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by mtburb
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 93
Views: 32680

Re: Old cable lineups

I find it interesting that Cartoon Network, WADL, and especially WWJ were dumped to the 90s. And still continued to have WWJ as the last channel in the lineup on the converted list. Thanks to a quirk on Zenith TV sets, those non-converter viewers who had Zenith TVs had WADL on cable channel 0, WWJ ...
by mtburb
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: And it approaches....
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: And it approaches....

And nearly a month later, they're back.

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/2019 ... 959312001/
by mtburb
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 93
Views: 32680

Re: Old cable lineups

Wyandotte Municipal Services Wyandotte, MI (January 1, 1998) Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1590537384580405/permalink/2135505223416949/ With converter: 2 - WJBK (Fox 2 Detroit) 3 - ESPN 4 - WDIV (NBC 4 Detroit) 5 - WKBD (UPN 50 Detroit) 6 - The Weather Channel 7 - WXYZ (ABC 7 Detroit) 8 -...
by mtburb
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Lodging/hospital cable lineups
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Lodging/hospital cable lineups

A new one from my weekend trip: Ramada (Hammond, IN, supplied by Dish Network) 2 - Guide 3 - The Weather Channel 4 - WBBM (CBS 2 Chicago) 5 - WMAQ (NBC 5 Chicago) 6 - WLS (ABC 7 Chicago) 7 - WGN (Independent 9 Chicago) 8 - WTTW (PBS 11 Chicago) 9 - WFLD (Fox 32 Chicago) 10 - WSNS (Telemundo 44 Chica...
by mtburb
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte
Replies: 29
Views: 1476

Re: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte

Surprisingly, there's a new update, disappointing at first but it gets better. Susan's reception of WJBK had disappeared again, and WDIV and WXYZ had begun messing up as well. Her son came over yesterday and decided to try aluminum foil "like we used to do in the old days." All three channels began ...
by mtburb
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: And it approaches....
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

And it approaches....

https://deadline.com/2019/07/cbs-warns-of-potential-directv-and-att-u-verse-blackouts-in-17-markets-1202647179/ To put in terms, WWJ and WKBD might soon find themselves removed from AT&T services in the latest dispute. It's already getting intense, as is typical in a retransmission dispute. Speakin...
by mtburb
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 84
Views: 13775

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

A rerun of The Wall has been preempted by WDIV for infomercials. It's not being bumped anywhere either.
by mtburb
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: Lodging/hospital cable lineups
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Lodging/hospital cable lineups

From Discord user Georgie56: Hampton Inn Cypress Creek (Fort Lauderdale, FL, supplied by Comcast) 1 - WPLG (ABC 10 Miami) 2 - WFOR (CBS 4 Miami) 3 - WTVJ (NBC 6 Miami) 4 - WSVN (Fox 7 Miami) 5 - WPBT (PBS 2 Miami) 6 - WSFL (CW 39 Miami) 7 - WLTV (Univision 23 Miami) 8 - ESPNews 9 - Freeform (lineup ...
by mtburb
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: DECADES IS COMING BACK THIS FALL!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3544

Re: DECADES IS COMING BACK THIS FALL!!!

With Decades coming to WJBK 2.5 than who needs WHNE LP. Anyone who wants to watch the offerings on Retro network, or the quirky crapshoot of never-identified flicks that is the "Classic Drive-in" movie channel, or, something that's not Decades. Or GetTV Or twice-weekly Red Green Show reruns on Hear...
by mtburb
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old county weather maps
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Old county weather maps

I keep losing track of what market Hancock County (Findlay) is in- Toledo or Lima. Hancock is in the Toledo DMA as far back as I know. The next county to the west, Putnam, however, has gone back and forth between Toledo and Lima, but I believe it has currently settled in the Lima DMA for a couple y...
by mtburb
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old county weather maps
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Old county weather maps

Another thread on this forum made mention that back in the 1990's, the Detroit stations displayed Hillsdale, Lenawee, Jackson, Shiawassee and Genesee Counties in addition to their DMA (these stations still show Lenawee County to this date). And I once read another thread, now long deleted, that made...
by mtburb
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: ABC revives two more game shows: Press Your Luck and Card Sharks
Replies: 16
Views: 1310

Re: ABC revives two more game shows: Press Your Luck and Card Sharks

As for my opinion, I think the PYL reboot is the better of the two. The bonus game is all right at best.
by mtburb
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1734

Re: Why is Sanilac part of the Detroit DMA?

Genesee and Lenawee have been included in Detroit station’s maps because the stations were available OTA (probably still are with a decent antenna), as well as on cable. Lenawee in all reality is no man’s land. The county is ignored by both Toledo (its actual DMA) and Detroit stations. But, do stat...
by mtburb
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Wyandotte Cable retires scrolling TV listings
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Wyandotte Cable retires scrolling TV listings

Apparently, until today, Wyandotte Cable was the last cable provider in the Detroit market to still carry TV listings carried over from the Prevue/TV Guide days. An employee of Wyandotte Cable just posted this announcement on the Wyandotte residents Facebook group: CHANNEL 19 GUIDE SERVICE TERMINATE...
by mtburb
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte
Replies: 29
Views: 1476

Re: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte

I have a finishing update: Susan fooled around with her antenna today and got WJBK to come in again! She doesn't know if it will last or not. She announced this two hours ago.