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]
Why is my Mac G5 picking up radio signals? [more inside]
I spend most of my work day listening to interview and essay type radio shows on the internet. My favorite, of course, is This American Life. I also love Fresh Air . I've checked out Radio 4 a little, and sometimes I listen to Democracy Now and even more rarely Air America. Keeping in mind what I already like, what else would you recommend I listen to? [more inside]
Where or how can one easily download CBC Radio's "The Contrarians"? Thanks
I am in Canada, but want a website to think I am in the UK. Can I do this? [more inside]
Where in Northern Virginia should I go for a new, installed car radio? [more inside]
Help me be a better DJ. [more inside]
How to get a band played on US college radio? [more inside]
Why is it that Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" always plays back to back? [more inside]
I need some help rediscovering the artist and title of a song from ten years ago or so - vague memories follow: [more inside]
Why can't I find "modern" Spanish music on the radio? [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?
"Blasting zone -- turn off two-way radios!!!" [more inside]
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]
Anyone ever hear a hilarious radio special on the CBC called "Not the History of Rock and Roll"? There were two of these produced. I've heard Part 2, it's got really funny impersonations and faux interviews of David Byrne, Michael Jackson, James Brown and others. I'm trying to locate the first part. Anyone have an idea of where to find it?
What would you look for in the design of a radio station website? [more inside]
How do I conduct a good telephone interview? [more inside]
Can I get airband radio functionality on my computer? [more inside]
Howard Stern Film Festival has wrapped up recently, and today was the day when they announced the finalists. Since I have no access to list to Stern, I was wondering if anyone cought the finalists of this festival. Thanks in advance!