I live about an hour west of Toronto yet instead of getting CFRB 1010 from Toronto, I'm getting 1010 WINS out of New York City (albeit not terribly clear). I also can pick up WBZ 1030 from Boston and the signal is crystal clear, particularly in the evenings. I would think that since I'm in close proximity to Toronto, I'd pick up AM sations from there. CFRB 1010 does come in sometimes but not consistently. What gives?
My car is a Mini Cooper S if it matters.
posted by Babushka
on Nov 5, 2013 -
In the late 90s in Portland, Oregon, there was an AM radio program called the Saturday Morning Rock Show (if I'm remembering right) on (maybe) 1010 AM. Ran for 3-4 hours or so. Switched to Sundays at one point, then back to Saturdays I think, and then was gone. For most of their time they only played local Portland bands. [more inside]
posted by curious nu
on May 18, 2012 -
Consumer tech question: looking for an AM/FM radio that can dock an iPhone 4 that is also copacetic with Pandora and other music apps. The Crosley iSolo looked good, but some reviews suggest you can't use music apps, which is a deal-breaker. Clock, etc. unimportant and, aesthetically, an old-school look and feel would be ideal (i.e., nothing too super-mod looking). Any suggestions, MeFites?
posted by joe lisboa
on Mar 9, 2012 -
I love the song "Time Passages" by Al Stewart from the same-titled album. I am one of the few that actually like the radio edit better. I cannot find it anywhere available to listen to or download though know it was on 1978 AM Gold by Time-Life which I cannot afford (rare CD). I tried getting that cd from interlibrary loan to no avail. Does anybody know where else it might be lurking?
posted by snap_dragon
on Dec 29, 2011 -
I broke up with my first girlfriend of 2 years last night; did I do the right thing? / What am I doing with my life? *CAUTION: WALL OF TEXT * [more inside]
posted by Snorlax
on Oct 18, 2011 -
I am trying to install a lighting fixture. It is 240v. I am in America. And also what is this electrical wiring weirdness coming from my ceiling that I am hooking it up to? [more inside]
posted by RJ Reynolds
on Mar 31, 2010 -
DIY antenna for a crystal radio kit. Can I do this with less than 100 feet of wire? [more inside]
posted by puckish
on Nov 12, 2009 -
What causes massively scrambled FM radio reception along the Capital Beltway near Falls Church, Virginia? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow
on Aug 24, 2009 -
Im sort of a 70's nostalgia head, and as such would love to find some audio (format not important) of 70s radio broadcasts, commericals and all. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Apr 25, 2009 -
I have been blind in one eye since the age of two, so I know nothing of this whole binocular vision thing that people keep talking about, [more inside]
posted by kanemano
on Mar 6, 2009 -
A number of radios I've owned in my life, in addition to the AM and FM frequency labels, also have a "Scale" label, going from 1 to 10, across the range of frequencies. What's this all about? Is it ever used for anything? I've never heard a radio station say "Tune to 6 on your Scale Bar".
posted by Jimbob
on Apr 6, 2008 -
Every since the daylight savings change last weekend, my favorite local AM talk station only comes in sporadically. What in the world could be going on? [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Nov 9, 2007 -
This is a question about AM radio reception in my car. I currently live two states away from where I grew up, and every now and then I drive back for a visit. When I start getting close, I try to tune in to my hometown public radio station, 910 AM. It seems like I can never get good reception until I'm just 20 or 30 miles out. When I leave my hometown again, though, having tuned into the station in town, I get good clear reception for nearly 200 miles. Why does this happen? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller
on Sep 4, 2007 -
I'd like to "broadcast" my MP3 based collection of classic radio drama and spoken word recordings so that I can listen to them on a 1930's era AM radio. There are all sorts of little USB to FM transmitters, but I can't find a convenient (as in, no soldering required) solution for AM. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Jan 7, 2007 -
I recently heard a rumor that after listening to the song "I am the Walrus", Brian Wilson decided to shelve a project that he was working on. The rumor continued, as rumors are wont to do, stating that "I am the Walrus", with its intricate production, finally pushed Brian Wilson over the edge and into Crazy Town. This rumor . . . it's true? So far, the Google has failed me. MeFi music historians, please help me.
posted by billysumday
on Dec 19, 2006 -
when scanning AM radio stations in my car, why does seeking UP always catch fewer stations than seeking DOWN? this has been the case with each of the 3 cars i have owned. anyone else get this?
posted by jmccw
on Feb 20, 2006 -
Why can I get AM radio stations crystal clear in my car and cannot get them in my house no matter what antenna (that is ones provided by audio equip) I use?
posted by thimk
on May 17, 2005 -
What are some good debating tactics to use when appearing on an AM radio show?
posted by inksyndicate
on Jun 14, 2004 -