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by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Jim Lehrer passes at 85
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Jim Lehrer passes at 85

Jim was one of the last of the old guard. A traditional journalist who understood his craft and did it extremely well. His nine rules of journalism said it all, especially #9 on the list:

I am not in the entertainment business.

His insight will be missed. May he rest in peace.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 106.7 is no more
Replies: 33
Views: 2899

Re: 106.7 is no more

The Peak was the one station that gave KHQ a run for their money in the day. WJML tried to go head-to-head, but ditched their CHR format in favor of AC by the mid-80's. The Peak came out of the gate with a sound comparable to what Tim Moore had built at KHQ, and talent to match. I think the competit...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Just a Google O
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Just a Google O

I had Google O's for breakfast this morning. Did a search for the marshmallows.

On a more serious note, and to pose the obvious question, why is this guy not in a mental health facility?
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Sirott Replaces Cochran Mornings at WGN-AM
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Sirott Replaces Cochran Mornings at WGN-AM

Late to this party on this one (the change occurred about a month ago): https://radioinsight.com/headlines/182499/bob-sirott-to-replace-steve-cochran-in-mornings-at-wgn/ Word is that Mr. Cochran didn't see eye-to-eye with the new Nexstar management, although his numbers had been up in the most recen...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Surprising programming change upcoming to WGN America; 3 hour national newscast to debut
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Surprising programming change upcoming to WGN America; 3 hour national newscast to debut

I think the reason the 24/7 news outlets fill their schedules with so much bloat is because there simply isn't 24 hours of relevant news to report in a day. That and the fact that these operations have discovered profitability in catering to specific audiences with political commentary shows. Old-sc...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Another Phone Scam
Replies: 25
Views: 1106

Re: Another Phone Scam

OK. So a glitch in a telephone can cause it to misdial a wrong number. But what are the chances that calls made on different telephones, with different phone companies, in different countries, calling to different numbers would all make the very same error and call the very same wrong number? A num...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Getting Sh*tfaced in Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Getting Sh*tfaced in Florida

Something about this story just doesn't smell right.
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Another Phone Scam
Replies: 25
Views: 1106

Re: Another Phone Scam

I don't care what any of you say, this is a scam. I have ended up with that telephone answer when calling to various numbers, from different telephones, in different cities, in different countries. It can't be coincidence and it isn't a glitch with the buttons or with my finger. The scammers number...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Verizon has now rolled out 5G in Detroit for the first time.
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Verizon has now rolled out 5G in Detroit for the first time.

5G phones are crazy expensive right now. Until 5G is more widely available it's not really getting a 5G phone. From what I understand it's only in select markets right now. Honestly I feel rolling out 5G capable phones before the infrastructure is fully in place is a bit premature. The companies kn...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Another Phone Scam
Replies: 25
Views: 1106

Re: Another Phone Scam

The REAL scam is how much phones cost. Hell, even a desktop computer or a laptop is cheaper than a phone. Seems something wrong with that. I don't know....I got my last smartphone for 40 bucks, brand new and without a contract. Then again, I don't go for marketing trends. I just want something that...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: How to fix CNN
Replies: 16
Views: 946

Re: How to fix CNN

I can't bring myself to watch any of these channels anymore. Despite the names, they're more entertainment channels than actual news channels. Despite his intentions, I think Ted Turner discovered early on that there just isn't enough relevant news to fill 24 hours a day. The 30-minute cycle formula...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Another Phone Scam
Replies: 25
Views: 1106

Re: Another Phone Scam

TT, I never suggested it was human error, it think it is a phone issue. Some wireless phones cache the dialing digits. It you switched it to "pulse" mode dialing pulses would generated on the "base" end, not the transceiver. The redial function would remember all digits entered on the previous dial...
by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Getting Sh*tfaced in Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Getting Sh*tfaced in Florida

Turkeytop wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:53 pm
I think they should cut the lady some slack. It was an easy mistake any of us could have made. Just picked up the wrong pail.
My only question would be why there was a bucket of poo in the first place. Was the toilet one of the broken items the landlord was there to check on?
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Another Phone Scam
Replies: 25
Views: 1106

Re: Another Phone Scam

The fact that you hear extra tones after you dial the initial number on multiple phones in multiple locations with multiple carriers definitely suggests that the hack lies in the phone system of the agency or business you're calling. It would also mean you're not the not the only person experiencing...
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: How to fix CNN
Replies: 16
Views: 946

Re: How to fix CNN

audiophile wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:12 am
TNT!
Wrong network. :razz