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by Calvert DeForest
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: The "personality" of radio stations
Replies: 20
Views: 6104

Re: The "personality" of radio stations

Just about every radio station I worked for scheduled stop-sets at :20, :35 and :50 past the hour. Sometimes the :20 break would give way to an extended music sweep, but the :35 and :50 breaks were pretty standard across the board. Pretty much every station did spot breaks at the same approximate ti...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The End of my Walmart Years
Replies: 83
Views: 1563

Re: The End of my Walmart Years

Still not sure if TT actually did this or if he was just making an exaggerated point. I would be satisfied just putting stuff back, leaving the store and resolving to give them further business. A basket full of melted ice cream isn't going to make a dent in their bottom line and it only causes head...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The End of my Walmart Years
Replies: 83
Views: 1563

Re: The End of my Walmart Years

This thread, in a roundabout way, demonstrates why staffed checkouts are important. We are steadily losing the skill of interpersonal communication. The more we interact with machines, the less we interact with real people face-to-face. I'm not oblivious to the advantages of modern technology (I'm h...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: News From Niceville
Replies: 15
Views: 2063

Re: News From Niceville

Hmm....seems I watched a creepy film in kindergarten about just this very scenario.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Online Tax Services
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Online Tax Services

Most years I've used the H&R Block software. They usually mail me the CD in December. One year I used Turbo Tax and Block gave me the following year's software for free. Haven't loaded this year's software yet, but the cost for the Home edition has been around $30-35 (I think they give a small price...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: YouTube is listening to me
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: YouTube is listening to me

I was listening to Dave Graveline's Into Tomorrow podcast on my phone. He was talking about how Android listeners hate it whenever he says Hey Google [/b]. Sure enough the Google app on my phone launched as soon as he said it. Guess he made his point. :razz Likewise I was watching a YouTube video on...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Living in your parent's basement?
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Living in your parent's basement?

Mike Oxlong wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:49 pm
Any woman over the age of 20 will tell you as soon as they hear a guy say "I still live at home", the chance of any relationship drops to zero.
In the age of AI and virtual-reality girlfriends that's likely not an issue.
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Living in your parent's basement?
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Living in your parent's basement?

Accolades are nice, but do they pay the rent?
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Extreme cold air plunging down next week
Replies: 28
Views: 1349

Re: Extreme cold air plunging down next week

Then there's this which prompted a statewide EAS alert Wednesday evening.

65 is still better than what's on the other side of the door! :razz
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Lansing - Nielsen Audio 12+ AQH results - Fall 2018 survey
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: Lansing - Nielsen Audio 12+ AQH results - Fall 2018 survey

I don't remember exactly when 92.1 flipped, but I'm pretty sure it was mid-book. Some of that number is residual from the old Sports/Talk format. I'd love to see the breakdowns as I'm sure Duke has made inroads to WITL's 35+ demo. Country, IMO, is probably the most rapidly-evolving music medium toda...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Domino's Shooting
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Domino's Shooting

People go ape about the most minuscule things anymore. Sometimes I wonder if it's getting worse or we're just hearing more about it because of the internet. Seems every few weeks there's a story about someone freaking out and doing something rash (like pulling a piece) because they didn't get ketchu...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Tinnitus Coping Tips
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Tinnitus Coping Tips

I've recently discovered that I have a condition known as Pulsatile Tinnitus . It can best be described as hearing a "squeaky" heartbeat in one or both ears. I notice it most when I relax after physical activity. Many times it's just a normal phenomenon that some people experience, although in some ...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Deb Hart about to leave the building
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: Deb Hart about to leave the building

The times they are a changin'. I wish her well!
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Dude, I'm sooo baked
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Dude, I'm sooo baked

First time I've seen a goose fly without leaving the ground.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 65
Views: 10170

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Here in Charlevoix the Kmart is in the final week of their close out sale. Everything is 90%+ off. The parking lot has been full - checkout lines stretch to the back of the store - checkout wait was 2 hours. One person defended waiting that long saying it was like earning $300/hr. The pharmacy clos...