I'm generally a fairly confident guy. I write well. I can carry on an intelligent conversation. I'm a salesman by training. I acted on stage in high school. In college I could deliver (and enjoy) speeches of all sorts. I can even hold my own when interviewed for the newspaper or for a podcast. But when it comes to speaking on live radio, I'm a nervous wreck. What can I do to improve? [more inside]
I'm trying to identify an old transistor radio, given a screencap from a movie... [more inside]
Chicagoans: What are your favorite podcasts? (Non-Chicagoans can answer, too). [more inside]
Is there any combination of software that I can lash together that will allow me to listen to a Windows Media internet radio station on my Wii? [more inside]
Audio Drama Filter: Radio Arcade? [more inside]
Is it safe to live directly underneath a large number of radio and/or cell towers? [more inside]
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]
WIFI-Filter: My brother and I would like to build a wireless network between our two homes to create a secure network, but we have no idea about radio antennas, signal strength, line-of-sight, etc. [more inside]
I just got a Pioneer Inno XM2Go Satellite Radio with MP3. Woohoo! But I also have a video iPod. Seems I should be able to put all my MP3s on the Inno. I have about 1000 songs and all are on iTunes. But XM likes to work with Napster. How can I manage this? Can I transfer all the iTunes MP3s to my Inno? Will I have to use Napster from now on to download songs?
I am working on a documentary radio piece and I'm looking for some instrumental music to use in the background. I've stumbled across some great instrumental stuff, but most of it is incredibly sappy. The problem with this is that my story is not. I'm looking for relatively upbeat music, not music to break up to. Can anyone suggest some interesting instrumental artists or collections? Maybe a movie soundtrack?
How can I optimize the audio streaming setup that is the core of the low power radio station I work with? [more inside]
Is Sirius going to take over XM? The fat kid that smelled liked cabbage who works in the car audio section at Best Buy said it was likely.... [more inside]
Here's a NameFilter for you: I've just started a new podcast. It's a chat show, with a focus on intelligent humor. We're trying to give it a name. Any ideas? [more inside]
Help me end office-job serial monogamy in my 30s and start building a career in broadcasting or publishing for my 40s. [more inside]
I have some questions about listening to the radio in Europe. [more inside]
Is the mixtape episode of This American Life available anywhere online? I think it was done by Sarah Vowell, I remember hearing it sometime before 2003, and probably much before. But it doesn't appear on the show's archives. Am I going crazy? Maybe it wasn't TAL but I'm almost positive... Please help! [more inside]
What's the best plays-fair, all-clues-on-the-table mystery? [more inside]
Why can I hear people talking on CB radios through my computer speakers?? [more inside]
Does anybody know about the Broadcast Training Network? Is it a reliable school for broadcasting? Does its system work? Is it a good school? Or are they quacks looking for a quick buck? [more inside]
This morning we go to leave for work (I didn't ride because it was hailing snow, dig?) and the garage door remote didn't work. No worries, the power went off or something, so I go to put some stuff in the car but the car's key remote doesn't work either. Neither does Herself's key. Weirdness indeed... [more inside]
How do commercial radio stations organize or manage their music media? When a DJ puts on a song, what format is it in, and how is it retrieved? [more inside]
Remember Cher's "Believe" from a few years ago ("Do you believe in life after love?") I heard an ironic, great version of it on the radio yesterday. I couldn't find it in the station playlists. It has a male vocalist and uses the same vocodor distortion effect on the chorus as the Cher version. Who is it? (PS, it isn't The Luxury Liners.)
Are the playlists for Sirius Radio music channels available online anywhere?
Long shot, but I heard a story/essay on WBEZ Chicago four years ago that I've not been able to track down since. It was a quite eerie hypothetical about a gathering of "everybody you've ever known." [more inside]
I'm looking for sites related to American popular culture from the early 20th century: books, films, radio, magazines, music, dance, comic strips, celebrities — you name it. I'm particularly interested on the period between the wars, but open to great stuff from before (and during) World War I, as well. Little Nemo, Keystone Kops, the Lindy Hop, Enrico Caruso, Fatty Arbuckle, Al Jolson, Clara Bow, Flash Gordon, Alice blue, Teddy bears, etc. These are all the sorts of things I'm after, especially as they're represented on the web. Bonus points for sites with RSS feeds. [more inside]
What's the equivalent of Public Radio in the UK? I've become hooked on This American Life over the web, and I would like to get involved in something similar over here. Bit [more inside]
Is there ANY way I can listen to Mike Shannon's telecast of the rest of the Cardinals' World Series games? As one blog commenter put it, listening to Miller and Morgan sucks away my intelligence.
Lonesome Joey Grinder? Help me identify this song. [more inside]
I once heard a radio program (probably on NPR or the BBC) about the song "Willow Weep for Me." They claimed it was an extraordinary song for two reasons: it was written by a woman (rare in 1932) and there was striking tempo change in the middle of the song. However, in most recordings, the musicians skip the tempo change. But on the show I listened to, they played a rare recoding that featured the change. I want that recording. [more inside]
Recommend an affordable bathroom or shower radio? [more inside]
MediaFilter: What is your experience with PRX (Public Radio Exchange)? [more inside]
This American Life has at least a dozen instrumentals that they use over and over as background music. The Happy Flute Song, the Things Are Kind of Tense Song, and so on. I've really grown to like many of them, but I cannot identify any of them. Can TAL fans identify any of the standard music beds?
What is the maximum range of a 50watt VHF FM radio? [more inside]
I'm searching for a radio program that aired on NPR about nine months ago. Clues are inside. [more inside]
I need to buy a solar/self powered radio, something like this, in San Francisco today. I could also go down the peninsula if need be. Anyone know where I could get one of these in the city?
Storytelling, deep news stories, themed narratives: Podcasts in this vein wanted. Think "This American Life" but not always as funny or quirky, or the longer news stories on NPR that use the lens of a smaller story-within-a-story. Artsy takes on news also welcome. In addition, which Latino podcasts (in the same general format) have caught your ear? [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]
Has there been anything like the radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds since? [more inside]
My work blocks everything but port 80 outgoing. O Hoardes, give me a variety of good high-bitrate radio stations on that port! Or, explain how I can relay radio stations on other ports to my work using my home DSL computer or something!
Okay, Hive Ear. Identify this Bulgarian tune. [more inside]
Where to find historical radio station playlists? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good Drupal page designer for a small non-profit? [more inside]
MidEastMusicFilter: Ethnomusicologists and Middle Eastern-music fans, can you identify this song? And, in any case, can you tell me more about the style of music to which it belongs?
How do I record a radio program from my tuner to an audio file on my MacBook Pro? (Free copy of Wagner's Ring Cycle to anyone who can help me.) [more inside]
I would like to add a mp3 player to the sidebar of my Wordpress blog where I can offer a daily selection of mp3s that my readers can play or not. [more inside]
Which am/fm radio is most powerful? [more inside]
Where can I find the public radio story about an unupdateable MP3 player that plays songs that are designed to be played again and and again and again? [more inside]
Where can I find this radio commercial campaign for VW? [more inside]
What are some podcasts/radio shows/TV shows by funny tough guys like Howard Stern? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good electronica Internet radio that has absolutely no vocals? [more inside]