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element14 Presents: Project Caroline — Raspberry Pi Pirate Radio Station

Matthew relives some of his youthful hacking by dabbling in a little “pirate radio” broadcasting. In this video, he builds a handheld FM transmitter from some salvaged parts and a Raspberry Pi. The Pi uses a piece of software to convert wav files to frequency-modulated signals emitted from GPIO pin 7. To improve transmission quality and prevent undesired signals, Matthew also designs and builds a band pass filter and seals everything in a shielded case.

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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!

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Podcasts Are Great, But Don’t Count AM/FM Radio Out Just Yet

Yes, I know, you and your buddies are deeply into Serial, you haven’t listened to FM in years, corporate radio sucks. But people like you do not reflect the actual state of the marketplace. And frankly, Jeff Smulyan is getting mighty sick of your podcast triumphalism.

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Airheads Trailer

I feel like I really missed an opportunity to do an Airheads-style holdup of a radio station to save the rock format.

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Oh, God! I just heard about Project 9-6-1! I’m sorry, Atlanta. I’m so, so sorry.

Oh, God! I just heard about Project 9-6-1! I’m sorry, Atlanta. I’m so, so sorry.

I wasn’t a UGA fan, but I was a die-hard fan of Larry Munson.

I wasn’t a UGA fan, but I was a die-hard fan of Larry Munson.

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Have I traveled back in time?

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