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by Calvert DeForest
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: CHYR Radio 7 Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 1727

Re: CHYR Radio 7 Canada

CHYR 710 was a favorite of mine in the late 70's. Excellent daytime signal into Lansing. The nighttime signal on 730 was obviously diminished, but I could pick it up on a good night. WVIC-AM 730 was daytime-only at that point. CHYR's frequency occurred at the same local-sunset time WVIC would sign o...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Grand Theft Blotto
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Grand Theft Blotto

At least he wasn't charged with battery. Correct! Remember their motto: The lowest, always! Yep! Found that out when my foot was in a cast and the dang scooter pooped out in the dairy aisle. Hated using the thing in the first place, but the wife and I were tag-team shopping and it's kinda tough to ...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Is cord-cutting (specifically OTA-only) hard for the Lansing area?
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Is cord-cutting (specifically OTA-only) hard for the Lansing area?

From St. Johns using a rotatable element ($30 eBay antenna) mounted approx 10' off the roof peak: WWMT 3.1/3.2/3.3 (spotty depending on atmospheric condition) WNEM 5.1/5.2/5.3 WLNS 6.1 WOOD 8.1/8.2/8.3 WILX 10.1/10.2/10.3 WJRT 12.1/12.2/12.3 WCMU 14.1/14.2/14.3 WXMI 17.1/17.2/17.3 WDCQ 19.1/19.2/19....
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Grand Theft Blotto
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Grand Theft Blotto

At least he wasn't charged with battery.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: A**hole of the Month Award Goes To - - -
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: A**hole of the Month Award Goes To - - -

Just downright cruel! >:
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Is cord-cutting (specifically OTA-only) hard for the Lansing area?
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Is cord-cutting (specifically OTA-only) hard for the Lansing area?

With an external rooftop antenna (i.e. old school antenna) in the Lansing-East Lansing area, some Flint, Saginaw, and Grand Rapids stations can likely be received And with a rooftop antenna, most if not all of the aforementioned networks can be picked up from markets adjacent to Lansing. Reception,...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big8radio.com - Online Tribute Radio Station
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Big8radio.com - Online Tribute Radio Station

This guy has a great YouTube channel dedicated to classic Top 40 airchecks, mainly from the 70's: https://www.youtube.com/user/indychauffuer/videos Every once in a while he runs into a snag where the RIAA gets YouTube to block the audio on random unscoped airchecks. He appeals to YouTube based on th...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: Internet over the Airwaves?
Replies: 16
Views: 990

Re: Internet over the Airwaves?

You know that is the Russians, correct? R-T has been running that. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=330272074488725 It's not just the Russians. John C. Dvorak, a former contributor to PC Magazine, wrote an article last year criticizing the rush to 5G without additional research into possible healt...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CKWW
Replies: 48
Views: 2691

Re: CKWW

CHYR-AM 710 had a decent daytime signal into Lansing in the 70's and 80's. They switched frequencies to 730 at local sunset with reduced power. I could occasionally pick up the nighttime signal after WVIC-AM signed off, but it was barely listenable. Their format at the time was Top 40. Listened to t...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WJIM stations
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: WJIM stations

EdWalker wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:17 pm
Chris1980 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:24 pm
You mean Harold Gross?
After Gross was Lee Licinger
Grant Santimore bought WJIM-AM & FM from Gross. Santimore sold the radio stations to Licinger, who later sold them to Bob Liggett. WJIM-TV (WLNS) was sold to John Backe, who eventually sold it to Young Broadcasting.
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: I'm bored...entertain me.
Replies: 20
Views: 510

Re: I'm bored...entertain me.

I would chalk it up to biology. We humans have a cognitive brain and an instinctive brain. We also have a natural survival instinct to reproduce and keep the species going. The cognitive brain can reason and determine whether reproduction is the ultimate objective of sex. The instinctive brain is in...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CKWW
Replies: 48
Views: 2691

Re: CKWW

CKLW has a highly-directional signal to the east. This wasn't always the case, but since the programming has changed over the years and is geared more toward a Canadian audience, the signal pattern has followed suit. There were a couple of attempts to revive the Big 8 format on CKLW-FM in the 80's a...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Big8radio.com - Online Tribute Radio Station
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Big8radio.com - Online Tribute Radio Station

I started a separate thread about this, but I'll post the link here: http://worfm.com This is a site dedicated to the glory days of New York's WOR-FM and its successor WXLO. Plenty of airchecks ranging from WOR-FM's early days as a Progressive Rock station, to the Bill Drake "More Music" era, to the...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Getting Connected (or Cutting the Cord!)
Topic: Internet over the Airwaves?
Replies: 16
Views: 990

Re: Internet over the Airwaves?

I had service via microwave (looked like an STL) for about a year. It was faster than ISDN but not hugely reliable. 5G will be here soon. We got a flyer from a local company that provides microwave internet. The speeds are comparable to our current DSL provider, which is also a local mom-and-pop co...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Rough Foreplay Lands Florida Woman in Trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Rough Foreplay Lands Florida Woman in Trouble

He sounds upset. She must have really yanked his chain.