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by Calvert DeForest
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Found dead at the Orlando Ritz Carlton
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Found dead at the Orlando Ritz Carlton

I will be pleasantly surprised if autopsy results on COD turn up clean. If not that, massive heart attack or stroke From what I hear Mr. Saget didn't drink or drug. Could have been the ol' widow-maker valve. Stroke or aneurism isn't out of the question. Honestly, I didn't know the other side of Bob...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Job Opening: Chief Evening Meteorologist, Fox 47 WSYM
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Job Opening: Chief Evening Meteorologist, Fox 47 WSYM

I thought Channel 7 news was well received in Lansing when it was on 53 decades ago. Why are they not using the WYXZ team for this? The WXYZ simulcast on WLAJ was billboarded as "Regional Action News". It was really just Detroit local news in Lansing. Not unusual as a lot of folks outstate read Det...
by Calvert DeForest
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Self-replicating robots are here
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Self-replicating robots are here

Have they seen The Matrix?
by Calvert DeForest
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Easy 93 flips to Christmas music
Replies: 21
Views: 1614

Re: Easy 93 flips to Christmas music

That's baffling. I'd think Duke would stick to what it does best. Filling the Classic Country niche has made it successful in the market. I could see rotating Christmas songs from core artists in the standard format, but deviating this far from their brand with music from artists not related to the ...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The booster is kicking my ass....
Replies: 22
Views: 971

Re: The booster is kicking my ass....

I had the Pfizer booster. Zero side effects other than the metallic taste the first 10 minutes after. No fatigue and the arm was barely sore.

The Moderna shot seems to hit harder. People I know who have had Moderna tend to be down and out the day after. Pfizer seems like the milder of the two.
by Calvert DeForest
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: These Are Soviet Union Style Tactics, Folks, Not "Socialism Lite"
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: These Are Soviet Union Style Tactics, Folks, Not "Socialism Lite"

Perhaps the bigger question is, are people encouraged to research this? Sources can be biased, but should there exist credible evidence to support the story, the source is secondary. There's a temptation these days (and I will include myself in this) to judge the merits of a story by who presents it...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Easy 93 flips to Christmas music
Replies: 21
Views: 1614

Re: Easy 93 flips to Christmas music

100.5 The River in GR was going all-Christmas after Thanksgiving as early as 1998. So was 101.5 The River in Toledo. If I'm not mistaken it was 920 WOKY in Milwaukee, then a standards outlet, that pioneered the all-Christmas format around 1995. But it didn't seem to really become a widespread thing...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Easy 93 flips to Christmas music
Replies: 21
Views: 1614

Re: Easy 93 flips to Christmas music

Christmas is a religious season that begins December 25th and continues through the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. The four weeks leading up to Christmas are the season of Advent. Of course the Madison Avenue version is a different entity. While I enjoy certain aspects of the secular holiday ...
by Calvert DeForest
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Easy 93 flips to Christmas music
Replies: 21
Views: 1614

Re: Easy 93 flips to Christmas music

A lot of stations flip to Christmas music shortly after Halloween. The early All-Christmas format really took shape in 2001 during the season following 9/11. I remember when Star 105.7 made the flip in early November with the tag line because we need a little Christmas NOW! It was the first time I h...
by Calvert DeForest
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Fox 66 or is it just me?
Replies: 13
Views: 1854

Re: Fox 66 or is it just me?

Calvert: you’d think Sinclair could distribute syndicated programming to its stations via a daily satellite feed (like the good ole days). However that only solves one part of the problem. Many of our playback servers still are corrupted with ransomware. It's a nice thought, but I think that ship h...
by Calvert DeForest
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: Fox 66 or is it just me?
Replies: 13
Views: 1854

Re: Fox 66 or is it just me?

I haven't heard of anyone using a backup antenna to pull a sister station for network programming in years. I wonder if that's is even possible anymore with ATSC. That's standard operating procedure at our house. We don't have cable and use a rotatable rooftop aerial for OTA. Having multiple channe...
by Calvert DeForest
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: 20,679 Physicians Can't be Wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: 20,679 Physicians Can't be Wrong

Less irritating?

So you could just not smoke and avoid the irritation altogether?

Gotta love marketing! :razz
by Calvert DeForest
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills a 42-year old woman
Replies: 45
Views: 2033

Re: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills a 42-year old woman

The gun was a real gun being used as a prop. You'd normally think a "prop" gun would be something that looks and sounds like a real gun but isn't one, but that's not the case here. My understanding has been that prop guns are basically authentic firearms that are modified to fire blanks instead of ...
by Calvert DeForest
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills a 42-year old woman
Replies: 45
Views: 2033

Re: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills a 42-year old woman

Firearms used on production sets are traditionally loaded with blanks that expel cotton wads in place of actual bullets. They are essentially harmless provided the firearm is discharged into open space. A point-blank discharge can cause serious injury and possibly fatality. The late Jon-Erik Hexum l...
by Calvert DeForest
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Monica Harris Retires from Radio
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Monica Harris Retires from Radio

I am sure Calvert DeForest can specify, but Monica was, as I recall, the midday presenter on LS102 when I worked there in the Summer and Fall of '84. I think the late Tim VanHouten was afternoons there, at that time and went by Tim Wilson. Filled in once on a midday shift, the day after the Tigers ...