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GetTV

GetTV is an American digital multicast television network, owned by the Sony Pictures Television Networks subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television. Formatted as a movie-oriented service, the network has since transitioned into a general entertainment network featuring older television programs, much of, sourced from the library of Sony Pictures Entertainment; the network is available in many media markets via the digital subchannels of broadcast television stations and on the digital tiers of select cable providers through a local affiliate of the network. GetTV provides programming broadcasts in 480i standard definition; the network competes with various other rerun television/movie networks such as Antenna TV, Bounce TV, Cozi TV, MeTV, Movies!, the Retro Television Network, This TV. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the formation of getTV on April 22, 2013. On its website, the network had announced that it would launch in October 2013. GetTV launched at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on that date debuting on the subchannels of twelve Univision and fourteen UniMás stations owned and/or managed by Univision Communications.

On May 2, 2016, getTV switched its programming format from a exclusive focus on movies to a general entertainment network featuring a mix of television series and feature films. With the addition of series to its weekday daytime schedule, the network separated these programs into three daily blocks, consisting of sitcoms during the early morning, Westerns during the mid- and late-morning, action and crime drama series during the afternoon and prime access dayparts. GetTV started Christmas programming in 2015 with two days. In 2016, the programming event expanded to 29 days starting on November 27 and was named "The Most Wonderful Month of the Year"; the Most Wonderful Month event featured the network's first original program, A Nashville Christmas music variety special, in 2017. Separate from the network's broadcast affiliation agreements, on December 17, 2015, Sony Pictures Television announced that the satellite provider would begin carrying getTV nationally on channel 373, available at minimum to subscribers of its "America's Top 120" programming tier.

As a result of the deal, in which the network was added as part of a renewed carriage agreement with Dish Network for sister networks Sony Movie Channel and Cine Sony Television, getTV became the first digital multicast network to be carried by Dish, which has refrained from seeking agreements to carry subchannels programmed by individual local television stations. Due to its ownership by Sony Pictures Entertainment, getTV's program schedule relies in part on a portion of the extensive library of films and television series owned by network sister companies Sony Pictures Television and Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, which comprises more than 3,500 films and 2,000 television series. Sony Pictures maintains programming distribution agreements with Antenna TV and Movies!, which allows those networks to carry films from the Sony library, in addition to a distribution deal with Antenna TV to broadcast television series to which Sony's television unit holds rights. "The Most Wonderful Month of the Year" This event began in 2015 with only two days.

In 2016, the event gained a name and expanded to 29 days starting on November 27 with Christmas programming in prime time and a marathon the last two days. The event featured the network's first original program, A Nashville Christmas in 2017; this music variety special lasted 60 minutes featuring country stars, Emmylou Harris, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Ashley Cleveland and Dailey & Vincent, aired on December 7, 2017. In the fall of 2015, getTV began to break from its all-movie format to incorporate television series to its schedule, including series that have either not been syndicated in the past or have not been seen on broadcast television in decades. On September 28, 2015, getTV announced that it had reached respective agreements with World Nation Live Entertainment and Reelin' In the Years Productions to acquire the rights to The Judy Garland Show and a selection of about 50 episodes of The Merv Griffin Show, which would serve as the cornerstones of a new Monday night block of variety and talk programming.

The block, which debuted on October 12 features musical variety specials and episodes from variety series acquired through agreements with Legacy Entertainment and Paul Brownstein Productions. On January 1, 2018, the network began to air the most prominent sitcoms in the Sony Pictures Television library such as All in the Family

WDAD

WDAD is a radio station in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. It is operated by Renda Broadcasting; the station broadcasts on AM 1450. WDAD was the first radio station in Indiana County, was one of the first radio stations in the nation granted licenses after World War II had ended; the station has kept its original call letters throughout its history of more than half a century. The WDAD call letters were used by a Nashville radio station which first signed on the air in 1925 and broadcast until sometime in 1927. WDAD's ownership was stable, having only had four owners in its long history; the station was signed on November 4, 1945 under the corporate name Indiana Broadcasters, Inc. Paul Short served as company president and general manager; the station's studios and offices were housed in the Indiana Theatre Building at 633 Philadelphia Street. The company operated WARD-AM in nearby Johnstown under the name Central Broadcasting Company, Inc; the station operated at a full-time power of 250 watts from its transmitter site along Old Highway 422 and Twolick Road in neighboring White Township, Pennsylvania.

Progressive Publishing of Clearfield, purchased the station in August 1955 but continued to operate WDAD under the existing company name Indiana Broadcasters. Progressive owned two other radio stations, WCPA-AM/WQYX-FM in Clearfield, WMAJ/WXLR-FM in State College. Under Progressive's ownership of more than three decades, WDAD prospered beginning with a facility upgrade in 1964, which allowed it to increase its daytime power from 250 watts to 1,000 watts. A co-located FM station, WQMU, signed on the air in 1968. WDAD enjoyed a long history of success in its hometown, despite two aggressive competitors, WCCS in Homer City, WLCY-FM in Blairsville, south of Indiana, both of which came on the air in the early 1980s. Coincidentally, WCCS co-founder Ray Goss had served as General Manager for WDAD and WQMU for 15 years before leaving to start WCCS in 1981. In 1984, WDAD and sister station WQMU moved from its studios and offices along Oakland Avenue near the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania to a spacious new facility at 21 North Fifth Street.

That same year, WDAD was granted permission to increase its nighttime power to 1,000 watts, which happened the following year after its transmitter facility was moved from its original Old Route 422 location to 364 Elkin Avenue, in the Chevy Chase Heights section of White Township. Progressive Publishing decided to sell WDAD in 1989 to Incorporated. Both competitors WCCS and WLCY, separately owned, began to pair up in June 2002 when Anthony F. Renda, by the President of Renda Broadcasting Corporation, entered into a local marketing agreement with Longo Media Group that led to the eventual purchase of WLCY-FM. Renda purchased WCCS outright two months later. Renda, who had begun his broadcasting career at WDAD as a teenager had plans to purchase WDAD and WQMU from RMS Media. RMS Media agreed in 2004 to sell WQMU to Renda Broadcasting for $3.25 million. In need of additional studio space to accommodate four radio stations, Renda Broadcasting acquired the former Gatti Pharmacy building at the corner of 9th and Philadelphia Streets in downtown Indiana, where the four stations and its business operations occupy the first and second floors.

Jack Benedict has been with the four Indiana stations under the different owners since 1969, Chuck Clark since 1976, Bill Otto since 1975 and Todd Marino. 1945 Broadcasting Yearbook 1956 Broadcasting Yearbook 1960 Broadcasting Yearbook 1963 Broadcasting Yearbook 1965 Broadcasting Yearbook 1967 Broadcasting Yearbook 1971 Broadcasting Yearbook 1975 Broadcasting Yearbook 1981 Broadcasting Yearbook Official website Query the FCC's AM station database for WDAD Radio-Locator Information on WDAD Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WDADFCC History Cards for WDAD Query the FCC's FM station database for W262CU Radio-Locator information on W262CU

Dinko Dermendzhiev

Dinko Tsvetkov Dermendzhiev was a Bulgarian footballer and manager. Among football fans he is popular with the nickname Chico. Dermendzhiev started his career in FC Maritsa Plovdiv. Curiously, at the early stage of his career Dermendzhiev played as a goalkeeper, although he became famous as a midfield. In 1959 he was transferred to PFC Botev Plovdiv, he played for the club 19 years during the 1970s. Dermendzhiev scored 194 goals for PFC Botev Plovdiv, he hold the third place in the all time goalscorers ranking of A Grupa. Throughout his long career Dermendzhiev scored 7 hat-tricks, he made 58 appearances for the Bulgaria national football team and scored 19 goals from 1966 to 1977. He participated at three editions of FIFA World Cup in 1962, 1966 and 1970, scoring one goal against Peru. After the end of his career as a player Dinko Dermendzhiev became a coach, his first team was Chepinets Velingrad during season 1978-1979. His most successful period as a manager of Botev Plovdiv was from 1979 to 1984.

On 30 September 1981 under his guidance Botev Plovdiv achieved a glorious 1-0 victory over FC Barcelona. After that he was manager of the club for shorter periods on several other occasions: 1989-1991, 1992-1993, 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 1999-2001. In 1984-1985 he was a manager of PFC Shumen, he was manager of Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Lokomotiv Sofia, Spartak Pleven, FC Maritsa Plovdiv, Omonia Aradippou, Hebar Pazardzhik, Chernomorets Burgas, Bulgaria U21, a short spell at Levski Sofia where he achieved 8 wins and 2 draws in 1991. Bulgarian Cup: 1962, Runner-up: 1963, 1964 A Grupa: 1967, Runner-up: 1963, 3rd place: 1961 Balkans Cup: 1972 Bulgarian Cup: 1981, Runner-up: 1984, 1991 A Grupa 3rd place: 1981, 1983 Balkans Cup Runner-up: 1981 Best football player of Plovdiv: 1966, 1967, 1976 Best football player of Botev Plovdiv for 20th century Dinko Dermendzhiev at National-Football-Teams.com

Khao Chakan District

Khao Chakan is a district in the western part of Sa Kaeo Province, eastern Thailand. Neighboring districts are Mueang Sa Kaeo, Watthana Nakhon, Khlong Hat, Wang Nam Yen of Sa Kaeo Province, Tha Takiap of Chachoengsao Province; the district is named after the hills of Khao Chakan, a group of limestone hills rising out of the valley alluvium. In the hills are several caves, including the cave temple Wat Tham Khao Chakan; the minor district Khao Chakan was established 30 April 1994 with four tambons split off from Mueang Sa Kaeo District. On 11 October 1997 it was upgraded to a full district; the district is divided into four sub-districts. There are no municipal areas; each of the sub-districts is administered by a tambon administrative organization. Amphoe.com

West India Docks

The West India Docks are a series of three docks on the Isle of Dogs in London, England the first of which opened in 1802. The docks closed to commercial traffic in 1980 and the Canary Wharf development was built on the site. Robert Milligan was responsible for the construction of the West India Docks. Milligan was a wealthy West Indies merchant and shipowner, who returned to London having managed his family's Jamaica sugar plantations. Outraged at losses due to theft and delay at London's riverside wharves, Milligan headed a group of powerful businessmen, including the chairman of the London Society of West India Planters and Merchants, George Hibbert, who promoted the creation of a wet dock circled by a high wall; the group planned and built West India Docks, lobbying Parliament to allow the creation of a West India Dock Company. Milligan served as Chairman of the West India Dock Company; the Docks were authorised by the West India Dock Act 1799. The Docks were constructed in two phases; the two northern docks were constructed between 1800 and 1802 for the West India Dock Company to a design by leading civil engineer William Jessop, were the first commercial wet docks in London.

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger and Lord Chancellor Lord Loughborough were assisted in the foundation stone ceremony on 12 July 1800 by Milligan and Hibbert. The docks were formally opened on 27 August 1802 when the unladen Henry Addington was hauled in by ropes. Echo, a ship laden with cargo from the West Indies, followed. For the following 21 years all vessels in the West India trade using the Port of London were compelled to use the West India docks by a clause in the Act of Parliament that had enabled their construction; the southern dock, the South West India Dock known as South Dock, was constructed in the 1860s, replacing the unprofitable City Canal, built in 1805. The City of London Corporation acquired the Company in 1829. In 1909 the Port of London Authority took over the West India Docks, along with the other enclosed docks from St Katharines to Tilbury. From 1960 to 1980, trade in the docks declined to nothing. There were two main reasons. First, the development of the shipping container made this type of small dock inefficient, the dock-owners were slow to embrace change.

Second, the manufacturing exports which had maintained the trade through the docks dwindled and moved away from the local area. The docks were closed in 1981. After the closure of the upstream enclosed docks, the area was regenerated as part of the Docklands scheme, is now home to the developments of Canary Wharf; the early phase one buildings of Canary Wharf were built out over the water, reducing the width of the north dock and middle dock. The Canary Wharf tube station station was constructed within the middle dock in the 1990s. Part of the original dock building was converted for use as the Museum of London Docklands in 2003; the Crossrail Place development was completed in May 2015 and the Canary Wharf Crossrail station below it was completed in September 2015. The original docks consisted of an Import Dock of 30 acres of water named North Dock, an Export Dock of 24 acres named Middle Dock. Between them, the docks had a combined capability to berth over 600 vessels. Locks and basins at either end of the Docks connected them to the river Thames.

These were known as Blackwall Basin and Limehouse Basin, not to be confused with the Regent's Canal Dock known as Limehouse Basin. To avoid congestion, ships entered from the Blackwall end. A dry dock for ship repairs was constructed connecting to Blackwall Basin. Subsequently, the North London Railway's Poplar Dock was connected to Blackwall Basin; the Docks' design allowed a ship arriving from the West Indies to unload in the northern dock, sail round to the southern dock and load up with export cargo in a fraction of the time it had taken in the congested and dangerous upper reaches of the Thames. Around the Import Dock a continuous line of five-storey warehouses was constructed, designed by architect George Gwilt and his son named George; the Export Dock needed fewer buildings. To protect against theft, the whole complex was surrounded by a brick wall 20 ft high; the three docks were separate, with the two northern docks interconnected only via the basin at each end, South Dock connected via a series of three basins at the eastern end.

Railway access was difficult. Under PLA control, cuts were made to connect the three docks into a single system, the connections to the Thames at the western end were filled, along with the Limehouse basin and with it the western connection between the two northern docks; this allowed improved rail access from the north and west. South Dock was connected to the north end of Millwall Dock, its enlarged eastern lock becoming the only entrance from the Thames to the whole West India and Millwall system. British West Indies Port of London Notes References

Gilbert Bostsarron

Gilbert Auguste Bostsarron was born in 1903 in Saint-Galmier, Loire. He was educated as an engineer at the École de la Métallurgie et des Mines in Nancy. In 1927 he joined the engineering company Société Franco-Belge, in 1934 he became a chief officer of the company, in 1938 its deputy Director. In 1940 he became responsible for the management of the company after its director had fled to Canada. In 1941 he became a member of the French Resistance, with nom-de-guerre Claude, he contributed to the underground publication La Voix du Nord, joined the Libération-Nord resistance movement, taking advantage as his position as director of the Société franco-belge to pass information whilst on business trips to Lille and Paris, arrange the aerial bombing of the workshops of the franco-belge when a German locomotive was being serviced there. In 1943 German counter intelligence located a radio transmitter of his resistance network, twenty members of the network were arrested, including Bostarron. After a secret trial by the special tribunal of the 65 Corps of German Army he was shot at Fort Bondues on 20 January 1944