Wednesday November 30, 2022 3:34 PM CST -- The Spin of Rejection --The future is trapped until it makes its appointment with the present and is set free into the past.- Carl Blare - author of 'Longer Nights of Longer Thoughts'
Friday The Blare Blog received fragments of an Email from correspondent
Richard Powers showing a title of 'Shocking Crystal Set' but no further
content arrived. In its place came an infinitely spinning circle
indicating a failed transmission. In an electronic dumpster dive we
opened the 'View Source' code page to see if a message might be
embedded, but the source consisted of a repeated clump of code that
reached the maximum allowed bytes under Email protocol. We at once sent
an Email to Mr. Powers explaining the mishap, but have thus far
received no reply, leaving us not knowing if our message reached him.
It is now our hope that this notice on The Blog will be seen and
perchance result in a full re-staging from the start.
Monday November 28, 2022 5:37 PM CST --
Monday November 28, 2022 5:21 PM CST -- The Path Beaten Down by Music --
the continuing search for fully assembled radio programs of free
music we've happened upon the 'Music Manumit' series, available
under Creative Commons license and bringing a wider assortment of
styles than anything so far on KDX. I would dub some of it 'vomit
Monday November 28, 2022 5:17 PM CST -- Another Music Genre Finding --
Saturday November 26, 2022 11:30 AM CST -- The Holiday Shunning Incident --
private Thanksgiving dinner was held in the Upper Management Lounge of
the Internet Building, home of KDX and The Blare Blog, with special
guests C. Randy Limphand and Percy Downer. In the recent past the two
made a public spectacle by staging a very loud argument at a holiday
lighting display in the park over the fact that neither one wants to be
regarded as the 'husband' in their marriage, reported in the local
newspaper in a column titled 'Dispute of Two Wives'. Because their
disagreement was out in the open I assumed the matter was fair to
discuss, so I asked, "Is it really necessary to assign the husband wife
labels in a modern marriage?" To my embarrassment they became deeply
offended and abruptly left the table. Before they reached the door I
yelled after them, "At least let me make a doggie bag for you!" They
came back long enough to accept the doggie bag but refused to say
another word. The Blare Blog strives to be sensitive about mores and
conventions and we pledge to do better in the future.
Saturday November 26, 2022 5:56 AM CST -- Forget the Truth --
truth is too depressing to know. Those who know it wish they didn't.
Help keep the truth from being known by hitting the donate button. If
you cannot find the donate button hit the complaint button and describe
the problem. That's all you can do as just one person.
Thursday November 24, 2022 5:09 PM CST -- Statement on the State of the Station --
the Winter Solstice, Longest Night of the Year near the end of
December, it will be time for the 'Annual State of the Station
Address', traditionally on a Special Edition of Blare OnAir,
however this year probably coming aboard The Blare Blog. At that time
we will report the achievements of the past year and plans for the
Thursday November 24, 2022 4:57 PM CST -- A Few No Thank Yous --
general 'No Thank You' goes out to Fundamentalist Christian
Conservative Right Wingers and the Little Hitler that stirred them up.
The swastika won't be coming back anytime soon.
'No Thank You'
to a handful of bad influencers who have done damasge to the part 15
radio hobby and a 'shame-on-you' to those who continue to look the
other way by not reacting to the trolls' bad acts.
A big 'No
Thank You' to Vladimir Putin for the grave damage he continues to
unleash not only against the neighboring people of Ukraine, but also to
Europe & the world, and his own country: Russia. What a mannerless
low-life good for nothing jerk.
Thursday November 24, 2022 2:10 PM CST -- Another Music Form --
The whole cluster of music types that we generally class under the ambient banner must include
Thursday November 24, 2022 1:09 PM CST -- Time for Thanking --
me for being somewhat late, so let's get started. As I think everyone
knows, today is a Federal Holiday in the United States known as
Thanksgiving Day. It was started back at the founding of the Original
Colonies at the very start of this Nation, celebrating finally
having driven the Indigenous People out of the area and stealing all
their food and ponies. In my own life I've tended to spend the day
substituting at radio and TV stations so the regular staff could be
with their families, and in more recent years I've sluffed the day off
by having a smart-ass response when asked: "Are you ready for
Thanksgiving?" My reply has been: "I'm not thankful." But this year
it's a whole new time and I'm here to thank everyone and everything
that I'm grateful about. So here we go.
To our Blare Blog
Correspondents, Artisan Radio from Artisan Radio, Mark the Moderator
from part15.org, Richard Powers of End 80 Radio on Tybee Island, Boomer
and his many radio ventures, Brooce the DXing Station in Pennsylvania,
Tha Dood in West Virginia and anyone else who has made The Blog
better... we say Thank You Very Much.
our many programmers and program sources making KDX one of the most
culturally refined radio stations to be found, our deepest Thank You.
To the utility companies that keep the grid gridding... electric, gas, water, internet and sewer... Good Job and Thanks!
the delivery drivers who've turned the streets of America into
unloading zones... Thank You for Your Good Handling of Our Packages.
To essential service workers who keep groceries on the shelves and automobiles on the road... Many Thanks.
We'll be here until 6 PM Central Standard to exchange thankyous... don't hesitate.
Thursday November 24, 2022 6:24 AM CST -- Crowd Controlling the Playlist --
adopting the 'ambient music' group of genres as time filler for
non-talk hours on KDX we've gotten pulled into exploration of the
impressively vast assortment of such home-brewed psuedo-music and am
wondering how the Internet Archive manages to provide storage-space for
such a never ending incoming batch of such jotty sketchy material as
though it were important art. Like anything, some is 'better' than
other and what I'd like to achieve is an orderly form of crowd control
to admit only the preferred selections into the single-file
one-at-a-time playout that makes its way to our servers and
transmitters. With all that, what was going to be an easy solution to
padding the schedule is burdgening into an entire department.
Wednesday November 23, 2022 7:29 AM CST -- Claim to Creativity --
one time KDX lived up to its belief that low power radio stations
should provide original creative programming by ourselves presenting
'Blare OnAir', a program featuring me talking. After about a thousand
shows we stopped the effort since we'd fallen into a pattern of
repeating ourselves, but tomorrow and Friday 'Blare OnAir' will fill in
for Thom Hartmann between 11 AM and 2 PM Central Standard. I am looking
very much forward to myself.
Wednesday November 23, 2022 7:06 AM CST -- Hold Your Thanks --
holiday known as 'Thanksgiving' will be held tomorrow in the United
States with its traditions of family get-togethers around a turkey
dinner for an exchange of thank yous. It would be premature to offer
any thanks today, as the typical preparations include a last minute
rush to the grocery store and for many the roadtrip, railtrip or flight
to arrive in time for the festivity. Here on The Blare Blog we will be
issuing thank yous to our readers and listeners between 12-noon and 6
PM CST tomorrow as well as accepting thanks. We'd hoped to have a goose
rather than turkey, but because of avoiding the last minute shopping
trip we're down to only a few items including sardines, three potatoes
and some Napa cabbage. We are reminded of that Thanksgiving in 2006
when all we had was a jar of mayonaise which I must say was actually
Tuesday November 22, 2022 5:22 PM CST -- Where Radio Stations Are --
Tuesday November 22, 2022 2:26 PM CST -- Update On RR Situation --
Tuesday November 22, 2022 1:41 PM CST -- Pending Railroad Strike --
Tuesday November 22, 2022 1:01 PM CST -- Radio by TV --
low power radio broadcasters we need to start paying attention to
'NextGen TV- ATSC 3.0' and its potential for carrying radio signals.
The idea of sending ATSC 3.0 signals into cars may bring AM radio back
to dashboards without the need for radios. What would be involved to
getting our stations into the mix for listeners citywide? Would we pay
to get in, would they pay us, or might it be a mutually valued exchange
(free)? The other point-of-reception for 'NextGen TV' is the in-home
Smart TV receiver where radio would be a menu choice, but we believe that visual
television would pre-dominate the in-home experience with radio only an
Tuesday November 22, 2022 10:31 AM CST -- FCC Commissioner Advocates for Preservation of AM Radio --
Tuesday November 22, 2022 10:22 AM CST -- Public Libraries Streaming --
the 1970s the Louisville Public Library held two FM licenses and
operated a classical station and a jazz station. I'm not sure what
happened to those licenses in the intervening years, but today we hear
that public libraries are venturing into audio streaming.
Tuesday November 22, 2022 10:08 AM CST -- Actor Tom Hanks Goes Public Radio DJ --
Tuesday November 22, 2022 5:57 PM CST -- Mark These Words --
Mark responds to our post on Wireless Chargers:
Everything is out to get AM radio. And what about not causing interference?
Guess it only applies to us. And no one complains about interference on AM anyway.
many new electronics are adding to the already noisy AM band and yet I
don't notice radio stations themselves saying anything about it, and I
listen daily to local AM stations who talk about everything else. And
the NAB goes after other targets like LPFM and hobby radio but also
acts like major interference isn't a thing. Or, maybe I'm living a
sheltered life. To be fair I just did a search at nab.org on the words
'AM interference' and the result showed nothing on that subject.
Monday November 21, 2022 8 AM CST -- Coming Threats to AM Radio Reception --
Monday November 21, 2022 6:36 AM CST -- Some Things to Get Started --
website was off longer than originally planned due to indifference on
the part of our only volunteer. As that volunter, I, Carl Blare, will
attempt to explain. Uh, we put up what they call a 'Parking Page' in
place of the website, with the message: "Website & Radio Server
Offline for Regular Maintenance". At the outset that was a true
statement. We'd planned a few technical upgrades and expected to come
right back. But we got way-layed watching free movies and preparing a
number of meals, finally succombing to horizontal polarization for a
deep and pleasant sleep. Yet, while being lax about turning back on, we
managed to fret over the wording of our 'parking message'. What, we
wondered, was ''regular maintenance'? Might we have just said
'maintenance'? Is there such a thing as 'irregular maintenance'? No
final decision has yet been made.
Earlier in the week we had a
pre-Thanksgiving dream that I found entertaining. In the dream I was
present at a Thanksgiving meal with 'some people'. They could have been
family or friends or complete strangers, but we were gathered around a
huge table and were conversing about stuff. There came a moment when I
excused myself to visit the rest room, and when I returned the table
was gone and the guests had scattered, with only the host sitting in a
chair reading a paper and completely ignoring me. I took umbrage and
let myself out, walking the night street and noticing random strangers
also walking about. Since the dream, I have wondered how they got that
huge table out of the room during the brief time I was in the rest
Saturday November 19, 2022 10:28 CST -- Television on Icecast Server --
a follower of the Artisan Radio Blog we enjoy an ongoing series of
posts about experiments with streaming video. And recently we
encountered a videocast linked from the Icecast Directory which
otherwise features mainly radio streams.
time we've logged in we've found either the same movie - 'Barefoot' -
or the stream not currently running. Also, the link to it is not always
present at the Directory. The way to check it out is to choose 'CODECS'
from the menu strip and 'WebM' as the codec of choice. The picture
quality is pristine, the audio superb.
Saturday November 19, 2022 8:43 AM CST -- WTWW 5085 is Gone --
Saturday November 19, 2022 5:59 AM CST -- Novel Streaming Radio Stations --
mornings include a bit of a scroll through the Radio Directory at
xiph.org, better known as the Icecast Directory. As you likely know
Icecast is the world's popular open source streaming software. Try this:
organization is using their Icecast Server to full capacity, loading 24
different streams onto a single server. The stream that most captured
our attention is the forth one down the list named TIMECODE. A Player
is embedded at that location for you to try.
Thursday November 17, 2022 5:21 PM CST -- Memo to New Years Eve Staff at CNN --
Thursday November 17, 2022 3:32 PM CST -- The Late Jim Bohannon --
radio personality Jim Bohannon died recently from cancer. Only days
earlier, on a Friday all-nighter, he did his last show together with
Rick Sanches, his replacement for the future. I happened to be
listening during that last 'Jimbo' show and remark now how easy,
graceful and accepting Mr. Bohannon came across on what seemed like any
of his regular programs. Only days prior to that hearing the Michael
Harrison 'Interview', carried by KDX, welcomed guest Jim Bohannon to
talk about his career and plans. Michael Harrison is the editor-founder
of Talkers Magazine and a leading talk radio personality.
Thursday November 17, 2022 3:15 PM CST -- The Trance We're In --
Another musical kind has joined the trail of musical types emerging from the ambient playlists recently on KDX.
Thursday November 17, 2022 9:50 AM CST -- Wording and Birding --
a recent blue sky we observed wide-winged hawks soaring above on their
way toward warmer places, while we plan our wingless lives down here
between the furnace and the food. Turkey inventories are low, according
to the radio, with avian flu having forced the cull of over two-million
of the plump strutters and concerns about upcoming Thanksgiving in the
U.S. where 'The Bird' is the centerpiece of family gatherings.What I
want to ask my butcher is whether goose is an available option.
November 17, 2022 8:34 AM CST -- KDX Undergoing Stream ReArrangments --
As soon as we hit the ENTER key to post this blog online, we'll be
digging into the B.U.T.T. Stream Encoder to reconfigure from
an OPUS Codec over to a VORBIS Codec. The reason behind this
change is a decision to re-enable the ability to spawn MetaData 'Now
Playing' titles at the point of reception at several stream directories
which link to KDX. Previously we have operated under the 'OGG' name,
but to be technically correct Ogg is not a codec but is a container
format for the VORBIS Codec, sometimes referred to as 'OGG/VORBIS'.
While the changeover takes place our other stream, KDX-MP3, will
Wednesday November 16, 2022 3:44 PM CST -- Another Addition to the KDX
Genre List --
November 16, 2022 12:53 NOON CST -- KDX Simulcasting On Two Streams --
In addition to the Main KDX-OPUS Radio Stream we are now simulcasting
the same programming on a second stream at KDX-MP3. This accomplishes
two things: 1.) MetaData, which does not appear on stream directories
under the OPUS format can now be viewed on the MP3 listing, which posts
together with OPUS on directories; 2.) Because KDX-MP3 is
streaming at the low bitrate of 16kbps it becomes available to world
listeners with slow internet connections, even dial-ups.
Wednesday November 16, 2022 10:44 AM CST -- Update Available --
Monday November 14, 2022 6:11 PM CST -- New World of In-Car
The plot to beam tons of stuff to the automobile dashboard, including
radio by a new pathway.
Monday November 14, 2022 5:50 PM CST -- Batch of Movies --
In addition to acres of music and troves of oldtime radio shows the
Internet Archive houses many
Monday November 14, 2022 12:35 NOON CST -- Another Music Genre --
my musical education grows stemming from a newfound interest in ambient
music and its offshoots, I've come upon a lively genre called 'dubstep'
which appeals to me greatly.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs
Monday November 14, 2022 11:32 AM CST -- Wait, What? --
talk about re-arranging the modulation scheme used by hybrid
analog-digital FM stations, unless I misunderstand what's
Monday November 14, 2022 9:58 AM CDT -- New Idea of the Day --
words: Community Website. But what is it? Is there such a thing? Let me
use the example of a community antenna. Our town has a 1,000-foot
so-called community tower, carrying antennas for an amazing number of
commercial and non-commercial high-power and low-power FM stations,
charging each with their fractional cost of operating and maintaining
the tower. A community website would be a single website serving a
collective of low power radio stations with each contributing
share or the website landlord could write-it-in as part of the hobby
and do it at no charge. This is the kind of idea that could have been
realized by the ALPB (Association of Low Power Broadcasters) under the
Late Jim Henry, before it was stolen away from its members and made
dormant, impotent. and a blight to the radio hobby. I might set up an
experimental working model by offering placement on this (kdx) website
as a test of concept. Fine. Approved. Good work. We now enter
public comment period.
Monday November 14, 2022 9:10 AM CST -- Your Assignment --
week you are to write a script promoting part 15 broadcasting for
airing on many of the online streams some of us run, the objective
being to inspire others to build low power radio stations to serve
themselves and nearby listeners with better programming. You will get
extra credit if you also record the spot and make the recording
available. The assignment is due by Friday.
Monday November 14, 2022 8:54 AM CST -- Same Is True Hereabouts --
Monday November 14, 2022 6:03 AM CST -- I Know Where I Am and What To
Do Here --
this very morning a certain Carl Blare awakened to find himself inside
a building which he recognized from previous experience as the Internet
Building, where connections are made. Other memories came flooding back
but Mr. Blare was still steadfast against compiling his memoirs owing
to a disdain for nostalgia. Just where he'd been since last being awake
he couldn't quite remember, but did know that wherever it was it
amounted to dreams and did not have the physical hardness nor wintery
chill of this return to vertical life, standing upright and moving away
from the bed transport system. The order of things begins always with
coffee followed by entrance to cyber-windows on the world where email
from Mark awaited:
At the end (of your
recent blog) a very true statement was made
you are a licensed broadcaster and are concerned that a legally
operating Part 15 station is going to cut into your market share, you
are simply doing it wrong".
my little station that covers a 500 to 600ft circle around me hurts a
commercial station that covers a 60+ mile circle around it? Come on!
the same way here where my smallish radio stations manage to save me
from full-size radio with their fancy licenses and terrible
programming; Sports and religion over and over constantly. If we didn't
have bathrooms I wouldn't be able to express how I feel about it.
cup of coffee and a spin through dir.xiph.org the Icecast Stream
Directory where another station stands out, this time
Best Reading Radio Service where a clear voiced well spoken woman was
reading aloud the words from some page which I approved without knowing
the context but I remembered that I wanted to install and test Icecast
Version 2.5 Beta 3 which is in a file format .tar.gz, sending me back
to Home School College to learn something about opening such a package.
I learned that '.tar' stands for 'tape archive' and '.gz' is GZIP but
information overload started me narrating the morning into a
contemporary blogcast not yet nostalgic on account of newness. Hi. Nice
to have you reading along.
Third coffee and all attention switched to hot oatmeal with cranberries
Sunday November 13, 2022 12:42 NOON CST -- Time Standing Still --
has changed since professional engineer Paul Thurst and his
'Engineering Radio Blog' posted this mention of Part 15 unlicensed
boadcasting a decade ago. It brought forth replies from the usual
suspects who are still making sure everything gets said right.
Sunday November 13, 2022 10:15 AM CST -- A Brief History of
Sunday November 13, 2022 6:05 AM CST -- Abstract Fabrications,
Artificialities, and Creative Imagination --
this moment and since a time many years ago when I believed what I was
told, I have openly spoken of the preposterous, ludicrous, illogical,
irrational and nonsensical thing called 'religion'. This radio station
(KDX) has been an honest voice telling listeners "you've been scammed,
lied to, exploited, fooled, and tricked by the purveyors of absurd
children's stories that do not come anywhere close to being good
literature, but through the 'Big Lie Mechanism' have become ingrained
in human culture through age-old repetition resulting in familiarity".
Faith has overtaken knowledge for the masses, who are conditioned by
intense devoutness to respond to mob triggers to eliminate deniers by
the drive of hatred rather than come to realize the depths of their own
ignorance. But now today this moment, before we get too far from having
said it, I opened with the statement: Until this moment.
What is it about this moment? Something very simple has taken place. I
all at once realize there is a place for religion in human affairs
despite the harm it does, regardless of the time it wastes. Human
beings are larcenous animals who, in contradiction, want to be known as
good people. Religion, in addition to many other insidious benefits,
provides the platform for dual-mindedness, able to know it all while
having no idea whatsoever. The religious are models of the same
hypocricy they deny. My only difference is that I have admitted to
hypocricy and become widely shunned over it and accused of 'twisting
words' while at the same time 'confession' is held as a special tenet
of religious piety. Even big lies dissolve if not told in a
traditional way. Whether intentional or inadvertant the exposing of a
lie is regarded as an attack against sacred terrain and needs be
avenged, for which we will always hear of 'blasphemers' being stoned
for their wrongly phrased words. A balance of power cannot occur
between belief and disbelief; it must be reached between beliefs of
kind; between denominations. The choices abound. Variant
Christianity is commonly chosen because it's a public domain religion
owing to longevity, although startup churches occur with their
copyrights, patents, trade marks, brandings and slogans, such as
Mormonism and Christian Science. Pre-Christian Jews coin themselves
'the Chosen Ones' which differs from the Teutonic 'Master Race' in that
the German brand was nationalistic and not religion per se.
see myself doing is establishing my own religious product starting with
its founding Book and cast of characters. Costumes and artifacts bring
theatre into it, and always the ceremonial choreography and bodily sign
language. Step One - a table in the middle of a room for counting
Saturday November 12, 2022 9:46 AM CST -- Douchebag Door Knockers --
his weekly radio program Seth Andrews is talking about how he went
ballistic when some little Christian people interrupted his fine day in
the privacy of his home by knocking and inviting him to share the love
of Jesus by attending their church. Seth is a nationally recognized
radio host of 'the Thinking Atheist' radio program, and his comments
are not limited to proselitizers at the door but includes all kinds of
uninvited unexpected knockers; gutter cleaners, lawn services, better
windows, political canvasing, petitioners, TV reporters, whatever. And
I'll have to say that the topic strikes a chord with me as I am also
driven bananas by surprise knocks or doorbells. The porch is not a
shopping mall nor a conference room or even part of the public street.
It's private noncommercial space and door-to-door pests are trespassing
intruders who need to be dragged away by beefy security guards. I've
thought of all kinds of signs I could display on the outer door, from
the standard 'No Solicitors' to more descriptive notes like 'THIS IS
NOT A COMMERCIAL ZONE' or 'There Will Be a 15-Minute Wait Until We
Answer Your Unscheduled Knock'. To make these confrontations even more
irritating some of them are trained to deflect
like Jehovah Witnessers are taught to disagree by arguing that they are
not solicitors and the usual sales spiel ignores rejections by
coming back with reasons why you might want to reconsider your refusal.
I wish this hadn't come up. Now I'm all angry.
Saturday November 12, 2022 9:20 AM CST -- Tha Dood Behind His Pay Wall
blogkeeper slash part 15 station operator is Tha Dood in Poca, WV,
somewhat in the path of whatever remnants of the hurricane, on a web
service called 'VK'. You only get a few seconds to read anything before
VK blacks it out with a SIGN IN/SIGN UP window I am reluctant to 'sign
up' with any more stuff online... there's just too much of it to deal
Saturday November 12, 2022 5:20 AM CST -- Good Listens --
many days, in addition to being one of the worlds foremost streaming
radio stations, we at KDX check around to see what other radio
streamers are about. A general impression we have following
extensive searching, is that there's a deplorable amount of sameness in
what we find. Same music, same absence of human personality, same
distorted audio. Thus it's a special occasion when we come across an
engaging original interesting and quality radio station. We like to
share these stations through our Demand Radio page. These new
discoveries are being added today:
Progress Please Stand By
Friday November 11, 2022 8:37 PM CST -- From Another Radio Blog Out
There In the Night --
Friday November 11, 2022 7:27 PM CST -- Well Analyzed Spectrum --
have one and it's very useful. You can see if you are putting out any
bad spurious stuff anywhere. You can focus on your transmitted signal
FM or AM and see if you are overmodulating with audio and getting into
adjacent frequencies. I can zero in on the FM band and see all the
stations. Set resolution for the aviation band and see if your
transmitter is getting any harmonics there. Can keep you out of
trouble. Can also see your signal strength off your antenna. And it's
affordable! Amazon has them.
much easier to see your modulated signal with FM than AM as frequency
modulation is simply showing as a deviation from your center frequency
with the audio.
AM shows with audio
variations with amplitude on the carrier.
Friday November 11, 2022 3:04 PM CST -- Useful RF Management Tool --
Friday November 11, 2022 11:21 AM CST -- Worse Music --
day I recognized my love for bad music. I'm not talking about musical
parodies or comedy music which are 'bad' for a reason. I am referring
to music performed with all sincerity by would-musicians
to do their best, but which falls far short of the mark. The trouble
with bad musicians is that they sometimes get better with practice.
Staying musically bad and perhaps getting worse calls for
negligence while clinging to a determination to be heard. It's a
balancing act amounting to psuedo talent.
Friday November 11, 2022 7:31 AM CST -- Figured Out --
a long time I couldn't understand why so many people admired and even
tried to emulate a person of Trump's ilk, so bluntly and obviously
untrustworthy. All of a sudden in a flash I realized what has taken
place. It happens that an unexpectedly large number of people have
underlying traits and tendencies leaning toward dishonesty, lying,
being deceptive, and spreading false gossip. Such people have
heretofore been caught out, recognized for what they are, in short not
gotten away with their squirrelly nonsense. Then along comes Trump who
not only gets by on negative personality flaws, but rises to stardom
amidst seeming wealth and achieves the highest office in the land. The
ultimate American idol! The legend goes on as the expression 'The Big
Lie' has become a policy objective.
Thursday November 10, 2022 3:27 PM CST --
are bathtub water headed rapidly toward the drain.
- C.Blare - on our prospects for surviving
Thursday November 10, 2022 3 PM CST -- How Many Nows in a Day? --
to previous blogging about the Meta Data Generator which tacks a
'Playing Now' title on streaming directories, ignoring for a moment
that Icecast Servers presently won't do it in the case of OPUS Codecs,
here's why I have mixed feelings about it. The way our software works
it becomes a big job, almost in need of a fultime stenographer. The
Zara Automation software writes a textfile containing the audiofile
title of whatever is currently playing and the B.U.T.T. Encoder sends
the title to the directory listings out somewhere on the web. Listeners
can view this text as 'Playing Now: Public News Service'. But the
newscast called 'Public News Service' also known as 'PNS',
originates with the title 'comp-4099-16680045056' which will post just
that way if our typist doesn't rename it. With the large number of
programs carried by KDX it would be a massive job renaming
everything. And, to repeat what's already been said, I'm not sure it
really matters to publish meta data titling.
Thursday November 10, 2022 2:57 PM CST --
this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we've
left behind, and dreaming ahead.
Tony Kushner, writer, playwright, screen writer
Thursday November 10, 2022 10:53 AM CST -- Radio Inactivity --
website at part15.org is still one big jumbled mess with no indication
that anyone is trying to fix it. If anybody knows anything, say
anything. We are hesitant to link it because it might be booby-trapped,
and we might be taken for boobs.
Thursday November 10, 2022 7:15 AM CST -- A Category Opens --
voters opened the way for recreational marijuana in the state, so now
I'll be surveying the options since I am curious about the long tabooed
substance. I belong to that minority that has never given the plant a
try, even having been offered the opportunity along the way and knowing
a number of people in the higher professions who managed to have theirs
without being found out. For me, though, it won't be smoked, as it's
probable that inhaling any and all kinds of smoke is as harmful to
lungs as city air. The plants, leaves, stalks, roots and derivatives
therefrom shall be sampled as food additives. That's the plan.
Thursday November 10, 2022 6:50 AM CST -- An Eternal Trail Leading
that's a sentiment I feel after listening for awhile to the ambient
music coming from KDX Whirlround Radio which sounds like a soundtrack
for a wide-screen aural depiction of galaxies of stars, suns, planets,
and streaks of cosmic gasses endlessly sifting and spinning through the
black depths of out-thereness. But, whereas this
electro-experimento-drifto stuff was meant to be a quick no-brain
filler for the station's non-talk hours, I've gotten all
expanded-educational about it and have identified favorite types of it
and less-liked kinds. Some of it has a synthetic chorus of voices
singing a sustained "AAAAAWWWW" that trails along with the other
lingering tonalities and I'd like to instruct the 'chorus' to sing
"OOOOOHHHHH" instead of "AAAAWWWWW". It would mean a lot to me. And
some of it has a male voice chanting in the way the call to prayer is
vocalized in the Middle East. I don't want that. So what can be done
about it? Thing is the pre-packaged programs we air have a restriction
against picking and choosing derivatives which would mean using only
those parts preferred, and such limitations obligate us to respect the
wishes of the producers who make this work free for noncommercial use.
I fret about this while others are going on about elections, wars,
pandemics, inflation, lawns and abortion.
Thursday November 10, 2022 5:52 AM CST -- Eyes Wide with Disbelief --
was a record-breaker for temperatures in upper 70s on that
and today was to be a sloping back to coolerness, but what?! An
expected high of 80-degrees F taday? YES! Watch out! It'll be fun. But
then, with tomorrow being that holiday we mentioned earlier in the
week, temperatures dropping and dropping with nights of 20s. Oh. No
good. Might snow on Monday. Hate it.
Thursday November 10, 2022 5:11 AM CST -- WHITE FUZZY BLOBS SEEN IN THE
NIGHT SKY --
daily pre-dawn scouring of the stream radio directories took us to WZQR
'The Sound of Pine Island' and the program 'Into the Parabnormal' with
Jeremy Scott, 'Somewhere Between Abnormal and Paranormal'.
Wednesday November 9, 2022 2:25 PM CST -- OTR Copyrights --
The question of who owns the right to copy Old Time Radio Shows (OTR)
is discussed yesterday (11/8) in an Artisan Radio
Blog titled 'Hold On a Minute'.
Although KDX does not make use of OTR, there was a time when we
wondered about reproducing select programs via cassette for sale. We
got input from a number of interested parties, including one fellow who
said he'd looked through card files at the Library of Congress and
discovered no copyrights on file for most of the regular series, but
either he or another party told us that the scripts had been
copyrighted but not the radio performances. That left me confused and
indecisive because after all the performance was based on the script,
so that tidbit of feedback did nothing to clarify the situation. I do
believe that in general radio programs during the early years were
merely audience bait, the more important factor being commercials and
advertisers. The ETs (Electrical Transcriptions) containing the
programs were usually pitched (disposed of) after use. Many surviving
copies exist only due to dumpster diving collectors. At one time I
owned about a hundred ETs containing various radio programs but found
them heavy, difficult to store, and of no real use, so we "transferred
ownership". They were marked 'Not For Sale' if memory serves. Our
recording studio that we ran years back had a pair of 16" transcription
turntables but they were never used for anything larger than a 12"
disk. One more piece of minutia: even though the transcriptions were
16-inches in diameter, they only contained 15-minutes per side because
the groove widths were the same as with 78 RPM records, and for this we
kept special wide-stylus available.
Wednesday November 9, 2022 2:06 PM CST -- The NAB has Streaming in
Their Target --
to be taken lightly. I sense a hidden agenda. Don't you suppose while
they're at it the NAB wants all online streaming to become regulated by
the FCC? It's a matter of time before 'they' figure out a way to halt
easy access to streaming through open-source software.
Wednesday November 9, 2022 6:50 AM CST -- Something Else
Wednesday November 9, 2022 6:20 AM CST -- Music of One Kind or Another
KDX (our own radio station) began running 'ambient' and other novel and
eclectic forms of (license free) music we've begun exploring the side
avenues and tributaries of this largely uncomposed music. In fact I
would give all of it the umbrella name 'disorganized music.' We've
looked at drone music, techno, chill, gumba, electronic and
experimental, to name a few variants. On the particular type
'experimental' I began wondering how literal this name might be,
believing that an 'experiment' is either a trying of mixed elements to
discover the results, as we might do with cooking food, or the seeking
of a distinct result like developing a vaccine for COVID. I took my
question to Wikipedia:
More thoughtful detail is put into the definition
than goes into most of the music in this category.
Wednesday November 9, 2022 6:01 AM CST -- OPUS MetaData --
Artisan Radio responds to Blog of 11/8 titled: "Knowing Your Audience":
Read your latest blog
entry. OPUS does have metadata in the stream, and
it can be displayed with
the foobar media application. The IceCast
directory is at fault
for not displaying it.
- Artisan Radio
good to know! There is a new Beta version of Icecast, maybe they've
corrected the OPUS MetaData issue. Also, I want to say a few more
things about metadata in general, maybe later today.
Wednesday November 9, 2022 5:52 AM CST -- Warming Warning --
Mark speaks on the Faster Warming of the United States:
Stands to reason if the
US is the largest emitter.
Look at it this way, man
started to destroy the environment with their existence and the earth
is now fighting back.
And the earth will win.
Very true, and I agree. Mankind is the bully, the earth is only
Tuesday November 8, 2022 3:33 PM CST -- Trouble On the Tracks Ahead --
Tuesday November 8, 2022 11:10 AM CDT -- Knowing Your Listeners --
you can't know 'your listeners' until you have them. Before that
happens we need to construct a psychological picture of what potential
listeners want and what they do to satisfy their interests. We talked
about station directories. Do listeners in search of a 'genre', for
instance, finger their way through directories looking for a glimmer of
genreic attraction? Does it matter what genres we list for them to
find? If you put 'News' as one of your genres but when listeners tune
in and hear music do they cross you off? When a listener sees a
favorite song in your 'Playing Now' metadata window do they hit 'Play'
at least long enough to enjoy that song? For KDX, as we wrote, we
presently do not list anything as 'Playing Now' because the OPUS format
doesn't support metadata of that sort. Should we be thinking about
changing formats to Vorbis (OGG), AAC, or MP3 so we can publish
something in the 'Now Playing' field? And the more techy settings like
sample rate and bit-rate. Many internet subscribers are hampered by
limited bandwidth and our higher quality settings might be unworkable
for them so maybe we should crank it down a little bit or offer a
second lower quality stream to reach the lesser privileged. There's no
correct answer to these uncertainties. It's a guessing game with only
the guess and no right answers.
Tuesday November 8, 2022 10:16 AM CST -- The World's Largest Radio
NewsSource 8 WAGM
What kind of antenna is that built out of stacked
welded oil barrels?
Tuesday November 8, 2022 9:38 AM CST -- The Meek Await Their
just opened a fresh jar of instant coffee my brain is launched into a
word storm being stirred up by unconscious disturbances. The word
'meek' came into my head and I began thinking about the Biblical
promise that "the meek shall inherit the earth". Right away that brings
two questions: Who are 'the meek' and is the earth worth having? You
tell me who you think populate 'the meek'. Is it like 'humble' or
'poor' or 'uneducated' or 'handicapped' or 'lower class'? How many of
them are there and will they squabble over portions of earth when it
finally gets divvied up? And if I'm included with the meeks, it seems
to me the earth has been despoiled, contaminated, wrecked, demolished,
and discarded in a way that makes it unrecyclable. What an insult!
Tuesday November 8, 2022 8:31 AM CST -- Are You a Broadcaster in Need?
Tuesday November 8, 2022 8:24 AM CST -- Low Power Kill --
Richard Powers On A Question of Licensure
if we don't need a license for our guns, why do our radio transmitters
need licensing? That may have been an argument at one time..
alluding to this clip from a 1968 newspaper article which kind of took
me by surprise. Evidently back in 1968 you didn't need registration or
a license for your guns! The author of the article argues that cars
boats and transmitters require it, so why not guns?
I guess later the BB-gun
became the first part 15 firearm..
Tuesday November 8, 2022 7:51 AM CST -- Radio Does Girding? --
not sure yet. Somebody on our radio station just used the expression
'gird your loins' and although it's a familiar phrase heard many times
over the years, I cannot tell you what it means. What I mean is, I'd
happily tell you what it means but I simply don't know. "Gird" is so
unknown to me I can't even guess what it might mean, and "loins", I
think, refers to maybe the thighs? Part of the upper leg? Um, a cut of
meat? All that aside, what if we girded something else, like a blog or
a radio show? Give me a minute...
O.k., well, uh, let's see... I'm
just back from paging around at wictionary.org, and the word 'gird' has
a large raft of meanings, although I'm not certain if 'raft' means what
I'm intending to say. As gird is used in the 'gird your loins'
expression, it apparently means to 'bind up', perhaps with rope or
belt, a mid-section of the body (or cut of meat). 'Loins' is a
euphimism for 'pubic area', or 'pubic region', or 'pubic location', or
'pubic district', or 'down there'. So, in short, and to summarize, I
still am not sure, but I believe that we 'gird radio' by watching what
we say. It's never advisable to mention anything pubic in public.
Tuesday November 8, 2022 7:18 AM CST -- Radio Does Testing --
of us have heard radio signals on the air 'testing'. I'm not talking
about testing the emergency broadcast system which I think is now
called the Emergency Alert System (EAS). It's when the radio station
itself runs tests to ensure technical adjustments
determine the performance of the many systems comprising the
transmitted signal. The entire 'signal chain', as it's called,
encompasses the entire audio path, transmitter and antenna and all
associated devices working in unison. This morning, for example, as we
sampled a number of streaming stations found on the internet, we
compared audio quality among stations and noticed many with very poor
results. Over-modulation is common, probably an attempt to be 'louder'
than others, but resulting in gross distortion. Under-modulation is not
uncommon along with over-processing resulting often in a 'pumping' and
straining of music being compressed and suppressed kind of like sitting
on a paper bag of tomatoes; squishy mushed sound. Coming later in the
week we'll be running frequency response analysis of our OPUS stream
with its sample rate of 48 kHz and bit-rate of 40 kbps, monaural. After
that, with the Icecast stream checked out, we'll move on to part 2 of
testing the newly installed C.Crane FM3 Transmitter.
Tuesday November 8, 2022 5:31 AM CST -- Radio Does Texting --
a radio stream in addition to sending low power signals on the AM or FM
dial is not an afterthought. The low power radio signals reach a few
hundred to a few thousand feet very locally whereas an internet stream
is accessible globe-wide, making it the equivalent of a billion-watt
radio station. Take it very seriously. This morning we are in the midst
of checking around to see what other streamers are doing, along with
making observations about our own stream at KDX-OPUS, the word 'opus'
indicating our modulation method, generated by a codec similar to OGG
format, but incapable of sending text ala the metadata generator. But
OPUS does send text in the form of 'genre', where we happen to
publicize 'News, Talk, Newstalk, and Ambient'. The next step down the
line is to check the directories that list the station; not all of them
show the same metadata information. In our own case KDX can be accessed
directly from our Icecast Stream Server which displays 'Genre: News,
Talk, Newstalk, Ambient' and 'Playing Now: (nothing shown)';
alternately KDX can be listened to via the handy Muses Audio Player
from our website, which displays the station name: 'KDX Worldround
Radio'', but no other information; the KDX stream also appears at
two radio directories: the Icecast Directory and Steamcast,
former of which displays hundreds of genres almost to the level of
being a joke, indicating also the 'Playing Now' which in the case of
OPUS is blank; and the latter directory, Steamcast, showing the
'Playing Now' information (in our case blank) but no genre data. As is
evident by now there are complex considerations to think about when
setting up a radio server, and there's a lot more, such as bit-rates
and sample rates and special audio processing, subjects we'll write
about in separate blog postings so as to avoid writing an entire book
in one sitting. For the moment I'll get back to scrolling around other
streaming stations to see what they're doing.
Monday November 7, 2022 6:17 PM CST -- Let the Leaves Fall Where They
Monday November 7, 2022 1:36 PM CST -- Maybe We Should Hook Our Blogs
to This --
Sunday November 6, 2022 1:43 PM CST -- Veterans Day in the U.S. On
Friday This Week --
Sunday November 6, 2022 12:41 NOON CST -- Richard Powers Presents --
Sunday November 6, 2022 10:11 AM CST -- Shifty Times --
twice yearly time changes are significantly more effort for KDX than
the once annual calendar change. The calendar change involves
un-hanging the expired year's wall calendar and replacing it with the
new year's calendar. The station's computer systems update the years
automatically and require no manual intervention. But shifting between
daylight and standard time involves critical keyboard inputs to program
the website's Schedule page and the KHZ Time Station Voice-Clock to
report the correct times to our web audience. We've brought this
complexity upon ourselves by listing two different kinds of time...
locally we have Central Time, but because we serve an international
public we pair this with UTC (Universal Time). The leftmost column on
our Schedule page shows the time in UTC at which each program airs, and
the rightmost column states the corresponding Central Time. Whereas
Universal Time never shifts and is not subject to Daylight Time, the
Central Time shifts by one-hour at these middle-of-the night time
changes, and all our programs shift with it so they line up with the
same time-of-day in Central terms, but move by one-hour on the
Universal scale. I assume you are now confused, but don't re-read what
I've said in an attempt to follow along; I'll handle the confusion. The
other change, to our KHZ Time Station Voice-Clock, is a matter of
instructing the Zara Automation software to report the Universal Time
that agrees with our Central time table. One year I moved all the times
in the wrong direction and our voiced time announcements were two hours
off. Therefore I now take the extra step of checking with NIST
(National Institute of Standards and Technology) Radio Station
WWV, the original and authentic standards station that gives the
current time in one-minute increments. Why do we subject ourselves to
such intricate detailia? Well, it's part of the hobby, you know, the
low power radio hobby, and it's good for the brain along with a healthy
diet and plenty of fresh air.
Saturday November 5, 2022 7:01 PM CDT -- Time Shift --
2 AM Central Daylight Time set the clock back 1-hour to 1 AM Central
Standard Time. You will have an extra hour to sleep or browse.
Saturday November 5, 2022 5:05 PM CDT -- Zone of Avoidance --
Part of outer space hidden from view. A Richard Powers Report:
Hey Carl, this is just
about one of those things that made me think of something else.. so I
figured you might want to know..
Scientists Discover Huge
‘Extragalactic Structure’ in Hidden Region of Space
The obscured "zone of
avoidance" in space is a place of mystery, and scientists are peering
at what's inside it.
By Becky Ferreira
Nov 3 2022
have discovered a huge “extragalactic structure” hidden behind the
Milky Way in a mysterious area of the sky known as the “zone of
avoidance” because it is obscured by our own galaxy’s opaque bulge,
according to a new preprint study.
shadowy part of our cosmic map, which may as well be labeled “here be
space dragons” because it is so unclear what exists there...
that end, it’s unclear whether we will ever be able to figure out what
lies in this eclipsed zone, but regardless, Minniti noted that he and
his colleagues “are prepared to be surprised.”
article immediately evoked in my mind the first broadcast of the 'Quiet
Please' series on June 8, 1947, with episode 1, "Nothing Behind The
Door", in which four criminals during their break into an
observatory take a look through the telescope directed at that "zone of
Mutual Radio Network
what if it is we who are hidden from the Extra-Galactic Structure! What
if it's the Master Control Room behind all of existence!
Saturday November 5, 2022 11:37 AM CDT -- Night Weather --
disconnected from the internet overnight in advance of predicted stormy
weather. The forecast contained various possibilities, with a 90%
certainty of rain. Also possible were high winds and lightning. We got
the rain and a lot of it but the wind was only strong for a brief burst
and the only thunder was at a distance. Other locations in the U.S. and
Canada experienced much worse.
Saturday November 5, 2022 9:16 AM CDT -- Vascectomy
Recommended for Men --
an intelligent response to the moronic Christian-Republican push to
deny women their reproductive freedom there is a growing movement to
provide free vascectomies for men. Highly recommended by The Blare
Friday November 4, 2022 3:03 PM CDT -- FCC Launching Space Bureau --
Friday November 4, 2022 1:18 PM CDT -- Streams of America --
morning before our own program schedule starts on KDX I tune around the
net looking for radio stations that have something other than music.
This morning took us to WSB Atlanta, one of the legendary 50
kiloWatters and their professional news-talk format (non-political).
Just after 5 AM the multi-personed staff all joined in a chipper
energetic delivery designed, I would guess, to energize sleepy wakers.
But I experienced a probably unintended reaction, the steadiness and
constancy of the rapid-fire delivery lulled me into a comfortable
drowse. The classiness of what I heard was quite different than
yesterday's encounter with the news station in Little, Arkansas, where
Sebastian Gorka and guest were bashing President Biden for 'being
senile', one of many derogative put-downs aimed at Dems. If Biden is
senile at age 79, why would Donald Trump not be on the same
decline at age 76? By the fact that I think, it should be evident I am
Thursday November 3, 2022 5:50 PM CDT -- In the Space of Seven Days --
Our quiet friend Boomer established a blog in June 2020 but it survived
only 7-days and was abandoned.
Call home once in awhile!
Thursday November 3, 2022 8:24 AM CDT -- Middle of the Night in Little,
KDXE is 101.1 FM from Cammak Village, Arkansas, with its 850 Watts
covering nearby Little (known to many as Little Rock). I streamed it at
3:30 AM to hear Sebastian Gorka's 'America First' where he and his
guest were saying denegrating things about Democrats and praising the
splendor of Republicans. They had nothing else to say and in essence
kept repeating the same line so I flipped it off in both senses of the
word. Not too much stream tripping this time but we'll be back
at it tomorrow.
Thursday November 3, 2022 7:13 AM CDT -- Worry Flares and Fades --
Blog has become worrisome, as I've become aware that no matter
what happens throughout the day I begin developing a narrative about it
in my head with the thought of later blogging it. Yesterday
trash day and I composed an entire play by play in my mind
from waste basket management to rolling the trash receptor down to the
curb and everything in between. I thought of describing every trip to
the bathroom during the night. Last night I slept especially deeply and
began working on a full documentation of sleep quality and theories
about sleep. At 2:30 in the morning a dream woke me up and I was ready
to blog it immediately, how we were preparing, in the dream,
to produce a stage
play and moved out to the porch to rehearse because the night was so
pleasant, still in the dream, and while out there we became preoccupied
physical objects which I guess were stage props that happened to be on
the porch. But instead of blogging, I remained awake reading the latest
Radio World with an article about the goofy new screens and computer
interfaces being installed in cars instead of simple tuning knobs for
dashboard radios. My concern about churning every experience into a
blog entry has to do with the question of mental status. Back in the
days when life was normal the tendency to talk was directed toward
human companions, but now The Blog provides a substitute consisting of
keyboard, screen, and a vague sense of readers out somewhere on the
internet. Maybe this is better than the old way of talking in the
presence of humans. Or, and thats's the real question: or what?
Wednesday November 2, 2022 4:14 PM CDT -- Avoid Out of Season
Wednesday November 2, 2022 7:19 AM CDT --
Wednesday November 2, 2022 7:06 AM CDT --
Wednesday November 2, 2022 5:55 AM CDT -- What Could Possibly Go Wrong
all set up to begin the KDX talk program day I tuned to KDX-FM
I could listen to the startup newscast and heard what I thought was our
ambient music still playing from the overnights. It was a continuous
fizzing sound, typical of some ambient stuff. It went on and on.
Finally I checked the radio and saw it was tuned to a non-station and
was getting FM white-noise. It was good while it lasted.
Wednesday November 2, 2022 5:35 AM CDT -- On Golden Ponder --
Richard Powers Report:
Hey Carl, Just returned
from a stroll at the new front page of part15.org
The introduction states
you will find a warm community to help get you going and answer your
questions. Our name ‘part15.us’ is derived from the particular section
of regulations... and topics cover areas across the globe including
Canada, New Zealand and several others.
We welcome you to join
and bring your perspective from your corner of the globe!.."
a very nice intro page, much better than what was there before.. but I
was surprised when it said -"Our name 'part15.us'"- (because I was at
part15.org) so I tried going to part15.us..
"This site can’t be
Check if there is a typo
What's our name. On a whim also tried the once part15.ca and got the
same. But what really struck me is in the closing paragraph:
license free category is typified by restrictions which determine
broadcast range – in essence, you can run a radio station without a
license if you can’t transmit very far and if your transmission doesn’t
impact ‘other’ broadcasters in your area..."
help but snicker... It's accurate, but might be better to re-word it.
Also noticed there was recent activity from both you and Artisian in
the links there..
March Mystery Month On
The Blare Blog
Test Blog Post
Carl’s Back Room
like to see it come back to life. But don't know if it will. Would hate
to see it dissappear completely. Let's ponder over it.
Upon first ponder, Rich, I would say that this line- "This license free category
is typified by restrictions which determine broadcast range – in
essence, you can run a radio station without a license if you can’t
transmit very far and if your transmission doesn’t impact ‘other’
broadcasters in your area..." sounds
to me like it was written by Bob Fwordly, He has a certain style of
writing learned in the classroom of his LPFM station, where the website
description says: " The classroom setting
What we take from this claim is that being in a classroom is
lesson in itself. Stay with us for further ponders.
Wednesday November 2, 2022 5:29 AM CDT -- Either the Alarm is Sounding
or We Hear Ambient Music On KDX --
Mark scares everybody:
Saw this on
Hobbybroadcaster but couldn't see the replies of course
Bill........"Looks like there's a strong possibility, if the big boys
have their way, that various non-licensed broadcaster services
including Part 15 radio broadcast enthusiasts, may now be subject to
Federal Communication Commissions fees"
Could this be true?
wasn't fully awake until I heard this from Mark. Not yet fully paniced,
it seems to me that keeping books on all the non-licensed activity
would be unmanageable. Stay tuned to this Blog for further scares, two
days after halloween.
Wednesday November 2, 2022 4:52 AM CDT -- Neat Neetches of North
In a blog titled 'Forums' poseted October 12th by Artisan Radio, he
the only things worth reading these days in the Part 15 space are the
blogs, the Blare Blog in particular. I'd also like to think
I contribute in some small way." I've let that welcome
sit and simmer for half-a-month but come forward now to be equalize the
matter for an important reason. As Artisan pointed out, the low power
radio hobby is followed by all too few, making it a niche hobby
(pronounced 'neetch'). Therefore in my opinion the survival of our
niche interest depends on speaking in unison so that the cumulative
strength of our combined voices reach as many corners as possible. For
me, no day is complete without a stopover at the Artisan Radio
Wednesday November 2, 2022 4:37 AM CDT -- What's Up in Oshkosh --
our friends know we like to start the day by visiting random radio
stations located anywhere, and today finds us at WOSH on the shore of
Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It's one of the multitude of
stations located at 1490 on the dial with 1,000 Watts fulltime, owned
these days by Cumulus Media. WOSH is one of few stations that hasn't
changed its call letters dating back many years. The main attraction
for me is their newstalk format and when I tuned in at 3:30 earlier
this morning they were carrying Red Eye Radio (Westwood One), the host
of which (Gary Macnamara) sounded a lot like Tim from Bovey, so maybe
it's his brother, or perhaps men from the northern states all sound
like that. Interesting to note that WOSH has a DX page.
Tuesday November 1, 2022 6:28 AM CDT -- Good Laughs --
Artisan Radio posted two recent Randy Rainbow songs yesterday on his
Tuesday November 1, 2022 6:07 AM CDT -- Morning Start --
morning's customary dial hunting took us to Denver, Coloradio 850 AM
KOA and Morning News with Martry Lenz. It was good. But I remembered
another station I've been wanting to revisit and went to Grand Rapids,
Minnesota and KOZY AM 1320 which was sending ABC News and unfortunate
word of halloween shootings in two U.S. cities. The friendly voice of
Tim from Bovey let us know that now it's all about Christmas. Pay a