Welcome To IOTA NA-178 Mission Control On behalf of IOTA Ham operators WorldWide, the SouthEast Farallon Island - Project NA-178 HAMS HELPING HABITATS project (conducted by K6VVA & K9AJ) will assist the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge ("The Refuge") by transporting materials and equipment via helicopter from the mainland for an important habitat restoration project on SouthEast Farallon Island ("SEFI"), as well as the return of old unwanted infrastructure water pipe from the Island for disposal.
If you thought Eco-tourism was passe, try a DX
! Of course hams
have also put their personal concerns aside for other things, such as helping provide emergency communications during natural disasters
One thing you might not realize is our penchant for broadband Internet via BPL (Broadband over Power Lines) may interfere
with this hobby of radio enthusiasts.
posted by jackspace
on Feb 15, 2006 -
WOXY.com has begun charging a subscription fee.
One of the best radio stations in America, it was a sad day in January of 2004 when WOXY in Cincinnati ceased being a terrestrial radio station. As one of the last truly independently programmed commercial rock stations in the country, it broke new ground and supported many worthy and truly alternative artists and unsigned bands. Unlike other radio stations, it actually lived up to its tagline "97X - The Future of Rock and Roll" -- a slogan you might be familiar with if you've seen Rain Man
. Fortunately, with the help of some anonymous "angel" investors it was quickly resurrected as an internet radio station. In the past year or so, WOXY's terrific Live Lounge Act
series has seen bands such as Gorrilaz, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Wedding Present, Neko Case play in their studio (The station also makes the performances available as podcasts). Now the station says it's going to have to charge $9.95 a month to listen, in part because of increasing royalties and increasing broadcast taxes.
It's worth the money.
posted by Heminator
on Feb 10, 2006 -
So You Think You Hate Country Music?
Then listen to this. The roots of American country music may surprise you. In this series of NPR programs, trace the gradual development of real country music through the first half of the 20th century. Learn how a woman's instrument of the late 1800s, the parlor guitar, became the the central symbol of country and rock; see how African-American musical forms like gospel and blues meshed with the development of country and early rock and influenced the traditional forms in turn; listen to German-Mexican hybrids of accordian style; find out why women had so many honky-tonk torch songs to sing in the late 40s. The series contains hours of content (narrative, interviews, music tracks), and a multitude of excellent links for deeper digging.
posted by Miko
on Feb 2, 2006 -
"Open Source Radio"
was what I found at 1550 AM when I was tuning around on the radio.
It didn't sound at all like AM radio, and it wasn't a pirate.
It's Infinity Broadcasting/CBS Radio/VIACOM, but it's also
klezmer weddings, motivational spam, Rhino Records, current
Japanese music, self promotion, unsigned bands, and things
that I can't identify.
posted by the Real Dan
on Jan 11, 2006 -
is a global youth arts initiative (under 25s) that develops and profiles artists and their work across television, radio, in print and online. Requires Flash. [MI]
posted by sjvilla79
on Nov 15, 2005 -
The Swing Years And Beyond
is on in a matter of minutes. Five hours of swing, lounge, big band jazz and rhythm 'n blues is streamed live for five hours from 7 PM to 12 Midnight Pacific Standard Time every Saturday night. Streamed live but not archived, alas. But enjoy, you who tune in tonight. You who do not, bookmark this thread and tune in next Saturday. It's a great program.
posted by y2karl
on Nov 5, 2005 -
Benjamin Walker's Theory of Everything.
Suggesting specific podcasts might be a little iffy but if you haven't heard Benjamin Walker, you're really missing out. A self-described "radio artist," Walker's delivery immediately jumps out. And once you start to listen to whatever it is he's saying, you'll find yourself angry, fascinated, entertained and/or perhaps enlightened.
posted by panoptican
on Oct 27, 2005 -
This award winning CBC radio series incorporates interviews, music and sound to explore the impact of electricity on music, from Edison to Caruso to Les Paul to Bjork. Exhaustively researched and beautifully produced, it's somewhere between a documentary, a remix and a music show. The home site has excerpts, playlists, and the remix from each show, but you can listen
to all eight episodes in their entirely at PRX (you'll need to login
posted by Turtles all the way down
on Oct 21, 2005 -
Could this be the first ever blogging drama?
The World of Margaret has been running all week on Radio 4's Woman's Hour. An extremely funny play about a retired couple who take up blogging in their retirement, it is serialized and will be online until the end of the week.
Each day's episode is listed at the right hand side of the page.
posted by PeterMcDermott
on Oct 13, 2005 -
After The Flood Surprising stories from survivors in New Orleans. We give people who were in the storm more time than daily news coverage can to tell their stories and talk about what they're thinking. This leads to a number of ideas that haven't made it into the regular news coverage.
The most recent episode of This American Life
is now up on their website--This American Life
is one of the best programs on public radio and this was one of their best episodes ever. It is well worth a listen.
posted by y2karl
on Sep 13, 2005 -
is an excellent program on the legendary free-form radio station WFMU
, showcasing vintage radio. Highlights include the deeply blasphemous Bob Lassiter, the "Paul is Dead" broadcast, and Cleveland DJ Murray "It's FRIIIIDAYYYY!" Saul.
posted by starkeffect
on Sep 5, 2005 -
Bound to draw comparisons to Last.fm
, and Musicplasma
, Pandora (formerly Savage Beast) is a music discovery web application that recommends music based not on popularity, usage habits of other users, or genres/categories but on the deconstructed elements of how the music itself sounds. Fruit of the Music Genome Project
, music analysts have for more than five years spent 20 minutes analyzing each song in its ever-growing database for nearly 400 distinct attributes, so when you ask it, "Why is this song playing?" It answers, "Based on what you've told us so far, we're playing this track because it features electronica influences, mild rhythmic syncopation, surreal lyrics, use of call-and-response vocals, and string section beds." (YES! Thank you!) Currently live on public beta. [Flash, 128kbps streams]
posted by Lush
on Aug 29, 2005 -
Subtitles on the radio.
Last night Radio 1, the BBC's flagship youth station, broadcast an hour of Welsh language music and chat. The webcast includes subtitles.
posted by ceiriog
on Aug 24, 2005 -
Classic FM Radio Analysis
scans play lists from various FM radio stations and allows you to make queries such as how often was Beethoven's Symphony #9 played, what are the most popular pieces played, who are the most popular composers, etc.
posted by RonZ
on Aug 4, 2005 -
Hour 25 Online
is a science fiction radio station that's been broadcasting since 1972. They're available online now and have a very nice archive of interviews with science fiction authors and other luminaries.
posted by substrate
on Jul 30, 2005 -
Real Ads of Genius.
Horrible "beer", great commercials. Here they are, all the Bud Light Real Men of Genius and Real American Heroes radio spots on one site ready to laugh with on mp3.
posted by tsarfan
on Jul 25, 2005 -
Clear Channel launches pirate radio station
. Though the DJ braodcast his desire to see the defeat of corporate radio, WOXY, whose signal was bled into by this two-faced entity, discovered that the IP for the station's domain pointed to Clear Channel Communications.
Clear Channel even went so far as to ask for donations.
posted by Pinwheel
on May 31, 2005 -
Cool Keys Radio.
A true labor of electric piano love that will undoubtedly sate the taste of even the most ardent lover of the instrument.
posted by melissa may
on May 29, 2005 -
A heap of MP3 interviews from JJJ
-- Australian radio. Artists include Caribou*
, Antony and the Johnsons*
, The Arcade Fire*
, Architecture in Helsinki*
, Bright Eyes*
, The Decemberists*
, Sharon Jones*
, Black Mountain*
, TV On the Radio*
, Black Keys*
, Black Dice*
, Mercury Rev*
, The Dears*
, Four Tet*
, Fiery Furnaces*
, Jolie Holland*
, and many more. * MP3 song of the artist -- not interview!
posted by dobbs
on May 9, 2005 -
Alan Cross is a name that is known in Toronto. He's the guy from 102.1 Edge who has the best rock'n'roll show in the business, called The Ongoing History of New Music. His knowledge is so encyclopedic it's creepy. He's personable. He's interesting. He's current. He's uber-cool. And you can either podcast
his shows or read them yourself. I'm no rock newbie, but I'm currently enjoying Building A Record Library: Part I
. The History of Selling Out
is interesting enough to provoke the question, did REM, Husker Du and Sonic Youth really
do it for the bling bling? Speaking of Husker Du, are they possibly the fathers of Emo
? Do yourself a favour: give him a listen and a read. note: the site's a bit rough on the browser
posted by ashbury
on Apr 27, 2005 -
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posted by eriko
on Apr 24, 2005 -
Religion radio co-opts low power FM.
Remember the fight over low
? It was supposed to help establish community radio stations. It seems that some Christian broadcasting stations have been snapping up low power FM licenses to implement translators, which extend the broadcast area of their main signal. Some groups have been speaking out
about this, yet the FCC only acted after it appeared that some of the licenses were being obtained fraudulently for resale. (via Jorn
posted by caddis
on Apr 6, 2005 -
RIP Tommy Vance.
For years the voice of BBC Radio 1's 'The Friday Rock Show' and, for TV viewers throughout the UK, the voice of a multitude of adverts, Tommy Vance
has died following a stroke. RIP you gravel-throated bringer of rock.
posted by TheDonF
on Mar 6, 2005 -
Sounds Like Radio
"casting you the best in new music; transcending oppressive style and genre restrictions; unleashing the world's musical underground". Sort of a music blog, presented as radio shows. There's all kinds of interesting music here, from all kinds of genres, most-all from unsigned acts. Surprisingly varied, and good.
posted by biscotti
on Mar 3, 2005 -