As long as we’re complaining — and I really don’t like to as I know this whole thing is a labor of love —
This site is painfully slow. A click on a topic, going to the log in page, waiting for the log in to happen, takes on average 12 seconds. If I click on a different thread on the right hand side of on this page, it will take 12 seconds b…[Read more]
There are few things you can count on these days.
But you can count on a new Oompah Hour every Sunday morning! 251 shows in a row as of this week!
The newest installment of the Oompah Hour is ready at:
<div>So grab it and enjoy! Even a Double Whammy of Frankie Yankovic this…[Read more]
Happy National Polka Month!
<div>Oompah Hour #250 awaits your undivided attention at the usual download spot:</div>
<div>So hope you have some fun with that! The show this week includes one song sung in both Polish and Cat!</div>
<div>And to…[Read more]
And you could broadcast this on your station as long as you’re not streaming. If you’re also streaming you need to pay royalties to the performers. But for terrestrial radio you’re covered.*
*At least as far as the song rights are concerned. You’d probably need rights/permission granted from the production company or network in this case.…[Read more]
While it is true that a boatload of material entered the Public Domain on January 1st, it doesn’t do much for those seeking music. Previously songs written in 1922 and before were public domain. Now it includes songs to 1923. This doesn’t do much for people looking for radio programming.
And remember too that that means the SONGS THEMSELVES no…[Read more]
Don’t know that my advise would be too useful for automation software, as I’m one of the few (very few I suspect) using a mac for Part 15 programming. I use Megaseg. It wasn’t free — I believe licensing the software cost about $200. But it has run flawlessly and without so much as a glitch for about 5 years. I handles thousands of songs, three…[Read more]
I too question the issues with Audacity. I have used it for at least 10 years doing professional voice overs and production for thousands of clients the world over, including major ad agencies who paid me obscene amounts of money for work done on free software. Granted Audacity can be a tad awkward compared to some of the high buck programs b…[Read more]
Looks like lunchtime Thursday will mark the temporary shut down of the FCC until the government gets it’s crap together.
Thanks for this post. I just went ahead and ordered one. One of the first reviews gives a v very detailed description of the building process. Not a good idea for a beginner.
The specs on their Amazon listing state coverage from 530-1620 kHz.
It will probably wind up on my pile of “kits to built when I get around to it” stack, which currently…[Read more]
Here’s the New Years show, number 249 ready to download at:
<div>Seems to be a bit more spunky than usual, LOL.</div>
<div>Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!</div>
Tim’s Oompah Hour #249 Week of December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2…[Read more]
Sure. There are things you can do.
You can write a letter to the station preferably with a professional tone and attitude and leaving out any sort of emotional ranting with your thoughts on their programming.
You can file a complaint with the FCC.
The station might read it, and likely not change anything. The FCC will put it in a file and…[Read more]
Here’s a real vintage piece that some of you may find amusing. Back in 1994 our newsman, Dale Randall, who was also my “straight man” on the morning show, and I produced “Politically Correct Christmas”. It’s his fantastic delivery that really makes it, I just helped tweak the script, produced and added the music, and we used it on the morning…[Read more]
It’s the all Christmas edition of the Oompah Hour, show #248. At the usual link:
Might want to consider it even if you’re not a regular Oompah Hour affiliate. The shows are always free, updated weekly, no fancy commitment, pick and choose as you like. This one is all old time Christmas music, so…[Read more]
Here ya go! Oompah Hour #247. Lurking on the inter-webs at the usual place:
<div>And a reminder that next week it’s the all Christmas polka show! You won’t want to miss it!</div>
<div>Tim’s Oompah Hour #247 Week of December 16 – 22, 2018…[Read more]
Here she comes — Oompah Hour #246.
<div>More holiday tunes = more fun!</div>
<div>Grab it at the usual link:</div>
Tim’s Oompah Hour #246 Week of December 9 – 15<sup>th</sup>2018
Polka DJ (Theme) – Dick Pillar
Clarinet Polka – Lawrence Welk
Juke Box Che…[Read more]
Listener polls continue to prove the song is just fine….
Right on schedule here’s Oompah Hour #245 at the usual link:
A bit more holiday music included this week as I ramp up to the all Christmas edition for the last week of December.
Tim’s Oompah Hour #245 Week of December 2 – 8, 2018
Polka DJ (Theme) – Dick Pillar
My Polish Girlfriend – The Polka…[Read more]
Not that long ago Commodore 64 was back in business. A group was manufacturing NEW Commodore 64 machines that would run the original system as well as a modern system. They actually went into production and sold new Commodore 64’s. I wish I could remember all the details. This was several years ago and I just couldn’t convince myself that th…[Read more]
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