Tag Archives: radio

B 98.5 FM: “Listen At Work Payoff” (circa 1992)

B98.5FM-Atlanta used to run a contest during the weekday 9-5 slots, to increase listenership during sweeps, giving away $1000 every hour.

Anyone in the A know if they still do this? I remember it was a big deal back then!

My name is Matthew Eargle, and I am–and always will be–99X

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My name is Matthew Eargle, and I am–and always will be–99X.

The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl’s Irradiated Forest

For years, HAM operators hunted the mysterious “Russian Woodpecker”, but Chernobyl finally laid it to rest.

The mysterious Cold War base is now an eerie, crumbling ruin.

Source: The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl’s Irradiated Forest

The Rise and Fall of College Rock

For many poor souls, there is no alternative to the alternative.

Source: The Rise and Fall of College Rock

Last of the Indie Radio Stations Fights On

God bless the independents! To say that corporate radio in the USA sucks is the understatement of the century.

The largest independent alternative music station in the US fights to stay afloat in a sea of corporate competitors

Source: Last of the Indie Radio Stations Fights On | Al Jazeera America

Skip Caray: “The Worst Open In The History Of Baseball”

God bless him. We miss you, Skipper! Happy Opening Day, everyone!

The U.S. NPR Podcast Affected Voice

As someone who listens to NPR podcasts on a regular basis, I can’t help but laugh heartily and agree.

All my favourite US podcasts are being ruined by this universally adopted affectation. Planet money, This American Life, Radiolab, Startup.. Why? Why would you do this? Please stop. It’s so boring.