First TIS as we know it today
March 24, 2017 in Uncategorized
The following is the results of a googlebooks request,
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Well that was easy. I got two document series granted full view and download. Both are great, but here’s the first one from Grist magazine Dec. 1972, These are from when TIS/HAR stations first went into regular operation, They were all Part 15, and the first of their kind These are also the reason the ground lead were written into 15.219, as wel as the almost disallowing the alternate rule for manufactures..
What’s even more interesting was the 1971 Highway dept documents which includes these: https://books.google.com/books?id=7jBSAAAAMAAJ&q=info+systems#v=onepage&q&f=falsetake you straight to it.
Pages 575 to 586.. Gold mine of story of where part15AM as we know it today began. Info System proposes Federal ìHighway Department
January 3, 2017 in Uncategorized
I accidently stumbled across an interesting part 15 story the other night. There’s this guy named Micheal Betancourt who is credited theorist and also apparently well known in art circles. Interestinly enough had formulated something called the “Free Art Project” which is creditted as being the forunner of the Creative Commons project.
Anyway, back in 2005 he made a film called “Telemetry” which is an abstract which utilized the actual telemetry of the Cassini space probe, as it sent back data from its journey to Saturn, and to those various sounds was imposed colorful images kind of synced to the sounds.
Well about a year later, backed by a grant from National Endowment of the Arts, he created an “art installation” and named it “Transmission/Reception” by projecting the film silently on a large screen while broadcasting the audio via part 15 FM to surrounding areas.. He discussed this briefly in his book titled “Structuring Time”.
Anyway, I thought the whole thing interesting and after a day or two of quick research I wrote about it a legth on my blog if anyone is curious about the whole story (or at least what I was able to gather). http://part15lab.blogspot.com/2017/01/receptiontransmission-event.html
A look back before elevated installs got elminated..
December 7, 2015 in Uncategorized
I know most of us have seen these before.. But their still cool to look back on ocassionally:
ABC – Part15 promotes Batman Movie
The first web and the independent radio station (Vintage video)
December 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
Not part 15, but two short vintage films about radio I just have to mention, and both entertaining to watch…
This first one is a 3 minute circa 1940’s newsreel about beginings of the NBC radio network.. the whole thing is great, but what I really found so stark was during the last 60 seconds or so with the illustrations and description of “web” covering the states..
But this next one is the one which really fascinated me..
It’s a early 1950’s ARMY presentation called “Independent Radio Station”. The beginning had me wondering watching it’s introductiory start, then it went into introducing every aspect of what an independent station entails.. This one is 18 minutes long, and I found it to be very cool!
How to Make Great Radio – An Illustrated Guide
April 5, 2014 in Uncategorized
Never heard of this 32 page comic book published in 1999… I see prices on the internet ranging from $17 to as high as $70, but if you go to the This American Life website you can purchase a printed copy for only $5 or download the ebook for only $2 and print it yourself http://www.thisamericanlife.org/about/make-radio
In 1999, the staff of This American Life invited cartoonist Jessica Abel to spend several weeks with them. The result was Radio: An Illustrated Guide (public library), in which Abel peeks inside the hood of the beloved radio show to reveal what makes it hum and teach us how “to lift Radio to its true potential”
Here’s how Amazon describes the book:
Radio: An Illustrated Guide is a comic book that explains how to make a radio program. Specifically, it explains how to make the public radio program This American Life. In comic book form, the producers of This American Life explain how to find a story, how to do an interview, how to edit sound, how to write for radio and how to mix a radio story. It also explains how the narrative structure of a radio story works, and how it’s different from other kinds of stories. This American Life is the most popular documentary program on American radio, with a weekly audience of over a million listeners, on more than 380 public radio stations nationwide. It’s produced at WBEZ Chicago and distributed by Public Radio International.
If you read some of the reviews (all highly rated) on this book ot describes it as not so much a comic book as it is tutorial of sorts on how to put together a radio program.
Here’s a few more screenshots as taken from one reveiw at http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/01/29/radio-an-illustrated-guide-ira-glass-jessica-abel/
I wish this forum had a frickin’ spellcheck
April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized
Allmost, iff not all other soshal interacsshun meeting plaices everware else has a spellcheck incoreparaited into thare posting meckanisim.. how cum this wun dont?