Archive for the ‘Radio’ Category

A voice in the night

April 29, 2009

While staying in Kalgoorlie (Western Australia) I tuned in to a music program that was fun.  It was Country and Western – mostly American – and stuff I hadn’t heard even though I knew the artists.

The DJ said it was “comet radio” and it seemed his signal was heard all over WA – that’s a big area so it was either a clear channel AM station or a system of relays if it was on FM. 

It reminded me of times as a kid when I would find an interesting radio station and not know where it was coming from or what the call letters were.  I’d listen until I could hear the information, but the guy in Australia never gave me that information.

Anyone out there know the who – what – where  on Comet radio country music in WA?  If so post a comment.

“Have a little more Champaign, my dear?”

January 16, 2009


Callling Rev. Dan and his “Music for Nimrods” program (Sat. 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. PST) from Australia is too expensive, but maybe Jersey Bill who can do it for me between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. EDT) will be able to dial 310-338-5958 and act as our proxy?  Isn’t it time to ask for “Have a little more Champaign, my dear?” (done by Jim Backus)?

This couple is shown enjoying a sunset in Fremantle, Western Australia.

What the . . . heck?

January 14, 2009

The all news all the time radio station in Canberra apparently has the call letters:  666

What the . . . heck, kinda call letters is that?

Skid Row Radio

January 12, 2009

Harry Shearer

always brags that Santa Monica is “home of the homeless” and sometimes adds the sobriquette “skid row by the sea.”

Does Sanat Monica have a radio station for the folks on Skid Row?

Sydney in New South Wales has a radio station for the homeless