Saturday August 31, 2019 11:59 PM
CDT -- SIGN OFF ANNOUNCEMENT
concludes the month of August 2019. The Blare Blog will return on
Sunday September 1 with new word arrangements that say things left
unsaid during these earlier months. The Blare Blog is owned and
operated by KDX Worldround Radio and serves the consuming public.
Saturday August 31, 2019
7:55 PM CDT -- Straight Pride Parade
on Free Talk Live we heard a report from a Straight Pride Parade. One
float featured a guy in a football Helmut with a Trump 2020 banner.
Another float carried a group of men and women avoiding intimacy by
facing away from each other. The KDX Pregnancy Float was
and covered in blue tarp. The Hashtag Me Too Float contained 25 women
pointing at themselves and shaking their heads "Yes". The parade
dissolved after two blocks because only 7 people lined the
street. U.S. Vice President Mike Pant's limozine arrived
late to completely empty
streets so he turned around and spent the rest of
the day aboard Airforce 2 parked on the runway.
Saturday August 31, 2019 12:38 NOON CDT -- Damage Was Done
to recent reports yesterday's violent weather caused power outages to
thousands in the surrounding area. Fortunately KDX was spared and
experienced only rain.
Saturday August 31, 2019 5:23 AM CDT -- Maybe KDX Should Start Testing
at 1510 kHz
this morning, when I was debating whether to enter this world or stay
in sleepland, my brain connected two thoughts: Thought # 1 is the fact
that we have an LPB 5-Watt carrier current transmitter tuned for 1510
kHz. Thought # 2 is the fact recently learned that a local station at
1510 kHz has gone silent for financial reasons. See where I'm going?
Otherwise we'd planned to re-tune the transmitter for our usual carrier
current channel at 970 kHz.
on the local dial is a daytime channel because after dark a big city
station (Nashville, Tennessee) many miles away comes blaring in with
50,000 Watts (WLAC). But that's
of little concern here, in as much as KDX tends to operate during
daytime hours owing to the fatique factor of our listener.
Saturday August 31, 2019 4:44 AM CDT -- Tornado Sirens
KDX-OGG (stream station) and KDXRADIO.COM lef the web
abruptly Friday evening when Tornado Sirens sounded!
changing weather conditions were monitored from our below ground bunker
with no damage to our facility. The surrounding area was impacted
mainly by traffic mishaps due to blinding rain and pre-holiday crowding.
Labor day weekend
in the U.S. marks the first holiday since July 4th, so the general
public is very eager about it.
Friday August 30, 2019 3:10 PM CDT -- National Slinky Day
I just ran into this exciting news...
slinky is significant because the metal version offers an experimental
form of radio antenna. When we became aware of this an expedition went
out but only found plastic slinkys, until dilligence finally reached
the destination which I think was Kmart where we obtained two metal
slinkies which are on the shelf behind me awaiting antenna trials.
Wednesday August 28, 2019 7:54 PM CDT -- Scientific Intelligence
The best time to land a rocketship on the sun would be at
Wednesday August 28, 2019 6:55 PM CDT -- The Blog in Brazil
the nasty treatment toward all of South America by the vulgar President
Trump the Amazon Rain Forest is burning away as seems to be
civilization itself. What more can reasonable people do but go about
their crafts and professions? In the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Roberto
Minczuk conducted the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira inside the Sala
Sao Paulo Culteral Center, housed within a railway station, performing
a work composed by 19-year old Sergei Rachmaninov.
(Not to be confused with
other symphonys numbered 1)
Wednesday August 28, 2019 6:13 PM CDT -- Die Toteninsel
Rachmaninow with the Frankfort Radio Symphony
Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:33 PM CDT -- Self-Taught Manager
serving as staff announcer on radio & TV I naturally wanted
job that looked more important. I considered myself management material
and after several years have now been manager of KDX only to find that
I'm not very good at it. But that's only because I'm the sole employee
of the station and have no staff. A real manager needs a staff so they
can be scapegoated when jobs don't get done and you can fire them.
Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:24 PM CDT -- Fingers Crossed
Worldround Radio has enjoyed exceptional internet service, a bit
expensive perhaps, but from tales told by other users around town and
in other cities it seems that reliable internet is not always
attainable at any price. We could play the game of signing up for movie
cable to obtain a 6-month reduction in cost, but after the introductory
period the price would shoot skyward unless we talked to somebody about
another re-arrangement and to us it's worth taking the easy road rather
than wrangling with incremental changes which might result in quality
loss through something being mis-set up on the pole. If something works
don't change anything.
Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:37 PM CDT -- Diversity
is the wrong reason to be tolerant of other people. Yet we've been told
that everyone deserves equal standing in society with their differences
amounting to "diversity" . Are we not thinking? Diversity is
a quality in itself. Rabid bears circled by swarms of flies are merely
diverse members of the animal kingdom. An out of control self-driving
car speeding through a playground is only taking a diverse route. An
earthquake of 20-Richter is a diverse seismic event. Biodiversity can
range from 130-degrees Farheit in the Sahara Desert to minus-60-degrees
F in Antarctica. Cultural diversity can range from cannibal barbecues
to KKK arson parties. Who comes up with such shallow notions?
Wednesday August 28, 2019 5:54 AM CDT -- Expo Comes to KDX
The 2019 Sex Education Expo will be held at the Multi
Purpose Hallway on the Worldround Radio Campus.
Wednesday August 28, 2019 5:45 AM CDT -- Summer Gets an Extension
his radio show yesterday Thom Hartmann kept saying it was the last week
of summer. No, it's only the last week of August. Summer will
continue until September 23, the Autumnal Equinox, when the next season
and leaves will drop.
Tuesday August 27, 2019 11:14 AM CDT -- Ultimate Guide to Audio Bitrate
& Audio Formats
A note of appreciation to
engineeringradio.us for giving this link
Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:23 AM CDT -- ReInventing the Fortress
is about to follow the fate of food and water, becoming more
scarce as rain forests burn and populations grow. Your neighbors will
take an obsessive interest in your pantry and change jar gathering in
mobs to conspire, all talking over each other until consensus is
reached on their next target selected on the perception of weakness and
resented for old grudges: never went to church, didn't keep his grass
cut, thought he was better than everyone else, probably a Democrat! The
hoards ride again! Meanwhile, back in history, fortresses were invented
as a means of defense against the hoards and already in our time we see
a plethora of so-called "security devices" cramming on the Wi-Fi band
as our electronic fortress that can be controlled from continents away
by internet. Robotic guard dogs from Amazon (not the rain forest) do
not require walking but can nip and bite. Drones open the potential for
spying on them before they gather intelligence on you. The way to
improve the neighborhood is to eliminate it. But no matter how you do
it, be sure to protect the only two listeners of your low power micro
Monday August 26, 2019 6:04 PM CDT -- My Miniature Jumping Spider
probably rode me in from out in Average Terrain Park, it walks around
on the computer screen and jumps to the modem, the wall, the curtain,
and makes the rounds knocking off whatever small bugs it confronts.
It stands up, turns in a circle like a micro-military robot, and
resembles a walking IC chip. The leash law does not apply to jumpers.
Monday August 26, 2019 5:52 PM CDT -- Also National Dog Day
main office has been notified that August 26 is also National Dog Day,
in addition to being Womens' Equality Day. There is no relationship
between the two, unless you consider women who love dogs.
once said about her husband Bill, "It's hard to keep the dog on the
Monday August 26, 2019 4:57 PM CDT -- The Tab
My bar bill has gone up
under Bill Barr.
-- Carl Blare
Monday August 26, 2019 11:18 AM CDT -- Womens' Equality Day
moments ago Thom Hartmann announced that it's Womens' Equality Day so
we interrupted our yard work to rush in, Officially Designate today as
a 'holiday' and open The Blog. This is not to say that I am settled in
my own mind that women are "equal" in the full sense because they're
not, but to say what I think is not to claim some "higher ground". We
could not designate an "Animal Equality Day" because it's obvious
animals are not "equal" to other animals, not even within given
species. Come to think of it men are not "equal" to each other either
despite the longstanding slogan "all men are created equal". That's
even doubly wrong because men aren't "created" in the first place, but
perhaps we mean that all men have "equal rights" which could be a
legitimate position except that under Trump equal rights is
recognized. I have previously said that "women are equal but different"
and for now, until we call upon Arthur Schopenhauer, we'll lay down the
Monday August 26, 2019 7:28 AM CDT -- Musician Uses Audio Engineering
Skills to Find Mystery Beep in His Home
Monday August 26, 2019 7:07 AM CDT -- Bend, Staple or Mutilate
KDX had Sunday night listeners they would have been disappointed last
night when I wasn't in the mood to run the program schedule and kept
the station silent. That's actually a very modern thing to
say by way of rationalizing the practice, making our schedule more of
an "on demand" experience with me doing the demanding. The two programs
involved, Le Show with Harry Schearer and The Ralph Nader Radio Hour,
are just about to air following the Monday morning News from RT, and
that's the evolutionary state of the station which exists for the sole
reason of providing myself with quality programming IF and WHEN I'm in
the proper mood for it. "Mood" reminds me of the dairy and we're just
about to see about breakfast.
Sunday August 25, 2019 9:29 AM CDT -- Just Thinking
I'm almost a bad enough
to do filmplays for American cinema.
-- Carl Blare meditating following a 2nd breakfast
Sunday August 25, 2019 6:46 AM CDT -- At the Tone
trip through the world of library music, soundtracks, test cards, easy
tempo, psychedelic pop and shortwave radio. Another novel program from
Saturday August 24, 2019 1:11 PM CDT -- Scouting Shelved
CENTINEL reports that plans are off for now as far as the
Scouting Show owing to lack of response, so he built a transmitter.
Vectronics AM Transmitter
Saturday August 24, 2019 11:29 AM CDT -- The Scout Movement
the past several weeks CENTINEL of RadioPhvern made the rounds offering
a several part radio series about scouting which he'd like to produce.
The response from the low power radio community was dismal. At the
part15.org forum there were no replies whatever and CENTINEL was
ignored. Things weren't much better here at KDX where we declined the
offer because the program schedule here is already packed with more
programs than we can schedule. However, I have gotten to thinking about
scouting... what do I know? What are my viewpoints? Never having been a
scout, I've viewed it as a patriotic paramilitary training organization
to prepare youth for military culture. But that's a prejudice and
perhaps not fair, so we're opening a new discussion on the subject.
be helpful in support of CENTINEL'S project KDX recommends the Scouting
Radio Episodes be linked at the RadioPhvern website to provide access
to station's wanting to use or sample the shows. KDX plans to open our
Demand Radio page and will supply links to RadioPhvern and its programs.
Friday August 23, 2019 6:44 PM CDT -- When Honesty Fails
we shared our experience with the futility of "genre" categories that
appear on our station's directory listings, in the case of KDX those
are "news, talk". To remind why it's not useful to expect these
descriptives to attract listeners who seek those particular categories,
many music stations claim every genre so as to maximize their
presence across the entire directory. The only thing left is to lie
about it and claim to belong in a category that may have seekers who
will try KDX in the quest to earn rewards in heaven. We may do an
experiment in this area by naming ourselves "Christian". It's the
Republican thing to do.
Friday August 23, 2019 9:34 CDT -- Life May Get Simpler for Podcasters
At present there is no easy way for podcasters to obtain
the right to use popular music on their podcasts. This may change.
Thursday August 22, 2019 3:00 PM CDT -- Holiday Declared!
Because we missed National Radio Day on Tuesday August 20,
we'll hold it Friday August 23 instead!!
Thursday August 22, 2019 2:23 PM CDT -- National Radio Day
to Bruce for bringing National Radio Day to our attention and we've
added it to the List of Designated Holidays when this Blare Blog will
be kept open.
this year we missed it by two days.
We also mention that World Radio Day is held in January.
Thursday August 22, 2019 9:49 AM CDT -- Severe Weather and Transmitter
Suspense today as KDX waits through a 50% chance of
dangerous weather while we contemplate future transmitter installations.
behind the Internet Building, home to KDX, extends Average Terrain Park
for a length of 100-feet, where we'd like to install a 3-meter
tower/antenna structure at the far southern edge. Original plans called
for an AMT5000 Transmitter from SSTran placed in a weather-proof box,
but the unfortunate closing of distribution makes this unit unavailable
forcing us to consider other possibilities. Our inclination is to build
our own transmitter rather than risking an expensive device such as the
Chez Procaster in the relatively unsecure location.
With the recent introduction of the Range Extender 2.5 from I.S.S.
(Information Station Systems - not to be confused with the
International Space Station) we visualize a pole installation directly
behind the building, given the 25' length of the coaxial cable
delivered as part of the package.
of these projects would expand the coverage for KDX, which may seem to
contradict previously expressed self-imposed limitations based on FCC
Rule 15.15 (c) "The parties responsible for equipment compliance are
encouraged to employ the minimum field strength necessary for
communications." And certainly we hold regular drills to improve
receiver sensitivity while attenuating RF fields from our campus.
However, when heading out by car an extended range would concievably
allow station monitoring for longer distances, our present threshold
for AM transmissions being about 600-feet.
Wednesday August 21, 2019 5:45 PM CDT -- No One Wants to Live Near a
Wednesday August 21, 2019 5:01 PM CST -- Visiting the Directories
Station KDX-OGG, streaming out of the server located next to this
keyboard, can be found in three internet locations by interested
listeners: directly from this website or from either of two online
directories, those being steamcast.com and dir.ziph.org. Today we made
an inspection tour of our affiliated directories to find out
what's going on.
At the moment of our visit Steamcast reported
having 795 streaming stations and we know that sometimes they have many
more. There were 12,509 listeners, although most of the stations had no
listeners, indicating select few popular stations. Our
two main genres, news and talk, used as search terms, bring up a batch
of stations of which KDX was one of very few actually running news or
talk programming. We've found that many stations falsely list every
known genre so as to appear in every possible search. Therefore listing
our genres is of little use, and this applies at Ziph.org as well.
reported 13,827 streaming stations but gives no total listener count. A
scroll through the station list shows most have no listeners,
only a chosen few have good numbers.
Yesterday we visited the
Icecast Directory (Ziph.org) and listened to one station after another
to find that virtually every one is airing music.
to be no mechanism by which KDX-OGG could stand out so as to be found
by the news talk audience, and it is doubtful that that audience is
searching because of the futility of finding anything other than music.
Wednesday August 21, 2019 7:51 AM CST -- The Naming of Jimmy
"rescue dog" is not a dog trained to recue people, even though there
are such dogs, but what we call "recue dogs" are those that are rescued
from homelessness or disposal. These dogs are given names
the process, perhaps previous owners named them or as paper work is
generated a name gets put down on the line marked "Name" and as time
goes on their handlers refer to them by that name and eventual owners
carry forward with the names already assigned to these rescued dogs.
That is how "Jimmy" arrived, ready-named, at the Bruce household. As
previously reported, Jimmy imprinted with Mrs. Bruce and instinctively
feels that Bruce is a competitor and shuns him in the gambit that Bruce
will move away. It is our suggestion here at The Blare Blog that Bruce
reverse the game by shunning Jimmy until the dog feels ignored and
unrecognized which will cause him to begin using some charm and
attention-getting tactics in hopes of gaining Bruce's notice. I've used
this trick many times over the years to obtain generously offered house
keys from women who'd started out by snubbing me but succumbed to my
more determined snub. Unlike dogs, women often change their names when
they join a man's family.
Tuesday August 20, 2019 4:32 PM CDT -- Space Force Prepared to Launch
This seems like a joke. These people can't run a planet,
much less dominate space.
Tuesday August 20, 2019 4:16 PM CDT -- The FCC Podcast
We acknowlege Part15 Engineer and his posting at
part15.org for this resource link.
Sunday August 18, 2019 7:22 PM CDT -- Introductions Are in Order
At this time The Blare Blog would like to introduce
Mr.Herman Hesse, German writer. Someone worth knowing about.
Sunday August 18, 2019 12:10 NOON CDT -- Here's How It Plays Out
we criticize a public official, perhaps Mike Pants or Mike
Plumpious. Then along comes some critic like Bob Fwordly who lambastes
our criticism by criticizing us for making it. How is the one any
different from the other? It turns into a daisy-chain of one person
criticizing another for criticizing someone else. The fact that someone
feels justified in criticizing me would seem to justify our privilege
to be equally critical.
Sunday August 18, 2019 12:05 NOON CDT -- KDX WINS PRESTIGEOUS SUCCESS
Worldround Radio from the Center of North America has won the 2019
Total Success Award from the Success Determination Bureau, Carl Blare
Sunday August 18, 2019 11:29 AM CDT -- We Don't Know That Jeffry
Epstein is Dead
Conflicting stories that don't hold up.
Saturday August 17, 2019 8:39 PM
CDT -- The Rescue Dog
dog delivery seen transacted in an earlier photograph followed a
national dog search by Bruce and his family selecting from a dog rescue
operation in South Carolina. The chosen dog was delivered by a fellow
who makes it his mission to transport dogs that have been recued from
homelessness and match them to new owners. According to first reports
the dog prefers Mrs Bruce and scampers away from Mr. Bruce but is
slowly adapting to its new home. Meanwhile, Bruce has continued making
stacks of mysterious radio reception equipment.
The Thing On Top Has a
Tuning Range of 100kHz to 30 MHz
Saturday August 17, 2019 10:49 AM CDT -- Dog Vendor
Mrs. Bruce buys dog out of the back of a truck.
The Dog Underground
Saturday August 17, 2019 10:38 AM CDT -- Listening Station in Space
Bruce plans to launch a space satellite as hobby expands
Saturday August 17, 2019 9:52 AM CDT -- Things In a Photograph
explained in lavish detail what this equipment does and I
I'd remember, but now I can't recall exactly what it is, except that
the piece on top looks like an audio equalizer and the item below might
be an antenna phaser, but why they would be shown together is not at
Wood Paneling with
Equipment Blocking the View
Friday August 16, 2019 1:43 PM CDT -- Woodstock Replay on WXPN
ago Carl Blare was doing the all night shift on an alternative rock
station and became facinated by Janis Joplin, but didn't hear
Woodstock until later.
Friday August 16, 2019 9:36 AM CDT -- KDG-OGG Streaming Returned to
Tests with KDX-OPUS are complete for now.
Friday August 16, 2019
8:17 AM CDT -- KDX-OGG Server Returned to Service
Continuing tests with KDX-OPUS, KDX-OGG has been re-started and both
servers are in operation as testing continues.
Friday August 16, 2019 5:35 AM CDT -- KDX-OPUS Experimental Streaming
morning at 5 AM KDX-OPUS began streaming from the KDX radio server,
replacing KDX-OGG during an experimental period. "OPUS" is the name of
the newest generation of open-source codecs released by the Icecast
Project, an evolutionary advance beyond the OGG VORBIS Codec.
Wednesday August 14, 2019 11:49
AM CDT -- Garden Train
low power radio broadcasting, building a garden train is another great
hobby, practiced to the hilt in this cab (a train cab, not a taxi cab)
ride on Vancouver Island.
thought of 3 very practical uses for a garden train here on the campus
surrounding the Internet Building. It would provide transportation of
yard cuttings from throughout Average Terrain Park (the alternative
name for our campus), all the way back to the mulch pile where yard
waste decomposes into fertile black dirt. From inside the building, at
the social gathering table in the Upper Management Lounge, the train
would enter through a pet-door mounted at table height so we could send
vegetable waste back to the mulch. And once a day the mail car, located
under a chute from the mail box, would deliver the day's mail to the
executive desk. The train would roll into the basement for overnight
storage at the top of a long storage shelf.
How would you use a yard train?
Tuesday August 13, 2019 4:11 PM CDT --HO Scale Model Train
train layouts are amazing, fantastic, wonderful, astounding,
tremendous, stunning, glorious, beautiful, impressive, fabulous, neat,
cool, and great.
Sunday August 11, 2019 5:23 PM CDT -- Amazing No One Fried
take acres of wet ground and speaker stacks 60-feet high and all the
electricity involved to make Woodstock happen and don't you think
be some accidental electrocutions? But nothing of the kind is ever
mentioned. Might we consider that as proof that an Almighty
sits atop this world and calls the punches? Or perhaps there's a giant
coverup to suppress negative news about what really happened. Thr FBI
will spin the story in their own favor, which would be contrived after
the fact since they didn't anticipate Woodstock.
Sunday August 11, 2019 3:30 PM CDT -- Sara Davidson was At Woodstock
Blare Blog Correspondent Boomer brought up the 50th Anniversary of
Woodstock and we turn the full attention of KDX Worldround
to that Historic Festival of Humanity.
August 11, 2019 12:42 NOON CDT -- When Important Things Go By the
Wayside Because Something Unimportant Consumes All the Attention
on Thursday August 8th we were blogging about something else and
happened to refer to Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Sharing a
common interest in sonic brilliance as we all do, I today embarked upon
the tedious task of sampling over 20 YouTube concert videos from
numerous world orchestras sharing their performances of this large
scale work. "Concert videos" include those with live camera action
watching the orchestra do its thing, and this piece is large and often
sounds large but collapses at times into very intimate voicings from
its instrumental palette: a piano, harp, saxaphones, intricate
woodwinds, solo violin, mass strings. Because the complexity of the job
of audio mixer is beyond the skill of most I found a video
July 3, 2012 which is perfectly mixed and has other qualities as well.
The videography is not "over worked" as many are; it is smooth,
inobtrusive, and does not try to impress the viewer. The camera shots
are thoughtully choreographed into the event taking place. The
conductor is completely in charge and not trying to be a jumping hair
flapper like the American caricature of a symphony conductor.
have no names or identifying information to share because the text
describing this video is Czechoslovakian, and this keyboard doesn't
know those fonts. Another obstacle is that the first 4-minutes of the
video consists of an introductory conversation in the same Czech
language, so you might skip past that but don't miss the beginning of
the music. The second thing to know is at the conclusion of the
Rachmaninoff the orchestra performs an encore which we think is a
Dvorak overture so you can stop if you choose.
The audio is
perfect in respect to balance between loud and soft owing to deft use
of compression-limiting that avoids the bad over-used practice of
allowing the wide-open ultra-dynamic-range of digital sound, so
disappointingly common, by which subdued pianissimo sound becomes
inaudible and high-level fortissimo sound scares the neighbors and sets
off car alarms. The Czech sound engineer tailored a sound that fits the
ordinary room or carseat of today, with its air conditioners and
background noise taking some of the acoustic space.
attention to one other significant feature of the audio quality in this
recording: the mass strings have a texture and depth that you
And in closing let me say that YouTube has novelty
versions of these Symphonic Dances such as versions for 2-pianos,
2-organs, and military band.
Further, as we close, let me just
say, that one needn't be able to dance to enjoy this music. The
composer might have called it his Symphony No. 4, but he didn't, for
whatever reason. Take me for example. I can't dance. I won't dance if
you ask me, not even the most beautiful woman in society, who actually
did ask me to dance. But I'll say this. I wanted to see her dance.
Sunday August 11, 2019 10:46 AM CDT -- Time Machine Working Model
concept of time machines has been tossed around in fiction and
scientific speculation for a long time, and the general consensus of
the day is that humans will never build a working time machine. Yet,
all around us and before our eyes the earth itself is a working
operating time machine that smoothly carries us out of the past and
into the future! All we need to do is scale it down a bit and build
versions of the earth that can be controlled from a dashboard interface
and avoid the risk of carrying nearby people involuntarily out of the
time path of their choosing. Because there's also the matter of
constructing small solar systems with relative actions that
contribute to the process we could never have done it by hard-wiring
because of the massive clump of entangled extension cords that would
have resulted, but now we've got Wi-Fi! I believe we'll all be able to
meet yesterday for lunch!
Sunday August 11, 2019 9:22 AM CDT -- Deep Under the Hood
just realized, the title could be taken to mean: "Deep Under the
Neighborhood", but it doesn't. It's a figurative reference to a car
hood, often used to connote a deep look into any mechanism, in my case
the software underlying the vast KDX-OGG Streaming Megalith. I've
always intended to explore the log files kept by the streaming server
and its components, so early this morning we finally took a look.
Here's our report.
Three key components keep logs, those being
the Icecast Server, the Altacast Encoder, and Zara the Automatic
Playlist. In fact Icecast keeps 2-logs, those being an Access Log and
an Error Log. The Access Log shows all the server activity while it's
online and running, such as "listener connections" which is not proof
that anyone is listening, it may simply be a pre-teen in Kentucky
trying to hack into a checking account or it could be an Estionian spy
looking for a power plant to shut down. The Error log is good for
troubleshooting because it shows what's failing as the Icecast server
The Altacast Encoder converts the KDX program audio into
the OGG format for transmission on the Icecast Server. The Encoder Log
shows that the Encoder is doing what Encoders do and at what time it
does it. It also reports errors.
The Zara log is probably the
most important one because it shows every program that plays with
specific time information about when it played. Of course the other
logs are important too because they show that streaming was taking
place at the same time as audio playing. We are of the belief that
Federal rules, the DMCA, requires streamers to log everything streamed
so they can employ thousands of attorneys to look for copyright abuse
without needing to seek a search warrant to build a case. While the
radio station blithely goes about a calm Sunday morning in the privacy
of the Internet Building Home House a jail cell is being checked for
working locks and foul air in anticipation of the roundup of copyright
violators that will be taken off the streets. You may be honest, but
can you afford to prove it in court?
Anyway, within the last
2-days we had connections from the state of Oregon in the U.S., and
from the Netherlands, Canada, Mexico and Thailand. All very brief.
Sunday August 11, 2019 7:46 AM CDT -- The Blog Experiment Continues
A dialogue -
BOOMER: I read that you're going to be open for business
on the weekends and holidays. Maybe that's when we need it, counter to
many businesses that are shut down on those days. I've always liked the
after-hours programming on radio, off the beaten path.
I can't understand why radio stations, in particular, fill weekends
with infommercials and 2nd rate time-fillers while the majority of
listeners are home from work and available to listen. KDX puts more
logs on the fire during weekends.
BOOMER: Good that you've found a raft of good progressive podcasts, and
today I also received a list of shows that Tha Dood is also airing on
his station. I feel that there's more I could be airing, but that goes
along with more than I'd want to take responsibility for and not having
the station be a fun thing and burn out on it.
That's the thing about it. Every few days I go through that cycle. I
add more programming out of a sense of obligation, then I totally burn
out and cancel a bunch of stuff.
BOOMER: As it is, my station is mostly music, but not high school rock,
it tries to focus on underground music, and obscure vinyl releases, not
on other formats. Not all I could do, but I feel that having it there
is better than having just dead air on my frequency, like a hole in the
CARL: Don't underestimate the potential of dead air.
BOOMER: As for music events, Woodstock's 50th anniversary is coming
next week, so this would be the right time for music on many stations,
as a tribute to the festival.
CARL: Woodstock is a one of a kind cultural event.
BOOMER: I wonder how the big media clusters are going to celebrate?
Obviously music stations would want to get in on it, but most national
stations have long since abandoned "hippie music" on their stations.
One way to celebrate would be to flood out the ground in your yard or a
nearby park and wade through mud while listening to the music.
Woodstock went on despite a drenching rain.
BOOMER: It makes me shake my head that they don't play more of that
era's music, I guess it's not seen as being in step with the times
today, but once upon a time, 50 years ago, that was the hippest music
around, the now sound was hippie rock, psychedelia, heavy rock and funk
that dominated the airwaves for years.
The reason that era's music is avoided, I think, is because it was
awakening and played a role in making people realize they were being
screwed by life-taking war that only benefitted the profiteers. The
corporate media clusters today have gotten the masses into a trance
again and have more wars than ever. Effective music could F it all up.
BOOMER: I'm going to do my version and play all that, call it
Woofstock, playing the soundtrack albums and all of the bands.
Well, your station! I mean, what's it called, does it have a website
and what kind of a ground-lead do you use? Can Woofstock be heard in
Sunday August 11, 2019 7:33 AM CDT -- We Heard Back from Centinel
On August 8 we Blogged about returnee Centinel, back from
the past, with new radio plans. Here's the note he sent:
too funny, Carl. Yeah, go ahead and gossip. Shoot me the
link after you post it. I think I found your blog on KDX. I
be found at radiophvern.wordpress.com.
notice the crosstown move, Centinel, into another part of town where I
also have a past. The famous Bevo Mill was built by beer barren August
Busch, Sr., as a top quality restaurant with European style elegance.
I've often met clients there for executive power lunches.
Friday August 9, 2019
8:37 PM CDT -- George Carlin
Friday August 9, 2019 7:36 PM CDT -- The Shrinking of KDX
2007 when this enterprise took its place on the web there was no doubt
it would grow and expand and to small degrees it did, but the governing
factor that hampered every attempt was the underlying reason it exists.
KDX Worldround Radio exists to provide selective radio programming to
its owner-listener in a market where radio is trite, sports and
religion oriented, and barren of content. For that purpose KDX is
successful. Two main program categories have led this effort, those
being reliable news and secular sanity. But here's what it's coming to:
speaking as listener I clearly know the current news and am fully aware
of secular realities. Therefore the station is beginning to
the mark. What is left to hear after you agree with everything that's
from this is a reduction in hours of operation during which we
contemplate alternative purposes for providing a streaming radio
Friday August 9, 2019 7:21 PM CDT -- At the Last
When everything is finished there is no better piece of
Friday August 9, 2019 7:09 PM CDT -- Evolution On the Wing
our eyes the presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is evolving
into the hope for our success as a species in universe.
Friday August 9, 2019 12:49 NOON CDT -- New Blare Blog Schedule
The Blare Blog will be open and available on Weekends and
Holidays. At all other times The Blog will be offline.
Friday August 9, 2019 10:22 AM CDT -- Bernie Sanders Visits Joe Rogan
Thursday August 8, 2019 6:03 PM CDT -- I See Where They're Going with
Fuhrer of Nationalist America is rounding up the Latinos and now, using
gun violence as a pivot point, declares that the mentally ill should be
rounded up and involuntarily detained. People with true
mental-emotional problems have already been rendered vulnerable by the
cutting of budgets and services. Like the rest of the
grand plan this marks another return to the dark ages when asylums for
the "insane" provided a ready means of eliminating protest and dissent.
The psychiatrist lobby will be smelling blood in the water
they did with prison torture. To keep you safe The Blare Blog is
considering the issuance of Mental Health Certificates for our readers
and listeners to carry with their citizenship papers.
Thursday August 8, 2019 12:05 NOON --
A few days ago an associate from the past sent a message:
Just checking in on you. Hope you're well. I logged
into part15.us and noticed you were absent for a few months. Hey, shoot
me a short reply and let me know you have a pulse. We're all
wondering about you.
We remember Centinel from a year ago when he decided to
abandon his low power radio station which had been experimental. We
also recall that his family operates a neighborhood diner in a part of
town where I did a lot of dating by streetcar a few years back. This
was our reply:
Hello Centinel and very glad to know you are getting back
at running your own radio station. It was not happy seeing you
sign off, as part 15 is the greatest hobby in the world.
I no longer post on the forums because of an exclusive
contract with my own kdxradio.com and The Blare Blog where I ramble on
about radio and the universe, but I follow the forums regularly and
take an interest in how everyone is doing.
If you like I can gossip about you on my Blog, but only if
you want to see your name in print.
As far as having a pulse is concerned I detect nothing.
Well, we've received a reply to our reply and will Blog about it later
today or tomorrow.
Thursday August 8, 2019 11:16 AM CDT -- Simple Proof
asked what it is that makes white nationalists so "supreme" let's not
be naive. Their supremacy is quickly demonstrated by killing. Being
smarter is of no use to a dead man. Stupid wins.
Thursday August 8, 2019 10:44 AM CDT -- Wake Up with Smelly Coffee
was Sunday while KDX was off for routine maintenance that I surveyed
1/4 of the progressive news sites and compiled a list of podcasts and
radiocasts and am astounded by all the activity in this area. It is
absolutely a boom time for audiocasts on the internet and here I am
getting lazier and cutting back on programming. So, driven by guilt,
we've been slowly fitting some of these finds into the schedule, and
am, again, astounded by their quality. No other low power stations we
know of are carrying these programs, therefore it falls to us at KDX to
rise up and go beyond ourselves rather than all this time squandered on
YouTube watching live symphonic performances, such as last nights
astounding Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff. We'll have to watch that
again, and maybe tell the family about it. But they wouldn't care about
it. My own family wouldn't comprehend the genius and mastery of the
world's classics, but by the same token are you any different? And when
it comes down to it none of you have the slightest interest in all
these astounding news programs I've been talking about. If we have
anything in common it's probably a concealed curiosity about
pornography, but what can you say about that? It speaks for itself. So
in this one paragraph I've decided to take my microphone, the cables,
computers, lawn equipment, and book collection and go where I'll be
better appreciated, possibly at open sea.
Thursday August 8, 2019 8:05 AM CST -- My Dog Walks All Over Me -- as
seen on a tee shirt
Boomer sent his portion of a Blog conversation, and now, hours later,
I'll add my part, so to synchronize:
CARL: Boomer, you go ahead and start.
BOOMER: Hi CB, radio,
CARL: Hi Boomer, baby.
BOOMER: There are people who want your body over on Part-15 ORG, what
are you waiting for, hurry!
CARL: Really? I'll go look see.
BOOMER: I know, pets are okay, as long as they stay, over there..
These days I've got one black cat that circles around me all the time
and sometimes we happen to be in a place where we see each other and it
waits to see my reaction and I just return to what I'm doing. In past
years I'd try to teach cats that they weren't welcome by running at
them, but the concept was lost on them.
BOOMER: I'm hugely into pets, I'm a petophile extraordinaire, the
biggest petophile I know! It's the way I grew up and know the world.
That barked, it's good to be a responsible pet owner and not let your
pet walk all over others, it gives pets a bad reputation. I think
owners are more responsible nowadays, and see pets as part of the
In my area, Dogs had houses in the yard and some would be out there
constantly, and lonely Dogs would bark, and sometimes we had a
neighborhood chorus of Dogs barking at night. Dogs and cats were let
out to wander the neighborhood, and get into fights and get hit by
cars. Now it's so different, if you see a pup or kitty wondering the
neighborhood by themselves, it's a strange thing indeed.
Dog houses go toward my idea of providing a dog habitat and I think I'd
be a good architect in this field. For example I believe the typical
dog house is too small, more of a dog closet. They should have enough
room to walk around inside and possibly have guests. And, don't
interupt me, the doorway should face toward an area the dog wants to
watch, not toward a wall or fence, but also not toward the glare of the
sun. And indoor lighting could be improved by possibly a skylight.
BOOMER: Betty White used to advertise for the Latham Foundation, that
was for responsible stewardship and being aware of your pet's
surroundings and other people. I wondered how they really felt about
animals, but with Betty White, I figured it must be something good.
CARL: Well, Betty White!
BOOMER: Tech matters: My main computers tend to stay on at all times,
like for my radio station, the 'up time' has been a half a year at this
point. I haven't had good results with sleep mode, in the past the
computer has come back to consciousness with errors, or sometimes not
at all and had to be rebooted. Maybe computers are better about sleep
That's good to know. I've been using sleep mode for about a week and
found that on the XP machine it's called "standby mode". So far so
good. Did you see my Blog about FM noise?
BOOMER: From what I learned in the early days, FM hiss comes mostly
from the circuits inside of the receiver itself, thermal and junction
noise (diode noise), made audible because of the extreme amplification
of the FM receiver's IF and limiter circuits.
Huh! I never would have thought of that. Also, I compared the noise of
the FM band to known scientific forms of noise and decided it is more
like Brownian noise and less like either pink noise or white noise.
BOOMER: Good about your history with C-band satellite, I was interested
in what could be found there, but didn't get into it at the time it was
a hot item.
The experience we had involving the C-band satellite dish back in the
early 80s ended when the local municipality sent a Take Down
Notice claiming that satellite dishes were against local ordinance. I
discovered that a neighbor had complained about it as being
"unsightly". When I spoke with a city official he suggested I bring it
to court to have the ordinance overturned and I told him I wouldn't
bear the cost of doing that and that I was going to allow the city to
abridge my rights. I dismantled the dish, laid it on the ground where
it collected rain water and bred very vigorous mosquitos.
Thursday August 8, 2019 7:33 AM CDT -- Give It a Few Hours
evening we were giving serious thought to closing The Blog. Negative
thoughts. Doubts. The sense that for the effort we weren't really
saving the environment. We wondered if we should end The Blog without
saying anything, or maybe give a paragraph about why we were ending it.
The uncertainty of how to wrap it up kept it open and this morning The
Blog seems like a pretty good idea and is certainly more succesful than
our streaming radio station. The Blog has more than five regular
followers and the radio stream only has 1.3 listeners one of which is
an IP number and may only be a bot. A couple months ago this Blog did
end when we posted-- "The Blare Blog has expired." But the next day it
was back with the explanation that although it was over we had entered
"post-existence", a kind of spoof on the "afterlife". Maybe
is a "near life experience". And what that kind of talk does
enter philosophy territory where we begin analyzing the nature of
consciousness and existence, what some people call "mindfulness".
That brings us around in a circle because the feeling that
mind is "too full" results in wanting to have fewer thoughts by
discontinuing The Blog. It's not easy to share these feelings because
now I have to proof-read and spell-check and hope that no law suits
will be levied.
Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:36 PM CDT -- WELCOME TO THE INTERNET BUILDING
NO U.S. PRESIDENTS
Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:43 PM CDT -- Under Shelter
of the lawn here at Average Terrain Park is trimmed, as we wait out a
second weather event. According to the Lightning Map furious bolts of
electricity are streaking the sky 30-miles SW from here and our future
hangs in the balance. We'll keep things running unless danger draws
4:13 PM CDT -- Hours Later
Nice nap during "This Week in Radio Tech", then a fresh look at
Lightning Maps to see the storm is still out there but has moved
slightly souther and our sun has come out. So I asked myself if I was
going to finish the lawn and decided that tomorrow would be ideal for
Radio Tech" ended and I cut carriers on all wireless transmitters until
later when we have a few more programs coming up. KDX usually doesn't
mess with sign off anouncements any more than freight trains bother to
have a caboose. If they don't need one neither do we.
Tuesday August 6, 2018 7:41 AM CDT -- Before the Dumb Down
the middle of the last century the large networks filled television
airtime with interviews bringing prominent world thinkers before the
Tuesday August 6, 2019
7:21 AM CDT -- The National Weather Service is My Scapegoat
and slacking require their own kind of strategic plan such as yesterday
when I viewed the grass strip in need of mowing and compared it with
the weather forecast which called for one more dry day before the rain,
so I was able to postpone my grass cutting job by yet another day. But
this morning an unpredicted thummer sunderstorm toyed with my hold on
reality and it's all "their" fault (the NOAA).
Monday August 5, 2019 6:51 PM CDT -- Misguidance of the Unschooled
talked about the white nationalist sleepers who conceal their
identities with sheets while playacting as stout Christian Americans,
but when they get to talking they'll issue their standard eviction
notice: "Love it or leave it". To that I say "If you love it fix it",
but when it comes to guns we're taken again off-topic by pointless talk
about controlling guns and treating "mental illness". The evil that's
promulgated by presidential miscunduct has to do with bad education
from the president on down and personified by the monumentally ignorant
Secretary of Education.
least the white supremists agree that I have the freedom to say what I
Monday August 5, 2019 6:47 PM CDT -- Bucky's Dymaxion Future Car of 1933
philosopher-inventor R. Buckminster Fuller liked being called "Bucky"
and pursued many ideas including his novel Dymaxion automobile.
Monday August 5, 2019 12:07 NOON CDT -- The Yesterday USA Radio Networks
learned a moment ago that Bill Bragg, founder and long time operator of
the Yesterday USA Radio Networks, died in June of this year (2019).
was 1983 when we received Bill Bragg's permission to carry his Old Time
Radio Network feed on a local area public station, all we had to do was
build a C-band satellite dish, which we obtained with the help of
broadcast colleague Charles Hefti (Low Power Hour No. 2 - CarTunes). We
erected the dish and aimed it toward the satellite.
So many years have passed and here we are on a day of rediscovery.
Sunday August 4, 2019 4:05 PM CDT -- Sleepers in the Room
is it that white nationalists conceal their ideological hatred so as to
blend in with the group like just regular nice guys. We've found it in
our own low power radio ranks and now that I know, and they know I
know, they've gone extra quiet. Odd to see proud patriots hiding
themselves and their hatred.
August 4, 2019 3:42 PM CDT -- An Astounding Thread at Part15.org on OTR
Copyright, Royalty, Licensing, Performance, and Preservation
exclusive contract here at The Blare Blog doesn't permit my posting on
another website, so I'll say here that I once met an attorney who
the original mixing console from Kapp Records and claimed to have
U.S. Copyright Office where he determined that most OTR programs were
never put under copyright, but later a collector told me "Ya, but the
scripts were copyright". Then some ownership claim was made regarding
the sci-fi series "X-1" which was later overturned allowing the series
to show up. This is all anecdotal and amounts to heresay.
Update: Artisan has notified us that otrrlibrary.org
repaired and again dispensing authentic old time radio shows!
Sunday August 4, 2019 3:37 PM -- Radio Science Question
all know what causes the various static conditions on the AM medium
wave band, but what causes the continuous rushing sound on FM as if a
waterfall was looped infinitely on the word "rushhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"?
I think it's called "Brownian noise".
Sunday August 4, 2019 2:18 PM CDT -- Managing Importance
of title rise to perceived importance among their public and too in
their own self-esteem. This inflationary sense of social height is
apt to place the titled on a plane well above the common man, bestowed
in privilege and immune to the downfalls of ordinary peons. That is why
Members of Congress ride around in limos and give lip service to
"fixing something" while everyone else becomes foreclosed and cannot
afford to file for bankruptcy. Meanwhile, here at KDX, we want you to
believe that we know what we are doing, and to avoid being ineffective
owing to our lofty titles, have developed the position of "Director of
Importance Management", responsible for reminding each other
"remember the listener", those people who can't figure out how to start
their own radio stations. We know what it's like to be lazy and
Sunday August 4, 2019 2:00 PM CDT -- Antique Radio Collectors Often
Operate Micro Radio Stations
are websites devoted to the stately hobby of collecting original radio
sets from the early years of broadcasting, and to authenticate their
virtual home museums the radios are tuned to a house frequency putting
old time programs on the air for veritable time traveling. Archive.org
hosts many of the old shows, and I noticed yesterday that many many
more can be found on YouTube with still-frame pictures added so as to
qualify for inclusion on the video site. We noticed, for example, many
of the NBC Symphony Orchestra programs under conductor Arturo Toscanini
are available, from years when corporate America assumed that an
enlightened educated audience was worth cultivating. I myself don't
like the "nostalgic sense" because wistfulness tends toward sadness and
who wants that? However, the work done by performers on those big
microphones is to be greatly admired, so just get a bottle and wallow
Sunday August 4, 2019 1:00 PM CDT -- How Often Should We Restart the
at Worldround Radio we restart our computers every morning to Sign On
our Website and Streaming Radio Station, then late in the evening we do
a total shut-down.
According to this link maybe we should be using Sleep Mode.
Sunday August 4, 2019 9:42 PM CDT -- Work in Progress Station -- WAD -
What a Dog! radio
== Done in the form of a dialogue ==
BOOMER: Hi Carl Bloggin' Blare.
CARL: Oh, hi Boomer.
BOOMER: I also replied to Tha Dood about LPAM in the Netherlands, and I
think I Carbon-Copied the reply to you and the others on his list too.
I agree it should be done if big companies don't want those airwaves
and aren't willing to change their broadcasting styles or programming
to fit with what is needed on the AM band today. It also may be
broadcasting rules not allowing stations to reconfigure, like using
smaller antennas and synced AM repeaters for spot coverage of towns.
CARL: Those are really good points.
BOOMER: The feeling I get from the press and opinion on AM radio today
is that people are griping that it's failing or at least fading away,
but then they just keep clinging to the same format, knowing it's
fading out? Why would you let your business do that without trying
something? Maybe AM isn't in as much trouble as we're being led to
CARL: I wonder about that myself.
BOOMER: I think the Part-15 disclaimers that some stations use might be
based on the standard P-15 notice found on consumer electronics, I've
seen something close on the back of a walkie-talkie years ago. The
Radio Shack AM Broadcaster kits had a similar notice in the back of
their instruction book, that you agreed to operate by Part-15 rules,
and a place on it where you could sign and date it, like you were
signing a junior broadcast license to yourself. I built my first AM kit
before I was 12, and at that time it was cool to really have a licensed
CARL: I also signed one of those years ago.
BOOMER: Maybe having a notice posted at your transmitter site or on the
website for the station is a way to assure that you've thought about
the rules enough. It could be seen as a step up, or image polisher in a
time when people are saying that pirates put up transmitters and openly
defy the rules or many times don't know anything about broadcasting
I don't know any radio pirates today, but in the old days I knew some
techies who built illegal transmitters just to experience the game of
tuning it in across town, but they played music over it and never spoke.
BOOMER: I wonder if the fear being accused of being a radio pirate
could be a reason why the ranks seem to be thinning in the Part-15
scene? People could be worried that the FCC is going to visit them and
ask questions, and they don't want to even deal with it. It may seem
that there's more danger of a visit, with new focus on pirates by the
FCC, and the press releases they've come up with.
I think the FCC is trying to fob off its enforcement responsibilty by
prodding others to do it for free, like righteus HAMs with
authoritarian tendencies, professional engineers guarding their
licensee's turf, and local police who look for reasons to generate
BOOMER: I may have been the one who got on you about devotion to pets
and magically sent you some sort of psychic signals about the issue,
before even reading what you wrote, maybe before you even wrote it, my
version of an apologizing Pet-15 notice. I'm the biggest booster of
Pet-15 that I know of! Now for sports boosting, I'll let some
linebacker take care of that.
Oh no, I can honestly say that I've been pushing better pet control for
years and its one of the top reasons people don't like me, the other
reason being my religious duality. If you think about it I'm actually
very concerned about pet welfare when I suggest building separate
habitats for their benefit so they don't have to share space with our
odd human species.
BOOMER: As a teen I thought that Dogs were better than humans, and
issues of unfairness between humans and Dogs concerned me greatly at
the time, and I wrote poems about Dog licensing and thought about Dogs
in kennels and pounds. I'm still all 'Up With Dogs!' these days, and I
would rather look after a Dog than a human child I believe. I've had 3
Dogs in my life, and they brought great joy in their ways, especially
my last, an American Eskimo breed, he was a real cutie.
Dogs can do a lot of things better than we can, in fact probably our
main aptitude is that we're so much better with hardware. You never
find dogs buiilding radio transmitters, driving cars, or doing their
BOOMER: I've only babysat human kids before, so maybe I shouldn't be
thinking about it since I haven't owned a kid yet. There are sides to
A lot is expected from human parents, and it would be even tougher if
the leash laws applied to kids, but it would prevent a lot of
delinquency. Oh, and the mess in this upcoming link would be prevented
if the dog had its own space.
Sunday August 4, 2019 9:21 AM CDT -- Jim Hightower On the Blog
Sunday August 4, 2019 8:59 AM CDT -- Grab Power This Simpler Way
The thing looks more like a UHF antenna and might go
unnoticed were it not for the red arrow.
Saturday August 3, 2019 4:43 PM CDT -- My $0.02 worth on LPAM again.
Sorry Tha Dood, KDX doesn'r have $0.02 to send you, but we will use
your submission. You were saying?
I had to ring-in on the
comments of this again
the Dutch made this proposal in 2015 but we haven't heard any more
about it. It's a good proposal in any case and could be the way to go
for us here in the U.S. The further comments about opening more FM
territory between 76 and 88 MHz would also relieve the crowding now
experienced, but you're right that many present receivers aren't able
to hear those channels.
Saturday August 3, 2019 12:29 NOON CDT -- The Low Power Apologists
doubt the fear of being wrongly accused of being a "radio pirate" is
why so many low power radio stations post a boiler-plate excuse they
hope will be believed, something like this:
Station WAD is a legal,
unlicensed, radio station
compliant with FCC Rule
with less than 100
milliWatts to the final stage
and an antenna no more
I'm telling the truth,
of all the words "legal unlicensed" sound like a contradiction in
terms. Secondly, the rest of it sounds guilty as if WAD is making
excuses. We'll suggest something better:
Station WAD operates under FCC
According to the Rules
& Regulations Part 15.219
On a frequency of 1610 kHz
With signal strength of
there's no license involved why bring it up? What's the point of
slicing and dicing the milliWatts into increasingly smaller numbers?
And because most people don't understand math they'll think you have
100-million watts. The size of the antenna is spelled out in 15.219, so
you don't need to mention it again. Besides, what is an "antenna" to
most people? An antenna is an enigma that ordinary people cannot
visualize. If you want more jibber jabber throw in your GPS longitude
& latitude and perhaps a few other relevant 15.xxx rules that
in some way. Possibly toss in a recommendation for spaying &
neutering pets. Then stop. Say no more.
Saturday August 3, 2019 10:08 AM CDT -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
This is part of an email I sent to Maria Gilardin at TUC
Radio in Northern California:
"Wondering as I was, I found on your TUC website a
"Maria/News & Reports" menu choice but it only led to "Nothing
Found". I don't believe that as I suspect there is "Something To Be
Found", you just haven't gotten around to putting it up."
Thank you very much for
letting me know that these features exist on my web site. Did not know they were
there. I will use them ("them" because I found another unused one.)
In reality I'm totally
pre-occupied by this:
Aug 9, Friday,
6:00pm-8:00 pm opening reception.
Closing Exhibit Date:
Saturday Sept. 14
50 Scott Street, San
Gilardin produces the weekly TUC Radio Program heard on hundreds of
stations including KDX Worldround Radio Wednesday mornings.
Saturday August 3, 2019 9:22 AM CDT -- Artisan Radio Update
Inbox: Message from the Canadian West Coast -
I wanted to
update you on the status of Artisan Radio, given that you mentioned it
in your blog.
Initially I was planning
on having the station broadcast public domain
classical music (not just opera, but certainly including it) over the
air and streaming over the Internet.
However, I've been
sidetracked to some extent in that I'm also
considering adding Old Time Radio to the mix, and maybe even making it
the primary focus. To that end, I've been organizing my
collection, gathering the best quality versions of the various shows
that I want to air, and figuring out how to make the playlists.
That's how I discovered
that ottrlibrary.org has disappeared (the site
is still there, but all the shows have been removed). I
about this on part15.org.
Most OTR is in the
public domain in Canada, and our laws are much less
draconian than the U.S. (at least right now). So I'm also
searching out and finding as many additional shows as I can find before
they all disappear. I suspect that, like otrrlibrary.org,
are going to find it easier to just remove show downloads rather than
engage in potentially costly legal battles. It's not like
(even the so-called ownership claimants) are going to make much money
out of this stuff.
Luckily, there are
always newsgroups to fall back on.
Anyway, just wanted to
let you know. It's not like there's any
set schedule for me to start operating. The station will
eventually come online.
Artisan Radio --
p.s. Still really enjoying your blog
from The Blog: Starting soon we'll be opening our Demand Radio page
here at kdxradio.com featuring links to outstanding low power radio
stations and programs with Artisan Radio featured prominently. By our
estimate Old Time Radio (OTR) is the second most popular format among
low power operators, right after hit music.
Friday August 2, 2019 9:03 PM CDT -- Rise of the American Gestapo
To the victor go the spoils. Following WWII we became the
victor, the "spoils" include what the Third Reich had shown.
Friday August 2, 2019 7:35 PM CDT -- Picture of Parts
Broken parts removed from Bruce's Hallicrafters 60-pound
Replaced by Danny
Friday August 2, 2019 6:36 PM CDT -- Jumbled Thoughts
of all people on earth love their pets and 98.6 % of all people are
sports fans. No group turns against me and mischaracterizes me more
often than either of these two groups, but it's not fair! Innocent
things I confide in them are taken the wrong way and they accuse me of
hating dogs or cats or hating sports and I don't hate either of them!
All I attempt to do is make the ocassional critical observation about
these categories because nothing should be above criticism but they
always defend their pets or sports in a death struggle against any
critique. The reason this keeps happening is that I intend being honest
and open with people rather than guarded and cautious because I respect
people to have the maturity and intelligence to understand the nuances
in commenting on various experiences. But people relinquish their
higher mindedness in a descent to the level of their animals and sports
competition with me a team of one on the losing side. Consider this
example: I was going around suggesting that anyone who keeps pets
should be required to obtain a degree in zoology and build a separate
habitat suitable to the species being kept. It's obviouys that pets
feel ill-at-ease around human furniture. I may also have said that a
dog bark is the worst noise in the world. It gets worse when I
suggest that pre-teen children should be put in cages under
house-arrest with ankle-tracking-bracelets on account of being
untrustworthy wild animals until at least somewhat educated. And I've
proposed giving football players each their own football
so they wouldn't risk head injuries by battling it out over the one
ball. Just today in the news I read that a woman in her 80s was eaten
by her dog and I think that sort of thing happens more often than we
hear about and would be prevented under my plan. The only real
advantage to being a sports celebrity is that they have the best
looking wives in the world which diminishes the remaining supply,
however those women often burn themselves under the beach sun until
they need to avoid being seen.
Anyway, I'm very impressed by
service animals that provide physical and emotional support to their
owners, and appreciative of the job market created by public obsession
with sports, though maybe a bit jealous that I can't buy into it
because my revulsion prevents my knowing anything about it. No sports
radio station would give me the time of day.
Friday August 2, 2019 3:49 PM CDT -- The Squeeze-Ball Bottle Organ
soon is Artisan Radio's All Opera streaming radio station, which we
naturally think of while hearing this song from Mozart's Magic Flute
Friday August 2, 2019 12:46 NOON CDT -- When Radio Took Authority Away
from Parents - a Book Excerpt from R. Buckminster Fuller
fathers and mothers for multimillions of years served as the
memory-bank authority that showed children what they could safely eat
and how to communicate. The parents told the children what they could
or could not do to get along with "the system" into which they were
born. The parents told the children what they should and
not believe. To history's children the parents were "the authority" .
the 1920s it was disclosed to the world's children and their parents
that the voice coming over the radio had more up-to-the-minute
information regarding many more subjects than had the parents. The
parents did not tell the children that the radio people had more
authoritative information-- it was self-evident to the children, who
witnessed their parents running next door to the neighbors to tell them
what the radio people had just told them.
The people who were
selected as broadcasters by the radio stations were selected for the
commonality of their diction in contradistinction to the millions of
esoteric jargons with which the parents had communicated. The radio
people were also picked for the size and richness of their vocabularies
and the facility with which they drew upon such conventionalized
Because it was self-evident to the children that
the radio people were greater authorities than their parents, the
children now emulated the diction and vocabularies of the radio people.
--R. Buckminster Fuller
-- Abbreviated from page 230 "Critical Path"
Friday August 2, 2019 12:15 NOON CDT -- Make America Better
now I'm inclining toward Marianne Williamson for several reasons and,
as well, various of those presently put forward might
enough as far as Democrats go, but what we'd also like to see
the Republican Party transforming into something adult and less prone
toward anti-human inside-jobbing. There's no reason America can't be
great, although the potential is close to its expiration date, but as a
country founded on sports and war a last-minute come-from-behind
victory would stir the cheering crowd.
Thursday August 1, 2019 12:57 NOON CDT -- Fire Commissioners Call for
Real Investigation of 9/11
Thursday August 1, 2019 11:04 AM CDT -- The Physical World Is Still in
a social recluse housed in the monastary of an online radio station, it
serves our world awareness to take the rare expedition into the
physical streets to get a gist of how civilization is doing outside of
their home theaters and wall-wide screens, albeit never detached from
their palm-screens. Traffic was narrowed to 1-lane for many miles in
all directions to allow room for deep-street below-ground upgrades and
repairs, possibly part of Monday's water outage. We forget that the
pixels in the room depend on massive physical infrastructure so that
the artificial world that holds our attention can be delivered reliably
to positions as nearby refrigerators as possible.