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Help me ID this pop song.

This weekend, I heard a great song while in a gas station shop. I REALLY enjoyed it, but not being a regular pop listener, I don't know where to even start to look for it. [more inside]
posted by ElectricGoat on Jun 2, 2015 - 20 answers

Your favorite non-US interview podcasts/radio shows

I love listening to interviews of interesting people! I'm especially fond of listening to such shows when they are based in a country other than the US. Please recommend me your favorite English-language interview shows from countries other than the US.
posted by ocherdraco on May 30, 2015 - 16 answers

Are Public Radio Fund Drives Actually "Working"?

Does anyone know about the success rate of public radio fund drives? During the last cycle in October, a local public radio station missed its target at the end of its drive by almost 30%. Yet, everybody keeps saying fund drives "are working". Where can I find data that says if that's true or not?
posted by CollectiveMind on May 7, 2015 - 9 answers

French Song Identification

Please help identify a song from French pop radio. [more inside]
posted by jeto on May 6, 2015 - 3 answers

Freelancing for Dollars

I want to know what the market is for freelance reporters to sell their ability to do stories to radio stations across the country (or maybe in general). I don't know what a reporter might charge for freelancing the reporting, producing, writing and voicing of a story or what would compel a station to hire them And does there exist a collective or consortium of freelancers who have managed to turn that into a business model, like a narrowly focused employment agency or maybe even a talent agency. Does anybody know where I can find data on both?
posted by CollectiveMind on Apr 24, 2015 - 1 answer

Are there country-western nostalgia radio stations? How common are they

Rock and pop music have their nostalgia radio stations - your "golden oldies", classic rock, all 80's, etc., stations - and plenty of them. What about country western music? I'm sure such stations exist (and this is something I could easily check), since there are stations for pretty much everything, but I'm also curious to know how common they are. Also, are there different nostalgia categories for it, e.g. 50's and 60's, 80's and on, etc.?
posted by Mechitar on Apr 20, 2015 - 11 answers

What do you listen to on your amateur radio or scanner?

Having just earned my amateur radio license, I've purchased a handheld transceiver with decent wide-band coverage and I'm trying to figure out what I should program into it. I've added the nearest repeaters on my licensed bands, but what's worthwhile to add next? What else do people program on their mobiles, HTs, and scanners? I'd like to find active and interesting channels to monitor when I'm not conversing with someone myself. [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Mar 27, 2015 - 6 answers

Do Public Broadcasting Stations Keep ALL Public Comments

During fund drives, I'm always told the positive comments of listeners who support the mission of public broadcasting and the drives that pays for the public radio and TV stations to operate. But I recently heard a public radio volunteer say he thinks public TV gets up to 40% negative comments and public radio gets about 10% negative comments. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 22, 2015 - 3 answers

Help make swimming more groovy!

I'm thinking about getting a waterproof radio (DAB or FM) or mp3 player for my lunchtime swims. I was looking at the Speedo Aquabeat but reviews seem quite mixed. Are there any other options, or should I go for it?
posted by mippy on Mar 17, 2015 - 7 answers

Free, non-stop non-distracting music

I'm looking for music streams that are free, continuous, and non-distracting. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Mar 15, 2015 - 10 answers

Looking for spacecraft/radiosonde data sounds

I collect radio sounds, with the eventual intention of publishing a curated list and, possibly, making music based around that collection. I have a fair amount of space-based sounds, but I'd really like to find the 'actual sound' of spacecraft radio - in other words, what you'd hear if you could listen to the baseband after AM or FM demodulation (even if they're not AM/FM signals) but before decoding. [more inside]
posted by Devonian on Mar 7, 2015 - 11 answers

Public Radio Fund Drives

Can the big Metafilter brain direct me to reputable surveys or peer reviewed studies that examine how public radio fund drives are conducted and how people feel about them? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 5, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me buy a digital radio as a gift.

My partner has a birthday coming up and I'm looking for a gift. She is in the habit of listening to the radio on her phone while she does chores around the house or works from home, so I want to get her something a bit nicer to listen on. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Dext on Jan 14, 2015 - 15 answers

I want a clock radio with some specific features

I'm looking for a clock radio with these features: radio, battery powered (not battery backup), alarm, and headphone jack. [more inside]
posted by sevenless on Jan 4, 2015 - 15 answers

New Year's Countdown by Radio?

My T.V. has horrible reception and I don't think I get ABC - Where is an interesting place to listen to the New Year's countdown by radio? [more inside]
posted by mermily on Dec 31, 2014 - 2 answers

Radio Kandy

Any chance that somebody out there knows of an archive of the late '80s radio show, "Radio Kandy", made by John Candy and other SCTV members? mp3 files would be ideal. Thank you!
posted by jimmereeno on Dec 17, 2014 - 0 answers

Best approximation of listening to 90s radio?

I was a child in the early/mid 90s and loved listening to the radio. I'd like to find the best free option of replicating that experience. I don't just want a "best of the 90s" playlist with the very biggest hits. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Dec 12, 2014 - 13 answers

24 hour broadcasting day of Classic Radio

Does anyone remember the posting of a full 24 hr broadcast day of a radio station from the classic radio era? I think it was from the 20's 30's or 40's. It was posted on soundcloud and was posted on an fpp here, but I can't find it anywhere.
posted by R.F.Simpson on Dec 5, 2014 - 4 answers

70s radio mashup question

What were these called (if indeed they were called something), and where can I find out more about them? (Note that the video here has been retrofitted onto a 70s radio single.) I loved them as a 70s kid (they were pretty popular for a couple of years), and now I find them adorably stupid and kind of fascinating for some reason. Certainly not because they are clever.
posted by Camofrog on Nov 19, 2014 - 4 answers

What is this song I heard on the radio

Name this song! It was on 9.07 WFUV in NYC at 2pm a few Sunday's back during a Gaelic music show. Pretty sure it's in Gaelic. But I can't find the playlists for that show on WFUV. It is funky .
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Help me meet my agonizingly specific internet music needs!

I am struggling mightily to find the internet radio station and/or streaming music service that works for me. Am I just being too picky? Musical snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by zeusianfog on Nov 16, 2014 - 6 answers

Looking for age-appropriate old radio scripts

I'm looking for old radio show scripts that my students (fifth grade) can use to make CDs to be donated to our local veterans home and senior centers. See specific requirements below... [more inside]
posted by robverb on Nov 11, 2014 - 6 answers

"Commercials" on NPR

I am looking for data on how many minutes there are of programming in a typical hour of public radio. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Oct 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Good curated Internet Radio stations?

I'm looking for good curated, genre-oriented streaming radio stations. I'm already a fan of Soma FM and Digitally Imported but am always looking for more variety. [more inside]
posted by mmoncur on Sep 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me find more great radio interviewers!

I will listen to any subject under the sun (radio or podcast) that has a great interviewer. Terry Gross rules this genre. Anyone else of this calibre I should know about?
posted by nanook on Sep 7, 2014 - 26 answers

What is it about old radio broadcasts that makes them so distinctive?

What is it about the audio in old radio or TV broadcasts that makes them identifiable as "old"? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Sep 6, 2014 - 4 answers

Tell me, don't show me - your favorite audio documentaries

Somewhat-obscure-filter, but I'm looking to generate a list of compelling audio/radio documentaries that use no or little music, but lots of other kinds of sound, to tell a story. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Sep 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Listening to Oregon Ducks play the Michigan State Spartans on road trip?

I will be driving between approximately Chico, CA and Los Angeles, CA during the afternoon of Saturday, September 6th and I would like to listen to the Oregon Ducks football game against the Michigan State Spartans on either the radio or on my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Sep 1, 2014 - 5 answers

Wireless Internet Radio Player with the best menu and recall system?

I love world music! I'm looking for a stand-alone (no computer) wireless internet-radio music player, but get exasperated with wonky interface/station recall/ menu systems on the ones I've seen. Any suggestions? I need two: one for a gift in the US, one for me (european outlet). Also, speaker recommendations for streaming from a laptop welcome! [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on Aug 1, 2014 - 4 answers

Trying to jump the accent divide

One of our new IT vendors at work makes heavy use of an Indian workforce. Conference calls have become a challenge as we try to work through their accents. I recognize that I have a responsibility to do what I can to meet them halfway on the conversation. Are there podcasts, online radio streams, etc. that I can listen to where people from India are speaking in English so I can acclimate my ears to their peculiarities of their accents? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus on Jul 19, 2014 - 15 answers

What was this web radio station called?

I'm currently trying to remember a web radio station I listened to a few years ago, but it's name escapes me. [more inside]
posted by lalunamel on Jul 12, 2014 - 3 answers

Best Vehicle for Distributing Interviews

I conduct interviews and want the best distribution for them. They are occasionally broadcast on KBOO in Portland. I also have access to the Public Radio Exchange as well as Pacifica's "audioport". With those, I can offer these interviews for rebroadcast through affiliated radio stations throughout the country. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jul 6, 2014 - 2 answers

Forcing Nicecast to Port 8000?

The Community Radio Station I helped found uses Nicecast to repeat the signal from the station to our streaming provider. The problem is that if there is a power outage when the system starts back up Nicecast thinks Port 8000 is busy and so switches to Port 8001. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Jun 20, 2014 - 9 answers

TuneIn Radio App

Recently having trouble with my TuneIn Radio app and some streams (ESPN) [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jun 16, 2014 - 2 answers

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL FOR URUGUAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

How can someone *listen* to World Cup matches, in the USA, either through a computer or a smartphone? I know something similar has been asked recently, but that was about watching: How do we watch the World Cup? And by listening to the matches, I mean *all* of the matches. So, hook me up with Iran vs. Nigeria! [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jun 8, 2014 - 4 answers

Mike Read plays Venom's single "Warhead" for charity (Radio 1, 1984)

I'm trying to find an online recording of Tommy Vance's challenge to Mike Read: he would pay £100 to charity if the DJ played Venom's single "Warhead" on his breakfast show on Radio 1. 1984 sometime, I think. I'm after a recording of both the challenge and the acceptance.
posted by dry-jim on Jun 4, 2014 - 1 answer

FIP on iphone not working

Why has the FIP Radio iphone app suddenly stopped working? [more inside]
posted by dhruva on May 27, 2014 - 4 answers

What did I hear on the radio?

A couple of years ago I heard something on the radio- I believe it was the local classical station. From what I remember it concerned Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") and was described as a "waltz". I think the premise was she was dancing to the music as it was played on a record player and reminiscing, eventually fading out. [more inside]
posted by dilaudid on May 25, 2014 - 2 answers

Positive radio: any UK radio stations that aren't negative?

Hello, It seems like a lot of radio stations these days try to be provocative. There are many to choose from. Listening to a snarky station for any length of time is very irritating, so I've never really done a preview of lots of different stations. [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl on May 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Ads and concert promos from the late 60s

I'm trying to rebuild a now defunct internet radio station called "Technicolor Web Of Sound". One of the great things about TWOS was that in addition to playing psychedelic music from the late 60s was that it also played advertisements and concert promotions from that era: http://web.archive.org/​web/20110926052525/​http://​www.techwebsound.com​/playlist.cfm?​promos=yes. These audio clips made the station sound very authentic. However, finding these audio clips is proving difficult. Does anyone know where I might start to track down these clips? [more inside]
posted by tomargue on May 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Help Identifying a Song!

I'm looking for help identifying a song I heard earlier today. I don't have a lot to go on -- I only heard the last 30 seconds or so on the radio at a store. It was jangly and reminiscent of the Susanna Hoffs / Matthew Sweet cover albums. It sounded like a woman and a man harmonizing (but could possibly have been two women) and was upbeat. The last line ended with something like "...to make up for all you left behind", and the song ended abruptly with no fade out.
posted by Blue Jello Elf on May 18, 2014 - 1 answer

How to make my Tivoli (1) get better FM, (2) hook up with my iPhone 5?

This must be straightforward, but somehow I can't seem to figure this out as someone who's just not very familiar with audio equipment of any sort. (Sorry!) [more inside]
posted by flyingfork on May 5, 2014 - 5 answers

How to talk good on the radio?–Speech exercises for average voices?

Speech therapists/radio presenters: I may have to do some podcast-type stuff for work. I don't have a great radio voice. It's thin and slightly regionally accented, and I talk quickly, mumble and (soberly) slur words a bunch. With attention and concentration I can correct these faults up to "average" level; but I'd like to be good at radio/podcast presentation. What further steps should I take? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on May 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Streaming podcasts, minus downloads?

Asking for my company: Is there a mobile podcasting service which allows one to disable downloads? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Mar 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Replace radio with aux-in only?

My car radio was stolen last night, and I'd like to turn this tragedy into something awesome. I've always wanted to have a custom setup that consisted only of a volume knob and an aux in. I don't know how to design circutry, but I can follow instructions. What do I need to do to make this work? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 24, 2014 - 11 answers

What was this folk radio show I heard?

About a month ago we were driving through Connecticut and wound up listening to a folk radio show which I really enjoyed. I want to listen again, or find something similar. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Feb 23, 2014 - 12 answers

How to (Quickly) Tell if a CD Has Explicit Lyrics?

A friend donated 200+ CDs to our community radio station. I want to rip them into our system, but don't have time to track each and every song for explicit lyrics. Is there an easy way for me to check online to see if any tracks on each CD is marked as explicit? I know when I search iTunes, I see a red E to indicate such, but am not sure if there is another source out there of which I am not familiar.
posted by terrapin on Feb 13, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me remember a radio story I heard on NPR

There was a story/performance I heard on some (probably NPR) radio show within the last 10 years. It was a man and a woman meeting at a party, and instead of saying things to each other they described what they would say to each other, kind of a meta-conversation. [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Feb 6, 2014 - 7 answers

What is the range of a ZigBee link

I'm trying to answer what should be a very simple question, but the internet is not being helpful. What I want is ballpark communication ranges between ZigBee nodes and what those ranges are using 2.4GHz, 868MHz and 915 MHz [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Jan 31, 2014 - 5 answers

Software to automate/schedule playback within a playlist

Need advice from desktop productivity nerds, radio nerds, MP3 playlist nerds, and general problem solving nerds. I volunteer at a community FM radio station. Everything we play is a stream from a Winamp playlist (look inside for the reasons for this). We need a piece of software (or a creative solution) that can be automated to jump to a place in a playlist and then schedule itself from there. Very complex details inside. [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record on Jan 24, 2014 - 4 answers

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