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Unless you shoot da puck, its a BIG waste of money

 

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7 hours ago, vorpma said:

Back in 1960's Buffalo, long before cable you received three channels from Canada: 6, 9, and 11 and getting Montreal Expos Baseball and the CFL was a big deal!!! CFL just prepped you for the opening of training camp coming in late July at Blasdell or Niagara University!

I remember channel 5 for some reason . Was there not a channel 5? 1970s and early 80s

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4 hours ago, billsintaiwan said:

I remember channel 5 for some reason . Was there not a channel 5? 1970s and early 80s

CBC Toronto was channel 6 from 1956-1972. In 1972, broadcasting was moved to channel 5.  This from Wikipedia, the reason for the shift I did not notice.  I vaguely recall something about channel interference, perhaps with the fledgling Global network, which did broadcast on channel 6 in some parts of Ontario.

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3 hours ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

CBC Toronto was channel 6 from 1956-1972. In 1972, broadcasting was moved to channel 5.  This from Wikipedia, the reason for the shift I did not notice.  I vaguely recall something about channel interference, perhaps with the fledgling Global network, which did broadcast on channel 6 in some parts of Ontario.

 

Every now and then, if the winds were blowing right, we'd get CHEX Ch.3 out of Barrie in Buffalo.

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5 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

Every now and then, if the winds were blowing right, we'd get CHEX Ch.3 out of Barrie in Buffalo.

The chimney mounted antenna on a rotor could do this at my northeast Buffalo home, but it had to be a clear morning.  I thought CHEX was Peterborough, and CKVR was Barrie, I may well be wrong.

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City TV was on channel 57 accessible by antenna for the interesting content late Saturday nights

31 minutes ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

The chimney mounted antenna on a rotor could do this at my northeast Buffalo home, but it had to be a clear morning.  I thought CHEX was Peterborough, and CKVR was Barrie, I may well be wrong.

 

 Barrie was always CKVR

 

 

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I grew up in Niagara cnty. We could pick up channels 6, 9, & 11. One of those was out of Hamilton I remember. So between picking up the 3 main networks in

Buffalo, a couple out of Toronto plus one in Hamilton, it was like having cable tv, 1960's style.

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6 hours ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

The chimney mounted antenna on a rotor could do this at my northeast Buffalo home, but it had to be a clear morning.  I thought CHEX was Peterborough, and CKVR was Barrie, I may well be wrong.

 

I think you're right. What's the Barrie station? EDIT: Looked it up: CKVR Ch.3 is Barrie.

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4 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

I think you're right. What's the Barrie station? EDIT: Looked it up: CKVR Ch.3 is Barrie.

They’re now part of CTV / Bell, and if I recall correctly, market themselves as CTV Barrie.  One thing going for them, they did retain a local newscast.

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Just now, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

They’re now part of CTV / Bell, and if I recall correctly, market themselves as CTV Barrie.  One thing going for them, they did retain a local newscast.

 

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On 6/14/2019 at 8:40 PM, PromoTheRobot said:

Just saying.

 

 

Personally I think the NFL should start the season earlier.

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36 minutes ago, BuffaloBill said:

 

 

Personally I think the NFL should start the season earlier.

 

Well there is a push for 18 games, knocking off two preseason. Not sure that's a good idea, player wear and tear and all. They could just add a second be week.

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10 hours ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

Well there is a push for 18 games, knocking off two preseason. Not sure that's a good idea, player wear and tear and all. They could just add a second be week.

 

 

I’d be in favor of a shorter preseason 16 weeks but start and end the season sooner.  Going on through to February is too long.  Finish right after the New Year.

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On 6/15/2019 at 3:32 PM, Phil The Thrill said:

 

Tommy Sweeney will be playing for them soon

I don't think so, Phil. Tommy Sweeney should make the Bills' final 53.

 

On 6/14/2019 at 6:02 PM, PromoTheRobot said:

It's football, sort of. But any puddle in a dessert.

 

Hey, Andre Reed is at the EDM/MTL game on ESPN2! A reason to watch!

Vince Ferragamo (ex-Alouette, I think) was with Andre. Not sure why they were there in Edmonton.

 

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