Category Archives: About the Guide

This website is now “secure”

A few months ago, I posted information about Apple ios 10 blocking access to websites without a secure connection, if you wanted to tell a website your GPS location. I use that capability in the “show me radio/TV stations near … Continue reading

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The next project

The FCC databases were built for a specific purpose in 1979 – to perpetuate a manual paper process that went back to at least 1922 – before the FCC was created in 1934. The data is organized based on the … Continue reading

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For your poll image selection

If you upload an image, the montage should automatically update

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Geography Quiz

Which metro area does Harrisonburg Virginia belong to? +—————————————–+ | MetroArea | +—————————————–+ | Charlottesville, VA | | Fredericksburg, VA | | Harrisonburg, VA | | Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA | | Richmond, VA | | Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA | | … Continue reading

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Radio.garden

http://radio.garden/ Combine Google Earth with Streaming Radio and magic happens One of the pesky questions is whether in a streaming world people care where a station is located. Weather Garden uses your location as a starting point – it didn’t … Continue reading

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University of Okoboji

One of the risks of working too quickly is making mistakes and overlooking curious and interesting things. KUOO-FM is the official radio station of the University of Okoboji, located in Spirit Lake, Iowa. http://www.kuooradio.com/ The reason this station got my … Continue reading

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The Apps have it!

Now that the station scanner is smarter, it is a surprise how many stations that have a perfectly fine mobile friendly player also offer apps. It isn’t clear if people use them, but adding the app download links seems like … Continue reading

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Cable Fun

My personable cable fixer guy showed up at 8 AM as promised. Pablo no habla ingles, let alone knows a single thing about cable modems and has no idea what Linux is. Wish me well! Now I understand why Comcast … Continue reading

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Universities – Public or Private?

The category of Educational radio stations has been split into public and private. It is interesting to run down a list of University names and decide if the schools are public Universities, and who runs the Private ones. If you … Continue reading

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The raw power of being the czar

When looking at stations in the format where you are Czar, the scanner attempts to draw your attention to words in the title, keywords, or text of a web page which tend to confirm or refute the category. This is … Continue reading

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