CR4® - The Engineer's Place for News and Discussion®


Previous in Forum: How To Automatically Change Channels On A Cable Box   Next in Forum: Longitudinal Electromagnetic Wave
Close
Close
Close
54 comments
Guru
Technical Fields - Technical Writing - New Member Engineering Fields - Marine Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancleave, Ms about 30 miles inland from Biloxi and the coast
Posts: 3064
Good Answers: 103

AM Radio

10/07/2016 3:23 PM

I wonder why there is still AM broadcasting. FM seems to be available everywhere in the country. I wonder if it is because some very isolated areas are out of FM range. I haven't tuned in to AM for at least 50 years.

__________________
Mr.Ron from South Ms.
Register to Reply
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be "almost" Good Answers:

Check out these comments that don't yet have enough votes to be "official" good answers and, if you agree with them, rate them!
Guru

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Commissariat de Police, Nouvions, occupied France, 1942.
Posts: 2532
Good Answers: 76
#1

Re: AM Radio

10/07/2016 3:32 PM

You haven't tuned in to Reddit, either, where there is a discussion going on on this topic right now.

__________________
Good moaning!
Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Electrical Engineering - New Member United States - Member - New Member

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wichita, Kansas USA
Posts: 645
Good Answers: 29
#2

Re: AM Radio

10/07/2016 3:53 PM

I listen to AM in my car every day, and I'm listening to it right now at work. Talk radio is still alive and well on AM, and as long as people are tuning in, advertisers will pay for spots, and the stations will stay on the air!

Tom

Register to Reply Score 1 for Good Answer
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 4179
Good Answers: 235
#3

Re: AM Radio

10/07/2016 3:53 PM

FM is very spotty in mountainous areas because of the LOS nature of commercial FM broadcasts. Unless they can site the antenna on the highest peak in the area. And range can be an issue as well. Was that Steely Dan I was hearing through the static?

Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Control Engineering - Time to take control United States - Member - New Member Engineering Fields - Systems Engineering - New Member Engineering Fields - Mechanical Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Posts: 2043
Good Answers: 83
#4
In reply to #3

Re: AM Radio

10/07/2016 4:33 PM

Was that Steely Dan I was hearing through the static?

Can't be. No static at all......Fffffff Mmmmmmm.

__________________
J B
Register to Reply Score 1 for Good Answer
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 4179
Good Answers: 235
#5
In reply to #4

Re: AM Radio

10/07/2016 5:33 PM

AM . . . . FM . . . . . UHF?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUi926ses94

Register to Reply Off Topic (Score 5)
Guru

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 860
Good Answers: 22
#6

Re: AM Radio

10/07/2016 6:15 PM

AM = "poor man's" DIY lightning detector...just use triangulation.

__________________
...and the Devil said: "...yes, but it's a DRY heat..!"
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: at the beach in Florida
Posts: 19292
Good Answers: 1129
#7

Re: AM Radio

10/07/2016 8:04 PM

I saw somebody driving along in a model T the other day listening to an AM station, what's up with that?

http://tunein.com/radio/Coast-to-Coast-AM-p35675/

__________________
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. A.E.
Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Mechanical Engineering - New Member Fans of Old Computers - TRS-80 - New Member Popular Science - Weaponology - New Member Safety - Hazmat - New Member Hobbies - Fishing - New Member United States - Member - New Member

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Detroit MI, USA
Posts: 2095
Good Answers: 209
#14
In reply to #7

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 6:42 AM

I have been listening to Coast to Coast AM for 30+ years now. I really miss the Art Bell days.

__________________
How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life. --CAPTAIN KIRK, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Aerospace Engineering - Member United States - Member - Army Vet in the aviation industry

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bridgewater, Va.
Posts: 1710
Good Answers: 94
#8

Re: AM Radio

10/07/2016 11:23 PM

I listen to AM talk radio when I drive. Not much on FM here in the Shenandoah Valley that interests me. Plus we are in the Greenbank radio telescope quiet zone so transmitter powers are reduced which just makes FM more difficult.

And, OTA radio here at night??!! Forget it! I use TuneIn radio app for night listening at home.

Hooker

Register to Reply
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 4179
Good Answers: 235
#10
In reply to #8

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 12:13 AM

Yes, I've noticed that Bright Radio 105.7 Luray (Sassy Soul and Fun Time Rock and Roll) doesn't carry very far and neither does Star Radio 94.3 Staunton.

A little research shows 105.7 transmitting at 150 watts and 94.3 at 340 watts. The big city stations in Baltimore are running up 25,000 watts.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South of Minot North Dakota
Posts: 8399
Good Answers: 771
#11
In reply to #10

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 1:00 AM

25,000 watts?

Out here in the prairies our smaller stations burn that much power just keeping the tower lights blinking!

Around here if it's under a 100 KW it's just a small town hobby station and not worth taking serious.

Register to Reply
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 4179
Good Answers: 235
#22
In reply to #11

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 11:30 AM

Out your way, you have to pack a lunch when you drive to your next door neighbor.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South of Minot North Dakota
Posts: 8399
Good Answers: 771
#33
In reply to #22

Re: AM Radio

10/10/2016 1:26 AM

And we like it that way!

Register to Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
Good Answers: 6
#23
In reply to #11

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 2:39 PM

Around here if it's under a 100 KW it's just a small town hobby station...

50 kW is the highest power authorized to any AM station in the United States.

Zvi

Register to Reply
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 4179
Good Answers: 235
#30
In reply to #23

Re: AM Radio

10/09/2016 12:14 PM

The key word is 'authorized'.

Register to Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
Good Answers: 6
#31
In reply to #30

Re: AM Radio

10/09/2016 1:16 PM

Are you serious?

On July 1st of this year the FCC raised the maximum penalty to $47,340 for each violation, or each day of a continuing violation.

Register to Reply
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 4179
Good Answers: 235
#32
In reply to #31

Re: AM Radio

10/09/2016 3:41 PM

No, that's a satellite radio station. What's the penalty for processing classified information on a private email server?

Register to Reply Score 1 for Off Topic
Power-User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
Good Answers: 6
#35
In reply to #32

Re: AM Radio

10/10/2016 5:06 AM

What's the penalty for processing classified information on a private email server?

Nomination to run for president.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South of Minot North Dakota
Posts: 8399
Good Answers: 771
#34
In reply to #23

Re: AM Radio

10/10/2016 1:28 AM

Standard FM station power here.

Register to Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
Good Answers: 6
#36
In reply to #34

Re: AM Radio

10/10/2016 5:10 AM

You've got your oranges and apples mixed up.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South of Minot North Dakota
Posts: 8399
Good Answers: 771
#38
In reply to #36

Re: AM Radio

10/10/2016 9:53 AM

How so?

Do explain.

Register to Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
Good Answers: 6
#40
In reply to #38

Re: AM Radio

10/10/2016 4:18 PM

Commercial FM (88-108 MHz) broadcast propagation is line-of-site. Reception starts to get lost at 50-60 miles distant from the station. More power ain't gonna help much. Larger stations will have 40 - 80 KW transmitters with 100 KW or more effective signal strength, depending on antenna height and gain.

Commercial AM (540-1710 KHz) broadcast propagation hugs the earth's surface. A 50KW station can be received at distances of hundreds of miles and more from the station.

In 1933 Crosley's WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio, received a permit to broadcast on 700 KHz with a power of 500 KW. Input power was 750 KW plus 400 KW for the audio modulation amplifier. The transmitter and antenna was said to have cost $500,000 in Depression dollars!

Based on international agreements, Congress set a maximum of 50 KW for commercial AM broadcast licenses, which remains in force today.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South of Minot North Dakota
Posts: 8399
Good Answers: 771
#42
In reply to #40

Re: AM Radio

10/11/2016 10:20 AM

That does nothing to answer my question. Nor relate to anything I was talking about.

Register to Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
Good Answers: 6
#45
In reply to #42

Re: AM Radio

10/12/2016 3:23 PM

Please explain your curt comment: "Standard FM station power here."

Perhaps I misunderstood.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South of Minot North Dakota
Posts: 8399
Good Answers: 771
#46
In reply to #45

Re: AM Radio

10/13/2016 1:21 AM

Follow each post to its related post its replying to then read them forward to get the context of the conversation.

That's where the FM wattage comments come in to proper context.

Register to Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
Good Answers: 6
#47
In reply to #46

Re: AM Radio

10/13/2016 7:27 AM

Post #10 dealing with FM broadcasting stated "...big city stations in Baltimore are running up 25,000 watts." In reply you wrote: "Around here if it's under a 100 KW it's just a small town hobby station and not worth taking serious."

Attempting to return to the thread's subject of AM radio, I wrote that "50 kW is the highest power authorized to any AM station in the United States."

For AM in the USA, 50KW is the maximum allowed RF output power of the transmitter being fed into the antenna. These "clear channel" stations are received for distances of many hundreds of miles and more.

For FM in the USA, 100KW is the maximum allowed effective radiated power (ERP) with limits of 25KW and 50KW in NE coastal states and in California. ERP is the result of transmitter power, antenna height and antenna gain. Typical transmitter RF outlet power for a 100KW station is around 20KW and a 80-100 mile reception radius.

That's what I meant by oranges and apples.

Now, let's get back back to "...why there is still AM broadcasting?"

Register to Reply
Guru
United Kingdom - Member - Hearts of Oak Popular Science - Paleontology - New Member Engineering Fields - Mechanical Engineering - New Member

Join Date: May 2005
Location: In the Garden
Posts: 3400
Good Answers: 75
#48
In reply to #46

Re: AM Radio

10/13/2016 8:09 AM

Alternatively, change the format to "Nested" rather than "Chronological" to see the sequence better.

This post was brought to you by ER Productions (c) an entirely independent information service

__________________
Chaos always wins because it's better organised.
Register to Reply Score 1 for Good Answer
Power-User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 108
Good Answers: 6
#49
In reply to #48

Re: AM Radio

10/13/2016 8:30 AM

Thanks!

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South of Minot North Dakota
Posts: 8399
Good Answers: 771
#9

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 12:11 AM

"I haven't tuned in to AM for at least 50 years."

I'm heading that way with FM now. My daily drivers all have aftermarket Pioneer head units with USB input so I have zero reason to ever tune into the babbling drivel that passes for radio station DJ work or the weak mass produced monkey chants they talk through as well.

As far as AM, well, I'd rather listen to nothing first.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: at the beach in Florida
Posts: 19292
Good Answers: 1129
#15
In reply to #9

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 7:06 AM

__________________
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. A.E.
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South of Minot North Dakota
Posts: 8399
Good Answers: 771
#16
In reply to #15

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 7:24 AM

Umm...

I see.

Spellcheck took the liberty of replacing 'crap' with 'chant' and I didn't catch it.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Commissariat de Police, Nouvions, occupied France, 1942.
Posts: 2532
Good Answers: 76
#12

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 2:11 AM

I can still get the BBC Home Service.

__________________
Good moaning!
Register to Reply
Guru
United Kingdom - Member - Hearts of Oak Popular Science - Paleontology - New Member Engineering Fields - Mechanical Engineering - New Member

Join Date: May 2005
Location: In the Garden
Posts: 3400
Good Answers: 75
#44
In reply to #12

Re: AM Radio

10/12/2016 8:26 AM

Is that on BBC Radio 4's LW transmitter? The BBC keep trying to turn it off, but folks in the wilds of Scotland can't receive anything else...

__________________
Chaos always wins because it's better organised.
Register to Reply
Power-User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 322
Good Answers: 15
#13

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 6:11 AM

If you've driven into the boondocks or the outback, what are your chances of hearing the nearest FM station which may be several hundred miles away, even if it is dead flat, but not line of sight? And when you have conditions that cause mirages, it's even worse, as it refracts the signal into the sky.

Ask workers who operate in these areas why they use AM or satellites for comms.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sebastopol, California
Posts: 832
Good Answers: 35
#20
In reply to #13

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 10:56 AM

You can increase reception of FM by making it more directional (with a YAGI) or by utilizing the ground wave. To do that, you find the line of sight direction and lay one leg of the di-pole antenna across the ground perpendicular to the direction of the desired station, and then lift the other leg of the dipole vertical. This will allow you to even pick up a station on the other side of a hill when your receiver is in the shadow of the hill.

__________________
Most people are mostly good most of the time.
Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Optical Engineering - Member Engineering Fields - Engineering Physics - Member Engineering Fields - Systems Engineering - Member

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Trantor
Posts: 5203
Good Answers: 621
#17

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 7:35 AM

I've got about an hour-long commute to/from work. I'd been listening to talk radio (AM and FM), but I am so sick of the the discussions about the elections and all the awful events that pass as 'news', that I found myself punching the buttons all the time to change the stations.

I asked my son if there were any good podcasts he listens to and he mentioned his favorite, 'Hello Internet'. It's fantastic. There are about 70 episodes so far, starting in Jan/Feb 2014, and many are 1.5 to 2 hours long. I'm only on Ep 12, so I have a lot to catch up on. I've got them loaded on my iphone and I plug the phone into the radio (no bluetooth) and listen via the radio speakers in my car.

In a recent episode they mentioned the epic 'Red Letter Media' reviews of Star Wars 1-3. I first watched those reviews maybe 5 years ago and loved them (they're hilarious) -- so the Hello Internet guys are my kind of guys. They (Brady Haran and CPG Gray) are both well-known makers of YouTube videos about science and math and other interesting stuff. One of Brady Haran's YouTube channels is 'Numberphile' which I also enjoy.

__________________
Whiskey, women -- and astrophysics. Because sometimes a problem can't be solved with just whiskey and women.
Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Optical Engineering - Member Engineering Fields - Engineering Physics - Member Engineering Fields - Systems Engineering - Member

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Trantor
Posts: 5203
Good Answers: 621
#18
In reply to #17

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 8:10 AM

Oops... CGP Grey.

__________________
Whiskey, women -- and astrophysics. Because sometimes a problem can't be solved with just whiskey and women.
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hemet, Land of milk and honey.
Posts: 1222
Good Answers: 23
#19

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 10:25 AM

Because of am radio, it has helped stir curiosity in the mind of my ten year old nephew.

He was amazed that a zenor diode, a used toilet paper roll, 25' of bell wire, a strip of metal from a starkist tuna can and a ear bud could allow him to hear an over the air broadcast.

It's interesting that this and other simple to build devices are often the building blocks that help guide young boys and girls toward technical, analytical and engineering careers.

Register to Reply Score 1 for Good Answer
Guru
Engineering Fields - Engineering Physics - New Member

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MSP, MN
Posts: 607
Good Answers: 8
#21
In reply to #19

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 11:16 AM

My first radio was a crystal set that used a real chunk of germanium crystal! Hooked the antenna lead to the metal finger stop on our dial telephone and picked up the local AM station in our small town. I think that was the beginning of my engineering life.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Placerville, CA (38° 45N, 120° 47'W)
Posts: 4548
Good Answers: 162
#24
In reply to #21

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 5:08 PM

Are you sure it was germanium?

I and my family built many crystal radios during the '40's. At first we made them using galena (lead sulfide crystals) and fool's gold (iron pyrites, iron sulfide crystals). Later on we bought crystals already mounted in a lead (I think) base. I don't remember whether those were galena or germanium; I do know from the color they were not iron sulfide.

In the early '50's, I acquired a commercially made crystal radio enclosed in a nice wooden box. Unfortunately, it got lost in one of our several moves...

That experience was a major influence on the beginning of my science/engineering life as well.

__________________
Teaching is a great experience, but there is no better teacher than experience.
Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Engineering Physics - New Member

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MSP, MN
Posts: 607
Good Answers: 8
#25
In reply to #24

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 5:59 PM

Not sure. I was maybe 10, it was built on a cardboard box and the crystal was just a lump that fit between two metal strips. But it sure was magical.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 39915
Good Answers: 1588
#43
In reply to #21

Re: AM Radio

10/11/2016 11:37 PM

Mine too! My bed was next to the only phone in our house (8 person party line at first) and I could listen at night when it was quiet.

My brother did become an EE, I did not. I liked to take things apart. I leaned toward mechanical.

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 860
Good Answers: 22
#26
In reply to #19

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 6:37 PM

Zener diode? Possibly germanium or silicon diode!

__________________
...and the Devil said: "...yes, but it's a DRY heat..!"
Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Optical Engineering - Member Engineering Fields - Engineering Physics - Member Engineering Fields - Systems Engineering - Member

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Trantor
Posts: 5203
Good Answers: 621
#27
In reply to #26

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 7:26 PM

??

I thought they were 100 per cent pure zener.

__________________
Whiskey, women -- and astrophysics. Because sometimes a problem can't be solved with just whiskey and women.
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hemet, Land of milk and honey.
Posts: 1222
Good Answers: 23
#28
In reply to #26

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 8:27 PM

I thought that's what the guy at radio shack said !

Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Placerville, CA (38° 45N, 120° 47'W)
Posts: 4548
Good Answers: 162
#29
In reply to #26

Re: AM Radio

10/08/2016 11:17 PM

Normally germanium, due to the much lower conduction voltage (≈0.3 V for germanium vs. ≈0.6 V for silicon. Zeners are even higher, so I wouldn't think they would be very good at all...

__________________
Teaching is a great experience, but there is no better teacher than experience.
Register to Reply
Commentator
Engineering Fields - Manufacturing Engineering - New Member Engineering Fields - Mechanical Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 56
Good Answers: 3
#37

Re: AM Radio

10/10/2016 7:31 AM

I grew up listening to AM radio as the truck only had AM radio. And by the way, it only had two types of music that came out of it - country and western. Today's commercial radio (AM and FM) is a wasteland. I'm fortunate to have a local, listener supported, FM station that kicks arse (88.1 KDHX - KDHX.org) that is commercial free, plays blues, country, reggae, oldies, bluegrass, hip-hop, classic rock B-sides, Mercy Beat, etc., - whatever the dj working feels like playing. They make their own playlists and bring in their own music. Really great stuff and the station is a big supporter of the local music talent.

I recently did a road trip and my rental didn't have satellite radio so i opted for iheart radio. I wasn't impressed with it as no matter what artist i chose as the base selection, the "filler" artists were all the same. I like Van Morrison and Jackson Browne as much as anybody, but they found their way onto the playlist no matter what.

Register to Reply Off Topic (Score 3)
Guru
Technical Fields - Technical Writing - New Member Engineering Fields - Marine Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancleave, Ms about 30 miles inland from Biloxi and the coast
Posts: 3064
Good Answers: 103
#39

Re: AM Radio

10/10/2016 2:10 PM

Judging by the responses, it appears AM radio is still around because of reception issues. I guess there are still areas of the country where FM signals are weak or non existent.

__________________
Mr.Ron from South Ms.
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Placerville, CA (38° 45N, 120° 47'W)
Posts: 4548
Good Answers: 162
#41

Re: AM Radio

10/10/2016 5:08 PM

Every once in a while, while traveling by car, I used to try tuning to AM, when I lost my home FM station, and couldn't find anything I liked on other FM stations. I rarely found anything worth listening to on AM, either.

Fortunately, I now have satellite radio in my car. It is wonderful to be able to travel hundreds of miles without having to search for new stations! I still prefer one of my local NPR stations (most of the time) when I'm near home, but as soon as it starts fading, or they play music I don't care for, I switch to satellite.

__________________
Teaching is a great experience, but there is no better teacher than experience.
Register to Reply
Power-User
Hobbies - Musician - New Member Technical Fields - Technical Writing - New Member CR4 Admins - CR4 Moderator - New Member

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 303
Good Answers: 4
#50

Re: AM Radio

10/14/2016 3:22 PM

When I'm bored with all other car audio I like to 'DX' AM stations when the sun goes down. I think WTAM in Cleveland is the furthest I've hit loud and clear (in Northeastern NY). I'm guessing that's probably a niche use though.

__________________
"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." -Camus
Register to Reply
Guru

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 39915
Good Answers: 1588
#51
In reply to #50

Re: AM Radio

10/14/2016 3:29 PM

WLS, Chicago from central Ark.

Dick Beondi, I think that's how it's spelled.

Register to Reply
Power-User
Hobbies - Musician - New Member Technical Fields - Technical Writing - New Member CR4 Admins - CR4 Moderator - New Member

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 303
Good Answers: 4
#52
In reply to #51

Re: AM Radio

10/14/2016 4:39 PM

Nicely done--you've got 150 miles on me then. I'll have to try to hear WLS.

__________________
"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." -Camus
Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Engineering Physics - New Member

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MSP, MN
Posts: 607
Good Answers: 8
#53
In reply to #51

Re: AM Radio

10/14/2016 4:50 PM

"Audio radiance for our radio audience." That's what I remember from WLS.

Register to Reply
Guru
Engineering Fields - Electrical Engineering - New Member United States - Member - New Member

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wichita, Kansas USA
Posts: 645
Good Answers: 29
#54
In reply to #53

Re: AM Radio

10/14/2016 5:02 PM

Ah, fond memories of "Little Tommy" and "Animal Stories" on WLS. Little Tommy was always concerned about the animals involved, while never expressing concern for the people. Made for some hilarious segments, IE "Tiger attacks woman at zoo!", the first question out of Tommy would be "Is the tiger all right?" :)

I can still recall the tune of the call letter jingle.

Tom

Register to Reply
Register to Reply 54 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be "almost" Good Answers:

Check out these comments that don't yet have enough votes to be "official" good answers and, if you agree with them, rate them!
Copy to Clipboard

Users who posted comments:

70AARCuda (2); Brave Sir Robin (6); Crabtree (2); Deefburger (1); dkwarner (3); English Rose (2); Hannes (2); Hooker (1); JBTardis (1); JPool (1); lyn (2); Phaddy (1); ronseto (1); SolarEagle (2); SSCpal (3); tcmtech (8); tdesmit (2); Ti QE (1); tonyhemet (2); Usbport (3); Zvi (8)

Previous in Forum: How To Automatically Change Channels On A Cable Box   Next in Forum: Longitudinal Electromagnetic Wave

Advertisement