The only radio station I listened to

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by Ol' Ken, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Ol' Ken

    Ol' Ken Super Member

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    killed off their nighly two hour jazz show. It was the only reason I still used my tuner.. Thanks CBC....
     
  2. whyaskit

    whyaskit music. Subscriber

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    That happened here about two years ago. Nightly jazz is gone. Now it's just NPR reruns at night.
     
  3. Ol' Ken

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    That sucks too..
     
  4. Splatter Pak

    Splatter Pak High-End Scrounger

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    Try internet radio - NRK Radio for example has an excellent 24/7 jazz channel. Think of your computer as a tuner...
     
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  5. turnitdown

    turnitdown AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Jazz is being dropped in a lot of markets because during the quiet passages, the PPM encoding can be heard. That may, or may not, pertain to your situation - but it's happening.
     
  6. Ol' Ken

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    The CBC replied stating that the host was going on to other things..... anyway I have a number of internet tuners and a smart TV with Vtuner, but it just doesn't sound the same as the high quality FM OTA the CBC is/was noted for.
     
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  7. Sandy G

    Sandy G Spiteful Old Cuss Moderator Subscriber

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    I'll be MORE than happy to send y'all a few Southern Gospel Bible Beater stations...SOMETIMES,, someone actually knows a tad about broadcasting, & the 60-HZ hum is almost absent.. You MAY t lucky & hear the results when one of these Idiots grabs the wrong snake, or drinks a little too much Strychnine, & gets to go meet Jesus a lot earlier than he PLANNED to.... I used to feel sorry for these fool-@zzes, but I think they NEVER read their Bibles a bit more especially the part where its ays"Thow will not tempt the Lord thy God...."Hey, you Cretins..THAT means YOU.."...
     
  8. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    All my tuners now have presets, but if I were twirling a needle I'd twirl right on past those stations (and most others, too). Try that. :biggrin:


    Streaming just doesn't sound as good.
     
  9. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    KMOX and Jon Grayson have split and nighttime AM radio for a good part of this region has lost a great alternative to the usual suspects. No reason left to keep 'MOX in the lineup with their further reduction in quality broadcasting.
     
  10. arts

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    Face it Ken,if you want something to be f**ked beyond all value,get the Canadian government involved.
     
  11. Ol' Ken

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    Don't think it had anything to do with the gov't, more likely diminishing number of dedicated jazz fans. At any rate I'm looking at Bluesound Node 2 and Tidal/MQA. since my venerable SB3 has gone to meet it's maker..
     
  12. Bassblaster

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    i dont listen to radio at all anymore. the stations where i live dont play shit.
    About 10 years ago i used to always lisiten to one station for a program they called "the hot mix at 9" which played all the new hip-hop type songs at the time at 9PM-10PM. i think 8 years ago they killed it off and today that station is saturated with Adele, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara and who ever the names of the new people making all the new slow pop music that all the kids like. Not to be confused with Rap.

    Where i live there's only a handful of stations.
    92.1 - Classic rock, altho they just overplay the big bands from the 80's.
    96.7 - Now called "hot AC" Used to be the station with the hot mix i liked.
    97.7 - Classical
    104.9 - Country
    107.something - collage sports.
    there's 2 or 3 purely talk stations but i have no idea what station number.

    Maybe ill run a Pirate FM station...
     
  13. woofmytweets

    woofmytweets AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    i'm just getting into radio - i used to listen in the car, but the day of 5000-song usb sticks killed that, pretty much. anyway, now i've put an antenna on the balcony, and i've been playing with the tuner in my HTR - there are a lot of stations around here, it filled it's 40-station memory, mostly with crap, and then i had to hunt through the rest of the "dial" - there are about 10 stations that i have any interest in, #1 on the dial is 91.1 jazz fm

    anyhow, the thing i like about it, is there's a very organic feel to it, you can hear the weather, sometimes, and the DJ is almost like having company, if he/she's any good.
     
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  14. Mamrak1

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    You will find that classical and jazz FM stations are a dying breed. These radio stations have discovered that listeners prefer blathering talk radio to music. It's also much cheaper to program. I refuse to listen to local talk stations. It's a complete waste of time.
     
  15. jlovda

    jlovda Things I loved from the 60's and 70's Subscriber

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    I am in my late 60's and like "real" classic rock (65-80) and real jazz (50's-70's). I am NOT into classical. Unfortunately, unless you can convince millenials to suddenly like Miles Davis or Dave Bribeck, jazz will die as us older people die as well. Even the "classic rock" stations in my area drift heavily into the mid to late 80's music because they are trying to attract people who are not part of the Woodstock generation.
     
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  16. Ol' Ken

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    So true and me too..
     

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