The Switch Goes Off Without A Hitch

We just witnessed broadcast television history.  Our station, the first to go on the air in West Michigan, just marked another milestone.  In 1949, when we started broadcasting, it was with the analog signal.  Today, we just shut off that signal and from now on, we will broadcast in digital only.  From our end, at our transmitters, the switch went off without a hitch.  In the photo to the left, I’m interviewing our Chief Engineer, Mike Laemers moments after the switch. See the screen by me…it’s snowy.  That’s what tv sets look like if owners did not take the steps…

Facebook at Five Years Old

The social networking website Facebook is five years old.  Started by Mark Zuckerberg in a dorm room at Harvard Univ. on Feb. 4, 2004, the s…