Who's listening to FM Tonight? What tuner?

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by Old_Tech, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. red 111

    red 111 Active Member

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    listening to WBGO 88.3 Newark,NJ....dont use this tuner much,but it sounds very good NAD 402 tuner...PS Audio 5.6 pre ....Adcom 535II amp ....AudioPrism 6500 antenna IMG_1321.JPG speakers....POLK Audio monitor 5B
     
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  2. JRhoBurton

    JRhoBurton In The Listening Room on the Edge of Forever Subscriber

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    Red, White, and Blues program on KRCL SLC, UT. Currently playing Do What You Like by Blind Faith. NAD 4020A. "Have you got the information?"
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  3. rkgren1

    rkgren1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I am listening to some "smooth jazz" on WHOV (Hampton Univ.), using a Sansui 771 that loves a pair of rabbit ears. Right now it is hooked to some little JBL J50 bookshelf speakers.
    I just turned the volume way down and engaged the loudness to even things out a bit.
    Good night.
     
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  4. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    I'm listening to classic rock over my Sangean DT-160 driving Sony budget MDR-110ZX headphones. With better options all around me. And enjoying the hell out of it. Go figure.

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    This transistor-sized model has 10 FM presets, five AM, DSP tuning, wide/narrow bandwidth, a timer, mono/stereo switch and, best of all, is simple to operate. The sound is too lean, but it has a bass boost that works okay (a bit overblown, imo) for rock and some jazz. Reception is its strong point, and I love this little $35 tuner. No speaker, headphone only, and the 'phone is the only antenna option. I bought both items in white, looks good.
     
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  5. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights " Subscriber

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    92.1 KTLB "The eagle" Classic Rock station here in town. On a "new to me" Marantz 2100.
     
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  6. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Listening to jazz on my usual station, WRCJ 90.9 Detroit. Magnus Dynalab FT-101A.
     
  7. DigitalDad

    DigitalDad AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Saturday Night Blues, CBC Radio2 89.9FM, Sansui TU-217.
     
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  8. satkinsn

    satkinsn low end audio Subscriber

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    'Jazz Night in America," NCPR, the little Sony. 88.9 in my little town. Not through my main stereo; just for fun I dug out my Trends Audio T-amp and a pair of JohnBlue 3 single driver speakers. The JohnBlues can be incredibly lifelike with some kinds of music - female vocals - but maybe not great in this context. Gonna listen some more.

    s.
     
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  9. rkgren1

    rkgren1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Listening to WTYD FM 92.3 out of Williamsburg VA.

    Using a Pioneer SX-1000TW.
     
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  10. RxDx

    RxDx Speaker collector Subscriber

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    Used to be able to hear these guys in Richmond, until 92.1 turned their IBOC hash
    back on. They didn't appear to stream for the longest time, but I see now they do,
    so thanks for getting me to find out!

    Do you ever listen to WCWM? (when they actually broadcast :))
     
  11. rkgren1

    rkgren1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Ken,
    I had never heard of WCWM.
    I did not know the college had a station.
    Makes sense though.
    I will give them a try.

    Thanks,
    Ray
     
  12. RxDx

    RxDx Speaker collector Subscriber

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    Doesn't look like they're on the air presently. They've been increasingly
    erratic the last few years.
     
  13. rkgren1

    rkgren1 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Their website has a mention that they are looking for DJs
    Perhaps it is difficult to get a 20 yr-old interested in radio these days.
     
  14. webdog2010

    webdog2010 Member

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    Sitting outside, listening to 101 The Fox, Kansas City, on a little Panasonic table radio I picked up free a while back. They are playing a lot of Tom Petty tonight. Just seems a bit unreal still.
     
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  15. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    It's still the little XDR-F1HD, not one of the sexy vintage choices, but remarkably good (esp. since the moewillis recap) and playing very nicely indeed with the new amp and Khorns. I owe owning this tuner to being an AK member. Read about it here back when new ones were under a c-note, ordered it, and had it modded by hanging around here. Just so I could slide into Nirvana tonight listening to Sleeper's Awake on KUCO, 90.1, OKC.
     
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  16. lissenup

    lissenup Active Member

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    Tribute to The Hip on CBC2 Vancouver.
     
  17. amptramp

    amptramp Active Member

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    CMTZ 97.7 in St. Catharines was playing the complete discography of the Tragically Hip all yesterday and I was listening on a TEAC MC-D80.
     
  18. satkinsn

    satkinsn low end audio Subscriber

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    Most people on this side of the river have no idea just how important the Hip were/are to Canada's cultural life. They're from Kingston, which is maybe 60 miles from where I sit (and a beautiful place!) and they played a huge show in my little town back in 2011. That they didn't catch fire in the States is puzzling to a lot of people.

    s.
     
  19. kryten79

    kryten79 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I miss KC and the radio stations. There is a much wider selection now than the low low period of the 80s and 90s. The bridge, 90.9 (incidentally run by a guy I was in school with) plays local groups like the Nace Bros. Very refreshing now-a-days.

    I find the lack of original FM programming to be inexplicable in the D.C. area. I can find two hours here and there of special programming, jazz, blues on a couple of stations. Otherwise, it's all corporate computer programming.

    Incidentally, I stumbled across Crap from the Past at the wayback machine. Ron "Boogiemonstoer" Gerber has been playing oldies (albeit with a bunch of bad disco) since the early 80s. He's STILL broadcasting (Crapfromthepast.com) now on KFAI in Minneapolis/St. Paul on Friday Nights, 10-12. I obviously cannot listen live so I download the show and listen to it mostly while driving. So refreshing to NOT hear the same songs 20 times a week.

    I have a Pioneer TX-9500ii feeding an SA-7500ii and HPM-100s. I have a TX-9500 just sitting. Looking to get an antenna installed soon. Am considering dropping Comcast when contract is up and am thinking I'll try to put a Channel Master antenna with rotor in the attic for OTA TV and FM. If that doesn't work, I'll move it outside. Suggestions for 40 miles across a 40 degree arc with a lot of interference and close channel spacing?
     
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  20. GearHead454

    GearHead454 Still Lost Subscriber

    KEXP, swinging doors
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