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Uni? Multi? Whip? Band? Huh? Wha?

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]
posted by id on Dec 30, 2006 - 13 answers

XM Radio and iPod, shall they be as one?

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?
posted by miltoncat on Dec 29, 2006 - 3 answers

I'm looking for suggestions for instrumental music to be used in the background of a radio piece.

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?
posted by erikcore on Dec 16, 2006 - 14 answers

How can I optimize an audio streaming setup?

How can I optimize the audio streaming setup that is the core of the low power radio station I work with? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Dec 12, 2006 - 2 answers

Fat kid was Sirius

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]
posted by Dr. Lurker on Dec 11, 2006 - 27 answers

Name that podcast.

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]
posted by YoungAmerican on Dec 8, 2006 - 27 answers

The Job Shuffle stops here; I'm starting a Career!

Help me end office-job serial monogamy in my 30s and start building a career in broadcasting or publishing for my 40s. [more inside]
posted by auntbee on Dec 7, 2006 - 6 answers

I have some questions about listening to the radio in Europe.

I have some questions about listening to the radio in Europe. [more inside]
posted by jordanian2 on Dec 6, 2006 - 10 answers

Is the mixtape episode of This American Life available anywhere online?

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]
posted by maniabug on Dec 5, 2006 - 15 answers

Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. North America ... can you match wits with tonight's detective?

What's the best plays-fair, all-clues-on-the-table mystery? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 29, 2006 - 20 answers

10-4 Good Buddy!!

Why can I hear people talking on CB radios through my computer speakers?? [more inside]
posted by matty on Nov 19, 2006 - 16 answers

get into the radio bizness

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]
posted by ashbury on Nov 17, 2006 - 2 answers

What caused electromagnetic weirdness in my house this morning?

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]
posted by eek on Nov 14, 2006 - 9 answers

Do radio stations use digitized music?

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]
posted by stevil on Nov 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Who performed this cover of Cher's (ridiculous but awesome) "Belive?"

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.)
posted by soulbarn on Nov 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Is the Sirius Satellite Radio music station playlist available online anywhere?

Are the playlists for Sirius Radio music channels available online anywhere?
posted by felix on Nov 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Long-Lost Radio Essay

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]
posted by granted on Nov 4, 2006 - 8 answers

American Popular culture from the early 20th century?

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]
posted by jdroth on Nov 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me become a radio documentarian in the UK

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]
posted by Happy Dave on Oct 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Listen to Shannon broadcast of World Series?

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.
posted by ontic on Oct 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Who sings Lonesome Joey Grinder?

Lonesome Joey Grinder? Help me identify this song. [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Oct 21, 2006 - 5 answers

sudden tempo change in "willow weep for me"

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]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Recommend an affordable bathroom or shower radio?

Recommend an affordable bathroom or shower radio? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Oct 16, 2006 - 5 answers

P...R...X!

MediaFilter: What is your experience with PRX (Public Radio Exchange)? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Oct 16, 2006 - 4 answers

ID some This American Life songs?

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?
posted by waldo on Oct 15, 2006 - 23 answers

50 watt radio range

What is the maximum range of a 50watt VHF FM radio? [more inside]
posted by afu on Oct 12, 2006 - 10 answers

What the radio?

I'm searching for a radio program that aired on NPR about nine months ago. Clues are inside. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Oct 2, 2006 - 9 answers

in search of solar radio

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?
posted by culberjo on Oct 2, 2006 - 3 answers

TAL without the annoying bits. And possibly in Spanish.

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]
posted by fionab on Oct 1, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I decrease FM reception for my car?

How can I decrease FM reception for my car? I have taken off the antenna, but would like to proceed further. [more inside]
posted by poppo on Sep 28, 2006 - 17 answers

Has anyone outdone Orson?

Has there been anything like the radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds since? [more inside]
posted by starman on Sep 27, 2006 - 27 answers

Work firewall radio

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!
posted by riotgrrl69 on Sep 26, 2006 - 18 answers

ID this Bulgarian song, please.

Okay, Hive Ear. Identify this Bulgarian tune. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 25, 2006 - 1 answer

Where to find historical radio station playlists?

Where to find historical radio station playlists? [more inside]
posted by symbebekos on Sep 21, 2006 - 5 answers

Site helpless sights help?

Can anyone recommend a good Drupal page designer for a small non-profit? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Sep 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Identify this Middle Eastern song.

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?
posted by mykescipark on Sep 18, 2006 - 9 answers

How to record a radio program with a MacBook Pro?

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]
posted by Dasein on Sep 10, 2006 - 12 answers

Is there an easy to use mp3 widget/plugin for Wordpress?

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]
posted by persona non grata on Sep 8, 2006 - 9 answers

best am fm radio

Which am/fm radio is most powerful? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Aug 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me find the public radio story about the un-updateable MP3 Player that plays meditation tunes

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]
posted by teddyb109 on Aug 20, 2006 - 9 answers

I'll give you $1 for this car, do you have change?

Where can I find this radio commercial campaign for VW? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Aug 14, 2006 - 1 answer

What are some shows with an arrogant but likable star?

What are some podcasts/radio shows/TV shows by funny tough guys like Howard Stern? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Aug 12, 2006 - 13 answers

My office is not a rave, dammit!

Can anyone recommend some good electronica Internet radio that has absolutely no vocals? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Aug 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Make it stop!

Why is my Mac G5 picking up radio signals? [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Aug 8, 2006 - 11 answers

What should I listen to?

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]
posted by serazin on Jul 26, 2006 - 41 answers

CBC Radio; The Contrarians

Where or how can one easily download CBC Radio's "The Contrarians"? Thanks
posted by strangelove on Jul 22, 2006 - 2 answers

World Service

I am in Canada, but want a website to think I am in the UK. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jul 21, 2006 - 4 answers

Where in Northern Virginia should I go for a new car radio?

Where in Northern Virginia should I go for a new, installed car radio? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jul 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me be a better DJ!

Help me be a better DJ. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2006 - 28 answers

College radio wants us, but doesn't know it yet

How to get a band played on US college radio? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Jul 3, 2006 - 18 answers

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