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Doctor wants to hold off on allergy shots. I would like them soon.

My go-to OTC allergy med isn't working well, and my ragweed/pollen allergies are going crazy. I went to the allergist and she gave me a nasal spray to try, then said I could use allergy shots in the fall. I told her that I would like to try them right away (she said they have a chance of eliminating allergies, which would be a miracle!), but she doesn't want to use them yet. The nasal spray doesn't seem to be working. Should I force the issue, or is she right to be cautious? [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo on Jun 13, 2014 - 14 answers

Why am I picking up AM stations in NYC and Boston on my car radio?

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 - 11 answers

Saturday Morning Rock Show

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 - 1 answer

Which iPhone music dock meets these specs?

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 - 2 answers

Trying to find the radio-edit of the 1978 song "Time Passages"

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 - 2 answers

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 *

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 - 25 answers

I am doing European electric in America! Or am I?

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 - 15 answers

100 meters in 10 feet or less?

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 - 5 answers

Radio Interference Along the Beltway

What causes massively scrambled FM radio reception along the Capital Beltway near Falls Church, Virginia? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Aug 24, 2009 - 10 answers

In which you help me to compile the greatest Sunny 70s AM Radio Playlist The World Has Ever Known.

In which you help me to compile the greatest Sunny 70s AM Radio Playlist The World Has Ever Known. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on May 12, 2009 - 55 answers

Looking for full audio of 70s pop radio broadcasts

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 - 6 answers

How do you center yourself, if you were off center to begin with?

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 - 11 answers

How do I find the lack of radio waves?

What town in the United States has the lowest amount of detectable radio waves? [more inside]
posted by mdbell79 on Jul 17, 2008 - 16 answers

What's the radio scale bar for?

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 - 6 answers

What's going on with my local AM station?

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 - 9 answers

Mp3 players and AM radio

Are there any mp3 players with AM tuners? [more inside]
posted by xaire on Oct 15, 2007 - 5 answers

This is a question about AM radio reception in my car.

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 - 15 answers

MP3 Files to Old School AM Radio?

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 - 11 answers

Brian Wilson and "I am the Walrus"

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 - 9 answers

I have some questions about listening to the radio in Europe.

I have some questions about listening to the radio in Europe. [more inside]
posted by jordanian2 on Dec 6, 2006 - 10 answers

best am fm radio

Which am/fm radio is most powerful? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Aug 27, 2006 - 10 answers

re: AM radio reception

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 - 11 answers

I miss my AM radio.

I miss my AM radio. Help me find a unit that actually receives it. [more inside]
posted by verytres on Jan 26, 2006 - 11 answers

AM Radio Reception

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 - 10 answers

What segments or content should I host on my AM radio show?

Emergency guest-hosting a tiny, AM radio show..... [+] [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Dec 28, 2004 - 15 answers

What are some good debating tactics to use when appearing on an AM radio show?

What are some good debating tactics to use when appearing on an AM radio show?
posted by inksyndicate on Jun 14, 2004 - 18 answers

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