Speaking of Deers
Right now George Hrab’s “Geologic” is floating on the air with George telling how he unexpectedly rammed a deer (is that redundant?) while driving a New York state highway.
George is fine, his van suffered $2,100 damage and the deer ran off with unknown injuries.
I just hope it wasn’t Rudolph.
At My Station Right Now
All too frequently this forum site blocks what I’m trying to add with a notice that I am blocked and resemble spam.
Another weakness here is that the time to edit a post seems to be about 1-minute.
It is very easy to reach the point of saying “screw this”.
Vigil for Assange
KDX Worldround Radio is carrying a very large (3-hour) tele-conference of leading journalists from radio, TV print and web media discussing the serious situation being faced by the respected journalist Jullian Assange still living as a refugee at the Ecuadoron Embassy in London.
A rainy Friday during the Darkest Days of the Year is a good time to consider everything, all radio related, of course.
Next Friday will be the Winter Solstice and time for the Annual State of the Station Report, an edition of Blare OnAir, from KDX Worldround Radio. We’ll talk about our several AM & FM stations, the carrier current system, the…[Read more]
Got a phone call this morning from a foreign sounding woman who wanted to verify my subscription to “Multi-Channel Magazine” (there is a “Multi-Channel News” but I did not request a subscription).
She said, “This call will be recorded for quality assurance.”
I asked, “Can I have a copy of the recording?”
She said no more and the line went dead.
Zara has a silence sensor (I think) although I ignore it because KDX likes silence, but stations I worked for were, like most, insane about silence.
There was one station that carried giant reels (tape) of background music on their subcarrier that went to grocery stores, and they rigged a silence sensor because staff sort of let…[Read more]
“Call Signs”, also known as “Call Letters”, are those alphabaic sets of letters issued by the FCC to identify licensed radio stations.
Unlicensed low power stations in the Part 15 service are neither issued call signs nor required to have any ID, but are free to call their stations by any name desired, except that it may not be confused with an…[Read more]
Many radio DXers spend hours hunting the dial for rare hourly station IDs (Identifications) from far away. Now you can grab huge bunches of IDs by just going to this web location.
I notice they have no IDs from my area, but they take contributions! I could spend the holidays recording and submitting IDs from around here!…[Read more]
While browsing Scott Fybush’s engineering website, home of the “Towersite Calendar” (subject of another thread), we hit upon a pleasant surprise: The “Top of the Tower” podcast, with current episode # 32 dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and the broadcast engineering complications left behind by the storm. It’s another great program…[Read more]
Second Report About Local Polka Show
Last week I added a note to the Oompah Hour notice about a 2-hour polka show on WEW St. Louis. Again this week I listened and heard a polka version of “Christmas Dream”, a song previously mentioned on the Christmas Music thread. I figured I could find this on YouTube which has almost all music, but no…[Read more]
Blocking Our Own Access
Radio Joe said: “If I had a choice I would put it in some kind of cabinet that you could get at the back of.”
Exactly the problem I have here at KDX. The heart of the wiring is trapped in a corner with no way to reach it without hanging from the ceiling. Whenever I need to make a change we almost have to dismantle the whole house.
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