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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mark Holtz, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Oct 6, 2013 #181 of 368
    SeaBeagle

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    There was a need for better sound quality. That's why FM came into being and is now dominant. Or at least very substantial.


    I was happy the was AM sounded. I guess I am not that fussy about sound.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2013 #182 of 368
    SeaBeagle

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    Not really you pick up done AM stations as far away as 250 miles. I can here on my radios. FM does not reach as far. On some days and nights the atmosphere is just right for a FM station to skip for thousands of miles. I picked up a FM station from Clovis, NM all the way back east. I once picked up a FM station from Ft. Meyers, Florida all the way to New York State. Back then it was neat to do that because that was before the Internet. Now is is as simple as using the Internet to pick up almost any radio station in the world.

    The neatest things I heard on AM was in the evenng time. I was listening to KFAB that broadcasts from Omaha on 1110 KHz. That was unusual to pick up that station because usually I would pick up WBT Which is out of Charlotte, NC also on 1110 KHz.

    I was listening from New York State. Anyway KFAB had the top of the hour identification which was. "This is KFAB Omaha the good neighbor to the Midwest its 5 o'clock. Then that station changed its directional aerial at that same moment a station from Cleveland, Ohio came on because it's frequency is 1100. That station then announced is 6 o'clock. I only heard the 6 o'clock part because KFAB had not turned their aerial when WWWE made the first part of their identification. It was strange to hear It's 5' o'clock followed with in seconds hearing it's 6 o'clock.

     
  3. Oct 6, 2013 #183 of 368
    SeaBeagle

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    I remember when a local station ran Big Band music. Not anymore.


    Only I wish. There were two of them here. Now these both have that talk nonsence. There are a few stations out there that still play good music. I listen to these over the Internet. I like a format of Big Band music, beautiful music, country music from the 1930s to the 1960's. Today's country music songs contain 2% country and 98% pop music. There is a station in Seymore, Texas KSEY that plays what is country music. Not so called country music.

    You can tune to a country station that calls its format classic country. Yea right. Maybe one out 10 songs 1 might be classic country.

    Today's radio stations are not fun to fun to listen to. We do not have any here that are any good.

    We really need good music like Big Band again. That music makes much more Sence and one can understand the lyrics.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2013 #184 of 368
    SeaBeagle

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    Better yet, when kids actually worked for their allowance..

    I asked a friend of my daughters if she received an allowance and she gets $10 a week and the only thing she has to do is put her dirty laundry in the hamper. I asked if she did anything else like help fold laundry or dishes and the kid said that's grandma's job.


    Oh some kids today are such losers they will steel from their parents.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2013 #185 of 368
    SeaBeagle

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    Luck out there, went home for lunch being only a block away.

    Then, my mom went back to work, and I then began eating lunch at the corner coffee shop.

    Had to go to HS, before school lunches became regular for me.


    I was lucky in that retrospect. Our family was like Leave it to Beaver. My father had the job and provided for us. My mum did the grocery shopping and house work. So her was always home for us. Sometimes I miss those times.

    For lunch at school I loved Wednesdays because that was pizza day. The pizzas were made from English muffins. Those were good.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2013 #186 of 368
    Drucifer

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    No pizza in Catholic grammar school.

    Everyday we got a hardboil egg, a sandwich, usually peanut butter and pea soup with a 1/2 pint of simi-cool milk. Forgotten how much they charged my folks for that meal, but that food got very tiring very quickly. Don't remember how I did it, but I was soon having lunch at home.

    BTW, I haven't been fond of hardboil eggs or pea soup since those days.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2013 #187 of 368
    fluffybear

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    Same here, I never really noticed the difference.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2013 #188 of 368
    Rich

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    I like jazz. It was impossible to find an AM station that was jazz based. Now I can't find one on FM, which seems to be switching to talk radio more and more.

    Rich
     
  9. Oct 7, 2013 #189 of 368
    Cholly

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    Jazz stations can be found on FM HD radio. There are two stations in NYC having jazz channels: WBGO (88.3 HD-1 and HD-2) and WWFS (102.7 HD-2). Best Buy used to have an HD Radio tuner, (I have one), but it has been discontinued. Most of the component manufacturers have models with HD radio, but they are all in the $1000 plus category. There are several manufacturers of portable receivers and a proliferation of after market car radios with built-in HD radio (I have a Kenwood KDC-HD455U in my Santa Fe). For more info, go to http://www.hdradio.com
     
  10. Oct 7, 2013 #190 of 368
    Laxguy

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    At the same time, some kids are so nice they will iron for free.

    :)
     
  11. Oct 7, 2013 #191 of 368
    Laxguy

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    We;ve got KJAZ and some others that play jazz in the Bay Area.
    However, with apps that'll bring you virtually any radio station in the world static free, airwaves are somewhat less important. We use Airplay to bring music and sports radio into our home and cars. (Bluetooth robs bandwidth- too small for 256kbps files)
     
  12. Oct 7, 2013 #192 of 368
    Herdfan

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    I do that now. I am grandfathered with DNS and when everyone comes for the holidays I will watch Jeopardy on the NY affiliate at 7:00 in my office, then go out at 7:30 and put it on the local affiliate and know every answer. But it was even better when I did it with my 8 year old daughter. She remembered a lot of the answers and they were stuff no 8-year old should ever know. Showed grandma who the smartest grandkid was. S-I-L not impressed. :rolling:
     
  13. Oct 7, 2013 #193 of 368
    AntAltMike

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    .Our cafeteria manager called our chop suey "American chop suey" because he didn't want to be feeding us communist food. The milk was always 3 cents per half pint in the 1960s, for everyone, not just the needy. A hot dog was 25 cents, an ice cream sandwich ten cents, and I think the complete cafeteria "hot lunch" was thirty five cents, though I never bought one. In high school, once a year the debate team would go to some private boy's boarding school named New Hampton and pay a very modest amount for their dining room meal, and they gave us choices of three meats and unlimited refills on everything. Man, did we look forward to pigging out on that every year.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2013 #194 of 368
    veryoldschool

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    In the mid-sixties "underground radio" was only on FM, so in the San Francisco bay area we all needed FM.
    It was fairly common to have the same station tuned: in the car, at home, and at work.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2013 #195 of 368
    SeaBeagle

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    Same here, I never really noticed the difference.


    There are differences like no noise in FM and the sound is crisper. But to me that means little or nothing.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2013 #196 of 368
    SeaBeagle

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    I like jazz. It was impossible to find an AM station that was jazz based. Now I can't find one on FM, which seems to be switching to talk radio more and more.

    Rich


    Yes simulcasting on FM. It is bad enough peeps are bombarded with that talk nonsence on AM but, why punish peeps by putting that junk on FM.

    Orrrrrr....the format on FM station is playing off the wall noise for music.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2013 #197 of 368
    SeaBeagle

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    At the same time, some kids are so nice they will iron for free.

    :)


    True there are good kids as well. You are correct.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2013 #198 of 368
    Mark Holtz

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    Here is the radio station listing for Sacramento. It especailly sucks that the classical music station does not play classical music at night anymore, and the smooth jazz station changed into alternative rock. I've ended up installing a FM modulator in my car so that I can listen to the music I like from my phone when driving to and from work.
     
  19. Oct 8, 2013 #199 of 368
    Laxguy

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    I have a car that'll accept the iPhone directly and show its full interface on the dash. I like it especially since it'll pass the full pile of bits along, unlike bluetooth. And it'll charge it, too, though that's usually no biggie. Sometimes it is, though! At home we use Airplay through a Denon receiver or a Bowers and Wilkins unit. Just fabulous sound all around.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2013 #200 of 368
    Cyber36

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    We did!! One of the students had parents who owned a bakery, so we had Pizza brought in for sale once a week.....
     

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