@gamewellactive 4 days, 17 hours ago
March 1, 2019 will mark 45 years of WBXO on the air as a part 15 radio station.
Using a Lafayette phono oscillator, we were originally on the air on Friday Nights and Saturday afternoon Evenings playing music locally, re-broadcasting NBC Radio’s Monitor and NBC News On The Hour. We’ve come a long way since then becoming a full time broadcast…[Read more]
Those of you who missed it, the interview with Brian Carney went very well and was well received by our listeners.
Brian talked about his experience as a movie/tv actor and what it was like growing up as the son of Actor Art Carney and told us some very funny stories about the honeymooners/Jackie Gleason and other tid-bits of interest.
He also…[Read more]
Calling all Honeymooners fans; next Sunday WBXO Radio will have as it’s guest on Sunday Night Live (8pm EST) Brian Carney, actor/performer/musician and son of Art Carney who you will remember from the very popular television show “The Honeymooners”.
On the show, Brian will talk about his career in the entertainment business and what it was like…[Read more]
Terrestrial radio will always be around in some form, quite possibly as a secondary media channel. When cable tv came out in the early seventies, most people laughed at it, but in the end, it ended up becoming (IMO) the dominant media channel leaving many of the traditional over-the-air television stations in the back seat of the car.
In NY,…[Read more]
Just to let everyone here know, our WBXO website was hacked early today; please do not attempt to open it up otherwise your computer could be severely damaged. I just don’t want anyone’s computer affected by this.
I’ll let everyone know when the damage is repaired and when it is safe to open it up. Until then the station will be off the a…[Read more]
Artisan Radio; to answer your question, the station is a part 15/internet based operation. As you can see in the pictures, we use a lot of old radio equipment which works well for us.
The station is located in the lower level of my house; I decided to build it there as opposed to a small barn on my property for ease of use and keeps me out of…[Read more]
Carl, thanks for your kind words; I’ll speak to our webmaster and see about posting a pic of the transmitter/Antenna and crew (two people). (I’m assuming you mean the local community FM I’m the chief at and not the part 15 I run?)
Glad you enjoyed the website; it’s the result of a lot of hard work on the part of the staff.
Artisan Radio, you are correct; sometimes finding volunteers who’ll commit themselves to an operation can be a very challenging task to say the least. I’m fortunate in that many of the volunteers come from a radio background and they have a love of the craft. For us, its over 40 years of building up the station from a three man operation run…[Read more]
Interesting read on the postings in this thread.
What I’ve found in the past 40+ years of involvement in Part 15 radio is that some stations are what we call “one man band” operations where one individual does it all and it works fine for them. Other Part 15 stations have a staff of volunteers who work in tandem with the owner of the station…[Read more]
I’m the chief engineer at the local Community FM station and believe it or not that’s what we use to get the signal to our transmitting facilities 6 miles away. Not too dependable but its all they can afford at this time.
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