Master of Disaster

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  • in reply to: 104.5 Now Spanish #51569
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    The Master of Disaster has a cheap clock radio of calamity that could receive KXXP during the “Me TV FM” format. No sign of it this morning. However, over the last year or so the transmitter seems like it’s been off the air more often.

    in reply to: COVID’s impact on elections #51534
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    The Master of Disaster guesses there will be more support for mail-in voting than before.

    As far as shifts in votes for either major party, the Master of Disaster guesses it’ll eventually come down to individual voters being personally and directly affected by Coronavirus, which seems to be the only way to reach those who believe they have the right to belive in disinformation. They then seem to realize they’ve been purposely misinformed and in some cases support Coronavirus countermeasures.

    The Master of Disaster kinda wishes that when Biden went on TV September 9th, instead of saying what he said he instead said everyone in the United States over the age of twelve that isn’t allergic to the vaccines must get the vaccine ‘or else’. Notice the Master of Disaster didn’t say ‘if they work for the federal government’ or ‘a large enough company’, everyone. Seriously, our ancestors fought World Wars, many of them voluntarily signing up to risk their life for their country and way of life, and all we’re asking of people now is to get a vaccine.

    in reply to: KGWZ/KRCW #51397
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    KGWZ is on the air at virtual channel 23.1. Shortly after I posted they were running a camera loop not too long ago, it changed to the True Crime Network that’s also on 8.2.

    As far as the KRCW-LP listing, there’s a lot of wildly inaccurate and out-of-date information out there. IIRC, This hasn’t been available in Portland since KRCW dropped it a while back.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #51179
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    Yesterday, the Master of Disaster was flipping through broadcast channels when KGWZ remapped from its previous KGW and KGW-hosted-subchannels to 23.1, a 1080i silent loop of weather cameras with a rotating location current conditions banner on the bottom of the screen. Appears a new version of the previous KGWZ 46.1 programming is back (for now).

    in reply to: KDOA 97.5 Vancouver #51178
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    I’m sorry if I misread you but DOA doesn’t stand for “Dead Or Alive” but rather “Dead On Arrival”!

    There was also a video game series that started in the mid-1990s called “Dead or Alive” that was abbreviated “DOA”, noted for being a fighting game featuring polygons shaped like beautiful women. Let’s hope discussion of said games on this site ends with this mention!

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    105.9 was a relatively new Portland radio frequency, having signed on in early 2001 (if memory serves me) as Star 105.9. The format lasted until June 2002 yet the ad on the side of the building on the Eastside of the Burnside Bridge lived on for years after (it was an active billboard when the building was a storage company, taking a guess it was the last ad painted on the side of the building).

    A bit of wrangling with archive.org yielded one of the lists of song clips: https://web.archive.org/web/20020628105515/http://www.quick106.com:80/quick/Music_40.htm

    Quick 106 only lasted a few days until 105.9 The River, First Class Rock was the second format on the frequency.

    (Also, I noticed the page header says “Quick96.com”; this exact stunt was used several months earlier in Seattle on 95.7.)

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #51013
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    When the Master of Disaster tuned to physical channel 26 on his consumer-grade TV, it immediately found virtual channel 8.8 where the color bars faded out and a promo with one of the anchors said the rescan date is July 7th. Obviously said a lot more than that, but the date is the important part.

    in reply to: TV Digitnet Changes For 2021 #50789
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    Aren’t 49.2 and 49.4 currently hosted by KGW’s transmitter? (Also why they appear as 49.20 and 49.40 to those who can receive KGWZ-LD?) Rabbitears.info seems to think so. Since the work being done on KGW has been mentioned previously, that would explain it.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #50691
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    The Master of Disaster remembers once having an old TV and VCR with “presets” tuned with a different three-way switch and a thumbwheel, also included a pack of adhesive channel numbers for each “preset”. Think it was called a “varacator tuner” or something like that; search engines seem to think the Master of Disaster has no idea what he’s talking about and instead pitch products and services unrelated to anything.

    Thought they were kinda cool in a way, but probably too technical for a lot of people. Also, this was obviously well before channel ID bugs, so sometimes one would think they’re watching a given channel only to find out they’re actually tuned to another.

    in reply to: Vaccinated? #50510
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    Those who refuse vaccinations are, and have always been, part of the problem.

    One-hundred-percent agreed. The Master of Disaster was finally able to get the first dose at Tower Mall in Vancouver recently. The paperwork asked for minimal information. Lots of Oregon plates there. People were walking up to the entrance. A few were either wearing plastic shields and even nothing over their faces at all. They all appeared to have received the vaccine anyhow. They had paramedics standing by in case of severe allergic reaction.

    As far as the Master of Disaster is concerned, unless someone has a bona fide and professionally-diagnosed life-sustaining medical reason, there is otherwise no excuse not to get the vaccine. Those who cite “religion” need to take a step back and realize they live in a country that gives them a right to practice that religion. Those who cite “freedom” need to take a step back and realize they live in a country that gives them the right to make that claim. I could go on, but it all comes down to the fact the United States gave them the right to make that statement, but they don’t have a right to be correct or uninformed.

    in reply to: Alaska Safety Dance #50450
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    Note that “all comments have been turned off” on youtube. Not sure why.

    There’s several reasons, one being the channel itself having the ability to proactively turn off comments:

    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9483359

    Another major one is how nearly anyone can watch Youtube with or without an account.

    in reply to: Meredith may be selling their stations #50219
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    The Master of Disaster likes sourced information, so the Master of Disaster found some: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/report-meredith-considering-selling-local-tv-stations/ar-BB1ffabn

    Report: Meredith considering selling local TV stations
    Thomas Moore

    Media conglomerate Meredith is considering selling its 17 local television stations, realigning the company to focus on its magazine business, according to a report from Bloomberg Friday.

    The company is working with an adviser to divest itself of the stations, according to Bloomberg, quoting anonymous sources, and a final decision on the sale has not been made.

    “As a matter of company policy, we do not comment on rumors or speculation,” a Meredith spokesperson said when asked about the Bloomberg report.

    Meredith also declined to comment to Bloomberg.

    Meredith’s local television stations reach 11 percent of U.S. households, and most are located in “large, fast-growing markets,” according to Meredith’s corporate website. Seven of those stations serve the nation’s top 25 markets in cities like Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland, Ore.

    Locally, those stations are KPTV “Fox 12 Oregon” and KPDX 49 “Fox 12 Plus”, that latter of which runs the two hour MyNetwork TV programming service from 12-2 AM.

    in reply to: TV Digitnet Changes For 2021 #50051
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    According to what I could find from secondhand information, Corvallis/Benton County is in the Eugene TV market, and Enterprise/Wallowa County is in the Spokane TV market.

    Sites like Rabbitears claim broadcast translators bring some of the other cities in from other markets, but obviously that assumes those translators are actually on the air and someone can receive the signal. I once heard the law that covers broadcast signal retransmission and cable/satellite/internet retransmission is different, so the latter can only offer the one set of channels from that TV market.

    in reply to: TV Digitnet Changes For 2021 #50015
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    Apparently KWVT is included, but 17.1 seems to be the programming on 27.1 where there are three copies of that. 27.1 is listed as AMG, yet I am getting the feed for 17.1 which was running some Church service from Dallas OR. There is a Youtoo listed, but I cannot find it in the online guide, but what I am getting is another copy on AMG.

    Quite interesting, perhaps there’s a configuration issue or something else to be figured out. The mention of buffering and pixelating when trying to watch sports is quite interesting as how Locast claims it was founded, but I’ve heard of other streaming services with broadcast channels having similar issues and/or said programming blacked-out entirely.

    Also, in attempt to help someone I know that’s unfortunately what another site would call a “choosing beggar”, I know this would help them view channels they claim they can’t receive on their TV but will balk at Locast’s donation requests, so does anybody know if those regularly interrupt programming and/or increase with usage of the service until the $5.50/mo. is paid? I agree it’s a bargain-basement price equivalent to about half an hour of minimum-wage labor in either Oregon or Washington State for what’s essentially equivalent to limited basic cable service; unfortunately that view isn’t held by 100% of the US adult population.

    in reply to: TV Digitnet Changes For 2021 #50004
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    Excellent news about Locast. Entirely possible their receiving antenna, wherever it is, doesn’t receive KWVT. And/or they’ve been asked not to retransmit it, I obviously wouldn’t know.

    This TV hasn’t been available in Portland since CW32 dropped it.

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