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by mtburb
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Local 4 expands to 1 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: Local 4 expands to 1 PM

WDIV's midday newscast, effective today, has been cut back to 12:30, since the political ads are off the air. 12:30-1 is again infomercials, but today the 12:30-1 slot was taken over by continued NBC coverage.
by mtburb
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL NFL game choices
Replies: 15
Views: 4277

Re: WTOL NFL game choices

rugratsonline wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:52 pm
mtburb wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:32 pm
...WTOL got the Steelers-Ravens game instead. WUPW is showing Raiders-Steelers...
So the Steelers are playing home and away with two different teams? Should one of these be the Browns?
Yes I meant the Browns.
by mtburb
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: WTOL NFL game choices
Replies: 15
Views: 4277

Re: WTOL NFL game choices

This is happening again today. Instead of the Colts-Lions game, which WWJ is showing, WTOL got the Steelers-Ravens game instead. WUPW is showing Raiders-Browns. These rules are absurdly ridiculous.
by mtburb
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Local 4 expands to 1 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Local 4 expands to 1 PM

I'm not sure when this started, but Local 4's noon newscast has been extended to run until 1 PM. From what I saw of it, the second half-hour didn't have any rehashed stories. It was being referred to on-air as "a special edition", but could this become permanent?
by mtburb
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 30 Rock Special preempted
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: 30 Rock Special preempted

Did any of the NBC affiliates in Michigan air it? I was wondering why WILX was showing Full Court Press at 8:00 on a Thursday. Ironically, despite being what started this thread, WEYI ended up airing it at it's normal time. Here's what the other NBC affiliates in Michigan, including out-of-state-ba...
by mtburb
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: "30 Rock: A one-time special"
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: "30 Rock: A one-time special"

WNWO is also preempting the special. In it's place will be additional reruns of Family Feud. WNWO won't be delaying it either.
by mtburb
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 30 Rock Special preempted
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: 30 Rock Special preempted

WDIV and WNWO will not be airing the special either.

WDIV is airing the local special Something Good in it's place, while WNWO will be preempting the reunion/upfront with additional reruns of Family Feud.
by mtburb
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 57
Views: 8745

Re: CBSDetroit62

Unlike today, where a corporation can share call letters among different stations it owns in different parts of the county. KCBS-TV in Los Angeles was initially KNXT because the KCBS call sign was already used by it's FM station in San Francisco. When the FCC relaxed the call letter requirement CBS...
by mtburb
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: There's a moderate risk of severe weather today, and...
Replies: 32
Views: 2746

Re: There's a moderate risk of severe weather today, and...

Voyeur alert! At the bottom of a Detroit News story about storm damage, it reads: Send us your photos or videos of storms and damage in your area (only if it is safe to do so) at online@detroitnews.com. The story already had many such pictures, but I guess that wasn't enough... ...and so they went ...
by mtburb
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Toledo's most surprising event!
Replies: 13
Views: 1566

Re: Toledo's most surprising event!

RingtailedFox wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:12 pm
I dunno.... ratings for both stations would probably increase if that were to happen :lol
That's for sure. XD
by mtburb
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: Toledo's most surprising event!
Replies: 13
Views: 1566

Toledo's most surprising event!

I just read that WNWO will eliminate their affiliation with NBC after 25 years and become an independent station for the first time in 50 years. As a result, it will now air 22 1/2 hours of test patterns, with the rest of the day filled out with their preexisting out-of-state newscasts. Where will N...
by mtburb
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 177
Views: 18507

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

I have confirmed that WWJ is indeed running a test pattern on RF21.
by mtburb
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: RePack Phase 8 started
Replies: 177
Views: 18507

Re: RePack Phase 8 started

WXYZ is already running a test pattern on RF25, and WDIV is also running their test pattern on RF32.
by mtburb
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WDIV in Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: WDIV in Ireland

It was carried in the strangest of places, so it wouldn't surprise me. According to the 1994 TV Factbook (posted on americanradiohistory.com), WDIV may have been carried in the following communities outside of Michigan (these communities are all in counties where WDIV had a 5% or higher net weekly ...
by mtburb
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WDIV in Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

WDIV in Ireland

It was brought up on a Discord server today that at one point WDIV was carried in, of all places, Ireland. However, very little is currently known about this. There aren't even any mentions on if it was carried on NTL or Cablevision, which were two of the major cable companies in Ireland back around...