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by WC8KCY
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: TV RF Channel Changes
Replies: 48
Views: 7219

Re: TV RF Channel Changes

The Milwaukee stations are rarely a nuisance in the GR and Kzoo areas. One has to be far away from the city or within, say, 10 miles of the lake shore for that to be a major issue. A lot of people remember wwtv back when ch 13, Cadillac as the first tv signal they could get in Traverse City. But if...
by WC8KCY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: TV Guide
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

Re: TV Guide

While residing in the UP, we always found the Sunday Free Press TV Book the most useful. TV Guide did not list CICO or CKCY/CHBX. Sometime after CKCY launched, they stopped listing CJIC. The Detroit News book did not list WJMN, CKCY/CHBX, or CJIC. One of our local drugstores gave out a free TV listi...
by WC8KCY
Sun May 19, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Beer Snobs
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Beer Snobs

If you're outta Bud, tough Schlitz! And if you drink a case of Blatz, you'll get a case of the Schlitz. The first beer I ever tasted was a PBR. It was delightful then and still is today. These things go in cycles. I would not wager against a regular ol' mass-market brewski becoming fashionable again.
by WC8KCY
Wed May 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: $2 MILLION FOR UP STATIONS
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: $2 MILLION FOR UP STATIONS

Holy wah, that's a lot of dough for the stations involved.

I wonder how much QXO actually bills per year...
by WC8KCY
Fri May 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength
Replies: 26
Views: 5244

Re: 99.3 WQAN Signal Strength

Monitoring from Manistee today: Dead air on 99.3; 92.3 came in strong with sports-talk and 101.9 had a listenable signal.
by WC8KCY
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Re: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!

Here's a message I received awhile ago about some WBKB history: WBKB's is a really a great story - four guys who worked together at American Forces TV Network Germany Ramstein in the late 60's and early 70's stayed in touch after we seperated -as civilians - it was a dream of ours to build a TV sta...
by WC8KCY
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Re: WBKB Footage Unearthed... At Last!

I never could pick up WBKB when I was a kid. Growing up on the southeast side of Cheboygan (I was only two miles from the WTOM tower) I had hoped I would pick up WBKB on quiet, clear sky nights. Unfortunately that never happened. Very occasionally, I could pick up WBKB at the Radar Base near Sault ...
by WC8KCY
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Keep it or get rid of it...
Replies: 77
Views: 7754

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Keep it or get rid of it...

DST all year seems like a good plan good to me. As long as the U.P. is returned to the Central Time Zone. My hometown is near Escanaba: In 1971, under year-round CST, high noon was 11:58 CST. In 1972, when DST was mandated statewide, high noon was 12:58 CDT. That still sorta made sense, since Wisco...
by WC8KCY
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Keep it or get rid of it...
Replies: 77
Views: 7754

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Keep it or get rid of it...

Around Escanaba, when DST kicks in, high noon can occur as late as 1:58 PM. That's stupid. Put the whole Upper Peninsula back on Central Time, as it used to be. WLUC-TV6 in Marquette never tape-delayed programming back when Michigan wasn't on DST. When it came to TV listings, we all understood that ...
by WC8KCY
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Panhandling
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: Panhandling

I don't give money to anyone I don't know. Not somebody panhandling, not the Salvation Army, not the Girl Scouts, not Hurricane relief, none of that stuff. I know enough people personally that need money. Soup kitchens I work at, the church I attend. Someone I know that needs a few pennies. Having ...
by WC8KCY
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Fall 18 Nielsens
Replies: 18
Views: 3197

Re: Fall 18 Nielsens

The best thing for 101.9, IMHO, would be for IPR to buy it and move IPR News to 101.9, spinning off 91.5 to a religious broadcaster (i.e. The Promise FM, which just bought 100.9 East Jordan from IPR) Y'know, that's really not a bad idea at all. With 101.9 now putting a listenable signal into the Ma...
by WC8KCY
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Fake news, agenda-driven bias, and ignorance
Replies: 42
Views: 3549

Re: Fake news, agenda-driven bias, and ignorance

Some of us in the Native American community are more than a little displeased with how this was covered, as well: Imagine the initial shock of seeing one of our Elders seemingly taking abuse from a group of bigot teens, only to learn later that there's a lot more to the story than was initially "rep...
by WC8KCY
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Mail from Nielsen
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Mail from Nielsen

Dang, I used to get a $50 Savings Bond every so often as a Nielsen household...
by WC8KCY
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: NOAA Weather Radio
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: NOAA Weather Radio

Archaic? Yes, pretty much the literal definition of archaic. No offence but do you believe that your behavior is typical? Everyone pretty much has a phone but in a Nation of 320 Million, there are only 3 Million hams I know exactly one person who uses a weather radio. My child, a 24 year old magna ...
by WC8KCY
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: NOAA Weather Radio
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: NOAA Weather Radio

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