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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

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 this UK radio broadcast called?

A long string of obscure messages. Almost like code. Said in a low voice, a hypnotic monotone. I though it might be the Shipping Forecast, but that has some sense to it, in that it uses recognizable area/place names. What I'm thinking of seemed more mysterious, harder to parse. Does this ring a bell? Thanks.
posted by the sobsister on Dec 22, 2013 - 6 answers

another college radio song ID request

What's the name of this song that was played on a college radio station? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Nov 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me identify this short story based on my hazy memory, please.

I heard a story (fiction) on the radio a few years ago and I'd like to find out what it was called and who wrote it. It was most likely presented on the show "Selected Shorts" but I'm not certain about that. The story took place in a town where everything seemed normal except that a black shape appeared one day in the sky overhead. Slowly over time the black shape fills the sky until the horizon is covered. A married couple are at the center of the story - there's more about their relationship than this thing in the sky. I think the sky-thing is a metaphor for something unspoken that dominates our fears. The characters barely react to it's presence (I think.) Anyone out there know this story?
posted by cellura p on Nov 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Streaming Brazilian radio with good music AND Portuguese speech?

As part of my quest to learn Brazilian Portuguese, I'd like to listen to Brazilian radio at least some of the time (preferably streaming through iTunes). However, what I'm finding online has lots of bossa nova (good) but pretty much no Portuguese (bad). Does anyone have pointers to stations that have both good music (my tastes are eclectic, so samba and forró are great but baile funk is great too) and DJs speaking in Portuguese in between?
posted by rednikki on Oct 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Her Cats Were Named...

A female detective had two cats, which she'd named Onanoff and Offanon. Some variation in the spelling is likely. This was Sci Fi radio program in the 80's. Anybody remember her, or her kitties? Super bonus points for a link to the archives, if it exists. Google won't even discuss it with me.
posted by mule98J on Oct 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Book mentioned on the radio

Recently, maybe in the last couple of weeks, I heard mention of a book -- most likely I was listening to NPR (via the Boston affiliate station WBUR). It mentioned a man who is a therapist of some sort who has put together a slim volume of anecdotes from his many years of listening to patients tell their stories, and from this has come up with some sort of philosophy or wisdom of life. I don't know whether there was going to be a radio story about this guy/book or whether this was the intro to another story entirely, but I somehow have the impression it was a newish book being mentioned. And that's all I got. Ring any bells? (Something about the description of the book appealed to me, and I can't even quite remember what that was either!)
posted by wisekaren on Jul 23, 2013 - 4 answers

I don't know how to say no to coffee dates with strangers - media job

I have a job in radio and an on-air persona that invites interaction from our audience. Nice for the station, not so great for me. I have to be polite but firm in cutting people off, but I suck at it. Help? [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Jul 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Improving reception of under-cabinet kitchen radio

I have a Sony ICF-CD543-RM kitchen radio/CD player that mounts under a cabinet. It has poor FM radio reception for stations that come in fine on other radios. [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jun 22, 2013 - 4 answers

A longform article about morning radio show hosts' conference

Some time in the past 10 years, but likely in 2005-2008, I read a long magazine article that I'd like to find again. The reporter hung around a conference, or convention, of morning zoo radio show hosts. Discussions revolved around stunts and gimmicks, how to deal with the early hours while being consistently fake & peppy, and the like. I seem to recall the author noted the number of Hawaiian shirts present and how male-dominated the scene was. The conference was a huge party, but with some depressed-seeming attendees. This article might've been from Esquire, GQ, or Rolling Stone. I might have seen it on MetaFilter, even! It was not an Onion article. Googling this is proving incredibly challenging.
posted by knile on Jun 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Can I hear Sirius XM radio yesterday?

Is it possible to retrieve recently aired shows on Sirius XM radio? I want to hear Howard Stern's interview of Katie Curic that originally aired earlier this week. Is it possible to download mp3's of shows that have already aired? Once I've signed up and paid, of course.
posted by susandennis on May 30, 2013 - 3 answers

Calling the transmitter

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?
posted by Mothra Pisces on May 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me find a book mentioned in a PSA?

I heard a PSA on a local college radio station of a book being read, but remember too little about it to find either the ad or the book. Help? [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12 on Apr 21, 2013 - 6 answers

another "name this song" question

I just heard this rock song on the radio driving by Tacoma WA tonight. Supposedly it's by a band named Cruella (sp?) with a girl singing and some instrumental sections with heavy guitar. Would anyone have any idea what song this might be? I was going to google one line of the lyrics but forgot what it is already. Thanks!
posted by ditto75 on Apr 18, 2013 - 2 answers

Can you help me find a public radio story?

A few weeks ago, public radio aired a report about a relocation program for families from unsafe neighborhoods. The reporter focused on difficulties participants had adjusting to their new neighborhoods, like unspoken conventions about street parking. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Mar 31, 2013 - 2 answers

Madison needs more rest

How many Sirius XM shows are prerecorded repeats? I'm a big fan of Sirius DJ Madison, for example, who has a show on First Wave weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. but also is on Alt Nation 6 p.m.-midnight. While I heart Madison, I really hope she's not working 12-hour days. How much of that time is actually live radio?
posted by Shoggoth on Feb 25, 2013 - 6 answers

What are you best and worst experiences with a Director?

I'm a writer who has two one-act plays on in a theatre. I am also directing them but this will be my first time working as a director. What do you think makes a good director? What positive and negative experiences have you have and what could I do to make this go brilliantly? [more inside]
posted by Nufkin on Jan 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Single iTunes Library and 2 Macs

I need a solution to share a single iTunes library with two machines. Possibly. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Jan 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Budget iPad audio solutions

I have an iPad 2, a Sandisk mp3 player and about three ipods floating around my house. I also have a Sony ICF-m1000 table radio. When I plug my iPad into the AUX input on the table radio, it's not nearly loud enough. How can I cheaply amplify the audio from my I-devices so they sound good on the Sony radio? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Dec 1, 2012 - 4 answers

I have an emergency radio... now what?

I have an AM/FM/shortwave emergency radio... now what? How do I best use it during an impending or in-progress emergency situation? I know how to tune to my local AM emergency station, but beyond that I'm lost. Please share your resources and experience. Bonus: what fun stuff can I do with it right now that I can't do with a regular AM/FM radio?
posted by rhiannonstone on Nov 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Oh my lord I love this song; help me find it again!

I just heard the most amazing song on a streaming radio station from France! The song was in English, but there was no identification, and googling the bits of lyrics I could understand got me nowhere. Can you help me figure it out? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 15, 2012 - 11 answers

WhiteTrash Airlines: fly the friendly sky!

I'm trying to find an old radio short called "White Trash Airlines" that I heard online in the early 90's. It was a parody of a United commercial and had the "Fly the friendly skies" tagline in it but I don't know where it came from or who made it. It was, however, very funny if you like hillbilly jokes. YMMV. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Nov 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Mother in law can't listen to her AM radio in the retirement community... and my life is a living hell as a result...

Mother-in-law loves AM radio...but... her new home in a retirement community is a mish-mash of fluorescent lights and steel beams so she only gets static on her trusty AM radio... I need a solution - perhaps a simple IP radio? Details after the jump... [more inside]
posted by brownrd on Oct 8, 2012 - 14 answers

Non-US radio, please

What are your favorite non-American radio stations? Bonus points for stations that are available online, and mostly play music that I am unlikely to hear on American radio.
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 28, 2012 - 44 answers

A song comparing her love to stars

Romantic song sung by female singer, with lyrics like, "Why do I need stars when I have you"? [more inside]
posted by catburger on Sep 28, 2012 - 4 answers

I'm looking for a song. Odd. Kinky.

I'm looking for a song I heard on the radio a couple of times about 6 or 7 years ago. The music was interspersed with a Spanish language lesson in it that started out seeming normal and got kinkier as it went on. Ring any bells? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Sep 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me find myself, all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. Need some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Jun 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Not that kind of table dancing, Mom.

My family needs a new streaming music option for our Sunday night dinners. Semi-traditionalist snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by koucha on Jun 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me track down a song!

Tunefilter: I'm trying to track down a song I heard in a bar last night... [more inside]
posted by emmatrotsky on May 10, 2012 - 11 answers

What will rise from the ashes of our beloved Chumby?

With what should we replace our beloved Chumby? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on May 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Where did I hear this story about meeting Paddy Maloney?

About six months ago I listened to a recording of a guy telling a story about taking a trip to Ireland with a co-worker who he barely knew, and the co-worker's father turned out to be Paddy Maloney, of The Chieftains. Where did I hear this? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Mar 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Can you identify this radio short story?

Can anyone identify a short story I heard on the radio involving a college professor? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Mar 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Two wire systems diverged in a campus, what should the less traveled one do?

University campus switching to VOIP. The landlines are perfectly good. What else can they be used for? [more inside]
posted by jwells on Jan 27, 2012 - 10 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

Why no recent Christmas music?

Why is almost all Christmas/holiday music from over 50 years ago? [more inside]
posted by Nikolai on Dec 9, 2011 - 55 answers

Do they still call them HiFi's?

Looking for a small "bookshelf" style hi fi unit. I have recently moved to the US from Australia and had to leave my great little hi fi behind. I am currently playing my CD's through a borrowed portable unit that sounds like a tin can and have been hunting for something better. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Nov 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Movies with Radio DJ narrators?

What are some other movies like Vanishing Point and The Warriors with a radio DJ-style narrator that exists in the same time and world as the characters?
posted by JauntyFedora on Nov 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me organize a radio station's archives.

Help me organize hundreds -- if not thousands -- of vinyl and CD albums dating back to the 1970's. [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Oct 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Hook Me Up!

I heard about TuneIn Radio on Metafilter. What are your recommended TuneIn radio stations? [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Oct 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Please help me identify this 1990s NYC song

Please help me identify this sort-of-instrumental club song with a Latin flavor that was huge on NYC radio in the mid-to-late nineties. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Oct 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Documentaries and radio transcripts for improving British English?

I've been thinking about improving my (received) pronunciation by reading out loud in English. Need help finding materials online. [more inside]
posted by earthwormsleg on Oct 8, 2011 - 5 answers

How do you support NPR from outside the US?

How do I support NPR from outside the US? I listen to a number of NPR podcasts and would like to do my bit. I've tried emailing them but have yet to get a response. [more inside]
posted by sien on Oct 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for an attractive radio/alarm with Ipod dock

Anyone have suggestions for a radio/alarm clock with Ipod dock that doesn't just look like a piece of hardware? [more inside]
posted by Sylvia Plath's terrible fish on Sep 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Breaker breaker, what's your twenty?

Are there wireless radios and microphones appropriate for bicyclists to communicate with each other?? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Aug 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me identify a radio comedy about drunk children at a holiday party.

Help me identify a radio comedy about drunk children at a holiday party. About three or four years ago, I was listening to the radio during the holiday season (Nov-Dec), and I heard the funniest (fictional) story I've ever heard, and have never been able to locate the source. [more inside]
posted by firstcity_thirdcoast on Aug 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Unique and non-musical college radio program ideas?

Unique and non-musical ideas for a college radio program? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jul 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Shortwave radio advice please

How can I get the most enjoyment out of my shortwave radio? [more inside]
posted by mattn on Jul 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Radio Kreyòl

So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Music like World Cafe?

I like eclectic adult alternative/contemporary radio such as The World Cafe. I am using DAR.fm to record audio streams, but The World Cafe does not unfortunately provide song titles in its streams, making it hard to organize shows using DAR. Does anyone have suggestions of other, similar radio programs, preferably ones where the audio stream provides song information?
posted by blahblahblah on Jun 10, 2011 - 3 answers

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