I briefly worked an early-morning shift at a college radio station in the late 90s. One of the first things I had to do was call a number, listen to an automated voice read out a series of numbers (which I vaguely remember as being related in some way to the transmitter), and write them down into a logbook. Three-part question: what was I doing, is this still done today, and where, if anywhere, can I hear that voice again?
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?
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?
DAB, DAB+ or Analogue FM, what is the future of Radio, and what would you buy today? Its a potential Christmas gift for someone in Netherlands / UK. [more inside]
When I was a teenager in the 1980's, I noticed that if I turned the radio dial on my FM radio all the way to the end, I picked up this weird transmission of repeating tones. [more inside]
Heard some strange radio interference Christmas day, wondered if a hypothesis is correct in relating it to the local 'terror' attempt at DTW??? [more inside]
What causes massively scrambled FM radio reception along the Capital Beltway near Falls Church, Virginia? [more inside]
Help me choose a sub £50 FM Radio [more inside]
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]
What town in the United States has the lowest amount of detectable radio waves? [more inside]
Looking for a recommendation on an in-the-ear FM receiver like this one with rather mixed reviews. [more inside]
Is there an alternative to the single wire FM antenna supplied with my wife's new stereo? [more inside]
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".
WHTZ Z100 filter: What ethnicity is John Bell of the radio station, Z100, in New York? [more inside]
How do you get better FM reception from a boombox? [more inside]
I hook my Ipod to my car stereo using an FM transmitter. Before setting out I'd like to choose a frequency that's not going to compete with local radio stations en-route. Is there a simple list of frequencies likely to be safe from interference? Alternatively has anybody done yet built some kind mash-up website that would give me a frequency for a given journey? I am in the UK but would be interested if this has been done anywhere. [more inside]
I have some questions about listening to the radio in Europe. [more inside]
How can I decrease FM reception for my car? I have taken off the antenna, but would like to proceed further. [more inside]
Which am/fm radio is most powerful? [more inside]
I use an FM transmitter for my MP3 player. When I went through a tunnel in Pittsburgh this past weekend, I thought that the reception would have come in crystal clear since most of the radio interference would be missing. Instead it fuzzed out the same way a radio station in a tunnel does. Why?
Are there any radio stations that can be heard in the SF Bay Area that play similar music style to STAR 98.7 in L.A.? [more inside]
Why do two different radio stations sometimes have the exact same song playing, often in complete sync, or only a measure off? [more inside]
Any recommendations for a high quality, possibly amplified, indoor FM antenna? [mi] [more inside]
FM antenna/reception issue (and we need to listen to Little Steven tonight!- MI) [more inside]