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by mtburb
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Detroit/Toledo Big Three schedule for 12/10/1980
Replies: 24
Views: 4024

Detroit/Toledo Big Three schedule for 12/10/1980

I found in a closet in my house a well-worn Detroit News from December 10, 1980. The main story then was the death of John Lennon two days prior. Stations listed, as shown at the top of the listings (which were on page 14B): WJBK Channel 2 (CBS - Detroit) WDIV Channel 4 (NBC - Detroit) WXYZ Channel ...
by mtburb
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Then, there's this.....
Replies: 348
Views: 98470

Re: Then, there's this.....

Circle 7, Mon. 2/22 0959. The weather update just before "The Doctors" was a clip from some days ago, forecasting warm temps and high winds. Not today's, for sure. They've been running an ad for a Friday story off and on for 2 weeks... Problem is it already aired 3 weeks ago... What's next, WXYZ co...
by mtburb
Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 75
Views: 12352

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Well, I hope WTOL didn't preempt any of the Peanuts specials for some talk thingamajig at all during the years CBS aired those specials. If so, then I'm sure hundreds would've be royally mad... Mtburb, from your posts you seem to be a fan of the Peanuts Cartoons. Did you see the Peanuts Movie that ...
by mtburb
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 75
Views: 12352

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Thinking of what I said earlier of those of us down here either not knowing or caring, I'm sure there was one or two of us who bothered writing to our local stations about this very matter, and either not being answered or giving some surgar-coated response asspat letter to explain why they decided...
by mtburb
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 75
Views: 12352

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

sfpcc wrote:WDIV is preempting Hollywood Game night tomorrow for a special on Flint, (not the biggest loss in the world.)
It will still air in the Detroit market on WADL.
by mtburb
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 75
Views: 12352

Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Those were annoying times to watch anything that wasn't available to you locally, at least for me. Interesting to learn Detroiters missed out on Press Your Luck initially unless they weren't all Toledo 11 watchers. I just found out that by September 1984, WJBK had already started clearing Press You...
by mtburb
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Network programming preemptions by individual stations
Replies: 75
Views: 12352

Network programming preemptions by individual stations

I decided to create this thread to discuss preemptions of network programming by individual stations past and present. Any reason for a particular preemption is allowed here. Remember that many years ago preemptions of network programs were common in nearly every market since networks were only allo...
by mtburb
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 87
Views: 30588

Re: Old cable lineups

The machine they used during the late 80's was developed up in Canada called the "Telidon", the graphics it produced looks similar to these videos below. Apparently the original use of this system was for two-way interactivity with the customers themselves, but The Blade only used it passively to p...
by mtburb
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna
Replies: 69
Views: 25299

Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna

Well, today, I drove by a house on Oak Street in Wyandotte that still has a "Detroit-style" antenna setup. No photo, so enjoy the best Google Street View I could get of it instead. http://i.imgur.com/xbzHZVe.png The long loop element covers WJBK, then a shorter one behind that is for WWJ, the shorte...
by mtburb
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Then, there's this.....
Replies: 348
Views: 98470

Re: Then, there's this.....

4 has a new one.

Dearborn police bleieve that a rapist...
by mtburb
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Then, there's this.....
Replies: 348
Views: 98470

Re: Then, there's this.....

Hopefully they showed the copyright (and if possible even the Scripps logo) before going to commercial-if not, well, get ready to hear stories about the FCC issuing a big fine to 7. What FCC regulation would trigger a fine for missing a copyright bug and a corporate logo?? A copyright ©2015 visual ...
by mtburb
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Then, there's this.....
Replies: 348
Views: 98470

Re: Then, there's this.....

Hopefully they showed the copyright (and if possible even the Scripps logo) before going to commercial-if not, well, get ready to hear stories about the FCC issuing a big fine to 7.
by mtburb
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Old cable lineups
Replies: 87
Views: 30588

Re: Old cable lineups

Apologies for resurrecting such an old thread, but I decided to put this in here. Here's what the Omnicom lineup in Canton/Northville/Plymouth looked like in 1990. 2 MTV 3 CNN Headline News 4 The Weather Channel 5 VH1 6 Lifetime 7 PASS 8 local access 9 AMC 13 WFUM 15 local access 17 Cinemax 19 The M...
by mtburb
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna
Replies: 69
Views: 25299

Re: Travel Back In Time To Buy A Good TV Antenna

My family had that "Detroit-style" antenna setup when they first got television when they were still in Wyandotte in the 50's. Later had another one of those on their new home in Southgate when they moved there in April 1965, later taken down in the early 1980's when Wayne Cablevision (later Maclean...