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  • in reply to: TV Digitnet Changes For 2021 #49879

    Well it looks like Titan TV Listings. Have finally reveled the new channel changes for KPXG-TV. There our only three channel changes. Everything else remain the same for now

    Well, it looks like Titan TV listings have finally revealled the new channel changes for KPXG-TV. There are only three channel changes. Everything else remains the same for now.

    in reply to: Do they really come in three’s? #49805

    Fours. You forgot Larry Flynt.

    in reply to: Ripping vinyl to MP3 for airplay #49762

    And for the OP here, they even have a plug to make it sound like vinyl. So you could take a CD and run it through this for

    Oh for the love of the gods, no. That’s such a copout. That stupid fad came and went with the 2000s. It was lame then, and I guarantee it’ll be lame now.

    in reply to: Rush Limbaugh Dead at age 70! #49761

    Hey, no more Rush Limpballs! Good fucking riddance.

    Today is a good day to be an American.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49699

    Would anybody these days even want it, considering how intolerant of RF interference, electrical noise and zodiacal alignments ATSC is? IIRC the only reason it was on channel 5 was because it’s a leftover from when they were broadcasting NTSC there. Many a late summer afternoon I would be at my mom’s house observing KING ghosting over KRCW!

    Regarding DKRCW:

    Some time ago somebody mentioned (think it was Andy_Brown) that broadcast call letters were nearing exhaustion (and I don’t wonder, considering how many are still assigned to vessels that were decommissioned and broken during the Ford administration). Why are the FCC not issuing alphanumeric calls to broadcast stations a la wireless fixed service call letters (e.g. The All-New 102.4 KZYX123!), or is there something technically or legally preventing themfrom doing so? It seems like if there were a shortage of callsigns that would be a viable solution, but then again it’s simple and makes logical sense so maybe that’s why they haven’t pursued it. I mean, look how the phone company ultimately handled the NPA exhaustion problem.

    in reply to: 1550 #49668

    Face it, even though there is a considerable Vietnamese population in this region it’s not like 24-hour Vietnamese talk is exactly a huge seller in this market as a full-time radio format. It’s a small niche. That, and considering the KKOV transmitter’s generally shitty coverage into the most critical part of its target market (south of the river), I can’t imagine that Mr Tron was making enough ad money off it to keep the PUD bill paid.

    BTW2.5, KBOO had Vietnamese programming on the 92 kHz SCA from the mid-2000s until probably the last couple years or so.

    in reply to: 1550 #49654

    I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t airchecked it myself! That would explain the suddenly very low noise floor on my mom’s phone line the last couple weeks.

    Broadcast techs are not restricted at all from traveling. Know of quite a few that have even been flying all over the country.

    Like everybody else, they’re just using it as a quick and convenient excuse. Can’t let a good crisis go to waste.

    in reply to: KISN gets on the Web #49640

    AM Only used to play Taco’s “Putting on the Ritz” occasionally back in the day, as I recall. I remember first hearing it in the early to mid 90s, when it was still running on 910. It was one of the extreme few recent-ish cuts and I think one of the even fewer (if not the only) new wave cuts they played at the time. I think it was mostly Ed Brand (about my mom’s age AFAIK, so probably came of age when it was popular) and Jeff Rollins who ran it… doubt Chick Watkins would have ever been caught dead putting it on the air himself!

    When Chick retired as PD in the late 2000s and Carl Southcott replaced him, that’s when they really went to town adding late 70s/80s/early 90s soft rock and MOR to the library.

    (Just my own observations, FWIW.)

    in reply to: The Amazing Tesla Cyberturd! #49636

    If we’ve seen anything from the prototype, it’s that the American auto industry has hit total rock-bottom as body design is concerned. Assuming that design makes it to production, I can’t imagine anybody deliberately wanting to be seen in such a boxy-ass thing and not being embarassed.

    But then, a lot of us were saying that same thing (and still are) about 20 years ago when civilian HMVs became trendy.

    Unless, their goal is to be scoffed at and scorned by others they have to share intersections with. Image is a major part of the late gen Y/millennial/early gen Z lifestyle. The “irony” of owning and driving a car that will set records as the most hideous American motor produced to date may be considered desirable amongst them. Who knows. The millennials (and its hipster subgeneration) are a really odd group to sort out.

    I had long thought that side windshield glass was designed to crumble on impact so that if the doors become jammed in an accident, occupants still have a way to escape the vehicle. There are car escape tools, meant to be kept in the glove compartment, that include a seat belt cutter and a glass-shattering hammer.

    They are, especially if the objective is to gain Department of Transportation compliance and be highway-legal in the USA. Same with side impact crumple zones, projector headlights (e.g. a H4 in a reflector assembly), rear-view and flat/convex side-view mirrors and rear-windshield brake light. The allegedly “bulletproof” windows and side armor plating are direct violations of these requirements. Older cars can get away with lacking at least a couple of those features as they’re covered under grandfather exemptions.

    Unless Elon or somebody else at Te$la manages to get their way with the DOT and get those requirements severely relaxed or dropped (or at least get an exemption for that model — yeah, good luck), there’s no way it’ll be considered road-legal here. There’s nothing stopping Tesla from manufacturing them, but they couldn’t legally be sold to the public as anything other than “for offroad use only”, much as how some types of military vehicles are in the surplus market — i.e. tow it to the trailhead with your F350 and go from there.

    Hmmm. I wonder if Tesla will produce an optional road kit like some companies make to convert offroad dirt bikes (e.g. motocrossers) to quasi-road-legal multisport bikes? They would almost have to unless major changes are made to the design, assuming they haven’t over the past year or so.

    in reply to: KISN gets on the Web #49634

    At this point (much as it troubles me to say it) the early 80s can now start to be considered “oldies” as the case may be. In fact a lot of classics from a good 40-60+ years prior were being covered and brought out of obscurity by performers in the 80s, including Taco Ockerse.

    10 years ago I would have vehemently denied this, but sufficient time has passed that my generation’s music is now starting to transcending the realm. At 37 what does that make me?

    in reply to: MTG may destroy the GOP #49633

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    By blocking their cookies and javascripting you can easily bypass most paywalls, including WaPost’s.

    The Fix – Analysis
    The GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene problem is spinning out of control
    Marjorie Taylor Greene, then a Republican congressional candidate, speaks to supporters in Rome, Ga., in August. (Jessica Tezak for The Washington
    By Aaron Blake
    Jan. 27, 2021 at 4:03 p.m. UTC
    Accessed 2021 Feb 04 19:31 GMT)

    Republicans knew they had a Marjorie Taylor Greene problem back in the summer of 2020 when she was running for Congress. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) called the QAnon supporter’s comments about Black people and Muslims “disgusting,” while a spokesman for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called them “appalling.” Scalise backed her primary opponent.

    Then she won, and Republicans tried to put a good face on it — even falsely claiming she had disavowed QAnon and suggesting the country should move on.

    That posture is looking increasingly untenable.

    Now that Greene is in Congress, the situation has spun further out of control for the GOP, with a steady stream of revelations about her extreme views and advocacy for fringe causes and baseless claims. That stream combined with Greene’s puzzling defense of herself should make Republicans wonder how long they can put up with this.

    Tuesday’s revelation is particularly pertinent — and ugly. CNN’s KFile reported that Greene’s Facebook feed featured several endorsements of violence against Democrats and federal agents. In one case, she liked a comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” than removing Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from her speakership. She also liked a comment about Pelosi that said “through removal or death, doesn’t matter, as long as she goes.” She responded to another commenter who suggested hanging former president Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton by saying: “Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off.” She also liked comments suggesting execution for FBI agents who were viewed as working with the “deep state” against then-President Donald Trump.

    Greene’s comments on these matters come to light just three weeks after Trump supporters, including many QAnon subscribers, stormed the U.S. Capitol. Some indicated they intended to harm lawmakers, with chants of “Hang Mike Pence” for Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to take extraordinary action to overturn the 2020 election results. In other words, we have evidence that a member of Congress promoted the kind of extremism and even bloodlust that led to an attempted insurrection at the Capitol.

    The development comes on top of many others, including:

    – Supporting the false QAnon claims that hold there is a global pedophile cabal involving top U.S. political figures.
    – In another Facebook post revealed this week, promoting the false “Frazzledrip” claim about Clinton and a top aide, Huma Abedin, supposedly engaging in a satanic ritual involving the murder and mutilation of a child.
    – Liking a comment suggesting the 2018 massacre of students in Parkland, Fla., was a “false flag” and calling a student gun-control activist who attended the school “little Hitler”
    – Claiming much the same thing about the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Greene responded to a user who said it was a “STAGGED [sic] SHOOTING” by saying, “That’s all true.”
    – Baselessly claiming Pelosi cited the need for monthly school shootings to pass gun legislation.
    – Suggesting another mass shooting, in Las Vegas, was part of a plot to abolish the Second Amendment.
    – Saying the 2018 midterms, in which Democrats won the House, represented “an Islamic invasion of our government.”
    – Comparing Black Lives Matter activists to neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
    – Claiming George Soros, a Holocaust survivor, collaborated with Nazis.

    Confronted with that final one last year, a Greene spokesman was unapologetic. “Thank[s] for the reminder about Soros. We forgot to put him in our newest ad. We’re fixing that now,” he told Politico.

    (Recirculated video from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) YouTube account shows her berating Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg before being elected. (TWP))

    The responses to the latest revelations are arguably worse. Greene suggested the comments weren’t actually from her, saying she had “teams” of people who managed her Facebook account. She also suggested the revelations aren’t pertinent because they came before she ran for Congress.

    The latter is particularly bad. The newly revealed comments are from 2018 and 2019 — not exactly decades or even several years ago. She is a 46-year-old woman essentially arguing that comments she made when she was 44 don’t reflect upon her today or aren’t relevant. Has she really evolved that much in two years?

    As for the idea that this wasn’t actually her: Did she really have “teams” of people working on her social media accounts when she was a private citizen? That would make sense as a candidate for Congress, but it seems a puzzling thing for someone in private life to delegate people not just to manage your accounts but also to post such incendiary things.

    What’s more, the comments are in keeping with everything we have come to learn about Greene. She has spoken publicly on video, for example, about the possibility of Democrats including Pelosi being executed for treason. And even after the revelations on Tuesday, she responded to criticism from Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.) by calling him a “heretic,” a crime for which many societies have used the death penalty.

    Given all of that, even if Republicans think this will pass, they need to ask themselves how much more there is to come. This is clearly someone who has engaged in some of the ugliest political rhetoric that exists in modern discourse, often explicitly endorsing it.

    McCarthy’s office told Axios that the comments are “deeply disturbing” and said he “plans to have a conversation with the Congresswoman about them.” At some point, Republicans need to ask themselves whether such conversations and tough words are enough — especially considering how little remorse Greene has demonstrated.

    Among the options for GOP leadership: more explicitly disowning Greene and her brand of politics, as GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) did. They could also take formal actions up to and including censure (a symbolic one) or expulsion from committees or Congress as a whole. The GOP has kicked several members off committees in recent years, including now-former congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) for his comments about white supremacy.

    We tend to overestimate how much a politician like that can drag down their national party, but Greene’s lack of remorse and candor reinforces how much of a loose cannon she could be moving forward.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49601

    The X-Band eventually went to Sirius and XM which later merged.

    S-band (specifically 2.310-2.360 GHz), not X-band (7-11 GHz).

    S band is between L and C bands, and is also where things like Clearwire (used to be ITFS) and 802-11 networks operate. X is below Ku, on the other side of C.

    in reply to: Alpha Media files Chapter 11 #49578

    Gotta say, I actually like Jimmy Buffett’s cover better than the original. It starts about 10 minutes into the final cut on the “Banana Wind” album. (This is because it’s the “hidden” cut buried at the end of the record.) It’s pretty underappreciated.

    http etc. youtube pip com /watch?v=zxeAQ_PyxqM

    What a way to format a link. Unfortunately if I had posted it normally WordPress would have likely eaten this whole post, since apparently links are now taboo in their shallow minds.

    in reply to: On the verge of chaos? #49569

    Apparently, Republicans are going to try and block the will of the people who elected Biden to correct the malfeasance of the drumpf administration and attempt to do so at every turn.

    In other words, the same thing the remnants of the Duhbya mafia were doing 2008-2016. Same bullshit, different decade.

    in reply to: Alpha Media files Chapter 11 #49544

    So the company that ruined KINK is ruined. Karma’s a bitch.

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