I know that we have TV stations, actual buildings where the broadcast originates, and if you're not getting a clear signal on a radio frequency you might say "try another channel" on a walkie-talkie. But when it comes to the device in your home and you want to alter the signal coming in, you "change the channel" on the TV and you "change the station" on the radio. Why these terms for these devices?
posted by Pastor of Muppets
on Apr 11, 2013 -
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]
posted by smoothvirus
on Jul 23, 2010 -
I'm looking for a high quality online radio station that plays Johann Johannsson, Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Stafraen Hakon, Yann Tiersen, Sigur Ros, and the like? [more inside]
posted by jonj
on Mar 28, 2010 -
Trying to find "internet radio station in a box". It is a audio CD set that includes sweeps, liners, and buildable station IDs. I had a bookmark for it until my laptop went up in flames, now I cant find the site to buy it from... Help?
posted by er1c
on May 2, 2009 -
After spending most of the morning trying to get decent web coverage of the space launch, I must ask: what are some reliable Internet news radio stations?
posted by casarkos
on Jun 21, 2004 -