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Offline Magyar

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2006, 09:46:07 AM »
Unless there is a station already using the 700 KHz in Washington to cause interference, any type of radio should pick up WLW in the District.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2006, 10:50:07 AM »
In my area (St. Louis) there is a Gospel station on 690 AM.  Is that why 700 doesn't always come in that clear?  Damn Gospel Hour!

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2006, 11:19:37 AM »
The best time to get WLW is at night, the signal bounces off the ionosphere (sp) and back down.  For some reason its stronger at night than during the day.  I heard a rumor once that said WLW actually ups their signal at night, but I don't know if that is true.  I do know that I've been able to get the signal in Des Moines, Iowa and in the Flordia panhandle as well as DC on my car sterio and on a little portable at night.  It's more hit and miss during the day.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2006, 12:02:40 PM »
 :clap: Hooray for the ionosphere!

Source: http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/classes/met130/notes/chapter1/ion2.html

The Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation

The ionosphere is important for radio wave (AM only) propagation....

ionosphere is composed of the D, E, and F layers

the D layer is good at absorbing AM radio waves

D layer dissapears at night.... the E and F layers bounce the waves back to the earth



this explains why radio stations adjust their power output at sunset and sunrise

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2006, 12:09:54 PM »
I don't know about XM or Sirius...

but, I used MLB.tv & there is MLB.radio for out-of-towners... the cost isn't that bad either...

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2006, 04:44:53 PM »
Wow Dayton, Thanks for the science lesson.  You learn something new every day!

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2006, 06:49:35 AM »
700 WLW is coming to XM soon.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2006, 07:17:34 AM »
^ WLW 700 AM is on XM Channel 173.  It's a few seconds behind the actual AM feed, but for where I'm at in St. Louis, it's just what I need to drown out the Cardinals hype  :clap:. 

Next up on the dial is MLB Radio on XM 175 and during the MLB season all baseball games will be broadcast on XM 176-189.  This brings up an interesting point.  How will Reds games be broadcast on XM?  Will WLW on XM 173 carry Reds games or will it be treated like streaming WLW radio online, where they don't have exclusive MLB rights to stream Reds games?  I hope WLW keeps the Reds games so I can hear them on 2 XM channels.  Whatever happens I'll be ready since I have XM for the whole year.

The only issue I have with MLB games on XM is when you get either the home or the away team's broadcasters for the Reds or any team for that matter.  But with WLW on XM, I think it's a sure bet that I'll get Marty and Joe/Steve all the time. 
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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2006, 07:28:10 AM »
I like listening to MLB Radio on XM 175 but they never cover the Reds, even with Rob Dibble on the air. It's nice that the Reds can get national exposure on their own station the same way TBS did for the Braves and WGN for the Cubs on cable TV. It'll also be interesting to see if other teams will follow suit. I know the Cardinals and Indians are jumping into exclusive radio station ownership, with the Cards moving to KTRS 550 AM from the more-powerful KMOX 1120 AM.

How did WLW swing this deal with XM? I think it's a brilliant move!

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2006, 11:28:49 AM »
More info on WLW on XM:

Here's a blog that best explains why WLW on XM will not air Reds games...

If you’re trying to decide between XM or Sirius satellite radio, here’s something to consider. WLW-AM will be added to the XM satellite radio lineup on Wednesday, March 1, on Channel 173.
The entire day – except for Reds and Bengals games – will be heard across North America on XM. (Major League Baseball has a separate deal with XM; the NFL has an exclusive deal with Sirius.) Alternative programming (taped or some live call-in shows) will air during Reds and Bengals games.
So this means Gary Burbank, Mike McConnell will be heard from coast to coast. And Cunningham and Furman? Is this a good idea? At least WLW-AM will truly be “the nation’s station” again – as it was in 1934-39 when it broadcast experimentally on 500,000 watts.
Source: http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/tv/2006/02/big-one-on-xm.asp

This is still why I will invest my money ($150) in a Mini CC Radio, due out in May 2006. This is reportedly better in every aspect of the CC Radio Plus. I want to be able to hear Reds games wherever I'm at, so this is what works for me:
http://www.ccrane.com/miniccradio/index.aspx

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2006, 01:12:31 PM »
"The Reds are on the ra-di-o!!!"

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2006, 01:39:56 PM »
^ That's what I told my wife when I came home from work (I was listening intently to the Reds Hot Stove Report on WLW on XM).  She was wondering why I was so giddy, I said I got some great news.  And then I sang that little ditty, "The Reds are on the ra-di-o!!!"  And she was like, oh, I can top that... I'm pregnant! LOL

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2006, 09:18:30 PM »
Hard to tell which is worse - that or "we're talkin' baseball...talkin' Tribe!  (Nobody plays harder than the Tribe!)"

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #73 on: March 03, 2006, 07:43:13 AM »
DaytonBorn, we just need to get you back to the Cincinnati/Dayton area and then you would be able to watch & listen to your Reds for free.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2006, 01:19:52 PM »
I don't know ... I have mixed emotions on this trade. We do need pitching though if we are going to be a contender.

Goodbye, Pena. Hello, Arroyo

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #75 on: March 20, 2006, 08:44:16 PM »
It may turn out to be a decent trade.  Pena was a very one-dimensional player and is more suited to be a DH.  Besides, outfielders with power are a dime a dozen these days.

Arroyo at least will give them innings.  Last year we had way too many games where they had to go to the bullpen in the 5th inning.  And, sadly, a 4.51 ERA these days is pretty good.

Still, I believe that the Reds have a last-place pitching staff.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #76 on: March 21, 2006, 06:49:07 AM »
Yeah, I have a hard time thinking we could have gotten that much more for a power hitting outfielder who strikes out...Arroyo may not be an ace, but a guy who eats innings and keeps us in games, while getting Dunn out of the infield - seems like a good idea to me.  I'd love to have gotten more for Pena, but honestly, who out there is saying, "the key to our team is a power-hitting outfielder who strikes out...let's trade our starting pitching for that."

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #77 on: March 21, 2006, 11:24:53 AM »
Still, I believe that the Reds have a last-place pitching staff.

The Reds pitching staff isnt a great one by any stretch of the imagination, but I wouldnt go as far to say that it is a last place pitching staff.  Last year the starters seemed to struggle more with injury rather than talent (Harang, Ortiz, Wilson).  Should their starters remain healthy, this year, combined with the addition of Arroyo I believe you will see a nice improvement over last year.  Middle/Small market teams, like the Reds, can never afford the injury bug to come their way because it will doom their season.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #78 on: March 21, 2006, 05:30:53 PM »
Yeah, Dunn back to the outfield and Hatteburg at 1B is a good thing.  Encarnacion's smoking the ball, so hopefully he'll put it all together this season.  I have no doubts the Reds will score a lot of runs.

UncleRando, I may have gone a bit overboard but I'm still not terribly sold on this pitching staff.  I do like Harang and I think Claussen will end up being very good.  Milton and Wilson...ehh...we'll see.  Williams...well, we'll see too.

The bullpen is pretty old.  Who will end up being the closer?  Will Wagner step up?  Coffey?  God forbid they use David Fucking Weathers again, or a "bullpen by committee" (code for "our bullpen sucks")

And the president is going to throw out the first pitch Opening Day.  That ought to fuck things up nicely.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #79 on: March 21, 2006, 05:46:38 PM »
I'm going miss saying "Willy MO" and I loved his homers, but you got to have pitching. I'm not sold at all on Hatteburg. The guy is 37 and spent most of his time DHing and first base in the Junior Circuit. He doesn't even hit with much power. He isn't a long-term solution for first base. I would think Dunn could of been decent at first, if given the chance.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #80 on: March 21, 2006, 08:41:16 PM »
I get the impression that Hatteburg is just a guy they picked up who's a decent hitter and will hold a roster spot for a year or two.  It's a one-year contract after all. 

I agree, though, I don't see why he was necessary.  His skills are clearly diminshing.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #81 on: March 21, 2006, 10:29:38 PM »
Is anyone going to the opening day game?

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #82 on: March 22, 2006, 12:38:44 AM »
Have a ticket for me? :)

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #83 on: March 22, 2006, 06:50:52 PM »
Is anyone going to the opening day game?

I wish.  I'll check out the parade, though.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #84 on: March 23, 2006, 10:38:29 AM »
Yeah I usually am not lucky enough to have tickets, but I always attend the parade and festivities downtown.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #85 on: March 23, 2006, 01:35:16 PM »
If anyone wants to go to the game maybe we can buy STO tickets at a cheaper price and go? What do you guys think about that?

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #86 on: March 23, 2006, 01:41:49 PM »
It's completely sold out... so where's your ticket source? :)

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #87 on: March 24, 2006, 02:18:17 PM »
eBay &/or scalpers.

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #88 on: March 24, 2006, 10:42:32 PM »
Even though I'm not a huge baseball fan, I can not WAIT until opening day!

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Re: Cincinnati Reds Discussion
« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2006, 02:57:25 PM »
Man, watching the last couple of days, it's gonna be a long summer.  We're 4-1, but the bullpen just cannot put out a fire, and worse yet, it starts plenty of them...go Reds, but I am concerned...