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by ftballfan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 19
Views: 2008

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

Thanks for sharing that, ftballfan. Seems odd to me that WOOD-TV would've been omitted from the 1954 listings. Surely those who were well-off enough to invest in the expensive early TVs and deep-fringe antenna systems required back then would've been trying to catch a signal from WLAV-TV/WOOD-TV. A...
by ftballfan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 19
Views: 2008

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

The Ludington Daily News had the following stations in their TV guide: January 1954 WKZO (3) Kalamazoo WTMJ (4) Milwaukee WBKB (7) Chicago September 1954 WBAY (2) Green Bay WKZO (3) Kalamazoo WTMJ (4) Milwaukee January 1956 WBAY (2) Green Bay WKZO (3) Kalamazoo WTMJ (4) Milwaukee WOOD (8) Grand Rapi...
by ftballfan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM E-skip opening 6-21
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: FM E-skip opening 6-21

That WWKA is a big one, 99 kW on a 1500 ft tower !!! At first, I thought it was either the 92.3 from Clintonville, WI or the 92.3 from Marquette (both of which are also country) until I heard the K92 ID. There was no other sign of Es anywhere (there may have been some in the 88-92 range, but I gene...
by ftballfan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Lodging/hospital cable lineups
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Lodging/hospital cable lineups

From my most recent travels: Red Roof Inn (East Lansing, MI) 2 - Paid Programming 3 - Traveler Shop 5 - WLNS (CBS 6 Lansing) 6 - WILX (NBC 10 Onondaga) 7 - WLAJ (ABC 53 Lansing) 8 - WSYM (FOX 47 Lansing) 9 - WKAR (PBS 23 East Lansing) 10 - Beachbody TV 11 - WLAJ-DT2 (CW) 12 - HBO 13 - ESPN 14 - ESPN...
by ftballfan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: FM E-skip opening 6-21
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: FM E-skip opening 6-21

I got exactly one station:
92.3 WWKA Orlando, FL with a "K92.3" ID between Tennille Townes and Kenny Chesney
by ftballfan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WZPX (ION) files app to move closer to Grand Rapids
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

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

How long before WZPX is dumped on Lansing market cable systems? I think WZPX remains as Lansing doesn't have an ION affiliate. When CMU shut down WCMZ, Xfinity gave it the heave-ho (they must have thought Mt. Pleasant is in the Traverse City-Cadillac market) but Spectrum (even on their northern/wes...
by ftballfan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: New channel frquencies
Replies: 29
Views: 1539

Re: New channel frquencies

CKCO-TV-3 (CTV Kitchener's sarnia repeater): we're losing this one, and we now have a best-before date: May 2, 2020. I guess Bell Media figured it would be cheaper to shut this one down instead of converting it to digital operations... though I thought it was kinda nice to have one final analog sig...
by ftballfan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Unique Radio Experiences
Replies: 43
Views: 2136

Re: Unique Radio Experiences

During the 2003 blackout, did some far out of town (100+ miles) FM stations come in due to all the locals being off?
by ftballfan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Unique Radio Experiences
Replies: 43
Views: 2136

Re: Unique Radio Experiences

Receiving KUHF out of Texas in July of 2010. One minute I hear 89x, then something fighting it. Suddenly, I hear classical music and think "yep. Another rock station bites the dust". But when I went into my music room, the display said KUHF, and even had an HD lock. I managed to get a short video, ...
by ftballfan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Manistee, MI through the years
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Prevue Guide on 19? Wow... I grew up with it on 4 in Cheboygan. I found out a few years ago, apparently Cheboygan was the only system to have it on 4. Most everyone else had it on 7. It eventually moved to 7 in Manistee, probably in the mid 1990s. Also, The Movie Channel was dropped for a few years...
by ftballfan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Manistee, MI through the years
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Manistee, MI through the years

July 1988 2 - WBAY (CBS 2 Green Bay) 3 - CNN 4 - WPBN (NBC 7 Traverse City) 5 - CBN Family Channel 6 - WCMW (PBS 21 Manistee) 7 - WLUK (NBC 11 Green Bay) 8 - WGTU (ABC 29 Traverse City) 9 - WZZM (ABC 13 Grand Rapids) 10 - WWTV (CBS 9 Cadillac) 11 - ESPN 12 - WTBS (IND 17 Atlanta) 13 - WGN (IND 9 Ch...
by ftballfan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 1250/99.3
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: 1250/99.3

From this map, it should be audible under normal conditions on a car radio from the north side of Flint to around Linwood along I-75.
by ftballfan
Thu May 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Manistee, MI through the years
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Surprised there isn't a Prevue Guide in either '85 or '92 lists The 1992 guide didn't list channels that aired the same loop 24/7 (such as the Weather Channel, VH1, MTV, CMT, QVC, HSN, etc.; channel numbers for Weather/VH1/MTV were taken from a Ludington Daily News lineup from January 1992 I had po...
by ftballfan
Wed May 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Manistee, MI through the years
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Manistee, MI through the years

All via Manistee News-Advocate microfilm September 1980 2 - WBAY (CBS 2 Green Bay) 3 - HBO 4 - WPNE (PBS 38 Green Bay) 5 - WFRV (NBC 5 Green Bay) 6 - CBN / USA Network [listed as MSG Sports; the name changed in April 1980] 7 - WGTU (ABC 29 Traverse City) 8 - WPBN (NBC 7 Traverse City) 9 - WGN (IND 9...
by ftballfan
Tue May 28, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Wow, 9&10, Just Wow...
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Wow, 9&10, Just Wow...

TC Talks wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:42 pm
TheForce wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Some "news leader" you are! Infomercial at noon....shame! TV5 has it's faults but at least it's reliable!
This is a holiday. Pretty normal.
Also a slow news day