That was my first lesson in how FCC frequency assignments don't seem to account for issues like ducting of signals across Lake Erie in the summer months. I wonder if the switch to digital TV signals has remedied that, or if they also experience interference from seasonal signal issues on the lake?
A couple of weeks ago in Niles, OH just outside of Youngstown I was getting something on every channel from 7-51 with an inside amplified Terk antenna and on some channels depending on how the antenna was pointing I would get two channels. For example, on UHF channel 48 I was getting WSYX from Columbus, OH and when I turned the antenna I was getting WPXI from Pittsburgh.
On FM for a few minutes the Brew at 105.7 in Columbus was coming over semi-local WMJI from Cleveland.