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by Ben Zonia
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 46
Views: 1507

Re: Greta Thunberg

The Swiss marked the disappearance of a glacier there this week with a funeral. An entire glacier - gone. But - nothing to see! Move along, please. Remember the glaciers? They used to be where you are sitting. They melted thousands of years ago after scraping up the surface of the earth and excavat...
by Ben Zonia
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: "Yacht Pop" is DEAD
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: "Yacht Pop" is DEAD

High burnout due to small playlists. That's why they only have it on Sirius XM in the Summer. Just like only three years of Gilligan's Island is why it only irregularly plays on Classic TV Channels. There's only so many Toto and Steely Dan tracks.
by Ben Zonia
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: WWJ signal problems? (+ WJR audio distortion)
Replies: 47
Views: 2410

Re: WWJ signal problems?

There have been a lot of CH signals recently. WWJ is so strong in Northern MI, it drowns out the interference.
by Ben Zonia
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old Class C WMBN-FM/WLXT Site Near Cross Village
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Old Class C WMBN-FM/WLXT Site Near Cross Village

1985 Broadcasting Yearbook says it was 910 Feet HAAT.
by Ben Zonia
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old Class C WMBN-FM/WLXT Site Near Cross Village
Replies: 7
Views: 669

1981-2 Public Notice Comments On WMBN-FM Upgrade and Channel Change

DATA FILED 8-24-82 IN ACCOR. WITH COMM'S. 1ST REPORT & ORDER ADOPTED 11-30-81 & RELEASED 12-3-81 IN DOCKET NO. 81-504, SHOWING PROPOSED OPER.ON A FREQ. OF 96.3MHZ #242; CHG. TL TO: ON ISLAND HILL, OFF RT. 17 [sic, 77?], APPROX. 4.2 MI SW OF CROSS VILLAGE, PETOSKEY, MI & MAKE CHGS. IN ANT. SYS. MAJOR...
by Ben Zonia
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old Class C WMBN-FM/WLXT Site Near Cross Village
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Old Class C WMBN-FM/WLXT Site Near Cross Village

Couldn't have been much of a downgrade moving to its current site as WLXT is at maximum Class C1 facilities (100kW @ 981' HAAT) unless its HAAT was much higher than 981 feet Terrain over the whole path affects the signal. If you draw radials over each path, you will see that the site SE of Petoskey...
by Ben Zonia
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Old Class C WMBN-FM/WLXT Site Near Cross Village
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Old Class C WMBN-FM/WLXT Site Near Cross Village

I assume that it is called island View Hill because you can see Beaver Island and nearby islands from there.
by Ben Zonia
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Michigan football - predictions
Replies: 104
Views: 3677

Re: Michigan football - predictions

Prediction: Michigan will play in the new "Participation Bowl" late this year. Every team member will get an award. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
by Ben Zonia
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Roy loses another station....
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Re: Roy loses another station....

organman95 wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:53 am
Why would WTCM-FM be forced to move its COL? Why not move Christian-format WLJN?
It won't happen.
by Ben Zonia
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen
Replies: 12
Views: 1070

Re: WFYC/Alma - Jon Heinlen

"I Am The Walrus" is offensive and just plain weird in places.

You don't play "Dirty White Boy" by Foreigner on your AC station either, just because "I Want To Know What Love Is" fits in.
by Ben Zonia
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Roy loses another station....
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Re: Roy loses another station....

The FCC has been very insistent on keeping allotments in the middle of nowhere. It's really not serving those communities. It just prevents more competition in larger communities, serving a larger population. When the Bear Lake station, then WRQT, went on the air, there weren't nearly the number of ...
by Ben Zonia
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: The Loss Of A Living Legend; Cokie Roberts
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: The Loss Of A Living Legend; Cokie Roberts

I also think Cokie's father, Hale Boggs, was a man of principle. One theory is that he lost his life in a plane crash because he had been on the Warren Commission and he knew too much about the Kennedy Assassination. He didn't believe the single bullet theory, and probably with good reason. He was i...