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by WC8KCY
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Broadcasting - General
Topic: NOAA Weather Radio
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: NOAA Weather Radio

Hasn't all of this archaic stuff been replaced in most localities by a push notification system such as "CivicReady" that Obamadollars paid for? Archaic? Hardly. Drive through the Rockies out West and NOAA Weather radio works practically everywhere, while cellular coverage is still spotty and unrel...
by WC8KCY
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: New Years Countdown Programs Sucked Balls
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: New Years Countdown Programs Sucked Balls

I firmly believe that the NYC exclusivity is a holdover from the early days of TV when the big four television networks originated their programming from there. It's their way of jabbing Hollywood and reminding the rest of us that they were once the nation's entertainment capital for radio and TV. k...
by WC8KCY
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson
Replies: 23
Views: 4968

Re: Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Roy Henderson

Was driving back from ludington yesterday and saw a billboard for 101.9 wldr on US31 between ludington and Manistee. Still can’t get it in very well in northern mason county. I saw the billboard too, facing northbound US-31 traffic a couple of miles south of the Manistee/Mason county line. Just tri...
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
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Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

Thanks for uploading! Although I'm surprised it was only a half-hour long. Considering all the generic CBS footage at the beginning of the program--along with all the Christmas music at the end--it seems they had to stretch what they had to work with to fill the 22 1/2 minute runtime (sans commerci...
by WC8KCY
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
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Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

Thanks for posting part 1! I enjoyed watching it. The YouTube channel is hosted by fellow forum member FMDXGuy5678...I can't begin to express my great appreciation for his efforts in the archiving and sharing of long-unseen Michigan television broadcasts. I expect that he'll have part 2 up very soo...
by WC8KCY
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
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Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

I pulled the 9&10(&13) 50th Anniversary tape and it's in process right now. Should be up in a day or two.
by WC8KCY
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
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Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

It's on my to-do list. With winter on the way, I'll have a bit more time to digitize source material. When it goes up, it should be on this YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOD1D37 ... ohbR2SEAdv
by WC8KCY
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 3566

Re: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)

I've been monitoring the new 101.5 overnights over the past couple of days and have to say I think they're really on to something. My audiophile ears give two thumbs up to the processing they're using, and the playlist is an engaging mix of mostly '80s hits with some older and more modern material t...
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 3566

Re: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)

I thought WMTE did well with the format used under thr Coast moniker. At least thats when i enjoyed it most. Stopped listening shortly after it was switched back to complete satellite-fed. But as i said, i do enjoy the format now. A very nice and broad mix I fully agree. Coast FM did make something...
by WC8KCY
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)
Replies: 22
Views: 3566

Re: Format change at 101.5 Manistee (recreation of lost thread)

I think WHMI in Howell may have them beat in that regard. Their definition of "classic hits" includes "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, which came out in 2013. WHMI knows better than to follow the unwritten rules of the unseen "radio format police". As for WMTE, I wish them luck, but everyone, and do m...
by WC8KCY
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Central/Western Upper Michigan
Topic: Things happening in Escanaba
Replies: 6
Views: 2948

Re: Things happening in Escanaba

Mike, best of luck with your new gig! These are two of my hometown stations. I've been a listener since the Fun 104 days, and am listening to WDBC right now from Manistee. About the only radical change that ever took place at these stations in my listening era was WFNN changing calls to WYKX and fli...
by WC8KCY
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
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Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

One has to wonder why WFRV / WJMN didn't use electronics for everything -- not just promos and news? By using slides for IDs and bulletins, it's just like a 2015 Chevy Impala having a body of the 1972 model. I also noticed that one of the pics from WLUK's newscasts had "Pre-Recorded" superimposed o...
by WC8KCY
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
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Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

Here's footage of Count Zappula on 29&8...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06wiJcURbM8
by WC8KCY
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
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Re: Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

Great finds, WC8KCY! I really liked 7&4's news set from the 1970s. Those shapes on the wall were a little weird, though. Awesome that you posted Don Melvoin and his "Deputy Don" and "Count Zappula" personas. Truly a great man who became a local legend. Same with the late, great Dave Walker. 7&4 had...
by WC8KCY
Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic:
Replies: -1
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Old School 7&4, 29&8, WFRV/WJMN, WLUK

WPBN/WTOM: I wonder if those are old ID slides on the monitors in the third frame. http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r705/ggroleau/WPBN%20WTOM/WPBN%201954%20ID%20Slide_zpsmsckc2wm.jpg http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r705/ggroleau/WPBN%20WTOM/WPBN%20News%20Set%201960s_zpsp5a8j5xk.jpg http://i13...