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.

Advertisements

“Have a little more Champaign, my dear?”

January 16, 2009
Champaign?

Champaign?

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

http://www.abc.net.au/canberra/radio/

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

Skid Row Radio

January 12, 2009

Harry Shearer

http://harryshearer.com/

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

http://www.addisonrdcentre.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=21&Itemid=81