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Tuesday December 31, 2019 11:43 PM CST -- Do You Have Your Noise Ready?
here in Mareicker those still awake at Midnight on the 31st make a
large sound to signify what we already know: the calendar is shot and
After that they call for their free Uber ride.
then we had a diesel horn with three or four bores which we blew into
to provide a highway closing blare that got everybody pulled over to
the side to let whatever it was go by. We'd do this at midnight then
disappear the way one does.
with midnight minutes away, we expect most of the racket to be done
with guns and will be hiding deep in the interior rooms.
Roll call is scheduled for 7 AM in 2020.
Tuesday December 31, 2019 10:10 PM CST -- Voice Fry
will be about the third return to womens' voices on radio, a topic
recently visited on the "No Agenda" program as heard on KDX Worldround
Radio twice weekly.
As I've noticed and talked about women's
voices on radio too often sound like grade school children until
you listen long enough to realize they've had some amount of education
but the worst are those exhibiting "voice fry", a rasping of the lower
larynx such that chills go through the body and hands reach for off
That "No Agenda" reference mentioned in paragraph one
sited a report saying that women who speak with "fry" are mimicking the
sound of babys' voices which perhaps Schopenhauer would agree to but my
hunch is that they're trying to resonate the voice coils of
loudspeakers the same as male voices but with scant success.
there in the early days American radio didn't put women on the air and
Europe used women with mature tailored voices which set a very high
For $3,000 cash up front I'll coach anyone to speak on the radio and come across half decent.
Make it $5,000.
Tuesday December 31, 2019 9:00 PM CST -- While the World Burns Parties Proceed in the Homeland
U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is under attack and Chief Justice Roberts of
the Supreme Court has pointed out that "Americans take Democracy for
granted" but American radio is at it's finest trite while the
abstraction of "new year" ticks closer.
If facts have any place
it was December 21 when the astronomical new year actually began ever
so silently at the winter solstice, but shopping frenzy made greater
dazzle and no one noticed the reality of it.
Closer to home KDX Worldround Radio is sending a string of serious music that we'll repeat several times including:
Symphony No. 2 by Kurt Weill, composer for the musical stage, opera,
popular songs, movie soundtracks and a violin concerto, having escaped
- Symphony No. 3 by Kurt Atterberg of Sweden from the
time in the 1980s when our radio station had a deal with the public
library to have first use of new vinyl albums as they entered the Dewey
- Metamorphosen for 23 Violin Soloists by Richard Strauss lamenting the cultural destruction of Germany during the Nazi Regime;
- Rhapsodies by David Carlson
composer living today in San Francisco at last report, this work
seeming to depict the heartbeat of a dying man engulfed in dreariness;
Symphony No. 7 the compact concentrated epic final work of Jean
Sibelius who lived on in Finland for another 30-years without composing
KDX will repeat this colossal program again on January 1st.
Tuesday December 31, 2019 7:42 PM CST -- Upon This Plinth
To change the subject somewhat.
Tuesday December 31, 2019 7:52 PM CST -- When Personalities Clashed
are the words said by the hostile agent now in possession of the former
ALPB (Association of Low Power Broadcasters) to explain what happened
to scatter the organization into disarray.
like so much else from the Trumpian fellow it's a mischaracterization.
His words imply that more than one personality engaged in a
head-to-head clash but as a witness to the situation and clash victim I
can attest that Mr. Hostile Agent was the sole clasher.
I understand. There comes a point in a man's life when he realizes that
he amounts to nothing in the eyes of anyone: not family, neighbors,
co-workers, peers of anykind.
when he must lash out and emulate some hero figure be it Batman or
Trump and take charge as a righteous doer of rightness.
It is in such spirit that magnanimity shall be granted upon this lasher-clasher leaving him with the spoils of gifted victory.
But not before a few formalities to make it official, which will be wrapped up as soon as possible.
Tuesday December 31, 2019 6:52 PM CST -- What Bothered You in 2019?
can answer that, but it's not just in 2019 that air crashes bothered
me. They happen all the time and will continue happening and the
promoters of air travel always say "An investigation is underway to
determine the cause" (as if that will end the problem), but how
disingenuous is that. It's a simple thing. When an airplane or
helicopter's mechanical propulsion system fails the craft falls down.
Sing Along with Mitch in 2020
Tueday December 31, 2019 4:58 PM CST -- Another Excellent News Site
are slow at discovery, considering over a decade spent broadcasting
news, and today ran across MintPress News (MPN) and another excellent
discussion hour called MintCast.
Tuesday December 31, 2019 1:36 PM CST -- When Tact Collides with Political Correctness
correctness does more harm to speech and conversation than a gag order
from a court. When I got expelled from the ALPB in a hostile takeover
it was because a former chairman had illicitly retained his webmaster
security password and was able to erase everyone from the forum site
that failed to adhere to his brand of political correctness: very
conservative, right-wing, white nationalist and authoritarian. But that
event only serves to make a point and is not the subject under
discussion right now. I'll switch to a different example.
couple years ago I was trying to make a place in the KDX schedule for
an excellent comedy group that offered a weekly podcast from Chicago
satirizing and parodying all kinds of societal & political targets.
What posed a difficulty for us was their frequent use of language
prohibited on radio by the FCC. It seems I was the first over-the-air
station they'd ever dealt with, previously being heard only on internet
outlets where language has no limits. I haven't gotten to the point.
is, although I dislike being in the position of saying this, it was a
black comedy group, which KDX would prefer not to mention because for
us there is only one race - the human race. But, a racial tone came
into the telephone conversation when the term "person of color" came
up. I was about to learn that the expression "people of color" is
presently the only politically allowed frame of reference acceptable
to... people of color. I made the mistake of saying that I dislike the
term because it seems (to me) racist in itself by declaring the black
race in an overly cumbersome way. Latching onto "color" would only have
specificity if a diversity of color were displayed: today red, tomorrow
blue, the weekend chartruse or crimson. And if "those of color" take
ownership of color what are others: "People of grayscale"? Gays have
the rainbow flag. They are the real "people of color". We are all (no
doubt) "people of earth" but downward division occurs when we group off
as "people of looks" or "people of brains" or "people of hair".
comedy team turned me down and no longer wished to be on KDX. The irony
is they wanted unchecked freedom of speech but expected me to tone
Tuesday December 31, 2019 12:37 NOON CST -- Making Compost is the New Indoor Hobby
Love this project!
Tuesday December 31, 2019 11:06 AM CST -- Major Reset
string of interconnected software and hardware that makes KDX work is
remarkably stable over long periods of time but eventually there seems
to be a hiccup, as this morning when the program "Loud & Clear"
became very garbled. Because we also had a number of updates to install
the entire system was closed and systematically restarted, now we're
online and improvements are observable.
The "garbled" sound was traced to buffer underruns and the buffers for audio streaming can be manipulated in both Virtual Audio Cables
and Stereo Tools
two outstanding softwares in our experience. Because of imperfections
in the Windows Operating System there is no accurate means of
measurement to ensure smooth buffer management, but three indicators
give a ballpark window for useful estimations. Those are "popping
sounds" which reveal underruns, latency - the delay from one point to
another in the audio path, and CPU usage. One seeks to minimize
Tuesday December 31, 2019 10:00 AM CST -- Stupidity is Not Simply the Opposite of Intelligence
Tuesday December 31, 2019 8:35 AM CST -- Tones That Scare Emergencies Away
Boomer has views on EAS in response to Tha Dood's EAS views and The Blare Blog taps the call:
Tha Dood WV,
I have heard that hard kick-over on stations before, it goes to dead
silence and then the tones start. I've also heard the program fade out,
and then back in. It's a faster fade, like half a second, and I thought
it might be a controller of some kind on newer EAS units. It might be
better on a big station than a hard cut, maybe not 'bouncing' the
processing with sudden loss and return of audio.
I can see how the relay would work, with no power to the coil, the
armature contact is a rest, the audio from the board is going through
the relay. Activated, the armature contacts the weather radio side and
picks up its audio. The LED current for the activation light could be
amplified as you said, with a 2N3904 transistor, connected through the
relay coil, and don't forget the diode for reverse transient suppression
across the coil so the transistor's junction isn't fried.
Even though P-15 stations aren't required to have it, a preliminary
look is good, in case something starts to happen with some sort of power
increase or even licensed forms of LPAM, then we're prepared with
knowledge. Good for experimentation too.
I know what you mean about control, I remember those tapes from Black
Rose back then, man, that's another name I sure haven't heard of for
years, and he was way up front on low power radio at the time too, and
made national news for his work.
LPAM is sure an interesting idea right now, where we are at in a radio
scene with all of this competition. The rules sure saddled LPFM with
costly specifications to follow, still keeping many out, and then there
was the rule 'no pirates' could own a station, which was against the
grain really, because broadcast pirates must want to serve their local
areas since they went to the trouble of putting an illegal station on
the air in the first place. I'd have to think some of them are
knowledgeable engineers too.
I'd guess that rule was put in by someone who didn't get the concept of
what had caused LPFM to be formed in the first place, Black Rose Radio,
San Francisco Liberation Radio, Radio Free Santa Cruz and the others we
heard about. What a way to separate LPFM from the roots of what created
On the Part-15 groups we've posted about an LPAM service that would be
run in a similar fashion to Travelers Info Stations, with 10 watt
transmitters and antenna on a pole, with a 1-3 mile range in the car,
with a local signal for about a mile. Those seem to be run so minimally,
at least going by the road department ones we had here. I don't even
know if they have EAS.
TIS stations are not really designed for full service listening, just
for information in an area, and when you've heard the recording, you
tune away. A small station like that with regular entertainment radio
programming would be something people would likely tune in for longer
periods, so I could see the idea of being connected to emergency info.
Would it really be all-important though, considering we're dealing with
the AM band, and probably a few listeners tuning in at any given time,
and given other sources of EAS, such as phones that people have with
them at all times now?
I'd be cautious about giving too much, like saying LPAM would take on
EAS requirements, since if the NAB-FCC isn't so warm to the idea in the
first place, they could be happy to let us dig a hole for ourselves,
making it so it's not worth it for most to start a station.
I think it should be be done bare bones, because starting from scratch
still would cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. TIS station costs
could fool the regulators, those are easily 5 figures, but that's
through set prices paid through taxes in most cases. I think it would be
lower cost to do LPAM over LPFM, because it can be a simple wooden pole
with whip antenna on it as you see on roadside TIS stations, and not
tower or building top rental as many LPFM stations seem to be doing. The
pole mounted at ground level, and it doesn't really matter if you're in
a valley or not, and it shouldn't need lighting or aircraft clearance.
Have a happy new year!
Would The Blare Blog be able to send EAS alerts?
Tuesday December 31, 2019 8:09 AM CST -- What Is the Dumbest Thing Done in 2019
you're asking me I've done many dumb things which are luckily
forgotten, but one that stands out is a conflict of decisions made
during this month.
We decided it was time to purchase a backup
transmitter for AM 1680 so some effort was put into selecting the right
brand and the paperwork was started. But at the same time we enacted a
spending freeze effective for the whole month. It's like planning a
drive with the brakes applied.
Tuesday December 31, 2019 4:06 AM CST -- What Is the Funniest Thing in 2019?
It was funny around here when somebody nicknamed Bob Fwordly, self-declared "owner" of the ALPB, Bob DeFelice
It's an inside joke. You had to be there.
Any resemblance to a person is purely coincidental.
Monday December 30, 2019 4:10 PM CST -- Audio Player Notification
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Monday December 30, 2019 11:56 AM CST -- Brooce Gets $20 Radio Recorder
He reached The Blare Blog by phone
Then he contacted The Blare Blog by Email:
Hi Uncle Carl!
So this radio with
the micro SD card recorder that I told you about is out of CHINA, of
course, and it goes under at least 2 brand names, maybe more. Mine is
Oddly enough at least one goofy FM transmitter from China is under the RETEKESS name, believe it or not!
So this little AM/FM/SW radio/SD recorder only costs about 20 dollars! 20 dollars??
Yeah, that's right! And even though it's overall performance is just
in the fair-to-good range at best, I find it to be fascinating, because
it DOES WORK!
One can record off the radio AND it has a "line in" jack. (I have not tried the line in jack yet.)
The radio requires a micro SD card, which is not included. So as soon
as I could - I hightailed it out to the drugstore and grabbed a 32
"gig" card, which is smaller than my pinky finger nail! I have never
tried this before, but I put the card into the radio's input slot and
hit RECORD, while listening to a local FM station. After a while I
played it back, and it worked!
I'm going to zap a picture of this device shortly - so stand by! Oh yeah - the model number of this device is V-115.
Then an Image was received
Sunday December 29, 2019 4:21 PM
CST -- Fetish Attraction
is a female voice on a nearby NPR station that aggravates me so deeply
that I've developed a fetish for it and want to marry her sight unseen.
would be best, in the long run, if she never knows about her
critic-admirer because she might swoon all over the place and expect
follow through, at which point I'd begin to bridle.
whatever happens, just know this. I don't want to have children and
would prefer not to have pets, although a man in love will agree to
anything, so dogs would be better than cats, but no poodles or pit
And another thing. I won't give up my radio station and
certainly don't expect her to give up NPR, but I won't listen very
often because their programs are too sanitized and fat free. Which
brings up food.
Dainty eaters have no place with me. I want a
woman who gorges and makes no apologies about it. I can manage the
kitchen or play second fiddle, it's negotiable.We can spend nights on
the front porch planning food lists and either I can do all the
shopping or we can make it part of a morning's walk and as far as the
next paragraph is concerned let's talk about mutual friends.
Everyone we know will become mutual friends once we've circulated on
both sides of the family and with past and present co-workers and
school mates. I'll
want her to meet my Blare Blog Correspondents, Boomer, Brooce, Artisan
Radio, Tha Dood plus even my detractors including Bob Fwordly and the Submissives.
fetish doesn't necessarily imply anything about sexual conduct and I
don't want to get into that here on an international radio blog, so
let's just let that lie or lay, as it were. Sex has its place, and I
believe that place is in the laboratory where it can be studied and
experiments mounted. It obviously can't be talked about without
generating feeble puns.
the subject of net worth I've had women run Dun & Bradstreet
Reports as a covert way of discovering my financial status and I've
known women of high status who welcomed me into the upper set
life-style, but none of them had revolting and irritating NPR style
voices, otherwise I'd be in the society columns already. Well, now I'm
my own graces since I started a society column called The Blare Blog,
but it's not the same thing.
Probably should think
Sunday December 29, 2019 7:45 AM
CDT -- Beam These Cat Pictures Up, Scotty
Teleportation is now a thing.
Sunday December 29, 2019 6:58 AM CST -- Types of Leaders
We must have
said something about leaders here in The
Blog, because Tha Dood wrote back:
Carl... The only leaders
that I could possibly deal with today are the ones on tape reel.
- Tha Dood
brings back memories. For many decades we ran a
recording studio and still have reels of leader tape in the supply
closet, not only the distinctive white 3M type with the iconic plaid
marker design, but also some colored leader in green, red, and
Oh, wait. I see what Tha Dood is responding to.
It's in an email sent to him, where I said:
"We are only as good as our leaders. We aren't very good."
Saturday December 28, 2019 3:27 PM CST -- EAS Violations May Apply
The FCC has proposed a $272,000 fine against CBS for
allegedly broadcasting a simulated Emergency Alert System (EAS) tone
during a nationally televised episode of the sitcom “Young Sheldon.”
The violation is in addition to several fines the commission levied
against other media companies last month, including ABC, AMC,
Discovery, and Meruelo Radio regarding the unlawful broadcast of actual
or simulated alert tones. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmell Live!” alone incurred a
$395,000 fine for violating the regulations. FCC’s Enforcement Bureau
issued an Enforcement Advisory
reminding media companies that broadcasting actual or simulated alert
tones during non-emergencies and outside of proper testing or
authorized public service announcements is a violation of the
Commission’s rules and a serious public safety concern. (news report by
Tom Butts published in TV Technology Sep. 9, 2019)
It is the opinion of The Blare Blog that broadcasting EAS Tones
& Alerts over a Part 15 radio station may also be subject to
possible violation and fine because by not being required the EAS
alerts are therefore not authorized for Part 15 transmission. A final
ruling on this perhaps unanticipated situation would, of course, need
to come from a qualified FCC spokesperson.
Saturday December 28, 2019 1:47 PM CST -- LPAM, homebrew EAS with WX
Radio, Possible interfacing and what about a c... (?)
More on EAS and Low Power AM Radio from Tha Dood:
commercial stations have the EAS kick over, it's mainly a relay HARD
kick over, then back. Certainly simplest way to do it. Yeah, you could
have software do a 1/2sec to 1sec fade, but for what I do, a DTDP relay
would be ideal, and cheap.
Yeah..... I wish that we had 1W to an antenna on MW over here. About 1
mile to portables, and several to car stereos. That would be unreal,
but unfortunately in this country, it is unrealistic. The NAB, and our
own gov, doesn't want anything that they can't control. The FCC issues
a station a license, it can threaten to take that away. If a station is
unlicensed, the gov and corporate media can't really control what gets
aired on it. Thus, we are lucky to even have the Part #15 that we even
have. Black Rose from Zoom Black Magic Radio made that point in the
1990's, and it's so true, even more so, today. You have to look at the
reality of the situation, it's all about control, and the lack of us
having it. Thus, might as well MAX out what we can with what we have.
It's true about control. But they aren't any good at it if
you consider the programming on licensed radio to be what the FCC wants
to protect. Most of it is a steaming heap.
Saturday December 28, 2019 6:13 AM CST -- Unspecified Standards
Upon reflecting over his recent Blog entry (Dec. 24)
Boomer had 2nd thoughts:
I saw what
a sizable essay I'd bombed the blog with, and you'd think I was
managing a 100,000 watt station writing that much! We have short
attention spans these days, so that was wrong on my part.
Blog responds: Not at all, Boomer. Your Essay of musings and
observations from your radio experience is not measured in watts and
short attention spans do not deserve different treatment than the
Spanish or any other spans. The fact is that The Blog has no standards.
Saturday December 28, 2019 5:40 AM CST -- The Age of Endarkenment
the recent Age of Enlightenment the philosophers were confident that
the human race was finally maturing after the treacherous Dark
Ages when superstition and deep ignorance stifled prospects for the
future. We believed that enlightenment of mind would only spread and
expand until the entire world would be populated by a truly wise and
knowing advanced form of mankind. But malevolent holdouts from the dark
past never let go of their authoritarian hold on the minds of many
through such toxic systems as religion in combination with fascist
politics putting us today in the grip of a deteriorating civilization
where part of the problem is that so many people have never been
enlightened about "The Enlightenment". Betsy DeVos intends to keep it
December 27, 2019 3:53 PM CST -- Re: LPAM, homebrew EAS with WX Radio,
a Kenwood car stereo EAS? Tha Dood and hard rockin' pooch
Introduction to this message from Tha Dood -
deep discussion has been taking place on a radio forum about equipping
a non-licensed Part 15 radio station with EAS capability. EAS is the
Emergency Alert System which notifies the public of a federal, state or
local emergency, and all licensed radio stations are required
to have expensive EAS equipment capable of over-riding normal
programming when emergency alerts are sent to the public, also over the
Although unlicensed stations are not
to have EAS equipment, there are ideas put
forward as to how stations could achieve functional EAS devices
With his own ideas on the subject Tha Dood from Poca, West Virginia,
Interesting idea of using a Kenwood car stereo, but a WX Radio would
still be a cheaper way to go, in my mind, plus you have the advantage
of manually switching to the WX FREQ's when ya want to. I doubt that
you could do that with the car stereo
page that I've wanted,
but this shows the WX FREQ's and maybe each station on-air. I get 2
fairly strong ones here. The page that I want still isn't coming
Don't know what's up
with that, but had a list of auto alerting WX Radios that were cheaper
than the Kenwood car stereo option. Plus, you can build the auto switch
over audio system yourself with a 2N3904 transistor and a DTDP relay,
for 2 CH stereo switching. Power supply could be 5VDC UPS to a 5VDC
relay coil, if you are dependant on the computer. Me, I wanna' use an
old wallwart, cobbed out used 5VDC DTDP relay, and a PLL WX Alerted
Radio, not the crappy LC OSC tuned radios. Something to contemplate,
Glad that you've put that headphone radio to good use. I knew that you
would, since I already have the newer Sony headphone silver colored
one. Too bad there's no room in those to convert those to AM Stereo
with a Meduci kit. Kick-ass with this weather, while ya can!
- Tha Dood
Thanks, Tha, for the ideas. Speaking as Carl Blare I have some words of
my own to add to this so I'll be back.
Thursday December 26, 2019 11:07 AM CST -- Top Tossers of the World
The banner was going to be Big Jack Offs of the World
but we don't talk like that here at The Blog.
Thursday December 26, 2019 9:23 AM CST -- Thank God That's Over Now
this mess up while we go over a few details
here near the end of the month.
You know about Talking
down to December 3rd and refresh your memory regarding Bill Baker's
fabulous offer to equip your radio station with the latest
state-of-the-art FCC Certified AM transmitter, the iAM souped up
version of the legendary Talking House with totally re-engineered ATU,
the unique Antenna Tuning Unit that will give it that extra range you
have been wanting according to gripes posted on the forums
over the past
wanted it, now it's come true and you can have it, but the deadline is
coming up fast. Take care of this now before you don't.
to other business, the Reverend Martin Luther Ray was to have been here
for the State-of the-Station on the 23rd and again for Child's Greed Day
yesterday, but was no show, but is here now for a reading from
the Part 15 Rules. Reverend Ray?
15.15 General technical requirements.
(a) An intentional or unintentional radiator shall be constructed in
accordance with good engineering design and manufacturing practice.
Emanations from the device shall be suppressed as much as practicable,
but in no case shall the emanations exceed the levels specified in
(b) Except as follows, an intentional or unintentional radiator must be
constructed such that the adjustments of any control that is readily
accessible by or intended to be accessible to the user will not cause
operation of the device in violation of the regulations. Access BPL
equipment shall comply with the applicable standards at the control
adjustment that is employed. The measurement report used in support of
an application for Certification and the user instructions for Access
BPL equipment shall clearly specify the user-or installer-control
settings that are required for conformance with these regulations.
(c) Parties responsible for equipment compliance should note that the
limits specified in this part will not prevent harmful interference
under all circumstances. Since the operators of part 15 devices are
required to cease operation should harmful interference occur to
authorized users of the radio frequency spectrum, the parties
responsible for equipment compliance are encouraged to employ the
minimum field strength necessary for communications, to provide greater
attenuation of unwanted emissions than required by these regulations,
and to advise the user as to how to resolve harmful interference
problems (for example, see § 15.105(b)).
The Reverend Martin Luther Ray will be here again
in one week for
another Reading from the Rules.
Wednesday December 25, 2019 3:49 PM CST -- Tha Dood Pays a Call
my VK.com page, so that I can be a little lazy. (Ha-ha...)
Tis that time again here
on Real Free Radio, AM610 / AM1620! Christmas 2019, and we have planned
up Christmas specials and monthly catch-up podcasts scheduled from
Wednesday Dec.25th - Sunday Dec. 29th. Hear the Christmas
specials from Omega Radio, Tassh Toth's kids special from 2010, up to
eight Don & Mike Shows for Christmases from several years, https://donandmikewebsite.com/
, Radio Garbanzo #4, and the catch-up on monthly podcasts from Radio
, Amateur Radio Newslines, https://www.arnewsline.org/
, The Doctor Is In, https://blubrry.com/arrl_the_doctor_is_in/
, Hobart Radio International , http://feeds.feedburner.com/archive/pOGc
, The Radio Dan Show, https://radiodan.wordpress.com/
, and a few others. However, if we should get burned out by all these
by Saturday Dec. 28th, then we might be tempted to try back to a
stream. Any thoughts, or choices? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We'll still plan to do Big Band Sunday Night from 7PM - 11PM,
followed by Richard Syrett's The Conspiracy Show, https://conspiracyshow.strangeplanet.ca/
. Then, weekdays it's your only WV source for The Alex Jones Show, www.newswars.com , www.infowars.com . Also,
we're the only stations east of the Mississippi River to bring you
Midnight In The Desert with Dave Schrader, http://midnightinthedesert.com
what are we doing for New Year's Day next week? Still contemplating
that, since NYD is on a Wednesday this time, which kind of sucks. Any
thoughts there? But, we at least have Christmas all lined up. MERRY
CHRISTMAS, and enjoy the near Easter-like weather this year for it!
(I'll take that anytime.)"
Yeah!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!! ”Feliz Navidad!
Radio! AM610 / AM1620!
Wednesday December 25, 2019 9:13 AM CST -- The Last Book of the Bible
recent Sunday The Blare Blog celebrated Franz Schmidt Day and today we
bring his music to the forefront with a concert performance by the
Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fabio Luisi with
soloists and choirs. For those who believe music is capable of exposing
the majesty of God this oratorio reaches such heights and goes farther
to reflect the fabled wrath of God.
Wednesday December 25, 2019 7:30 PM CST -- Disaster Drill in Effect
KDX Worldround Radio every Christmas is a day long Disaster Drill while
we contend with the closure of the food store amid a critical lack of
snack food. If it were an actual disaster we would face indefinite
collapse of the food supply network and Christmas gives us a real-world
simulation of such an event. Another earmark of the disaster scenario
is the mass insanity of the general public in which they react entirely
to imaginary phantasms dragging dead trees indoors and depleting their
bank credit. As we wait this out every effort is made to broadcast as
if it were a regular day but many of the programs also lose their
perspective and load their shows with commercial Christmas songs and
bizarre child fantasies that in a rational world would tag them as a
possible harm to themselves or others. During the fever of the drill we
answer the phone by saying we are in the midst of a heated family
disagreement and will have to return the call tomorrow when everything
returns to normal.
Tuesday December 24, 2019 3:49 PM CST -- Choose One
Donald Trump is the
What is Jesus Christ?
Tuesday December 24, 2019 CST -- On Line Beggin' On Air Livin'
Annual Holiday Visit:
I see what you mean
about all the begging on line, it seems that there's more of it this
year too, just my impressions from seeing both Wikipedia and Internet
Archive's large beggin' strips at the tops of their pages at the same
time. There are other sites installing tip jars and Bitcoin receptacles
because, 'even a tiny amount supports journalism'. It taps into the
'giving spirit' that people are supposed to have at this time of year,
a psychology that many traditional beggars have used over the years,
since 'tis the season for giving, and you don't want to be a Scrooge.
I guess the sites see
little downside in doing it, there's no harm in asking, right? With the
clutter that is the rest of the web and advertising, it probably won't
shock people when half of the screen is taken up by a donation
billboard. In fairness I think Wikipedia and Archive are the good guys
compared to other large net companies.
In some ways websites
are victims of their own success and excesses. They use faddish and
data-heavy page technologies to generate eye candy, where they have to
pay for the design of, the bandwidth, and the faster processors needed
to interact with the page once it's on your screen, then when the major
sites are doing it, other sites feel they have to keep up.
One thing that helps is
to use an ad blocker, of which I'm using uBlock Origin right now. It
gets rid of most ads and tracking. New Firefox browser has third party
content blocking installed, though I'm not completely on their side in
that one, because it can be bypassed by sites once everyone is using
the same thing. I also use cookie erasers and a 'canvas fingerprint'
swapper, to confuse website trackers, and help keep my system safer on
As for folks
programming sports, religion and music from their school days, while
I'd like something better, I think at this point just getting anyone to
realize they have a chance to go on the air and control their own
programming destiny is a good thing. I think every station has value
and wouldn't want new entrants to feel they have to pass a test before
going on the air.
It is a good thing to
think about why we're starting a home broadcast station though, and
especially what you're going to do with it once its on the air and
operating properly. It seems for most it's a hobby, something they
heard about, or a cool thing they wanted to do as a teen but didn't get
to it then. It might be like the crystal radio you made in scouts, a
techno-challenge, and once it's done you listen to a few radio
stations, but it's a curiosity and most walk away for bigger
mass-produced sets once they built their own radio.
Right, there are many
technical factors that go into radio station audio quality, and those
should be well known by engineers. You'd want the system to have flat
audio response, low distortion, and high modulation capability, and
good antenna bandwidth, among other factors like low hum and noise and
good frequency stability with modulation.
A good receiver, audio
oscillator, oscilloscope and meters are good things to have, but even
so, at school age with my first transmitters, I was able to get decent
sound with almost no test equipment, just a volt/ohm meter, plate
current meter on the rig, and listening on a receiver. In fact,
receivers were my main pieces of test equipment at that time!
I could tell by how the
signal tuned across and hear various things about it, and hear carrier
clipping, parasitics and spurs by tuning around the signal. Even the
harmonics and the way they tuned told a story about the main signal. At
its best, and with a good quality audio source, I believed my station
had better sound than other AM stations in my area.
That made me proud that
I could do so on my tiny station. Even today I'm a hellion about audio
quality on my station. I wouldn't be harsh on another home station, I
feel it's up to you what you want to sound like, but do feel commercial
stations have the resources to do much better sound-wise than they
currently are doing, and are dis-serving their listeners. I believe in
the intelligence of the listener's auditory system, to subtly pick up
the clues that equal better sound quality, once their ears get used to
hearing it on the radio.
As for transmitters on
the hobby scene today, the AMT-3000 and 5000 from SSTRAN should in
theory have the best sound, because they use direct, DC coupled
modulators, no modulation transformers. The other higher cost
transmitters both appear to use iron core coupling and modulation
transformers. I don't know what the transmitter with the auto-tuner
uses, but it may have other issues that affect the sound. This is not a
professional opinion, and I wouldn't get lost worrying about it, and
just have fun with radio! It's never too late to become jaded.
Tuesday December 24, 2019 8:31 AM CST -- Holiday Dating Tips
time of year all radio men dream of having a lovely date to accompany
them. The Blare Blog suggests taking your date on a tour of the city's
radio towers which light up very nicely after dark almost
like huge Christmas trees. From the comfort of your pickup
tell her the history of each tower, the call letters that have used the
tower, the dates each of the stations began operation, changed hands,
changed call letters, how many Watts they have, all about sky wave
propagation at night, and of course formats which brings up music and
possibly some right wing talking points. Besides being a charming and
informative experience for your girl, it will certainly work up her
appetite so you can get her back to her house and drop her off. Then
you go to White Castle.
Monday December 23, 2019 5:27 PM CST -- President Gravy Brain Speaks in
"I understand windmills very much," he was heard to say.
He went on to say that he "never understood wind."
Monday December 23, 2019 12:37 PM NOON CST -- KDX WORLDROUND RADIO -
THE STATE OF THE STATION 2019
the end of every year since 2007 KDX has broadcast a State of the
Station Message to report on the important events shaping the station's
progress over the past year. This year, 2019, for the first time, we
bring the Report by way of The Blare Blog, where previous years were
made on the Blare OnAir radio program.
I-KDX Mission - Radio
station KDX is a radio station operating for a single purpose: to
provide select programming for its listener, Carl Blare, to correct the
reality that local radio offers virtually nothing worth hearing with
its over-supply of sports and religious stations together with music
formats catering to DeVos level lower grades. Toward this end
KDX has excelled at bringing progressive, informed, and higher-minded
programs through the year.
II-KDX Programs - KDX
schedules topmost programs in three main categories: philosophic
skepticality, journalistic news and comment, and classical music.
Details are posted on the Program and Schedule web pages at
III-KDX Technology - Radio
KDX is on the air with AM & FM transmitters authorized under
15 of the F.C.C. Rules & Regulations, internet streaming on
accessible from our website plus two prominent Station Directories, and
the official website at kdxradio.com.
IV-KDX Outreach - The
recently opened The Blare Blog opens a textual-media channel aimed at our
followers and the low power radio community with correspondents in
several states and two countries with discussions on the machinations
of owning and operating small stations. In its brief existence The
Blare Blog has already become a fixture in the greater low power
community functioning in the world.
V-Association of Low Power Broadcasters - For
seven years KDX held a charter membership in an Association of Low
Power Broadcasters (ALPB) founded by Joe "Lefty" Gomez, a broadcaster
in southern California. The organization came close to dissolving when
a chairman walked away saying he no longer had time to participate, but
was recovered at the last minute when member Jim Henry agreed to take
the chairmanship, appointing moderators and an Assistant Chairman, Carl
Blare. Then by surprise and at a time while Chairman Henry was
undergoing life-critical back surgery the former chairman staged a
hostile takeover of the organization, expelling several members and
claiming "ownership" of the ALPB. This character claimed that Jim Henry
had "agreed" with his tactic but by then Jim Henry had died of medical
complications rendering the claim a horrid deception. In
the final analysis what the ex-chairman took was the ALPB website, but
not the organization itself. A
now dormant ALPB is held in trust by Chairman Carl Blare.
VI-Looking to the Future - In
2020 KDX Worldround Radio tends to do the same things we did in 2019
because as we say - if things are going well don't change anything.
Monday December 23, 2019 10:53 AM CST -- Excuse Me But
Christmas this year is on Wednesday. So, should we get
Sunday December 22, 2019 7:43 PM CST -- I Think I'm Going to Throw Up
8-hours of vintage holiday ceiling music at the department
Sunday December 22, 2019 8:30 AM CST -- Justification
It should be
obvious why The Blare Blog is necessary in
the world, but I'll explain it for you. I'll mansplain it.
Blare Blog is a point of clarity in the chaos and upheaval of the World
Wide Web. The Blare Blog is much needed focus amid the blur and
disorganization of the Internet.
The Web is a place where meat
scraps are mixed with plastics in the recycle bin; where fresh clothes
are heaped together with soiled laundry; where people are homeless in
their own houses and where housepets view porn.
Only The Blare Blog
sanitizes and neatly folds and tells you to your face and keeps Carl
Blare away from your girlfriend and let's you keep enough cash to get
Without The Blare Blog you'd have nothing but Trump and his crime
family coming to evict and deport you.
If it weren't for The Blare Blog your church would confiscate all of
your net worth if the hospital didn't get it first.
Blare Blog is here for one reason. It is here because Mr. Carl Blare is
friendly. He thinks the human race could amount to something and he's
willing to give it a chance.
The Blare Blog is your last hope to believe in something special after
all other faith is lost.
The Blare Blog is even better than it seems to be.
Sunday December 22, 2019 2:19 AM CST - Links Requested - Done
From: Artisan Radio
Kay Martin has some good album art.
Saturday December 21, 2019 9:06 PM CST-- Politically Polite Christmas
Artisan Radio not available in all areas:
around this time, Artisan Radio plays alternative Christmas
songs (we call it a
Slightly Bent Christmas).
While going through the
playlist recently, however, I came across
several songs that
might not be received as well in this day and age.
So, while we'll keep
such Christmas classics as Kay Martin's "Hang Your
Balls on the Christmas
Tree", Daffy Duck (Mel Blanc)'s "All I Want For
Christmas is More More
More", Jimmy Buffett's "Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of
Rum", and Michael
Landon's "Santa Got Lost in Texas", some songs have
Songs such as Corky and the Juice Pig's "(I'm the Only
Gay) Eskimo (In My
Tribe)" - not that it's particularly offensive per
say, but the term
Eskimo is not considered appropriate for the First
Nations (and if anyone
deserves respect, it's people that have been
screwed over by
relative newcomers for hundreds of years).
It's too bad I can't
stream, due to copyright concerns. I feel that
everyone should hear
Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors sing their rendition
- Artisan Radio
Artisan, possibly you might link us to the special songs through
Saturday December 21, 2019 8:37 PM CST -- Robert De Niro's Fantasy Plan
Saturday December 21, 2019 11:07 AM CST-- Music for the Shortest Day
Goodwin for the BBC
Friday December 20, 2019 9:31 PM CST -- Reaction to Trump's New Name
always knew his administration was dysfunctional, but now we
can extend that
description to other parts as well.
It must be very
deflating to his ego.
I imagine that it will
also be very difficult to get (it) up for future
What a perfect name!
A bull's eye for George Conway.
Friday December 20, 2019 5:48 PM CST -- LW Transmitter Data
interested in longwave transmitter information for FCC Part 15 low
power watch this part of The Blog where more information will be added
as we locate it.
Friday December 20, 2019 3:14 PM CST -- Music for the Longest Night of
Friday December 20, 2019 2:12 PM CST -- Study of a Psychotic Mind
Friday December 20, 2019 12:06 NOON CST -- New Nickname for
Friday December 20, 2019 6:54 AM CST -- The BBC May Become Weakened
this morning to Glenn Hauser's weekly "World of Radio" from KDX
Worldround Radio we learn that Britain is considering decriminalizing
the license fees required of the general public which would result in a
significant drop in budget for the British Broadcasting
Friday December 20, 2019 6:23 AM CST -- Are There Only 2 Things Trump
Should Be Impeached For?
No. There are more.
Friday December 20, 2019 5:39 AM CST -- Hartford On Ice
back last evening I brought longwave gear into
back yard to try to hear any broadcast station in the 153 to 279 kHz
range. In Europe and Asia a great many radios in use by the
public tune AM, FM, and Longwave broadcast. There are no LWBC
stations in the U.S.
didn't expect to hear anything because of equipment problems.
However, on 252 kHz I found a weak carrier, and soon after - audio from
some radio station.
here I am: The Sony ICF-2010 is running as frozen as I am - but it IS
running and I am on my hands and knees trying to hear the station with
my head just above the tundra - ice on ice on top of more
ice. It's 16 degrees F and I am cold - but make no mistake:
This is not an image or cross modulation product or spurious
signal. It is REALLY THERE. And this radio station
isn't anywhere near here, that's for sure!
Details about what station I think this is will
Meanwhile - here's a picture!
the way - I'm in the
middle of Connecticut - HARTFORD, that is -- and although you would not
expect LW DX in a neighborhood packed with 2 family dwellings - yes -
in this one teeny spot - there is no EMI - it's RF quiet.
another shot -- perhaps better than the first one.
believe the station on 252 kHz
to follow - - here is another shot of "tundra land," a little bit down
the street from my house.
Thursday December 19, 2019 5:27 PM CST -- The Solstice Cantata
dark nights of the year are here.
Thursday December 19, 2019 12:21 NOON CST -- Suspender Patent
Clemens, known for his work as author Mark
Twain, patented "Adjustable and Detachable Straps for Garments" (ADSG),
becoming one of the first to receive a United States patent for
suspenders in 1871.
Thursday December 19, 2019 12:10 NOON CST -- Impolite, Impertinent,
Wednesday December 18, 2019 4:29 PM CST -- Impeachment Night Lights
Across the Nation
Wednesday December 18, 2019 3:21 PM CST -- Big Lies Only
Radio checks in with Home Base:
tweets and letter, I am reminded of two things.
that Trump admitted to
keeping a copy of Hitler's speeches on his bedside table in a 1990
two, Hitler's Big Lie
(as described in Mein Kampf) and reproduced in Wikipedia:
this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within
itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of
credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more
easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than
consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of
their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the
small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little
matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and
they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort
the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be
so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and
waver and will continue to think that there may be some other
explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind
it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all
expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art
phrase was also used in a report prepared during the war by the United
of Strategic Services in
describing Hitler's psychological profile:
this describe Trump
to a 'T'?
Artisan, it does! And I've been fascinated also by the parade of lies
spoken by Republicans at the Impeachment Hearings and on rightwing hate
Wednesday December 18, 2019 2:23 PM CST -- Conversations from the Near
techy subjects have recently drifted across the etherscape. First is an
elaborate but inexpensive way of achieving an EAS (Emergency Alert
System) radio receiver for unlicensed stations which are not required
to have them so they can take on a responsibility the FCC requires for
licensed stations. An o.k. science project if we realize that
radio station licensed under Part 15 of the Rules will be of no use
whatsoever once an alert is sounded and the public would be wise to
find a full power station that's tied into emergency communications
sources. The 2nd topic is one that comes around over the years and no
one seems to learn anything despite having been given the best
professional input from real radio engineers, that is the audio
frequency quality delivered by a radio station. Recurrently the
operators refer to their subjective judgement of "how stations sound"
saying such things as "the SStran (transmitter)" doesn't sound as good
as the big stations", or, "the iAM seems muffled compared to the
Talking House". What we like to tell them is that a sine-wave tone
generator can be used to plot the true frequency response of their
audio path but this basic fact has yet to get passed along and we'll
continue hearing that some equipment has "better bass" or sounds
"fuller". In some cases an ear exam might explain a few things.
Wednesday December 18, 2019 9:11 AM CST -- The World Wide Wrangle
good news is the bad news with this story. As we know, the internet and
its all-powerful World Wide Web has cut off formerly monopolistic media
empires at the knee and reduced radio, TV, journalsim, the music
industry and recordings to online beggars hoping people care
enough to send a dollar. This morning, while dodging around between
handout appeals I was peppered with popup ads and the flypaper articles
that were planted as the honey to attract my attention were constantly
rolled out of the way by more ads begging for notice; but
collapse all of it to a single bottom line: no one has time to open an
accounting office in the head to keep track of everything; I certainly
don't have time to donate here, there, everywhere, and to consider
sales offers pushing their way unto the picture. If it accomplishes
anything modern advertising annoys in its constant pressure to generate
revenue for itself amidst a beggars' market. We have before us the most
powerful communications machine in history which has become too good at
what it does as it gobbles up whole industries and professions
rendering humans obsolete standing outside in the cold. Once cut off from
the internet how can we Google "extinction?"
Wednesday December 18, 2019 7:19 AM CST -- Give it the Green Light
takes on special meaning late in December because of the painfully
short daylight which is known to cause emotional disorder and which I
believe inspires the extravagant electric light displays hung on trees
and gutterings. Bruce the professional radio monitor says he hangs
purple lights and I previously put out blue, but began reading health
warnings about the downside of blue light from computer screens (see
articles linked on our link page). Now something new has come to light.
Tuesday December 17, 2019 7:04 PM CST -- A Visitor from Next Week
Reverend Martin Luther Ray is here in The Blog Room one week early
because of a schedule mixup, so we'll give him the keyboard for his
annual reading from the Part 15 Rules of the FCC:
15.23 Home-built devices.
Reverend Ray will return one week from now for
another Rule Reading on
the occasion of the KDX State of the Station Message.
(a) Equipment authorization is not required for devices that are not
marketed, are not constructed from a kit, and are built in quantities
of five or less for personal use.
(b) It is recognized that the individual builder of home-built
equipment may not possess the means to perform the measurements for
determining compliance with the regulations. In this case, the builder
is expected to employ good engineering practices to meet the specified
technical standards to the greatest extent practicable. The provisions
of § 15.5 apply to this equipment.
Tuesday December 17, 2019 9:14 AM CST -- Holy Compromise
A Sermon by Father Gerald Mother, pastor, Steeple of
of my parishoners confess to me their inner conflict at being called to
cruelty and hatred by their President while feeling guilty for bearing
false witness against their neighbor and carrying out criminal acts in
the name of patriotism. Our Lord shows the way to serve both masters by
turning your loathing inward and practicing a discipline of self abuse.
As we learned in grade school sacrifice is holy in the eyes of God and
He loves our suffering. During this season of giving there is room in
your pre-addressed envelope for a generous gift to this ministry.
- Father Mother
Tuesday December 17, 2019 8:56 AM CST -- Palestine Legal
Legal protects the civil and constitutional rights of people in the
U.S. who speak out for Palestinian freedom.
Monday December 16, 2019 1:05 PM CST -- Trump Passes the 15,000 Mark in
False and Misleading Statements
He only lies
when he speaks or tweets.
Monday December 16, 2019 9:56 AM CST -- Report from Hartford
last evening from his mobile radio monitoring
patrol on the streets of Hartford, Connecticut, to ask: "Who is John Mouw, is he a
character from 'Atlas Shrugged?'?"
"No," I said, "you may be thinking of John Galt. Are you familiar with
"How about Druid Hills Radio?"
"Oh ya. I remember him.
Do you understand what TheLegacy was talking about?"
"No, but it sounded smart so we printed it."
"I wonder why there's so
much traffic for Sunday night?"
"They're probably shopping."
"That could be."
Sunday December 15, 2019 11:40 AM CST -- NonReligious Warship Service
guest speaker is "Father" John Mouw, secretly addressing us from the
campus of a Catholic University in Florida, and today bringing the Wise
Words of TheLegacy from extensive writings retrieved from the Recycle
Bin of a previously owned laptop:
Legacy is all for Hobby Broadcasters who want to rebroadcast our
signal so long as you do it the Safe Way. Those Chinese FM transmitters
are a Danger to the Radio spectrum as these are not technically sound
and even though you may first open one of those up and find a blank FM
frequency these transmitters will fail and spew out spurs (multiple
images of your signal on non intended frequencies) these spurs often go
up to the 700 Mhz band jamming cellular phone reception on AT&T and T-Mobile not to
mention aircraft frequencies, 2 meter Ham, Public safety, Fire, Police,
Ship to shore, TV reception (Including Cable TV).
you MUST use FM the FCC
agent I spoke to who was the Electronics engineer for the FCC (He reads
the spectrum analyzer) told me that the Decade MS-100 is clean yes its
$500 to $600 NEW but there is a reason it is so expensive compared to
the Chinese transmitters. They are built with the same quality or close
to it as a professional Radio Station and they are meant to last while
running them 24/7/365.
about the 200 Ft rule:
The agent told me Face-To-Face that you put the transmitter in a
waterproof case and put it on a pole and run power/Audio to it maybe a
Bluetooth audio, Cell phone or tablet inside the waterproof housing
that you will get out 1,000 Ft to a good Radio and won't get busted so
long as you make sure your on a blank frequency. However they encourage
AM use on a blank frequency. You can expect a range of 1.5-2 miles in
each direction in areas where there is little to no line noise. A
Procaster by Chez Radio is a transmitter I recommend for those who
can't put together a kit and has the FCC part 15 certification on the
the idea of folks
broadcasting our Internet feed but we also want everyone to be
responsible and safe while doing his and not to make the same mistake I
did with the faulty Chinese transmitters sold on Ebay and Amazon.
out the videos I made on
my Youtube channel TheLegacyRadio type it as you see it. I have range
demos of our transmitter on the channel.
Go in peace, but go.
Sunday December 15, 2019 6:50 AM CST -- Some C-SPAN Programming is Free
Noncommercial radio stations in search of quality public
affairs programming will find a wealth of choices from C-SPAN.
Saturday December 14, 2019 9:14 PM CST -- Malleable Facts
Artisan Radio -
started watching a TV show - The Orville - and the last episode I
saw really reached to
me. The Orville, created by and also starring
Seth MacFarlane (who
also created Family Guy and American Dad), is a
tribute to the Star
Trek franchise, although a lot lighter (given that
MacFarlane is a
comedian amongst other talents).
In this particular
episode, the Orville crew encountered a world in
which 'facts' were
malleable and voted upon, with the general population
(liking) them, or downvoting (disliking) them. People
everything to the 'Master Feed', and everyone monitored
the feed continuously,
both privately and publicly.
The show was meant (and
succeeded) to be a satire on many things, not
the least being the use
of social media by politicians and the creation
of 'alternative facts'.
What does this have to
with with Part 15 radio?
Well, just as with
social media, you have to be really careful about
which 'facts' you
believe when browsing any part of the internet, and in
particular, Part 15
Forums. I'm thinking in particular of
whose webmaster and chief bottle washer never met a
product that was
affiliated with his site that he didn't like (while
We saw this in his
highly (at least by him) touted AM transmitter
Challenge, where he
trashed the SSTRAN (despite and later admitting that
he didn't fully
understand how to set it up), while praising other
transmitters that not
so coincidentally are sold by a distributor that
he is associated
with. His comments regarding the SSTRAN certainly did
not jibe with the
experiences of others using that transmitter, and I'm
sure didn't help avert
the demise of the company.
And now, most recently,
he spent some time dissing the Cuthbert audio
discussed on the Part15.org forum), while praising the
Schlockwood SW200 that
is being advertised on his site. That, despite
the fact that there is
no evidence that he's ever used the Cuthbert; he
certainly has never
reviewed it. And true to his past form, he also
proceeded to make
derogatory comments regarding the individual that was
I find it rather sad
when someone has to attack others to build
up. It is unacceptable when someone who claims to be
unbiased and focused on
facts has not so hidden biases. It doesn't
matter whether you're a
mere webmaster, or the President of the U.S.
The Orville TV episode
ends with one of that world's residents, having
helped the Orville crew
influence a vote by manipulating the Master Feed
and freeing one of
their own, turning off her Master Feed and
(hopefully) starting to
think for herself.
Perhaps we here on
Earth need to start doing more of the same.
- Artisan Radio
witnessed the things you are talking about, Artisan, and also beheld
the hijacking of the ALPB (Association of Low Power Broadcasters) by an
unleashed Trump imitator, and I recognize that such graceless behavior
increased with the autonomy of computer keyboards which makes all of us
commanders of the universe.
One editorial change is made to your essay, Artisan, the name of the
website of interest is altered to protect our innocence.
The Blare Blog serves as the Master Feed for low power
Saturday December 14, 2019 10:08 AM CST -- How I Almost Cost the World
a Week or Worse
This is a true story and it happened to me and almost
happened to everyone in the world. Let me start after the beginning.
was December in the year 2019 and things were going by in a normal way,
if you can call anything in this life normal. Then I began doing what I
do every year, wishing people well on the upcoming Winter Solstice
which I was certain was one day away. A few hours went by and I began
wondering how Christmas was still over a week away if the Solstice was
almost here. It made no sense and I started to suspect some kind of
warp in the fabric of time. They say that time distortion can
foresignal the proximity of a black hole in space which would pull the
earth into itself and nihilism would be fulfilled. Just short of panic
I took a moment to double check. To my astonishment there was an entire
week to go before the Solstice and that made my math come out with a
better total although I still have a remainder of 3 which has yet to be
explained. The best part is that tomorrow isn't the Solstice, or I mean
today, since I went to sleep while it was still yesterday and... anyway
this isn't the year everything will be consumed by a black hole and as
a solipsist I am responsible for the fate of all humanity. Today you
can be grateful I took a moment to double check.
Friday December 13, 2019 9:51 AM CST -- Meanwhile Elsewhere
means of the thinking process we have come up with a better way of
enlarging our base of Blare Blog Correspondents. Better than what? Oh
right, that's an important detail... ah, we first planned to put out an
appeal inviting low power radio stations and businesses to apply as
Correspondents. That would go very slowly and yield small results.
Instead, what we are now doing is declaring all low power radio
hobbyists, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and even radio buffs in
general, as Enlisted Correspondents of the Blare Blog. This opens the
way for our quoting and republishing anything said anywhere on the web,
with an Opt Out choice. If an individual does not opt out they are In!
It's oh so easy. Let's give it a try.
Over on a neighboring
forum AMRadiolegend wondered: Isn't All-Digital AM an oxymoron? Days
went by, the forum site being very short on participation, until
finally Canadian friend Mark responded: "Oxymoron? Huh?" More days went
by, and now by bringing the whole conversation here to The Blog we will
spark things up with this clue:
Oxymoron is an English word which can be found in the Dictionary.
An English Dictionary is a reference book containing word definitions.
If you do not own a Dictionary you may find one at a Public Library.
Public Libraries are free to the public and are places that provide
books on loan or for page flipping at a chair and table.
Librarians are friendly helpers who can assist non-readers by looking
things up for them.
Friday December 13, 2019 7:53 AM CST -- KDXradio.COM Returns
were involved in middle-of-the-night behind-the-scenes work here at the
radio station when the WWW was turned off unexpectedly at 4 AM CST. The
best we can assume is that the ISP (Internet Service Provider) was
doing some work of their own and simply thought we'd be asleep. SO we
turned attention inward and used our LAN (Local Area Network) which is
very Part 15 (this building only) and viewed a concert saved
just such an occasion. The Sage City Symphony Orchestra played Sibelius
Symphony No. 7. Being an all volunteer amateur orchestra and the
Sibelius 7th one of the most difficult works in the repertoire
became very obvious what sections were the tricky ones because the
group really struggled to stay together, but they did something most of
the big important orchestras rarely get right... they reached the last
note just perfectly. As the composer intended, the last note of this
piece is an ultimately magnificent touch which makes the whole
composition land perfectly but what so many performers do wrong is
over-emphasize it or extend it too long. Sage City brought it home
wonderfully so we took a pleasure nap and when we arrived back in this
conscious world the WWW was back in service and KDXradio.com was back
online for you all. Were
Thursday December 12, 2019 6:32 AM CST -- Changing Changes
began with the Closing of the Blog for the one day this month with no
Designated Holiday (The Blog is only open on weekends and designated
holidays), then we received Artisan's email:
I was pleased to see
that Greta Thunberg won the Time Magazine Person of
the Year award for
2019. Partly because she deserved it, and partly
because Donald Trump
didn't win it. What makes it even more satisfying
is that it makes a
mockery of Trump's denial of climate change.
I wonder what excuse
Trump will come up with this year for not winning it?
But I want to be a good
sport. If the Blare Blog has an opening for
another holiday, I
propose National Moron Day, with Trump being the
recipient. At least he'll get the recognition he so richly
deserves. - Artisan Radio
as we know, Think Alikes are Great Minds and just earlier I had similar
thoughts. First, seeing that Greta Thunberg was the Time Year Person
made me proud because she cares so much about our planetary future and
fortunate to obtain so much notice while the rest of us continue
stepping on old gas pedals and heating houses, and the
Buffoon President continues to draw so many of our compatriots out into
the open where we can see how many stupid idiot neighbors we have.
National Moron Day
marks the second blog holiday you've designated, Artisan!
Thursday December 12, 2019 1:36 AM CST -- Boomer Listened to Both KDX
Streams and Files This Review
I tried KDX-OGG and the
mp3 streams on the same page, and having the comparison was good, like
having a 'before and after' results test. I stayed listening to the AM
from your SDR, hearing a program of avant-garde, as well as time
station WWV with what sounded like Carl Blare's voice dubbed into it,
in place of the usual announcer!
It reminded me of old
college radio stations in older times, especially late at night,
playing soundscapes and synthesizer notes, essentially experimental art
done with sound. I got to like bands like The Residents, Laurie
Anderson, and the 'jamming' sounds of Negativland, which you should
check out for 'It's All In Your Head FM', a sound collage all about
religion, which urges each individual to think individually.
Technically, the AM
sound was clear, with no other interfering stations, though I could
hear hum and a 'digital' sound in the background. That's going to
happen in the same house with the transmitter often.
I went to get This Week
In Radio Tech, and ran the show to listen to it, after cutting out all
of the ads and being left with 51 minutes of 'meat' for my listeners. I
wanted to hear more about HD digital AM, and the process to transmit
it. The presentation sounded distracted, by doing many things on video,
but the information was pretty good. It was pretty positive about the
good qualities of HD digital on AM, with little discussion of any
the thoughtful review of our two streaming stations, KDX-OGG and
KDX-MP3. The avant-garde nightly show is "Disperse Dispatch"
avaialble under Creative Commons from archive.org. The ambient sounds
provide a welcome departure from the news and unreligious talk earlier
every day. Being a cross between random sound effect and musical
fragment it's also kind of a relaxation away from the intense
emotionality of classical music which we carry some of the time.
KDX Time Spitter Clock emulation of WWV was made with Zara Sequence
File, a click-clock made by the sound generator in Audacity,
sweepers, and me reciting every minute on the entire clock from a
Be sure to also read the companion Radio World
article on all digital AM which makes the best case we've yet seen for
de-analogizing the amplitude modulations.
Thursday December 12, 2019 4:01 AM CST -- State of the Art for Crystals
Q. Where have customized broadcast crystals gone?
due to lack of demand for low frequency and custom crystals these days,
and there just aren't the factories and equipment to make them any
longer. Quartz tech has been changing since it started, going from
natural mined quartz to grown crystal, and higher oscillation
From the beginning of
crystal oscillators, AM broadcasters used fundamental crystals, so if
you were on 1480 AM, that's where your crystal was oscillating too. By
the 1980s, most transmitters had adopted PLL or divider schemes.
PLL used a single
crystal to synthesize any broadcast frequency, and dividers used a
higher frequency crystal and divided it using a digital IC, divide by
2, /4, /6 for example, like the solid state LPB transmitters use. If
your assigned frequency was 1000 khz, the crystal could be 4000, and
the circuit made to divide by 4, and that way use lower cost high
Now we're in a different
era, one of clock oscillators for digital equipment, where many
frequencies are synthesized from one crystal or resonator. Now it's
cheaper and easier to make many small crystals on one frequency and
digitally create any frequency from that, than to custom grind a
crystal to something specific.
The latest oscillators
don't even use quartz, they're called MEMS and use tiny slabs of
silicon that resonate in a very exacting, small and controlled
environment, and at high stability and resistance to age-related
Wednesday December 11,
2019 4:05 PM CST -- KDX by SDR
Setup: here in the lab our SDRplay-RSP1A is tuned to KDX AM1680 and the
audio output is streaming in MP3 via KDX-MP3. The link should bring up
the Icecast Server giving you the choice of sampling. If you
select KDX-MP3 click the M3U Play button & the software should
what Player you plan to use.
Wednesday December 11, 2019 3:28 PM CST -- Education of Height
Leo, Florida, is the home of WLSL-LPFM the radio service of
Saint Leo University, an institute of higher learning. The
& Chief Engineer John H. Mouw is a Blare Blog Correspondent and
sends things to us.
Wednesday December 11, 2019 9:35 AM CST -- Pirate Broadcasting Tower
Wednesday December 11, 2019 6:38 AM CST -- First and Only Language
person who's only language is English may not be as good at
communicating as someone for whom English is a second language. Before
linking to the article on the subject let's be clear that a "native
English speaker" does not refer to Indians, blacks, or Guatemalens in
the old American sense of what a "native" is (jungle natives). To say
"native language" means "the inherited language one is born into". As a
former chairman of the ALPB said, "Them imgrints should speak Marekin
or not be 'lowed" (Imigrants should speak English or be allowed in our
Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:17 PM CST -- From Part 15 and a Half to AM
Kolesar is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Radio World Excellence in
Engineering Award and featured in the December 4th edition of Radio
World, the News Source for Radio Managers and Engineers. Mr. Kolesar's
radio life got a start around age 6 soon after which he began what he
called a "Part 15 and a half" micro-radio station and is recognized
today for converting WWFD in Frederick, Maryland, into the Nation's
first all digital AM station.
This afternoon Dave Kolesar will
join Kirk Harnack as the guest of "This Week in Radio Tech" as heard on
KDX Worldround Radio and available for broadcast to all non-commercial
Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:11 PM CST -- Software Defined Radio Play
several weeks we got back to our SDRPlay-RSP1A and this time added ten
feet of shielded cable to move the receiving antenna farther from the
center of RF noise at the computer work station. However, the SDRPlay
being housed in a plastic case might defeat the effort since the little
black box is right by the noisiest components, but we did observe a
slight improvement as local AM reception is slighty better in terms of
signal-to-noise, and at 9450 kHz we received the first shortwave
observed thus far, a religious plea on someone's part.
found was an update to SDRuno the operating ware but installation was
jumbled by the interference of our malware security software which
thought it was dealing with a trojan, so we'll be uninstalling and
reinstalling the next time we decide to fiddle.
Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:53 AM CST -- Question More
expression "question more" started as the closing words of a
America promotional announcement voiced by the legendary Larry King who
hosts programs for the network, then it caught on as a slogan across
the full news network originating from downtown Washington D.C. and
heard daily on KDX Worldround Radio. As would be expected RT (Russia
Today) is blindly accused of being a Russian propaganda tool without
evidence or examples ever given, but if there's anything sinister going
on it would be the fact that the excellent hosts and presenters on RT
are allowed to practice pure journalism without interference from
above, something otherwise unavailable from the American corporate
Tuesday December 10, 2019 6:37 AM CST -- Critical Review
it, The Blare Blog gives daily thought to its role as reviewer
critic not only of the small province of low power radio forums
and our field's status under the FCC and other governing
but also our rightful privilege as commentator on news in general and
the largest picture of all, our existence in universe. The
business of reporting on human affairs can be testy at times because
there are always individuals who don't want their actions scrutinized
and movements in politics and business that strive to dominate the
scene and shun unfavorable publicity. The once standard practice of
journalistic review of news and media has been badly thwarted by
organized forces determined to dominate the message. Being small hasn't
insolated The Blare Blog from adverse response. We've previously
reported on several anonymous emails warning us against certain speech
and we'll have more to say about it as time unfolds. Wrapping up for
the moment, we take Human Rights Day as an appropriate moment to
rededicate The Blare Blog as the critic of record for the micro-media
December 9, 2019 6:25 PM
CST -- A Moment of Your Time
Example of What We're Talking
This is the type of article we find both fascinating and
can be talked about all the time and remains puzzling throughout itself.
because we can't entirely agree that time is an illusion, as is claimed
by some, but would say that time is true at given moments before fading
into an increasingly illusory past. To make a maxim, time is permanent while it lasts.
But here again we don't mean all of time but only specific milestone
points. There are many hours spent on the way to a memorable event.
Take Christmas shopping. And the buildup to the Thanksgiving meal. Or
the customs and ceremony culminating in marriage. Your time will come.
Then it will go.
Drinkers master the halting of time by having plenty so as to prolong
Einstein said "life is an illusion but a persistent one". He might well
have considered life and time as comparable.
doubt human bodies are big fat biological clocks that start out the
size of meatloafs and end up the size of gangly walking couch cushions,
each stage of the way marking a "day in the life".
Oh, hey, there's hot oatmeal being served in the Upper Management
Lounge, so we'll get back to time later.
December 9, 2019 11:21 AN
CST -- Our Speck of Spectrum
low power broadcasting exists because of "unlicensed spectrum" which
shares the electromagnetic spectrum-at-large with chunks of licensed
frequency space. In the U.S. the Federal Communications Commission
determines how both sorts are distributed and they're about to open
more unlicensed space:
Monday December 9, 2019 8:20 AM CST -- Mockracy Now
Blare Blog belongs to the small field of low power radio
on the WorldWideWeb, represented also by three other small membership
forums which have been struggling under failing editorial practices.
That is to say faulty moderatorship and poor web mastery. In fact The
Blare Blog became necessary because of the intolerance encountered
during several years of membership inside those groups. Just barely
"groups", as by latest count each forum has about four regular members.
The small numbers do not represent the population of radio hobbyists
and professionals active under Part 15 of the FCC Rules in the U.S. and
internationally under communications regulations in various countries.
Estimated thousands of low power radio stations exist but have not come
together in any kind of association despite several attempts at
organization. By no means does The Blare Blog expect to succeed as the
ultimate union of micro radio but we offer an outlet for news and
discussion many levels above the white nationalism that resides as the
hidden secret dictating the stunted policies inhibiting growth at the
mentioned forums. In a small way these forums have shown that
authoritarianism is comical when viewed at a very tiny scale.
Sunday December 8, 2019 10:52 AM
CST -- A Tim in Bovey Christmas
the most highly motivated man in media would be Tim in Bovey,
Minnesota, morning host on full-power KOZY, founder of Part 15 station
KEBS AM 1620, proprietor of the World's Smallest Record Shop,
host/producer of The Oompa Hour sending polka music to a string of
stations. On top of that Tim participates in every radio
the universe but has recently expressed concern that the few part 15
forums have become unresponsive. Well, maybe Tim would like it here
where The Blare Blog could give him his own virtual office! It's an
idea, and perhaps this week I'll scrounge up an e-mail address and
extend the invitation. Meantime browse here in the record store:
Sunday December 8, 2019 7:57 AM CST -- Types of Specialists
Two categories of broadcast specialists come to mind: natural and
natural specialist is on who freely chooses to pursue a particular
interest and a forced specialist is a person required to provide a
In hobby radio we have natural specialists
including those who love radio receivers but have no interest in
transmitters, love transmitter electronics but hold no wish to be on
the air as program hosts, love DJing a music show but would rather not
mess with equipment.
In the early years I came upon many
variants of forced specialization brought about by union regulations.
It was a time when AM radio was a thriving enterprise and three unions
held sway. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
controlled engineers whose job was to operate & keep watch of
transmitters, operate control consoles and even dominated such mundane
chores as changing light bulbs. Disk recordings were under the charge
of turntable operators belonging to the Musicians' Union, growing from
a time when live studio musicians worked at most stations. Announcers
belonged to AFTRA (American Federation of Radio & TV Artists)
could speak over a microphone but were not allowed to adjust the height
of a mic stand which required calling in the IBEW engineer.
I first worked for a non-union FM station my job included all of the
above. On either side was a 16" transcription turntable, me
facing toward a control console, a nearby rack with transmitter remote
control for the tower located 7-miles away.
And there were
mixtures. A religious station hired a union engineer to operate
turntables, console and transmitter but the announcer had a switch to
turn himself off and on. A small 1 kW AM had a union man run the
console and transmitter but the announcer operated the turntables. All
of this made an impression because I worked for all these combinations.
the FM station set up a remote broadcast from a popular dinner theater
a union engineer was required at the theater to run the mixer and he
spoke to me by a dedicated telephone while I was back at the station
and one evening he called and said from where he was sitting he could
see "right up the dress" of the program's hostess. I almost joined the
Saturday December 7, 2019 9:54 PM CST -- Generalists vs Specialists
This is an
Given my druthers, I'd
take a good generalist over a good specialist any
Generalists know enough
when to delve deeply into a subject or problem
and are able to fix
it. They're not deterred by 'bumps in the road' and
can change direction
Specialists are often
befuddled by 'bumps' and often don't know when to
take their head out of
Many of the posts in
various Forums prove that point.
- Artisan Radio
Saturday December 7, 2019 6:04 PM CST -- Room for Both
Boomer referred to "the
electronics and web technology nerds", and
I think the idea is that they (the nerds) want forums and probably
blogs to be all about their specialties with no time wasted on other
topics and in my view the forums as they are have erred in being too
narrow which has driven away many with broader interests. What it comes
down to is a divide between specialization and generalization and at
The Blare Blog we have room for both. The specialists would rather do
without the generalists but generalists rely very much on specialists.
When time comes for a specialist to seek employment the liklihood is
that their boss will be a smart generalist who wisely seeks a
specialist for a particular job.We know which side of the peanut butter
the bread goes on.
Saturday December 7, 2019 7:25 AM CST -- Boomer Bops By
Hi Blare Blogger,
Checking in, but have
been reading all along. I'm glad that Artisan and Bruce have been
I noticed that the link
to Bill Baker's The Radio Source site brought me to: mail2.rekrum.net
and an error page. I went back and copied the real address written for
the link and got there.
You see, you can write
the greatest words on politics or religion, unfairness or more topics
of the human condition that can make others feel, but for the
electronics and web technology nerds, what makes them reply is a syntax
This the way we want
things on the forums.
you mean "syntax" or sin tax?
Friday December 6, 2019
9:48 AM CST -- Short Statement from 2015
The KDX State of the Station program in 2015.
Friday December 6, 2019 8:36 PM CST -- Call from Wintertime Hartford
we received a VoiceMail from Radio Monitor
Bruce who was outdoors in a winter storm DXing with his radio.
Thursday December 5, 2019 7:43 PM CST -- What Soil Means to Me
it weren't for soil it wouldn't be possible to stand your
ground. Where else would
there be to plant fruits and vegetables. Without it the sea would
splash everywhere because soil is land. But that's just what I know
about it. Somewhere in the KDX Reference Library we have an academic
book titled "Soil" which I will walk over and fetch.
I'm back but no book. There's no organization here and KDX doesn't have
a librarian but I'll tell you that we are 100% in favor of soil. Don't
let gentrification remove it
as they plan to do under Trump. - (December 5 was
World Soil Day)
Thursday December 5, 2019 10:02 AM CST -- What About Thursday
read about Talking House Tuesdays and the great opportunity to increase
your range and save, but here in Blog Central we wondered about Not Tuesday, so we
sent an Email:
-- Good Morning
A reply followed almost immediately:
-- Happy to tell you that Talking House Tuesdays are being recognized
as "designated holidays" by The Blare Blog where your offer has been
published for the world to see!
-- One question: what if on Thursday
someone makes their decision... will they need to wait until Tuesday
-- Carl Blare
Actually, we have also
declared that Thursday is the new Tuesday!
Call anytime for the
deals, this holiday season.
December 5, 2019
9:38 AM CST -- The Broadcast Must Go On
Information Station Specialists
PO Box 51
Zeeland, MI 49464 USA
616-772-2300 (ext 102) fax 616-772-2966
Founded in 1983, Information Station Specialists is the USA's
best known source for information radio stations, advisory
signage and related products and services.
heard stations complain that their programming has no listeners. This
must not deter you from continuing with 'round-the-clock operation
because they can't ignore and avoid you if you're not on!
Thursday December 5, 2019 8:24 AM CST -- Plans
December since 2007 the "State of the Station" Edition of Blare OnAir
has brought a report on the recent year's highlights at KDX Worldround
Radio and for 2019 we'll deliver the special program by way of The
Blare Blog for the first time! Our December calendar is getting pretty
full so we'd better grab a day before they're all taken. Some of the
designated days coming up include Human Rights Day, Beethoven Day, the
Winter Solstice and others. Let's see, we're looking around and spot
that Thursday December 23 looks good so we place our claim and need
only a name. Oh, good idea! We'll simply call it "State of the Station
Day" thus giving all low power stations the opportunity of publishing
their own "States", as it were. It's official.
Thursday December 5, 2019 5:55 AM CST -- Day Manager
got listed as National Cookie Day but further
research discovered a
more significant distinction and henceforth December 4th becomes Rainer
Maria Rilke Day, commemorating the poet known for The Duino Elegies,
considered by some to be one of the greatest poems ever penned
according to The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Mind.
Day business concerns the double day on August 26th when we have both
Womens Equality Day and National Dog Day, worried at first that we
might be implying that women are dogs but certainly not. As
Designator of Days we've given it much thought and decided that on the
positive side people tend to love women and dogs so we really can't do
Thursday December 5, 2019 5:29 AM CST -- World Soil Day
pays to listen to the radio. This morning I started with the task of
deciding what "Day" today would be. You see, The Blare Blog is only
open on designated holidays and my research had unearthed four choices
which I wasn't sure about, but I happened to listen to Farmer Dave on
KTRS and he said today is World
and we love soil so the choice was made. The rejects include Hangover
Day, Bridge Burning Day, Sin Indulging Day and Passion Conquering Day.
of KTRS, we received word earlier in the week from Radio Monitor
Bruce that he'd DXed KTRS all the way in Hartford,
KTRS has transmitter in Illinois looking toward St. Louis, Missouri, at
550 kHz with 5,000 Watts. They must have good soil.
Wednesday December 4, 2019 7:02 PM CST -- An Empty Constellation
It was 4:30 in the dark ante meridiem
15-years ago when she
died before me.
Her anima swept from her eyes with her
head turned toward me.
Everything since then has brought me
here, busy at her desk
From the limitless world of being,
there is one's effort to
fore-know the even more expansive nothingness into which death runs.
Irony: the nothingness can only be
Thoughts of this kind result in a
cosmos of rememorized
events statically entombed in the foreverness of having been.
All of it swirls around the central
loss of a partner who
did not choose to leave but was scheduled to go.
The overly detailed nature of reality
can be resented but
lacks a central selfness as it unfolds relentlessly.
So many billion people seem
inconsequential alongside the
magnificent person she was.
Emptiness is the wake left behind by
the nothingness of
2019 4:30 AM CST -- Remembrance
Monday December 2, 2019 2:47 PM CST -- Now We're Talking!
proclaimed all Tuesdays in December – all five of Tuesdays, in fact –
to be “Talking House Tuesdays,” with all Talking House Products tagged
at 10% off. These prices are below the Amazon offerings, and “ground
freight in the 48" is included.
House Transmitter (version 5.0), normally $95.00, is now
$85.50. Included is the i A.M. Radio Audio Enhancement, normally an
additional $100.00, now $90.00.
Extender (version 2.5) to push your signal up to ½ mile,
normally $395.00, is now $355.50.
bundle the two, take an additional 5% off (15% total).
directly to lock in your Tuesday terms! 616-772-2300 ext. 102
December 2, 2019
7:13 PM CST -- Religion & Culture
in 1983, Information
Station Specialists is the USA's best known source for information
radio stations, advisory signage and related technical services.
from Artisan Radio
went to see a live (and complete) performance of Handel's
Messiah, with world
class artists, a full choir, and performed on
instruments. It was pretty incredible.
Anyone who says that
classical music is no longer popular really doesn't
know what they're
talking about. This theater was in the middle of the
Fraser Valley (known as
the Vancouver bible belt, about as redneck as
you can get here in
British Columbia) and it was sold out. The artists
received a standing
On a side note, I (and
you) often (deservedly) poke fun at organized
yet it's been the origin of some of the most magnificent
works of art ever
gets passed off as religion (such as the white
'Christians' who support Trump) often does not meet
intentions. True religion deals with
spirituality, not money
and personal possessions. It is color and
nation (and even name)
blind, and is inclusive, peaceful (Jesus is
called the Prince of
Peace repeatedly in Messiah), kind, generous, etc.
Zen, Islam and, in fact, virtually any world
religion, does not
condone the caging of children, the assaulting of
women, serial lying,
name calling, race and sex discrimination, etc.
On another side note, I
believe that classical music is best listened to
what passes for music today, which is recorded in the
studio and many times
- Artisan Radio
Sunday December 1, 2019 10:29 AM CST -- A Powerful Start for December
Woofers, midrangers and tweeters full force.
Sunday December 1, 2019
5:50 AM CST -- Sign On Announcement
The Blare Blog resumes
operation for a
new month, December 2019, bringing thoughts and opinions of Carl Blare
to the international community during a time of decline for the planet
and our species as we enter extinction from a beginner's point of view.
The Blog is a side-channel of KDX Worldround Radio transmitting from
the Internet Building located in Average Terrain Park, Center
North America, FEMA Region 7. KDX-OGG streams globally on the internet
listeners within 204-feet, KDX AM and FM can be heard on dial
frequencies. This website, kdxradio.com, serves as the hub for these
various broadcast activities and usually closes during overnight hours
unless local temperatures drop below 39-degrees Farenheit, in which
case we keep the server equipment running to heat the room. The Blare
Blog opens Weekends and Designated Holidays and closes during
The Blare Blog centers on low power radio technology and programming,
as well as philosophy and mathematics, with anti-religious bias and