With all my love and admiration of WHRB I have to tell that the guy why run this station David Eliot (he is the chairman of the WHRB board of trustees and program director) has his head deep on own ass. WHRB was fighting recently with WHRB they a few months ago begin to broadcast very strong noise along with signal. After many complains I made they fixed the noise – thanks God, it took me almost 3 month!
Now, is another problem: I was complaining that when WHRB broadcast MET programs then they have 3db less on right channel (Own WHRB programs are at right balance). This season they did even more crazy: right channel 6dB less then left and from time to time it burst 4dB – very nicely done WHRB! Each time when I call them and complain David Eliot get openly annoyed and brings absolutely idiotic justification, still promising to fix it. After a 7 months I thought it was enough and I called again and the FM veteran David Eliot told me that instead of complaining I need juts to sit a feet aside from the mid of my couch. Is he kidding me!?
I immediately called to MET, spoke with Broadcast Producer and confirmed that the feed that MET to WHRB is symmetric (the Broadcast Producer did go to consult with her engineers). The MET promised to help with their influence me to make my WHRB to transmit MET with proper balance. What however really pissed me in this whole story what when then I spoke with David Eliot, informing his that it is confirmed that MET signal was not the problem, David begin to scream to me claiming that I have no rights to interfere with WHRB relation with MET. That kind of puzzled me as I always thought that there is MET event and there is me, the listener, and it is David Eliot with his fucked up radio station and his ignorant attitude toward audio has no right to vandalize the authenticity live FM broadcast. I never kept my head in sand and I in a past did proposed to the non-profit and finance-challenged WHRB to buy for them a good replacement if they identify themselves which their electronic component is causing the problem. However, the real problem is not with faulty equipment or that they do not calibrate them but that David Eliot just DO NOT CARE.
Which bring an interesting question: do those radio station people feel that they own public events?
The WHRB MET broadcasts are not only cultural happening in Boston but also a historical cultural event. In my view the WHRB does not own rights over it MET broadcasts, as well as WHRB does own neither air nor the 95.3 frequency spot. The WHRB just leases the frequency, the air and the MET legacy from public domain in exchange for the programming it provides. If were no WHRB in town then it will be other station that would hold the touch of the Saturday's MET broadcasting…
So, I think that WHRB, sine they are the ONLY station that does MET in Boston is under an obligation to public do not vandalize MET broadcasting and from this perspective I have a no idea why David Eliot need to be pissed that a listener wastes his time to monitor and to attempt how to improve WHRB sound. I think this David Eliot feel that his some kind of belly button of FM universe… Well, it is not how I see the things…
I would not talk about compression, unreasonable limiting or other “complex” subjects that would “require” evolve understanding. I am taking about the very elemental fix that would take a few minutes to implement. All that is necessary is a wish. The 6dB of difference is twice by volume. So I wonder if David Eliot’s own right kidney would be 50% dysfunctional then shell he fix it with a doctor or would it be better for him juts to forget about it do not urineate on the right side? The Cat
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