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Manistee, MI through the years

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Manistee, MI through the years

Post by ftballfan » Wed May 29, 2019 11:41 pm

All via Manistee News-Advocate microfilm
September 1980
2 - WBAY (CBS 2 Green Bay)
3 - HBO
4 - WPNE (PBS 38 Green Bay)
5 - WFRV (NBC 5 Green Bay)
6 - CBN / USA Network [listed as MSG Sports; the name changed in April 1980]
7 - WGTU (ABC 29 Traverse City)
8 - WPBN (NBC 7 Traverse City)
9 - WGN (IND 9 Chicago)
10 - WWTV (CBS 9 Cadillac)
11 - WLUK (ABC 11 Green Bay)
12 - WTBS (IND 17 Atlanta)
13 - WZZM (ABC 13 Grand Rapids)

March 1985
2 - WBAY (CBS 2 Green Bay)
3 - HBO
4 - WCMW (PBS 21 Manistee) [had just signed on in the fall of 1984]
5 - Cinemax
6 - USA Network [listed as MSG Sports]
7 - WGTU (ABC 29 Traverse City)
8 - WPBN (NBC 7 Traverse City)
9 - WGN (IND 9 Chicago)
10 - WWTV (CBS 9 Cadillac)
11 - WLUK (NBC 11 Green Bay)
12 - WTBS (IND 17 Atlanta)
13 - WZZM (ABC 13 Grand Rapids)
A - MTV
B - ESPN
C - CNN
D - Nickelodeon
E - TNN
F - CBN Family Channel

March 1992
3 - CNN
4 - WPBN (NBC 7 Traverse City)
5 - WGKI (FOX 33 Cadillac)
6 - WCMW (PBS 21 Manistee)
7 - WBAY (CBS 2 Green Bay)
8 - WGTU (ABC 29 Traverse City)
9 - WZZM (ABC 13 Grand Rapids)
10 - WWTV (CBS 9 Cadillac)
12 - WTBS (IND 17 Atlanta)
13 - WGN (IND 9 Chicago)
14 - USA Network
16 - Nickelodeon
17 - Discovery Channel
18 - CNBC
21 - TNN
22 - Weather Channel
23 - C-SPAN
24 - HBO
25 - Showtime
26 - Cinemax
27 - Disney Channel
28 - The Movie Channel
29 - ESPN
30 - MTV
31 - A&E
32 - VH1
33 - C-SPAN 2
34 - Lifetime
35 - PASS
36 - TNT
38 - Headline News
39 - Comedy Central
40 - Family Channel



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Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Post by organman95 » Thu May 30, 2019 7:45 am

Surprised there isn't a Prevue Guide in either '85 or '92 lists



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Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Post by ftballfan » Thu May 30, 2019 2:08 pm

organman95 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:45 am
Surprised there isn't a Prevue Guide in either '85 or '92 lists
The 1992 guide didn't list channels that aired the same loop 24/7 (such as the Weather Channel, VH1, MTV, CMT, QVC, HSN, etc.; channel numbers for Weather/VH1/MTV were taken from a Ludington Daily News lineup from January 1992 I had posted on another site a couple of years ago).

Also notice that Manistee never had WKBD (unless they had it briefly in the late 1980s before WGKI came on; if I had more time, I would have looked at a late 80s paper)



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Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Post by organman95 » Fri May 31, 2019 7:58 am

ftballfan wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:08 pm
The 1992 guide didn't list channels that aired the same loop 24/7 (such as the Weather Channel, VH1, MTV, CMT, QVC, HSN, etc.; channel numbers for Weather/VH1/MTV were taken from a Ludington Daily News lineup from January 1992 I had posted on another site a couple of years ago).
That's odd. I thought nearly ALL cable companies had at least an Amiga 1000 with Prevue by the late 80s



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Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Post by ftballfan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:22 pm

July 1988
2 - WBAY (CBS 2 Green Bay)
3 - CNN
4 - WPBN (NBC 7 Traverse City)
5 - CBN Family Channel
6 - WCMW (PBS 21 Manistee)
7 - WLUK (NBC 11 Green Bay)
8 - WGTU (ABC 29 Traverse City)
9 - WZZM (ABC 13 Grand Rapids)
10 - WWTV (CBS 9 Cadillac)
11 - ESPN
12 - WTBS (IND 17 Atlanta)
13 - WGN (IND 9 Chicago)
14 - USA Network
15 - HSN
16 - Nickelodeon
17 - Discovery Channel
18 - Financial News Network / Home Shopping (possibly QVC?)
20 - Lifetime
21 - TNN
22 - Weather Channel
23 - C-SPAN
24 - HBO
25 - Showtime
26 - Cinemax
27 - Disney Channel
28 - The Movie Channel
29 - PASS
30 - MTV
31 - A&E
32 - VH1
33 - C-SPAN 2

January 1990 had the exact same lineup, which meant Manistee (and Ludington) missed the first few years of FOX as they never picked up WKBD, not even briefly in the late 1980s before WGKI came on (WGKI appears to have replaced WLUK in Manistee sometime between 1990 and 1992).

I am almost assuming Prevue Guide and/or local access was on 19 at this time.

While at the library, I also looked in February 1978, but there was no cable lineup listed. However, there were ads listing CBN (on channel 6) and then-WTCG (on channel 3)



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Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Post by organman95 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:23 am

Prevue Guide on 19? Wow... I grew up with it on 4 in Cheboygan. I found out a few years ago, apparently Cheboygan was the only system to have it on 4. Most everyone else had it on 7.



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Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Post by ftballfan » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 am

organman95 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:23 am
Prevue Guide on 19? Wow... I grew up with it on 4 in Cheboygan. I found out a few years ago, apparently Cheboygan was the only system to have it on 4. Most everyone else had it on 7.
It eventually moved to 7 in Manistee, probably in the mid 1990s.

Also, The Movie Channel was dropped for a few years in the mid to late 1990s (it was probably dropped to make room for Starz!, Encore, HBO2, and Cinemax 2) before returning in 2002 in the 600s.



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Re: Manistee, MI through the years

Post by organman95 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:43 pm

Interesting



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