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Here is the official 2010 Tribune affiliate broadcast schedule for the WPIX Yule Log.

 All broadcast times are for December 25th and are shown in that city's local time:


New York/WPIX ~ 9am-1pm

Philadelphia/WPHL ~ 7am-10am

Washington, D.C./WDCW ~ 5pm-7pm

Seattle/KCPQ ~ 7am-10am

Seattle/KZJO ~ 10am-12pm

Miami/WSFL ~ 5am-7am

Denver/KWGN ~ 12pm-3pm

St. Louis/KPLR ~ 5am-7am & 8am-12pm

Portland/KRCW ~ 12pm-2pm

Indianapolis/WXIN ~ 6am-9am

Grand Rapids/WXMI ~ 12pm-12:30pm

Harrisburg/WPMT ~ 5am-10am

Chicago/WGN-9 ~ 2am-6am



National coverage on Cable and Satellite TV:

WGN America (Cancelled
; for details Click here.)


 **KDAF/Dallas, KIAH/Houston, KTLA/Los Angeles, KSWB/San Diego, KTXL/Sacramento, WTIC/Hartford and WGNO/New Orleans are not showing the WPIX Yule Log.


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Greeting Chip,

    Thank you for your relentless advocacy for we "Yule Log" fans.  By the way, I just bought a lot of vinyl records from Ebay that included Mantovanni- Christmas Carols, Robert Rheims-Christmas in Carols, Fred Waring-Now is the Caroling Seasons, Robert Shaw-Joy to the World and Billy Vaughn.  Now I am trying to find a USB digital turntable to record them on my computer.

Warm Regards,

Lisa






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My pleasure, Lisa; and welcome back to the board!



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Lisa,

I too collect Vinyl Records, especially Christmas Albums.  There are several different USB Turntables out there.  I personally use an ION ITTUSB Turntable but it only has 33 1/3 and 45 but with software, you can record a 78 at either 33 1/3 or 45 and then convert it so it sounds right on the computer.  I also like the turntable because it has the RCA jacks so I could use this turntable with a regular stereo system too.  And, it has a mini-jack input so you could hook up a cassette deck or something and not have to disconnect the cables going to your sound card if you wanted to rip cassettes to the computer.

There are some USB Turntable out there, but be careful I purchased one made by Memorex and it didn't state that it was a ceramic cartridge and it ruined the first LP I tried to play. (I'm sure that it wasn't the cartridge itself, but a bad needle)  But a lot of USB Turntables have a Magnetic cartridge which is much better.
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Thanks, Susan
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Susan, Lisa

Here are 2 websites I deal with that both have information helpful to vinyl record collectors.
Turntable Needles.com   http://www.turntableneedles.com/
Jerry Raskin's Needle Doctor.  http://www.needledoctor.com/

Here are a few other tips.
When looking for an LP turntable, make sure it has a magnetic cartridge and a diamond stylus. (The cartridge is the sensor that converts the vibrations of the stylus into an electrical signal.) A magnetic cartridge is more sensitive you will hear subtleties in the music you never heard with a cheap ceramic cartridge.
In fact, there is a saying among audiophiles - "If you love your records, buy them a diamond"
Make sure your turntable is grounded! Otherwise you will get a nasty hum.
For 78 RPM records use a 1 mil cone stylus never use a 0.7 mil stereo stylus you'll get poor sound and ruin it.
If you're going to use software like Audacity or Nero wave editor to clean up the audio, go easy on the noise reduction settings. If you overdo it , you will muddy up the sound with loss of highs.
Before doing a CD transfer, give the records a through cleaning. I spray the record with all purpose cleaner then use the water-pik oral hygene device to power wash it. This gets the dirt out of the deep recesses of the grooves. Blot off the excess water with paper towels and let the records dry. I know this works because it got rid of all the light crackle you hear when playing a dirty record.
Hope this helps.

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Hi Yulelights,

Sorry everyone that we're getting off topic.

Thanks for the links.  I am very familiar with ceramic and magnetic cartridges.  I used to work for a professional sound company and they had a recording studio with all the works.

I would like to eventually get a stylus for one of my two magnetic cartridges so that I don't ruin the regular stylus that I use or 33 /1/3 and 45.  But I still have the problem of not actually being able to listen to a 78 at the proper speed without ripping it to the computer first and then Time/Pitch/Stretch using CoolEdit Pro.

Even though my ION turntable is well grounded, I get 60 Hz hum from the power supply when the tonearm is on the record.  It isn't where it overpowers the music like a bad ground hum does, but I use software the easily removes the 60 Hz hum and it's only there while the tonearm is on the record because it actually picks up the vibration from the transformer through the chassis and case of my turntable.  Most people probably wouldn't even notice it, but having experience in the field, I know it's there and it would show up on an oscilloscope.

Even vibrations from someone walking across the floor are picked up when I am ripping a record to the computer, but you can't hear it in the music but it is visible in the waveform.

The main problem I have is declicking and denoiser.  I've used pretty much every program but on some records some of the clicks end up sounding like a thud or thunk and the denoiser makes it sound like they are singing into a tin can, but it is only on certain records.  Most of what I have ripped to the computer has cleaned up very well, and unless you have a very high quality sound system, you would think you are listing to a live taping or from the master tapes themselves.

I know that software isn't as good as professional sound editing equipment Mixers, Equalizers, etc, but it's the best I can do and in most cases it works fine.

I prefer vinyl over CD and a lot of people don't realize that a typical audio CD chops off audio content above 22 kHz while vinyl records can play up to 50 kHz and maybe higher.  Though people listening to music on an MP3 player wouldn't be able to tell the difference while listening with headphones/ear buds.

In my opinion, though digital audio is good for preserving music, but vinyl is final  Basically what you hear is exactly what was recorded.  When converting analog to digital everything get compressed and frequencies get lost.

Basically the only reason I rip my albums to the computer is so I can listen to more than one and not have to turn the record over to hear the other side.  I rip them a 48000 sample rate and save them as MP3's at 320 kb.  then too, once they are ripped to the computer I don't have to worry about scratching them.

For cleaning the records, I use distilled water and a very soft cloth.  I don't want to use anything that has any form of alcohol in it as eventually it will eat into the vinyl.
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Thank you so much for posting the 2010 yule log info. As a child, my parents would play this every christmas morning as we opened our gifts. Now as a new mom with a daughter of my own, I plan on doing the samething for her first Christmas.
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Excellent, Erin; and welcome to the board!


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Thanks for the good news Chip. I recorded the original Yule Log in 2007 and have watched it for the last three years. Now with the four hour version, I will have it an the original. I collect movies and I feel it is an honor to own both the original and this new "Director's cut" or Expanded Edition. You are the man Chip. George Lucas and his Special Editions don't have nothing on you.
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Thanks for the kind words, David; I'm glad that you'll be able to see my new fourth hour this year.



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hi. this is a great website.

i just joined because every year around this time i go searching for a wpix yule log dvd online, and i can never find one. probably because they don't exist unless they're being sold illegally on ebay, or some short clips on gootube.

i've lived in yurp for 20 years now (transplanted from nyc) and although a couple of channels have video fireplaces on all year when the station is off the air, they just aren't the same as the wpix one. i've bought a couple of christmas fireplace dvds which are nice, but i really like the wpix one.

i grew up jewish and on christmas eve we would go to a nice restaurant. then when we got home we kids would watch the yule log and a christmas carol with alistair simm (there's only so much you can do with a draedel).

does anyone know if wpix plans on ever making the dvd available?

thanks for any assistance, and happy holidays.



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Welcome to the board, Catflap.

I receive many requests from folks around the country who are interested in purchasing a copy of the original WPIX Yule Log -- especially the folks who do not have a local Tribune affiliate in their area.

Unfortunately, the program has never been released on home video before (either DVD or VHS); although, we are still hoping that someday it will be. There are so many people just like yourself who wish to purchase a copy.

The main problem with releasing the program on home video is the music licensing fees. Copyright issues and/or music licensing fees are not and never have been a problem for just broadcasting the songs on the television, as Tribune Broadcasting has a blanket licensing agreement to air the music on TV. However, they are a big problem with regard to releasing the program on home video.

In 2006, to commemorate the Yule Log's 40th anniversary, WPIX/Tribune made a diligent attempt to commercially release the program on home video (concomitant to our audio restoration and the anniversary documentary special). But in the end, it was the prohibitive music licensing fees that ultimately killed the project. And quite sadly, it is these very same licensing fees that will probably make it unlikely that the program will ever see a release on home video.


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