Friday November 15, 2019 9:01 AM CST -- Veterans' Week
The recent week began with Veterans Day and our respect for military veterans is well reflected in this link:
Friday November 15, 2019 7:29 PM CST -- A Complete Guide to Impeachment Podcasts
realize most low power radio stations only bring hit music as if the
world was young and had a future, but in an alternate universe a
mythical radio station might want to bring the listeners an actual
glimpse of the adult world.
Made the national network news.
Wednesday November 13, 2019 4:15 PM CST -- The Contradiction in the Room
to authoritative sources the "forums" that once served specialized
interests have become passe but not all forums realize how arcane they
are, including the 4-member part15.orgy forum where a gentleman
nicknamed "TheLeg" reports that the Ibiquity (IBOC) Digital Radio
format is a complete failure. Because of it he intends to acquire the
code so he can transmit in low power IBOC. We believe it is noble
to align with failure.
Wednesday November 13, 2019 4:02 PM CST -- Comfort Station Out of Service
Blare Blog closes for days at a time but we wonder if possibly we
should keep the light on during Climate Emergencies such as the Arctic
freeze presently gripping much of North America. The Blog might be a
warm place to spend sheltered hours while waiting for normal days to
return. While it would be better to spend cloistered time reading
books, nobodys going to do that. Perhaps The Blog is as close as most
browsers will ever come to reading a book, and we do share little
tiddy-bits from our book collection. Think your opinion over to us via
the telepathic corridors and we'll be perceptual through remote
Wednesday November 13, 2019 11:03 AM CST -- Required Behavior
People should be peaceful.
If people are not peaceful they should be beaten, humiliated, and shot.
- C. Blare
Wednesday November 13, 2019 10:57 AM CST -- All Indications Point to a Brief Power Outage
a marvelous night aboard dream pillow we arrived at the KDX work
station to find a blank screen. "Well, that's odd," we said, thinking
back to last midnight when the computers were left running for the 1o
of heat they contribute and their continuous streaming of KDX-OGG for
overnight visitors. Puzzled, we explored further and realized both
machines were completely turned off indicating only one thing: there
must have been a power outage during the night.
Tuesday November 12, 2019 4:10 PM CST -- Call It Luck
that the forecast called for abrupt temperature drop and possible snow
by 5 PM I arranged for an 11 AM errand tour to stock up on supplies.
But the Arctic front arrived early and I faced snow-rain so intense
that car windows were covered within seconds of being cleared and once
backing out of 1 Wireless Way we noted a severe lack of visibility with
windows steaming up both inside and out, so we moved cautiously. Once
on the road we took maximum care to observe the road ahead and behind
and by sheer chance encountered virtually no other traffic. It was
noted that the few moving cars we passed hadn't the sense to light
their lights and became nearly invisible in the gray. The 1-mile trip
was accomplished and we dilly dallied in the food market as though on a
cruise ship miles from dock. The return trip was different in that it
was clearer but colder and the ground was still sloshy but in
20-minutes would turn to ice. That all happened yesterday, by the way,
and today the frozen world is almost at the bottom of the thermometer.
In reading about yesterday's other traffic, there were hundreds of
sliding accidents and normally short trips lengthened to more than two
hours. It's good to be the lucky one.
Tuesday November 12, 2019 2:45 PM CST -- Monument to Beautiful Grotesquery
an early age a particular piano concerto captured my fascination and I
adopted it as an all-time favorite, the Piano Concerto # 2 by Sergei
Prokofiev. It is sarcastic, unruly, disfigured, misshapen, crotchety
and malcontent. Like a clear mirror of the human soul. It is performed
on this week's SymphonyCast, available free to noncommercial stations.
Tuesday November 12, 2019 8:31 AM CST -- Self Imposed Competition
always a matter of time before I once again bring Arthur Schopenhauer
into it, but his precept on the world as will and idea is often proven
in ordinary daily experience. Take coffee for example. And addiction,
which is certainly a contest of will in which the individual
simultaneously wants to do and not to do; the idea being to have that
cup and decline it. Who cares? Oh, that depends on social intersections
in process at the time, such as, uh, ok, an important meeting on
essential business. Perhaps at the morning table with the wife in
discussion over holiday shopping plans. Understand me, I don't have a
table or a wife for that matter, so, ok, let's make it the boss at work
over the question of a pay raise. Well again, I don't have a boss or a
job, but maybe you get the drift. In the middle of something important
you abruptly walk off leaving the conversation unsettled and when you
return it's only a few minutes before you're up again and gone for
another 5-minutes. Your will is being overtaken by the will to pee,
brought on by the coffee, a known diuretic, which you decided to drink
because of giving in to your will for a slug of java. A better idea
would have been to abstain, but how many abstinences should one person
endure? There's the matter of the secretary sitting out there where she
could be invited to lunch when both of you know it's not about lunch at
Tuesday November 12, 2019 8:10 AM CST -- The Process of Younging
humans have always sought a way of becoming younger and going back in
time. While those are really two different things they are intertwined
as observed in the newly discovered technique of time/age regression by
turning counter-clockwise while standing in place. However, so far the
law of diminishing returns has kept this method of reverse aging from
achieving useful results. For example if one were to spin herself
counter-clockwise continuously for, let's say, a week, she would become
2-seconds younger, except that regular time would continue advancing
around her and the 2-seconds would become spread over the total number
of days spent spinning which would give a net age reduction of the
smallest fraction of a second and be scarcely noticeable in terms of
facial wrinkles or other age indicators, not to mention the setbacks
brought about by skipping school or work for time spent spinning at
There is more to be said about all this, but it's difficult writing while engaged in the act of turning.
Tuesday November 12, 2019 6:34 AM CST -- The Wrong Room
Wrong Room" is a new feature of The Blare Blog describing ink space
where we rant about things that are wrong with the world, the radio
industry, and individuals we run across and observe. In practice "The
Wrong Room" is no different than The Blog was already, it's just that I
like the sound of saying "The Wrong Room".
Monday November 11, 2019 4:52 PM CST -- The Difference Between Studios and Pods
the first 100 years radio programs were produced in studios, which
consist of acoustically treated rooms with microphones, tables, chairs,
and plate glass walls for visual contact with the control room. Radio
programs were not called "studio-casts", they were "programs" and made
up the contents for ongoing "broadcasts", referring to a continuous
string of programs sent over the air. The internet age has brought some
changes as the production of programs has done away with old school
lingo and settled on the compact term "podcast" to describe in one
simple word where the program is produced, the fact that it is a
program, and the intention of "casting" that program by whichever
medium, be it online or over the air. So, what is a pod? The word
originates in regard to the containers for legumes such as peas and
beans but has taken on a number of other meanings such as: 1.) A small
section of a larger office, compartmentalized for a specific purpose;
2.) A subsection of a prison, containing a number of inmates. It is
that second definition that best applies to podcasts produced in the
Police State of America
where podcasts are surveilled to weed out all anti-Trumpers.
KDX we produce no podcasts and what few radio programs we have are
completely ignored by the authorities and by the general listening
Monday November 11, 2019 12:40 NOON CST - Wait 'Til You Hear the One About the Unfortunate Truth
is some benefit when the truth is funny, but certain truths are also
god awful. This example of both sides of certain truths is submitted by
radiot Artisan Radio.
Sunday November 10, 2019 7:43 PM CST --
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
Sunday November 10, 2019 4:37 PM CST -- Look See the KDX SDRuno Screen
we are seeing is the spectrum view of KDX AM 1680 in our SDR Play RSP1A
Software Defined Receiver. You agree that it's very beautiful, right?
SDRuno in Action
Saturday November 9, 2019 8:42 PM CST -- A Radio Movie
ran across a 1956 film about the radio business starring some of the
best voices in movies. It's a strong story and happens in the offices
and studios of a radio network with local affiliates and all the
interchange among management and air talent.
Saturday November 9, 2019 6:45 PM CST -- I'm Not Superstitious But
things sometimes happen with no obvious explanation. Take what just
happened with the Zara Automation System on KDX. A program called
"Mystery Science Theater" produced by Frederick Moe was in its last
5-minutes when the next items in sequence began playing at the same
time and two different audio streams went out over the air and what's
more we could not find a way to stop Moe's program. We deleted it from
the playlist but it kept playing anyway. We hit the STOP button which
shut-down the second programs that were running but Moe's program
wouldn't stop. No such error has happened before in our many years of
using Zara and we cannot imagine a way in which to replicate the event.
But of course there is a rational and scientific answer to the
situation but we are so shook up that we suspect helicopters in the sky
sending disruptive commands into our electric wires
or possibly the witch woman we met a few months ago who mixes potions and delivers them at holiday time.
Saturday November 9, 2019 12:29 NOON CST -- SDR Play Is Back On the Air
inside the Internet Building KDX AM 1680 is being received on a
software defined radio SDR Play RSP1A and streamed on KDX-OGG.
Saturday November 9, 2019 11:02 AM CST - Marriage License
Bestiality is legal if you're married to the beast.
Saturday November 9, 2019 10:52 AM CST -- Ferrite Rod Loopstick Antenna Notes
We may have gone over this ground before.
Friday November 8, 2019 10:06 AM CST -- An SDR Phase II Plan is Forming
a burst of inspiration we know where to go from here regarding the SDR
Play RSP1A Software-Defined-Radio recently placed in suspension here at
KDX due to indecision about what to do about it. Here are facts that
play into what we will do next - this particular SDR has one antenna
input which can only be changed manually given the reality that no
single antenna covers the full spectrum from 500 kHz to 2 GHz. That
being true, we will employ several different antennas and periodically
change the configuration featuring different portions of the spectrum
at any one time. The main emphasis of the SDR will be streaming of
signals received from our low power radio transmitters, eventually
adding the means for visitors to tune around and hear other stations
local to this area. Distinct bands will include long wave, medium wave,
shortwave, FM band, and the 1 GHz region. For the two lower bands we'll
install loopstick antennas outdoors with ability to physically re-aim
them to favor any direction. Further, we'll want a loop good from 1.7
to 30 MHz for shortwave, and higher-band antennas yet to be determined.
All this will be done under the guidance of Bruce's Radio Monitoring
Station in Hartford, Connecticut, consultant.
As always input from our radiots will be welcome.
Friday November 8, 2019 9:52 AM CST -- Be Ahead of Your Backups
have long advocated for backups to all broadcast systems, from the
transmitter to the computer. The purpose of backups is rapid recovery
from breakdowns. A friend of mine also in the media business said that
he purchased two of everything so he'd always have a spare to keep his
business open in the event of equipment failure. I quickly adopted this
policy and purchased a second car, second building, and started living
in two states. That was before I became broke and homeless which has no backup
plan. There may be some hyperbole in what I blog but finding ourselves
in the year 2019 the wisdom of backing up still holds true yet we were
caught again when our AM radio transmitter failed and nothing was ready
to take its place. That's why today or soon, whichever comes second, we
might order an iAM FCC certified transmitter. I'm going to sit here
until I decide.
On second thought I'll sleep on it. On third thought I'll table it except that all the tables are in use.
Friday November 8, 2019 8:05 AM CST -- Something Else Happened
has been churning along for weeks, no, more than four weeks, spewing
the finest website, blog and radio, until moments ago when our server
abruptly stopped serving. Everything stopped all at once including the
website, the radio stream, and the local network connection to our
controlling computer where I was busy doing stuff. What did we do in
response to the crash? Well, we did what would be expected if this were
the real world; we began to make observations to assess the situation.
Now it's all back up, if not backed-up as we say, but there's a lesson
to be learned. And that is, no matter what we do, something else
Friday November 8, 2019 4:40 AM CST -- A Message to Fellow Radiots
main reason for this message is to tell our fellow radio enthusiasts
that you are radiots. If you like radio you are a radiot. If you
broadcast with low power you are a radiot. If you worship towers and
mess with loops; radiot. It's one of those words that came into mind
quite early in the A.M. and F.M. with outdoor temperature 24o
If I hadn't written it down right away it would have been forgotten. So
this message is the Official Birth Notice of the new term: Radiot.
other use of the the word without express permission of KDX Worldround
Radio requires attribution to its coiner, Mister Carl Blare of 1
Wireless Way, Average Terrain Park, Missouri, U.S.A., a location so
hidden not even the postman knows where it is.
Thursday November 7, 2019 CST -- Thrown Bone
Word from Boomer:
I had to check in when I saw on the blog front cover that there's a
'Human Girlfriend Day.' That's funny, when people think I am close to
Dogs so much, sending pictures of me interacting with different pooches
and I've been told I should get married to one, or why not get a human
girlfriend? It's mostly fun needling between friends.
I've thought, as far back as maybe junior high that it might be a good
idea to allow marriage between humans and other animals. As I think
about it now, it might be seen to dirty both marriage and Dogdom. Still,
there are marriage ceremonies between people and their pets, something
that makes the newspapers from time to time.
So much to comment about the Blare Blog from 1910.html. I have to get
to radio, I'm so close to getting AM stereo back on my station. How have
you been doing at getting your station up at 1510?
Boomer, I've been reading your well reasoned contributions to one of
the smaller radio forums. And of course yes, a large portion of the
human public would line up for inter-species marriage licenses and KDX
is in favor of it. In my experience several observations come to
mind... a freelance artist I commissioned confided to me her intimate
dogplay involving peanut butter, a widow said to me, "I don't know what
I'd do without Minkee", her small dog, and for the flash of a moment her
face registered a nearly guilty look, and finally there are Missouri
politicians whose faces reveal a distinct crossbred resemblance
to farm livestock.
If it's a role model you want then take
Almighty God. He, a one-gendered specie of One, ventured with an
underage, unmarried, engaged human girl and produced a hybrid son who,
like a mule, would never progenitize but became the special friend of
twelve swell guys.
As to 1510, while we do have an LPB carrier
current transmitter outfitted for 1510 kHz, and a regional station on
that frequency has gone silent, that station being perhaps 40-miles
outside of town, the fact is we have a local station on 1490 kHz which
is closer on the dial than would be preferred. What would you do?
Tuesday November 5, 2019 6 PM CST -- Tongues Talking and Otherwise Sticking Out
white nationalist said "dem furners comin' crossa barder oughter
spik Marekin" (translation: foreigners coming across the (southern)
border should be capable of speaking the English language, sometimes
erroneously referred to as the "American" language).
As a cosmopolitan I believe that white nationalists should be able to speak a language.