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SOWNY » CING Fresh 95.3 » Today 1:42 pm

kman
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markow202 wrote:

They want to use Energy FM and bring something back?  Play music from early 90s until today..this includes a few songs from the eurodance 90s days that Energy 108/CIDC Fm thrived on.

Really want to meet some of the radio executives out there that make decisions these days.

The mix of early 90s eurodance to today (with even the occasional 80's hit) is their current format. Possibly the return to Energy will mean all 90's, there's certainly a hole in both Hamilton & Toronto for that.

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 1:41 pm

andysradio
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Fitz wrote:

The next closest analogue station is Global, Bancroft (channel 22) if it's even on the air.

Bancroft is still on air on but ch. 2. Also CFTO has an analog repeater on ch. 21 at Severn Falls [Orillia] and the other analog in the area is the CKNY repeater at Dwight on Ch. 11.

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 1:33 pm

Fitz wrote:

Am surprised that I am receiving it as the antenna I am using is designed for FM 

Is it an active (powered) antenna? If so, the amplifier in there could be creating or co-creating a spurious carrier on the UHF band. Channel 73 in your case.

Another possibility is issues at the transmitter site creating the spur on channel 73.

Fitz wrote:

22 is UHF and the transmitter is somewhere out in east Durham I believe.

Somewhere in Durham.

Fitz wrote:

There are a few stray analog signals still out there, not sure why though and I doubt that any of them have any unique content.

Here's the info. Not sure how current it is. To my knowledge channel 22 Durham is the only analogue OTA station in the GTA. The next closest analogue station is Global, Bancroft (channel 2) if it's even still on the air.

Currently, the UHF TV band ends at channel 51.The industry is in the midst of a channel repack that will see the UHF TV band end at channel 36 by 2022 I believe.

Fitz wrote:

In any case the whole exercise of hooking up the FM antenna to the TV has been worthwhile because I get to view Antenna ( The TV channel) and perhaps a few other cool stations not on cable.

Technically better picture quality too because of less compression. Also, OTA means you can become a cord-cutter. This elite class of viewers have discovered they need not pay for cable tv.

SOWNY » Whatever Happened To The Fan 590's Howard Berger? » Today 1:10 pm

Chuck99
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Career changes have become the new norm in the Radio and TV industry.  However, I have to admit, this is a 180.

One of the most common career moves is to become a political press secretary (Hello Ben Chin).  Former CTV News Anchor Amanda Blitz is now the communications director for the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee.  And, of course, Matt Gurney is writing again for The National Post.

It always sad to hear of people losing their jobs in broadcasting because, in many cases, it is unlikely they will work in the field again.

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 1:01 pm

Fitz
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Tim Brown 2016 wrote:

I think Deep Tracks is on the right track. It looks like it's a harmonic of something running in your house or from a close neighbor. Do you have an old VCR, for example?

The video carrier for the former channel 73 is 825.25 MHz. This has been the exclusive domain of the celcos since the 1980s. There is no way a "legitimate" TV station would be transmitting up there.

Yes I do believe he is on the right track. I have two old VCR's but they are both unplugged right now and in the basement. The TV I was trying is on the second floor.

Seems like it is channel 22 showing up as channel 73 but it's also sometimes shows up as 22. Am surprised that I am receiving it as the antenna I am using is designed for FM ( VHF) and 22 is UHF and the transmitter is somewhere out in east Durham I believe. According to Wiki there are a few stray analog signals still out there, not sure why though and I doubt that any of them have any unique content.

In any case the whole exercise of hooking up the FM antenna to the TV has been worthwhile because I get to view Antenna ( The TV channel) and perhaps a few other cool stations not on cable. 
 

SOWNY » CING Fresh 95.3 » Today 12:58 pm

Chuck99
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If true, the station will have completed the cycle from the Energy format to Country to Oldies to Hot AC and now back to the Energy format.  It will probably flip back to Country in a few years.

SOWNY » Art Project Promises To Use World's Most Powerful Radio Antennas » Today 12:53 pm

"and into outer space"

Art Bell would be so pleased.

SOWNY » $595 Million to the media in the new budget! » Today 12:41 pm

geo
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RadioActive wrote:

" . . . federal government's exclusion of broadcasters — the preferred source for news among Canadians . . . "

Yes, preferred source for headlines/breaking news.      But for in-depth analysis it could easily be argued that Saturday's National Post with regular contributions from Chris Selley, Andrew Coyne, Christie Blatchford, Conrad Black & Rex Murphy should be on everyone's subscription lists (sorry, its not free at McDonalds).     For variety,  Marc Weisblott's blog is always interesting as are the Globe 'n Mail and occasionally what's left of the Toronto Star.
 

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 12:32 pm

I think Deep Tracks is on the right track. It looks like it's a harmonic of something running in your house or from a close neighbor. Do you have an old VCR, for example?

The video carrier for the former channel 73 is 825.25 MHz. This has been the exclusive domain of the celcos since the 1980s. There is no way a "legitimate" TV station would be transmitting up there.

SOWNY » Art Project Promises To Use World's Most Powerful Radio Antennas » Today 12:27 pm

RadioActive
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I admit I'm pretty dense when it comes to figuring out what passes for "art" these days, so - despite reading this over three times - I still have no idea what they're doing or why. But perhaps someone here can explain it or will want to tune into it.

Using the world’s most high-frequency transmitter to send art around the world and into outer space

SOWNY » $595 Million to the media in the new budget! » Today 12:18 pm

RadioActive
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I'm also extremely uncomfortable with this. And I should add it doesn't matter which party is suggesting it. I would oppose it if it were the Conservatives, the NDP or the Greens.

There will always be some suspicion about coverage if you're getting government money - even if absolutely everything is 100% above board. You can buy a lot of things with those suspect cents, but a clean reputation isn't one of them.  

And then there's the other side of this story, a press release that shouldn't surprise anybody. While the promised federal money is solely for newspaper and print journalism, broadcasters are angry that they're not getting a cut of the action.

"The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is disappointed that the federal government has excluded broadcast media from journalism support tax credits announced in Budget 2019....

"The federal government's exclusion of broadcasters — the preferred source for news among Canadians — is arbitrary and unfair policy." 


Broadcasters Term News Media Measures in Budget 2019 "Unfair"

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 11:49 am

andysradio
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Fitz wrote:

....... the one that appears as 73 must be Peterborough as I saw ads that concentrated on that area.
 

You will get Peterborough commercials on the Oshawa repeater - or do you notice a difference between the 2 signals content wise?
I wonder if you are getting some sort of mixing product.


 

SOWNY » CING Fresh 95.3 » Today 11:38 am

markow202
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This wont work eitheir.   Its going to be the same playlist (actually probably worse as they will remove any song thats more than 3 years old).  They want to use Energy FM and bring something back?  Play music from early 90s until today..this includes a few songs from the eurodance 90s days that Energy 108/CIDC Fm thrived on.

Really want to meet some of the radio executives out there that make decisions these days.

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 11:35 am

markow202
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There is no Global on CH 73.  There is Global Bancroft on CH 2 Analog.  Google CIII-DT to see the listings...simple as that. 

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 11:24 am

DeepTracks
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Analog or Digital - the fact remains that there are, or should not be, any OTA signals on (old) UHF channel 73. 

Remember back when CITY TV on 79 had to change channel to 57 because of the takeover/handover of that upper spectrum?

SOWNY » CING Fresh 95.3 » Today 11:05 am

radiokid
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energyfm953.com has been registered March 9th 2019

I have a feeling it it will be EnergyFM 953.  Based on the Graphic, it's looking like a CHR driven format for sure... especially based on the voice used on the teases. 

I'm shocked they haven't tried to nationalize the JUMP brand, but Energy does have the history (outside the last few years of it's existence.  

SOWNY » Will The Simpsons Now Be Forced To Feature Mickey Mouse? » Today 10:20 am

RadioActive
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On Wednesday night, the day of the Disney takeover of so many things Fox, the network aired a remarkable 90 sec. promo - for itself. It seems to be some kind of message to viewers that though Disney now controls the production arm, the network itself won't be changing. 

My question: how many people in the general public are even aware or care about the deal and are going to tweak into what the promo is for? 

That said, I can't recall anything quite like this happening before when other networks, like NBC and CBS, were taken over.


 

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 10:14 am

Fitz
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andysradio wrote:

Both Peterborough ch.12 and Cobourg ch. 27 (each of which are now Global) are digital but Oshawa on 22 is still analog. Oshawa mostly repeats Peterborough.

I was able to get the analog 22 as well but not on what I posted. the one that appears as 73 must be Peterborough as I saw ads that concentrated on that area.
 

SOWNY » Totally Irrelevant, But Pretty Funny » Today 9:41 am

RadioActive
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I don't normally post this kind of stuff here, but my old friend,  a former WGAR/ WNBC DJ who went by the on-air name of The Real Bob James, posted this on his Facebook page and I have to admit, I laughed out. 

https://scontent.fybz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/54434290_3075529889139086_6248773229192675328_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz1-1.fna&oh=cdad2edc6796ebe3b7f116e65583c997&oe=5D0DF774

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 9:40 am

andysradio
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Both Peterborough ch.12 and Cobourg ch. 27 (each of which are now Global) are digital but Oshawa on 22 is still analog. Oshawa mostly repeats Peterborough.

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 9:39 am

pinto
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Geeez... no Ion-TV on 51??

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 9:03 am

Fitz
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DeepTracks wrote:

Ah - finally a subject thread I can get interested in 

Quote from the attached link- "The UHF band originally had 70 RF channels (14-83). Channel 37 is reserved for radio astronomy leaving 69 UHF Tv RF channels. The band was later reduce to channels 14 - 69 (56 channels), leaving 55 UHF Tv RF channels. Additional reductions in the UHF band started in 2017"  http://otadtv.com/frequency/index.html

I have to think that whatever you're seeing on"73" is one of your devices, TV or converter of some sort, that is falsely displaying what is a digital signal as being analog.
That's my 1.4 cents worth - "2 cents" after conversion to US$
 

no it appears to be analog and you can see it at around the 1:02 mark below:




 

SOWNY » $595 Million to the media in the new budget! » Today 8:46 am

Ms. C.
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Dale Patterson wrote:

It's a bad idea. Really bad.

Will you walk away from a fool and YOUR money?    P. MCartney, 1969

Final para. in Andrew Coyne's above piece (also on A4 in today's print edition) "If you were searching for a way to kill the news business, you couldn't do a better job"
 

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 8:10 am

DeepTracks
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Ah - finally a subject thread I can get interested in 

Quote from the attached link- "The UHF band originally had 70 RF channels (14-83). Channel 37 is reserved for radio astronomy leaving 69 UHF Tv RF channels. The band was later reduce to channels 14 - 69 (56 channels), leaving 55 UHF Tv RF channels. Additional reductions in the UHF band started in 2017"  http://otadtv.com/frequency/index.html

I have to think that whatever you're seeing on"73" is one of your devices, TV or converter of some sort, that is falsely displaying what is a digital signal as being analog.
That's my 1.4 cents worth - "2 cents" after conversion to US$
 

SOWNY » Analog Global Channel on 73 ? » Today 7:12 am

Fitz
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I have cable and have not tried to get any TV channels off the air in many many years but just to see what is there I hooked up my amplified FM antenna to a TV and did a scan.

I was surprised to find one analog channel on 73. Global and I think it's from Peterborough judging by the ads. I thought there were no analog stations left on the air ?

The other channels that I picked up on the initial scan were WIVB ( the CBS feed), Two Laff channels, WKBW, Escape, Grit, WIVB again but the local feed but the TV readout indicates it is supposed to be WNLO on 23.1and CBLF. Plus a bunch of channels that were picked up on the initial scan but I did not get when I tried. These include CIII, Mytv, Stadium, Comet and Get TV. I presume they may come in at certain times as they were picked up on the scan.

I was surprised to be getting the Buffalo stations but so little local and I guess a scan at a different time will pick up different stations depending on atmospherics.

Also found another analog Global on channel 22 on a subsequent scan and a bunch of other stations including Antenna, WGRZ, CFTO, CBLT, TVO, Justice and maybe more.

SOWNY » Woodstock Wednesday: Get With The "Program" 49 Years Later » Yesterday 9:47 pm

Fitz
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Rod Argent is still with the Zombies as is lead singer Colin Blunstone. All the original surviving members toured in 2017 on the 50th anniversary of their classic Odyssey and Oracle album. That was the album that Time of the Season was on. A bit of a sleeper and like the Youngbloods Get Together recorded in 1967 but hit big in 1969.

SOWNY » Why Was Barb DiGiulio Co-Hosting CFRB’s Morning Show Monday? » Yesterday 9:46 pm

Charlie
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Mr magoogain wrote:

What would Bill Carroll say

"It's all about.... FAMILY!"
 

SOWNY » CING Fresh 95.3 » Yesterday 9:32 pm

RadioAaron
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Energy FM 95.3 launches Tuesday.

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