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by Ben Zonia
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The Cathouses Of Grand Rapids Circa 1970
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: The Cathouses Of Grand Rapids Circa 1970

Researching further, it might have been the Morton House "Kitten Club" inspired by Hugh Hefner Enterprises in the 1960s. https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2015/12/grand_rapids_lost_restaurants.html Who'd of thunk? Further research shows that it was at Monroe Center and Ionia. That wasn't far f...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The Cathouses Of Grand Rapids Circa 1970
Replies: 2
Views: 245

The Cathouses Of Grand Rapids Circa 1970

The recent post about the oldest profession reminded me of something that happened circa 1970 in Grand Rapids. Our family was visiting my Grandfather in Grand Rapids before he moved to the VA Facility there. We were driving around Central Grand Rapids, and my Grandfather pointed out the window and s...
by Ben Zonia
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Q106 interference
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: Q106 interference

Yes, and you have to wonder why Clear Channel, which changes its name more than some people change underclothes, let the owners of WDTW 1310 put a translator on their WNIC tower on 107.9, which intereferes with WCRZ, which repeatedly shaved 0.1 to 0.3 points off WNIC's ratings over the years, and in...
by Ben Zonia
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Make no mistake about it - the media is rooting for a recession
Replies: 30
Views: 1483

Re: Make no mistake about it - the media is rooting for a recession

The media don't care about people they consider deplorables. They want to see them lose their investments while everyone pays for government and media private pensions. That scenario collapsed the economy in Greece and European countries.
by Ben Zonia
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Spring 2019 Nielsen Audio Quarterly Report (Updated: 07-23-19)
Replies: 22
Views: 2793

Re: Spring 2019 Nielsen Audio Quarterly Report (Updated: 07-23-19)

I wonder if by adding a translator to an Urban Gospel AM station and combining that to a sort of “Urban AC Gospel” format that it could have a ratings appeal similar to WCSG. Or would that only work in Grand Rapids?
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Russian Interference
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Russian Interference

The truth is, the Russians have been interfering with us for decades. Why weren't the Democrats trying to stop it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOMVdOc9UbE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So1-fugCpGY
by Ben Zonia
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Flint Water trials cancelled
Replies: 32
Views: 1900

Re: Flint Water trials cancelled

The 1960s Flint and Suburban water crisis had more to do with drought from low rainfall than anything else. It should have been made temporary rather than permanent. The suburbs had wells, and the wells were going dry. It probably would have fixed itself for decades. It was the same old same old CEN...
by Ben Zonia
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title
Replies: 122
Views: 7529

Re: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title

The group that dedicated itself to "The Revolution" in the early 1970s, idolizes the man who dropped the bomb.

Harry Truman-Chicago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mCQHqig-Uk
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Why Are Towers Shrouded On Satellite View?
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Why Are Towers Shrouded On Satellite View?

Why are many towers shrouded on Satellite View? You could look at what is on them for miles near ground level around with a set of high power binoculars or a low power telescope if you wanted to get a better view. I used to think that it was a digital artifact. But I just looked at the satellite vie...
by Ben Zonia
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Robert Liggett passes...
Replies: 26
Views: 3325

Re: Robert Liggett passes...

I always thought that people were free to mourn in their own traditions. I don't have any idea about what "El Maleh Rachamim" is. I wish TC would explain it. Otherwise, it just sounds like Madonna and Kabbalah. It is a Stereotype that most radio people, particularly commercial station owners, are Je...
by Ben Zonia
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title
Replies: 122
Views: 7529

Re: Songs with Girl or Guy Names in the Title

Never heard this before. A little different than "Just When I Needed You Most"

"Suzi Found A Weapon"-Randy VanWarmer #55 Hot 100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOgqHT57aMY
by Ben Zonia
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte
Replies: 29
Views: 1902

Re: Helping someone get WJBK OTA in SW Wyandotte

Getting a Clearstream 2Max and connecting the coax to the back of the UHF figure-8 can get WJBK, CBET, WTOL (WTOL is unwatchable), and WTVG in Melvindale, the latter two only come in with an RCA 12dB amplifier. This is indoors. It performs well on Hi-V without the VHF dipoles. It also performs well...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Has WCXI 1160 moved to Milford Twp?
Replies: 26
Views: 2726

Re: Has WCXI 1160 moved to Milford Twp?

There's no way they could have put 0.5 mV/m 30 miles East with 250 watts nondirectional. For testing purposes, they could use 3.75 kW nondirectional, and that makes more sense. Especially since the LICENSED WPON 1460 Daytime array three miles closer with 1 kW directional to the East wasn't anywhere ...