Monthly Archives: April 2009

How to increase your station’s “Quality Rating”

The primary factor in our quality rating is the delay between when a listener clicks on Listen and when the programming starts streaming. A large majority of commercial radio stations are using Microsoft’s Windows Media Streaming to do their streaming. … Continue reading

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What People Like and what People Hide

Now that there are new icons, perhaps more people will notice they can create a favorites list of Stations or Shows – or block/hide programs they are not interested in even seeing listed. Since that feature has been around a long time, … Continue reading

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The economy and AM stations “going dark”

Just a gentle reminder that I’m not a “radio biz” guy – I’ve never had a job in radio, don’t own anything related to radio, don’t derive any income from radio… so I could just be connecting dots that make … Continue reading

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New Listen buttons

The Graphics fairy has been busy making new icons – hopefully to make the pages more cell phone friendly and a more consistent look over all the pages and less cluttered. The most important old icon – the Listen button – has … Continue reading

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Addition of all TV transmitters

With the Nearby Transmitter page working nicely, I decided to go back to the FCC database and add in every FCC licensed TV transmitter. As you know, we are about to FINALLY end analog TV (in most places) in June … Continue reading

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Nearby Icon

The “look” of using small icons seems like a good idea, so I’ve now made a Blue “N”earby icon  and will start adding it in some new places to make it more convenient.

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Volunteer program celebrates 2nd anniversary

Today is the second anniversary of when I put out the call for helpers.   I discovered that today as I was copying the old “News” into the blog. As the number of stations that were streaming grew and grew, it … Continue reading

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Re-learning the lessons of 9/11

One of the lessons learned (or not!) from the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center towers was the importance to public safety of NOT having most or all of your city’s TV and radio station transmitters at the top … Continue reading

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The Highs and the Lows of Radio

Since Americans are obsessed with having the biggest, tallest, longest, fastest, most powerful things – you might wonder – what transmitter is the highest above sea level in the United States? The highest licensed transmitter for public signals is K280DZ … Continue reading

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