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Was recently in Tillamook county, KTIL AM playing classic rock that I could not find on the FM dial.
I heard yesterdays test in Seattle… The audio was horrendous, the voice barely audible. It sounded like it had been through at least six repeaters. The voice did say it was a “National” test of the EAS.
Is Cumulus still operating without a full time engineer?
Would an example of that be Roseburg with more than one local FM having a second adjacent frequency re-transmitted at low power for a more solid signal in the downtown area which is a valley. The main signals pretty much fly right over. I’m talking about KKMX and KRSB, However the low powered stations are translators. Not sure if that’s what you meant by Class A.
Also in Roseburg a private party owns translators that re-broadcast Eugene stations, they even go so far as selling and broadcasting local Roseburg commercials on the Eugene signals.January 15, 2019 at 2:47 pm in reply to: Are dedicated WiFi Internet radio sets already obsolete? #40730
The corporate spy devices are misnamed… Should properly be called what they are… “Smart Microphones”
Interestingly I heard Pyongyang booming in on 9776 kHz about a week ago… Pretty sure I’ve never heard them before.
I seem to remember that tower site as being a seasonal wetland…
You might be hearing the Voltair, It is an audio watermarking device which inserts station data for ratings purposes into the audio.
The latest trend is to increase the level of the watermark so the PPM’s can “hear” it better.
The side effect is mid to high frequency distortion. Especially noticeable on AM’s playing music.
Had a chance to drive to and from Southern Oregon over the last four days of questionable weather. Just here to say that in over 5 hours of listening to KPNW (Monday and Wednesday this week) I heard the weather and traffic a grand total of ZERO times.
They did have a local news block every 30 minutes but it was the same rip and read recording every time.
So much for saving AM by being a reliable purveyor of local information.
Can’t just say we have a gun problem, we have a violence problem. I’m not much of a TV watcher but with the recent Superbowl/playoffs and now Olympics I see more of the commercials for the shows I don’t watch, the movies I don’t pay attention to, and the games I don’t play. The violence level of todays entertainment has to be questioned at some point. Our media/entertainment industry is normalizing violence and has been for a long time.
Sure as adults most of us can look at this and realize it is just fiction, but to the immature teen mind steeped in a stew of this violence it has to have an effect.
The DNC hack happened because Podesta clicked on a link in a Phishing email and then re-entered his credentials thus compromising his whole email account.January 19, 2018 at 1:25 pm in reply to: Radio’s 40 Year Old Music Programming Formula Is Killing Innovation #34249
40 years ago radio profited by featuring someone elses content. An arrangement with the music industry that was good for both. Well now music radio still mostly use existing available content that is also available online and as downloads. No longer do people need radio to hear new music.
You are correct, music radio still continues to beat the same horse playing nothing you can’t hear elsewhere with talent mostly told to shut up. On top of that they still continue on with the 10 minute 15 unit spot breaks that nobody in their right mind would sit through.
Meanwhile thanks to technology the radio companies now insert a watermark into their program material, a subsonic tone inserted among the midrange frequencies. Like any signal, the theory is if you turn it up, more meters will hear it. So now we have the watermark destroying the audio quality of the very music you buy a $15,000 box to make sound good. One that creates an audible artifact that annoys human ears to make sure the ratings device can “hear” it. Thats right, make the music sound like crap and drive away the people holding the ratings device that can now hear the watermark from a greater distance!!
Morons are in control.
No flu here yet, but when in that mood, The soup that kicks it for me is the spicy beef stew at the SoKongDong Tofu House Korean restaurant next to Fubon on 82nd. http://www.sokongdong.net/
The soup is available at every Korean restaurant and is known in Korean as Yukgaejang
It is fire engine red soup broth due to the ground pepper powder used with an assortment of healthy ingredients.
The irony of the Russia meddling thing is that the Russians Trolled EVERYONE! They were, and probably still are, playing all sides against the other with fake BLM sites to agitate that group, fake white supremacist sites to agitate them, fake anti muslim and fake pro muslim sites, etc.
They were even promoting the anti Trump marches after election day, the NYC union square march, as well as marches in Charlottesville!
So they weren’t actually anti Hillary or Pro Trump, they were what ever it was that agitated as many as possible on all sides.
Most everyone got played.
The burden goes mostly on people who itemize in high tax blue states. NY, IL, MA, CT, CA, and possibly OR too.
No longer will the national treasury be used to cushion the blow of high state and local taxes in these areas.