Major players in the part 15 hobby of the past are disappearing without a word.
Most recently we have wondered about the status of Jim Henry, recently voted Chairman of the ALPB, no longer heard from while the membership organization appears to have no controlling members.
The super active member Rich Powers of End80 Radio at Tybee Island,…[Read more]
Depends On What You Mean By Silly
What our serious colleague judged as “silly” wasn’t originally meant to be silly.
We were talking about management styles. Not at all far fetched considering the many possibilities opened by “the hobby”.
The main thing about being brought before a kangaroo court is that there is no defense. That’s something…[Read more]
Keep Off of My Grass!
Radio8Z said: “What follows seems a bit silly.”
Whether I was “silly” or not is not the main issue… it is your apparent disregard for what you deem “silly”.
Has it entered your mind that this entire hobby is silly?
Not all of us sit at the computer wearing a 3-piece suit with bow-tie.
But, I could recount those…[Read more]
Radio8Z mysteriously says: “Help please since I do not understand what this is about.”
“Station management” refers to the task of managing the day to day functions of a radio station, including technical, programming, and other details.
Even small hobby radio stations require some degree of management.
Because I have a group of stations,…[Read more]
Nobody is Wrong
All the opinions given so far on this subject are true and correct.
I happen to own an EDM transmitter based on Tim’s excellent review, and have set it for internal control room monitoring of my streams and AM signals, using a Decade GPL-32 Antenna which is wall mountable. (I hope I got the model number right).
Using a highly…[Read more]
After serving as manager of KDX for 11-years the job has become unmanageable as the daily routine has grown into a very busy and complex schedule.
To move forward, I am stepping down as manager, and will appoint a new hire to take over, showering them with constant phone calls and peppering them with e-mails complaining that…[Read more]
Good Idea Pat Kiernan
“A Country Music News bulletin which is available free to air of charge?”
Pat, I am looking around for free live streams, and I will also keep the eye open for a Country Music News feature, which would be a very nice service to listeners!
If no one else makes one, maybe you could host one?
True journalists are adapting to the present news culture by joining forces, and KDX Worldround Radio is involved in this evolutionary movement.
On Election Night this past Tuesday KDX carried the 6-hour live coverage from Dermocracy Now and their co-operative partnership with The Intercept, the news site launched by Edward Snowden.
KDX also…[Read more]
Quotes like “Rap is listened to by people who don’t like music” is usually white code for black disapproval. Truth is, “rap music” is genuine music, some of it is better, some of it is very clever. Ironically, those who bash rap love rock, which has black roots.
Another “race” genre is Klezmer, also called Yiddish Music, used for Jew…[Read more]
I’ve been talking for a long time about the big weakness of streaming radio, which is the lifeless automatic approach taken by most internet stations.
Yesterday KDX Worldround Radio began a series of experiments to make our station more “live”.
Step one was to start carrying “The Thom Hartman Program” and “Free Talk Live”, both…[Read more]
I met a top administrator of a university a few years ago, who said, regarding the idea of his school having a radio station… “I hate music”.
I wanted to ask him why he hated music, but shortly after he said that he died.
The lesson might be this: “If you don’t like music you die”.
The Re-Stream command in the Zara Playlist includes a little user-settable timer that tells Zara how long to re-stream.
If, during initial tests, you set the timer for 1-minute, then it will re-stream for 1-minute.
If you forget to reset the timer to re-stream for 6-hours, it will not stream for 6-hours.
Once you figure…[Read more]
Tonight KDX Worldround Radio wanted to re-stream the Live 6-Hour Election Night Special from Democracy Now.
At first it linked just fine but ran for 2-minutes and dropped.
This kept happening 5-more times and then KDX bailed and went to a test tone for the night.
By contrast we are able to watch the video live-stream of the same thing without…[Read more]
The Classical Period
I like Tim in Bovey’s insta-course on classical music categories, and feel like adding a few remarks from my own experience.
As you’ll see in Tim’s references the “classical era” is very much marked by periods-of-time.
Medieval music, and any pre-baroque music, is sometimes called “ancient music”.
Very current…[Read more]
At first there were only a few genres, such as “pop, jazz, classical, talk”.
Creative programmers started adding distinctive additional genres such as “rock, electronic, rap, news”.
KDX Worldround Radio recently added “Think” to “News, Talk”. Our programs make listeners think.
Tonight we are considering the new category called…[Read more]
Carl Blare replied to the topic Knife edge limits for § 15.221 Operation in the band 525-1705 kHz. in the forum Regulations / Law 1 week, 3 days ago
BillyBurg On Legality
” Is that illegal?”
Yes, BillyBurg, I would maintain that the antenna arrangement you described would be FCC legal by the simple fact that it is not disallowed anywhere in the Rules.
RF measurements at the property line are the single test of compliance.
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