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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:05 pm

sfpcc wrote:The Movie is close to ten years old so some if it might be dated by now.
I meant this...
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WOHO wrote:WSPD-TV (precursor of WTVG) did not air the original SNL's from 75-79; a 'summary show' was the first time it was broadcast in Toledo. Had to rely on the rare times that Buckeye remembered to switch the CH4 feed from WSPD to WDIV (or was it that yet?). They had the Storer Broadcasting "good ethics code" that they adhered to in a fancy white parchment frame that they aired at nightly sign-off, so no SNL in it's heyday when WSPD was still the NBC affiliate.

Also, getting tired of not getting my "Jeopardy! fix" with the NCAA BB starting earlier this year- last year it was 7:30pm and they ran Jeopardy in the Wheel slot at 7pm, but now neither air on WTOL, that I know of, on the 7pm NCAA BB nights.
Buckeye Cable didn't start doing that until 1988 or '89. I recall WDIV's NBC feed being left alone back in the early 80's.



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by ftballfan » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:01 pm

rugratsonline wrote:
WOHO wrote:WSPD-TV (precursor of WTVG) did not air the original SNL's from 75-79; a 'summary show' was the first time it was broadcast in Toledo. Had to rely on the rare times that Buckeye remembered to switch the CH4 feed from WSPD to WDIV (or was it that yet?).
WNEM in Saginaw also didn't carry SNL until after the original cast left in 1980 -- my only exposure to SNL at the time were the best-of clip specials in prime-time. The only way for many to see the show was on cable -- at first via WKBD Detroit then, after WDIV finally picked it up, a neighboring NBC affiliate. I didn't have cable at the time, though the Gerity Cable system in Bay City might have carried SNL on its local access / wild card channel, via Grand Rapids affiliate WOTV (today's WOOD).
In Bay City, probably more likely WPBN or WILX than WOTV/WOOD



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Post by rugratsonline » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:05 pm

ftballfan wrote:
rugratsonline wrote:
WOHO wrote:WSPD-TV (precursor of WTVG) did not air the original SNL's from 75-79; a 'summary show' was the first time it was broadcast in Toledo. Had to rely on the rare times that Buckeye remembered to switch the CH4 feed from WSPD to WDIV (or was it that yet?).
WNEM in Saginaw also didn't carry SNL until after the original cast left in 1980 -- my only exposure to SNL at the time were the best-of clip specials in prime-time. The only way for many to see the show was on cable -- at first via WKBD Detroit then, after WDIV finally picked it up, a neighboring NBC affiliate. I didn't have cable at the time, though the Gerity Cable system in Bay City might have carried SNL on its local access / wild card channel, via Grand Rapids affiliate WOTV (today's WOOD).
In Bay City, probably more likely WPBN or WILX than WOTV/WOOD
I read in an old Television and Cable Factbook around the early 1980s that they got its alternate NBC programming from the then-WOTV, rather than the other affiliates.



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Post by mtburb » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:53 pm

rugratsonline wrote:
ftballfan wrote:
rugratsonline wrote:
WOHO wrote:WSPD-TV (precursor of WTVG) did not air the original SNL's from 75-79; a 'summary show' was the first time it was broadcast in Toledo. Had to rely on the rare times that Buckeye remembered to switch the CH4 feed from WSPD to WDIV (or was it that yet?).
WNEM in Saginaw also didn't carry SNL until after the original cast left in 1980 -- my only exposure to SNL at the time were the best-of clip specials in prime-time. The only way for many to see the show was on cable -- at first via WKBD Detroit then, after WDIV finally picked it up, a neighboring NBC affiliate. I didn't have cable at the time, though the Gerity Cable system in Bay City might have carried SNL on its local access / wild card channel, via Grand Rapids affiliate WOTV (today's WOOD).
In Bay City, probably more likely WPBN or WILX than WOTV/WOOD
I read in an old Television and Cable Factbook around the early 1980s that they got its alternate NBC programming from the then-WOTV, rather than the other affiliates.
How were they able to receive what is now WOOD-TV all the way out in Bay City?


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Post by rugratsonline » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:45 am

mtburb wrote:
rugratsonline wrote:
ftballfan wrote:
rugratsonline wrote:
WOHO wrote:WSPD-TV (precursor of WTVG) did not air the original SNL's from 75-79...
WNEM in Saginaw also didn't carry SNL ...Gerity Cable system in Bay City might have carried SNL on its local access / wild card channel, via Grand Rapids affiliate WOTV (today's WOOD).
In Bay City, probably more likely WPBN or WILX than WOTV/WOOD
I read in an old Television and Cable Factbook around the early 1980s that they got its alternate NBC programming from the then-WOTV, rather than the other affiliates.
How were they able to receive what is now WOOD-TV all the way out in Bay City?
I don't know? Either microwave, or an off-air pickup from a giant receiving antenna (which actually was not uncommon among cable systems before the advent of fiber). Apart from WDIV and WILX, WOTV's transmitter in Middleville is just as close to Bay City as, if not closer than, WPBN or WTOM.



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Post by mtburb » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:31 pm

mtburb wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:15 pm
There were extreme cases though-at least in 1987, neither WDIV nor WTVG cleared Super Password. The closest affiliate that cleared it was WKYC, which was still at the time owned by NBC (and consequently also the closest American network-owned station, as WXYZ had just been sold to Scripps at the start of 1986).
Reposting this since the original is of course lost, I found out through Radio Discussions that CKCO (which the Detroit Free Press had in their TV listings at the time) also aired Super Password, though on a half-hour delay. With their channel 42 translator in Sarnia, this was most likely how Detroiters managed to watch Super Password without waiting for cable reruns, even if that meant enduring a snowy signal because 42 purposely aimed their signal away from the States.

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Post by mtburb » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:30 am

This coming Thanksgiving, both the NBC coverage of and the CBS coverage of the Macy's Parade in New York City will be preempted in at least two Michigan markets.

In Detroit, WDIV is, of course, dumping the NBC version to show America's Thanksgiving Parade. Meanwhile, in Lansing, WLNS is preempting the CBS version so they can simulcast America's Thanksgiving Parade from WDIV.


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Post by mtburb » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:51 pm

Tonight is the auto show charity preview. WXYZ bumps a new Fresh Off The Boat to 1:37 AM. Syndication, The List is getting dumped, while WDIV is preempting Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy!


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Post by 80sTalkRadioFan » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:53 pm

WDIV will preempt Jeopardy again this Friday night, January 25 at 7:30, for a local special about the Olympic ice skating tournament this weekend. I wish they would preempt Wheel of Fortune instead, because that show has 3 different contestants every night, while the Jeopardy champion returns to face two new challengers every night, so when it's preempted, you're left wondering if the champion is still the champion. I obviously say this as a Jeopardy fan, who'll be watching it on WTOL this Friday.



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Post by mtburb » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:40 pm

Here are some highlights from April 1980 in Detroit and Toledo (source: an April 5-11, 1980 Detroit Edition TV Guide posted by Facebook user Rob Imes) (network preemptions by both sets of network affiliates in that edition are noted in italics):
WJBK (CBS 2 Detroit)
Weekdays 6 AM: Preempted Sunrise Semester, nothing listed for 6 AM (I'm gonna assume it didn't sign on until 6:30 AM), carrying 30 Minutes at 6:30 AM.
Weekdays 7 AM-9 AM: Preempted Morning and aired Captain Kangaroo one hour earlier than what CBS had scheduled it for (did WJBK show Captain Kangaroo on a one-day delay or did they have a 7 AM feed?). Good Morning Detroit was shown at 8 AM.
Weekdays 10:30 AM: Preempted Celebrity Whew! and aired The Newlywed Game in it's place.
Weekdays 10:55 AM: Preempted a CBS News Break to show their own local news break.
Weeknights 11:30 PM: Preempted the CBS Late Movie. WJBK showed Maude at 11:30 PM, Rookies at midnight and Marcus Welby MD at 1 AM.

WDIV (NBC 4 Detroit)
Weekdays 10 AM: WDIV aired movies at 9 AM, which ran until 10:30 AM, thus preempting Card Sharks.
Weekdays noon: Preempted Chain Reaction and aired a local newscast in it's place.
Weekdays 12:30 PM: Preempted Password Plus and aired Taylor Made in it's place. (It should be noted that by later in 1980 WDIV began clearing Password Plus)
Weekdays 6:30 PM: Delayed NBC Nightly News until 7 PM to air a local newscast.

WXYZ (ABC 7 Detroit)
Weekdays 4 PM: Preempted The Edge of Night and aired movies starting at that time instead.
Weekdays 6 PM: Delayed World News Tonight with Frank Reynolds until 7 PM to air a local newscast.

WTOL (CBS 11 Toledo)
Weekdays 10:30 AM: Preempted Celebrity Whew! and aired The Dating Game in it's place.
Weeknights 11:30 PM: Preempted the CBS Late Movie. WTOL showed Columbo at 11:30 PM and Mary Hartman Mary Hartman at 1:15 AM.

WTVG (NBC 13 Toledo)
Weekdays noon: Preempted Chain Reaction and aired a local newscast in it's place.

WDHO (ABC 24 Toledo)
Weekdays 4 PM: Preempted The Edge of Night and aired Tom & Jerry cartoons in it's place.
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Post by 80sTalkRadioFan » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:53 pm

Wow, that brings back some memories! Thanks for that. Not sure when, but eventually "Edge of Night" was shown weekday mornings on WXYZ and I think WDHO. Wondering if WGPR picked up anything in April 1980 that was preempted on other Detroit stations. As mentioned before, channel 62 at some point carried CBS's entire latenight lineup, from 11:30 PM until 2:00 AM.



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Post by mtburb » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:09 pm

Heads up, WDIV will move a new Chicago PD to 3:03 AM tomorrow night (actually Thursday morning) to air an Oakland County Child Killer special at 10 PM.


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Post by 80sTalkRadioFan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:20 pm

Thanks for the info. I wondered if they would put "Chicago PD" on a subchannel or move it to another time on the main channel. Surprised NBC would okay this, since all three "Chicago" series have new episodes tomorrow night and it's during February sweeps.



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Post by mtburb » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:21 pm

I just re-remembered this: for a time in the summer of 1987, WDIV did air Super Password - but they aired it at 9:30 AM, which meant that they would air day-old episodes. I assume this was done because the syndicated show at 9:30 AM (I forgot what it was) was cancelled and they needed something to fill the slot fast until a new syndicated show (I also forgot what it was) debuted in that slot that fall.

The July 19, 1987 edition of the Free Press TV Book confirms this:
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/99906665/


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Post by sfpcc » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:19 am

Tomorrow the final of Jeopardy's Team Tournament Of Champions will be bumped for Mayor Mike Duggan's State Of The City Address. However it will be shown the next evening, (bumping Wednesday return to regular Jeopardy.) It seems a prudent thing to do.



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