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Then, there's this.....

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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:18 pm

I liked Brandon Roux's weather forecast on Loco 4's Friday Morning newscast:

"I've knocked the temperature down on Saturday a tad because I think we are going to see a lot more cloud cover than first thought. Looks for highs near or just above 40 degrees."

Actual result:
Damn near 100% sunshine from sun up to sun down with high temps around 50!

:lol


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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by SolarMax » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:15 pm

7 Action News on TV20, 10p Wednesday Jan 23. Reporting on the Packard Plant pedestrian bridge collapse, Brian Abel reported that it was the second accident at the site within a month. He referred to the death of the person who fell down an elevator shaft while gaming with a group of "friends." Problem is, quite early on, it became known (except apparently to WXYZ) that the incident occurred at a building near East Ferry and St. Aubin Streets, not at the Packard Plant as was initially reported.



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by SixPlusOne » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:09 am

The WWJ radio 950 night to day signal pattern switchover which normally takes about two seconds took longer this morning. I am usually listening at 8am and today it took about 20 seconds for whatever reason. Something possibly frozen or what?



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by SolarMax » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:42 am

SixPlusOne wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:09 am
The WWJ radio 950 night to day signal pattern switchover which normally takes about two seconds took longer this morning. I am usually listening at 8am and today it took about 20 seconds for whatever reason. Something possibly frozen or what?
Big RF being switched there, could have been higher than normal VSWR at one or more towers due to icing, or other factors.
When they do the switch at top hour, very often the legal ID gets lost during the transition. At other times, usually around quarter-hours, a portion of a sponsor's commercial gets dumped. Wonder if they have to do make-goods when that happens.



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by mtburb » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:37 am

SolarMax wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:15 pm
7 Action News on TV20, 10p Wednesday Jan 23. Reporting on the Packard Plant pedestrian bridge collapse, Brian Abel reported that it was the second accident at the site within a month. He referred to the death of the person who fell down an elevator shaft while gaming with a group of "friends." Problem is, quite early on, it became known (except apparently to WXYZ) that the incident occurred at a building near East Ferry and St. Aubin Streets, not at the Packard Plant as was initially reported.
I watched the 11 PM last night on 7 and I think by then they finally remembered to correct this so as to refer to "this area" rather than "this site".


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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by SolarMax » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:58 am

Watching WJBK 3/11 at 11am. First, distracted by Maurielle Lue's hideous costume.
Noting two lower thirds errors in story on a traffic crash on the east side. Teaser said "Connor and Warren"- it was in fact much further north, between Harper and Gratiot. Graphic during Langton's story called the street "Connor." It is and always has been "Conner." Not "Connor," and not "Connors" or "Conners." The story's text on their website does have it correctly.



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by borderboy653659200 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:17 am

I know this is TV news,not newspaper sports, but in today's Freep,
Anthony Fenech referred to Minnesota Twins great Tony Oliva as "Tony Olivo." I know Fenech's a young fella (Oliva,a .304 lifetime hitter from 1962-76,is 80,so Fenech,unlike Yours Truly,wasn't alive for Oliva's career),but as a sports reporter,you'd think he'd have done some research on Oliva's Hall-Of-Fame worthy career so he could get the great Cuban expatriate's name right.Such are all forms of media in 2019 .



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by NS8401 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:35 pm

7’s national portion of its 4pm newscast is repeating a segment they ran 10 minutes ago... where does Scripps find these lousy hosts?



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by borderboy653659200 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:52 pm

NS8401,you should know by now that you get what you pay for .



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by borderboy653659200 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:22 am

EnbyCee,Oliva's three A.L .batting crowns (1964,1965-Oliva's the only major leaguer to win batting titles in his first two full MLB seasons-and 1971 )preceded the DH,plus knee problems severely shortened his career ala another Twins great,the late Kirby Puckett,who'd have been 59 today .Oliva was also a decent outfielder,if not a Gold Glover,plus a .304 lifetime hitter in 13 full seasons. His seemingly meager power stats can be explained by his pitching dominant era. All in all ,a man who to me and many others,is a Cooperstown-worthy player .



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by borderboy653659200 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:24 am

Also,EnbyCee,NOBODY questioned Oliva's character,on or off the diamond.



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by borderboy653659200 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:41 pm

EnbyCee,these same "experts" inducted Harold Baines (who'll be 60 tomorrow),and Baines' HOF credentials are laughably bad . As with Hall-Of-Fame second baseman/manager Frank Frisch in the 70's when he bogarted the Veterans' Committee and inducted his unqualified buddies , Baines' boy snuck him into Cooperstown ,which shocked even Baines.who apparently doesn't regard himself HOF caliber.And,EnbyCee,these "experts" gave less than FIVE PERCENT of their vote to Lou Whitaker.Please explain THAT ONE .



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by borderboy653659200 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 am

Lou Whitaker,the THIRTEENTH-BEST second-baseman ever,DEFINITELY belongs in Cooperstown . ("Sweet Lou's" WAR exceeds Tram's by four points ; among eligible non-Hall-Of-Fame second basemen,only Bobby Grich's WAR is higher ;Grich is rated the eight-best second sacker in history .) The stupid scribes who gave Whitaker LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT of the Hall-Of-Fame vote,thus (temporarily) disqualifying him for a plaque should be identified,and if they are still writers ,stripped of their Hall-Of-Fame vote .



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by Herm » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:22 pm

borderboy653659200 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 am
Lou Whitaker,the THIRTEENTH-BEST second-baseman ever,DEFINITELY belongs in Cooperstown . ("Sweet Lou's" WAR exceeds Tram's by four points ; among eligible non-Hall-Of-Fame second basemen,only Bobby Grich's WAR is higher ;Grich is rated the eight-best second sacker in history .) The stupid scribes who gave Whitaker LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT of the Hall-Of-Fame vote,thus (temporarily) disqualifying him for a plaque should be identified,and if they are still writers ,stripped of their Hall-Of-Fame vote .
I really dislike WAR as a stat. Stats should never factor in a hypothetical. Just my opinion.
That being said... I agree whole heartedly with your sentiment.



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Re: Then, there's this.....

Post by borderboy653659200 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:35 pm

Thanks,Herm. Now how 'bout us Canadian lads and lasses get British Columbia's Larry Walker into Cooperstown on his next and final ballot appearance before he falls under the Era Committee's jurisdiction .



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