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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 21
Post ID: 7887
Reply to: 7885
So, how much loner?
An interesting excurse in past, thanks, Clark, you see you might be useful…. What I wonder is: considering your internal knowledge of Boston’s local FM market, how many more miles do you think we will be able to get o got the FM? I know that WCRB a few years back when to dark and then reappeared. The WHRB might go to dark any moment as soon as a few of their enthusiasts pass away or change priorities. The WGBH might turn fully digital or turn into a fully news station. I mean, do you think we will get another 10-15 year of good classical FM programming in Boston? Is any polling ever was done to evaluate this target market? The WGBH with NPR backing sound very stable among all…

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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clarkjohnsen
Boston, MA, US
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Post #: 22
Post ID: 7898
Reply to: 7887
Miles and miles
"Miles"? Not, years?

WCRB never went dark.

WHRB subsists just fine, although CM programming may diminish after David Elliott retires.

WGBH could indeed change to news/talk (i.e. crap) but since WBUR gives us a steady of diet of that, probably not.

To my knowledge no polling exists to determine what FM listeners want. They just roll dice I think.

In the midwest, perhaps not surprisingly, one finds more CM (classical music) on the air at NPR stations. In Sioux City, my home town at the conjunction of three states, one receives hours and hours of it every day: From Iowa Public Radio, Nebraska Public Radio, and South Dakota Public Radio. The Nebraska station is very high quality artistically.

clark
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 23
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Freaking ridicules…

Referring to my post in the Electivity themed:

http://www.GoodSoundClub.com/TreeItem.aspx?PostID=8020

I was tempted today to listen one CD that I brought from my work, so I fired up my CD player (I do not think I use if for a couple month, since the Bidat story was over). I listened what I needed and the electricity was quite bad – flat, compressed and granny sound with clouds of white noise.

Then I did something insane…. I connected to Bidat’s out my FM transmitter. It is a cheap 5W $100 transmitter that I use for calibration, I think that one that I have do not work even works good.  I set the transmitter to the frequency that is more of less free and tuned the Rohde & Schwarz to it, feeding the entire system from the Schwarz’s output, effectively bringing the signals via the modulation-encoding and demodulation-MPX-decoding chain.

To my big surprise it was quite good sound BUT the most important was that the sound it was much less impacted by bad electricity. This really made me to think about the nature of FM….

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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  »  New  My recent FM mystery..  Yamaha T-2...  Off Air Audio Forum     3  44507  07-25-2004
  »  New  The best audio source EVER!..  Norway to close FM by 2017...  Off Air Audio Forum     34  234266  08-20-2005
  »  New  How to record FM broadcasts...  Left to center...  Off Air Audio Forum     125  924634  11-04-2005
  »  New  “FM live” file exchange service...  IP ramifications...  Off Air Audio Forum     19  114942  10-14-2006
  »  New  Sansui TU-X1 Broadcast monitor...  What a bliss TUX1 in Covid times!...  Off Air Audio Forum     56  402404  06-20-2007
  »  New  The ways to delay horns channels...  The ways to delay horns channels....  Horn-Loaded Speakers Forum     0  13753  10-11-2007
  »  New  Where are our good Tuners?..  Ok, it did clear the things up....  Off Air Audio Forum     43  337957  03-31-2008
  »  New  Kenwood L-02T and the hype of FM tuners..  Good reception...inferior Sound...  Off Air Audio Forum     2  57236  04-25-2008
  »  New  A tube tuner? REL Precedent 646C..  REL Precedent Report...  Off Air Audio Forum     24  221726  07-28-2008
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