If someone watches TV (cable or satellite, digital or analog), does the provider know that someone is watching? I.e., does a non-Neilsen family who skips the ads actually benefit the TV station they are watching? How about DVRs or VOD? How about digital radio?
Yiddish radio resources for my sight-impaired grandmother.. [more inside]
There's something special about listening to a baseball game on the radio, and even though I'm not a huge baseball fan, I'd like to start listening to more games. Since I don't have any particular geographic preference (having lived all over the US), I'm free to choose any team in the east; I live in the mid-Atlantic area but can regularly pull in stations from Chicago, St. Louis, New York, Atlanta, etc. So, which baseball announcer is the best? [more inside]
If you have them, I would like your recommendations for most eclectic Pandora stations ever. [more inside]
How can I listen to a little piece of Newfoundland while in Ohio, via my Android phone? [more inside]
I recently inherited a 1940s era communications receiver from the estate of my great-uncle. It is a Hallicrafters S-39 Sky Ranger, and I want to restore it so it can be used safely again. I was able to find the manual that originally came with it on BAMA (The Boat Anchor Manual Archive), but it was also used by the US Military during WWII, and there is a govt service manual for it. It was an R80 to the military, and the manual is PB48233, but that is as far as I have been able to get. How do I locate someplace that has a copy of this technical manual so I can get a copy made from it?
iTunes radio listeners: What do you like? [more inside]
Is there any service out there that will turn a classic radio into an iphone dock for a fee? [more inside]
Trying to find a hip hop/acid jazz song that I heard on Qatar radio recently. It had rap and some Robbie Williams vocals. It may have the lyrics "chill out". That's all I have to go by.
Would it be a good idea to write to a band via myspace to ask for permission to use their music in my student audio project? The project (if it's good) could end up on the school's audio website. If it's really good (and I can't say yet that it will be), it's possible I'd want to pitch it to radio programs. [more inside]
Where can I find a simple list of This American Life episode titles? [more inside]
New to the concept of internet radio and would like some guidance please. [more inside]
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]
Trying to locate a recording of an interview I heard on CBC in the early 90s about paleoscatology. THE most fascinating radio interview I've ever heard. Searches on CBC sites, Google, have turned up nothing.
Would like a uk website, preferably free, that will alert me (email, rss, twitter, whatever) when a television or radio programme is scheduled.
I live in the UK and would like a website, preferably free, that will alert me (email, rss, twitter, whatever) when a television or radio programme is scheduled based on a keyword search. [more inside]
Is there an archive of the BBC's excellent Radio 4 Choice podcast? They only have the last episode posted and there are some episodes from the past I'd like to hear. [more inside]
What was this story I heard on NPR? Possibly This American Life...? [more inside]
The dealership broke the sound system in the car, claims they did not, and did not fix it. It's a 2002 Saturn LS and when you try to turn on the radio/cd/cassette player it just beeps and says LOCK on the display. What are our options? [more inside]
I'm looking for a recording of the 1988 Prairie Home Companion program (narrated by Garrison Keillor) called "An American's Christmas in Copenhagen." If you can find it, a statue of you goes on top of our tree. [more inside]
I'm looking for access in any format (video, audio, transcript) to an old PM East episode and/or a WCBS radio broadcast from the late-60s. I have no idea how to proceed. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an internet retailer who carries the latest in "generic" wares from China? I'm looking for a HD radio, and I can see that they are being manufactured in China for the export market, but cannot find anyone offering them at retail. I'm not interested in the "brand" radios offered by Best Buy, Amazon etc.
I'm going to be renting a car and want to make sure that my iPod can be hard wired into the stereo. Help! [more inside]
Looking for old recordings of my grandfather: Cleveland disc jockey Howie Lund. [more inside]
I'm looking for online reference sites with guides for the erection of a small guyed radio tower. This is the type that might be used by a highly enthusiastic Ham radio operator in North America. [more inside]
Which free streaming Internet radio shows are awesome? [more inside]
When, and more to the point, why, did, do, radio stations stop identifying the songs they broadcast? [more inside]
I work at a radio station in a big city, and am being harassed by one of our listeners. How to deal? [more inside]
Using your smartphone, can you listen to online live radio while walking around your city? I'm trying to do this (with my iPhone, in Paris) and it only works if I stay in one place; if I move more than about 500m, it usually disconnects. I'm curious to know if others have the same experience so that I can determine if it's my carrier, the phone, the city, or just general limitations of 3G GSM networks. (Note: I'm not talking about Pandora or Spotify; I'm referring specifically to live radio streams which can't buffer minutes ahead). [more inside]
How to delay internet audio feed for 10 seconds so it matches with my cable tv feed? [more inside]
I want to setup an Internet radio show, can you help me out? [more inside]
I can get World Cup on broadcast TV through Univision, but the audio is... en Espanol. Searches for sports radio has all been boring sports shows. Is there any good (preferably radio based) English language solution? NYC Area.
Where did I hear a humorous story of someone playing a song over and over and over on a jukebox? [more inside]
Last year or so, I listened to a radio show on NPR that aired. The basic premise of the show (I think) was very similar to This American Life and was an eclectic mix of interviews of regular old folks, to talking about issues related to living life in general. One of the episodes dealt with two sisters who had run away and they told their story through a series of vignettes about their experiences. Another episode (I think) was an interview of siblings who are gay. The show was only about an hour long each week, but ended up being cancelled due to $$ issues (it's not News & Notes or Day to Day, I've already checked). I'm trying to figure out what the show was!! Any ideas? It was a very grassroots-ey type, low-budget, etc. Thanks MeFi!
Does anyone have a shortwave radio, or something that could pick up an AM station in Russia? [more inside]
Equiped with nothing but an iPhone, how might I listen to the USA vs Australia friendly match that's due to start in a few hours? English language is a must, but I don't care what flavour.
What are some community-based online radio stations? [more inside]
I want to record baseball games which often take 3~4 hours. I've tried a Radio Shark to record directly into my computer, but I can't seem to get the reception that I can get with a tuner and a cassette deck. I've tried to find a dual cassette deck that records in auto~reverse on BOTH decks~they used to be common but it seems they're no longer made. Can you help me?
I feel stupid for wasting a question on this, but what's the best way to get my iPod to connect to the speakers in my 2005 Toyota Corolla? [more inside]
Is there a way to record mp3 audio streams (and ideally schedule such recordings) using Mac OSX Terminal? [more inside]
I recently received these antique postcards from a friend (with no explanation) and I'd like to know what exactly they are. They're of Soviet/Eastern European origin and seem to relate to radio somehow. [more inside]
Does anyone have any suggestions to some live radio shows ala Live Wire Radio or Praire Home Companion ? [more inside]
Help sought in identifying the song. Trip-hoppy, moody backing track with a male spoken sample saying: "Don't cry. You're gonna be a big man someday. This is a new dawn!" [more inside]
Seeking an embeddable player that plays from your set list on 'random', so that fans can visit repeatedly and treat it like radio. paid is okay. [more inside]
I'm looking for an AM/FM/HD radio to tune in to the Sawx or the Pats when I'm working downtown Baaawstin on Sundays. [more inside]
Can you recommend sources for downloadable instrumental music that is free and legally can be used for commercial on-the-air use? [more inside]
Why do my powered computer speakers pick up interference from my cellphone, and can I make them stop? [more inside]
What is this phenomenon? It isn't synchronicity, baader-meinhoff, or confirmation bias. [more inside]
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]
CBC Radio had a program on an old Quebec library (I think - in Montreal) - that dates from the 1800's and is supposed to be absolutely stunning. Something that people would envision being right out of Harry Potter. Unfortunately - I could not make out the name of the Library - and lot's of googling has come up with nothing. Does anyone here know if the Library in question?
Fist incidence of 'crazed killer, internet rantings?' I'm looking for the earliest incident where someone killed another person or persons (using a plane, car, gun, bomb, toothpick, poison, etc) and the media coverage quickly or immediately went to the web for the background, and found it. [more inside]