleting one's own user account. Seems like it would make more sense to just stop posting with that screen name and let it be. I believe M.W. goes periodically reviews the user accounts list and purges those that have gone dormant from the database (i.e. not mad...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

While pancreatic cancer is still fatal in most cases, it's not the automatic short-term death sentence it used to be. We hear a lot more about alternative treatments that either didn't exist or weren't widely known just 10-20 years ago. Mr. Trebek certainly has the financial resources to seek the be...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Douche Bag Repository
Topic: Nomination: Enby Cee
Replies: 16
Views: 559

Re: Nomination: Enby Cee

So, Enby Cee, who's been on here for years, has a bad week apparently, loses his cool, and gets nominated. But on the other hand, it's perfectly fine for someone to continually instigate other posters, ruin threads with non-sensical gibberish, tales of a fictional radio career and family, and that'...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: The "personality" of radio stations
Replies: 25
Views: 7038

Re: The "personality" of radio stations

Calvert, as a veteran in the biz, you probably know why. That was to play the Arbitron game. The thinking was that diary keepers would give you the 7 minutes of each quarter-hour for credit of a quarter-hour. Did it work? Beats me. Some stations would try to get into their stopsets a minute before ...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Deleted Users?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Deleted Users?

I guess I don't understand the logic deleting one's own user account. Seems like it would make more sense to just stop posting with that screen name and let it be. I believe M.W. goes periodically reviews the user accounts list and purges those that have gone dormant from the database (i.e. not made...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Questions for MW / Board Announcements
Topic: Deleted Users?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Deleted Users?

Seems lately I'm seeing a lot of posts from "deleted users". I don't recall seeing these in the past. Are these people who have been banned for one reason or another, or have they just canceled out their accounts?

Inquiring mind wants to know.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Mojo Out At Q106
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Mojo Out At Q106

Mojo was working for 92.1 The Edge when I was on the other side of the building at Kix94. He always had a lot of enthusiasm and passion for his work, as well as a great sense of humor. Twenty years at one station is a good stretch in this day and age. I wish him well!
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Everywhere Else
Topic: Cumulus makes a major sale!
Replies: 17
Views: 817

Re: Cumulus makes a major sale!

I'm 54 and I love technology. The advent of streaming and podcasting has opened up a variety of choices when it comes it comes to the content I consume. That being said, my philosophy has been never put all your eggs in one basket . Traditional and new media both come with advantages and disadvantag...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids

WLAJ 53.1 and 53.2 are both 720p HD streams. I believe WLNS 6.1 is a 1080i HD stream. That's a lot of bandwidth for a single channel. Doesn't leave much real estate for additional SD streams without infringing on the quality of the existing HD.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Disturbance at Burger King over refund
Replies: 33
Views: 1510

Re: Disturbance at Burger King over refund

Unfortunately the policy has continued into subsequent administrations. No Child Left Behind morphed into Common Core. New name. Same concept. One size fits all. Standardized testing is a joke. All it does is require students to memorize the answers long enough to pass the test. Teachers have to dis...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Imaginary News Headlines From Biblical Times
Replies: 34
Views: 942

Re: Imaginary News Headlines From Biblical Times

Roman currency drops across world markets after top analyst downgrades exchange rating.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Imaginary News Headlines From Biblical Times
Replies: 34
Views: 942

Re: Imaginary News Headlines From Biblical Times

Rapture suspected in rash of driverless vehicles.

Pork futures down on news of consumption warnings.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: FCC wants to lower or drop ownership rules
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: FCC wants to lower or drop ownership rules

Gee, it's worked so well up to now. :barf
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Disturbance at Burger King over refund
Replies: 33
Views: 1510

Re: Disturbance at Burger King over refund

I could tell customer stories too when I was very young. One got PO'd because gave her a 2-dollar bill. I remember being puzzled by her response and indicating it was legal tender. She ended yelling at me because I didn't respect elders. Several years ago I was checking out at Sam's Club and the ca...