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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Man, radio rules are rough stuff.

    Who has to right to tell me I can't talk about sodomy at 8 a.m.?

    Straight up ridiculous...

    Me and my best friend had a radio show in Gary Indiana where we would play electro on a station that was primarily jazz and christian music. We were a lead in for a conscious hip-hop show run by a pretty cool dude. We regularly swore and made references to drug use and internet shock sites like lemon party and tubgirl. We would constantly show up late and occasionaly do an entire show where our only interjections were making laser noises with our mouths.

    The only complaint we ever got was when the one dude we would have call in and talk over the phone mentioned that Gary was the murder per capita capital of the nation.

    What time did you broadcast in the day?

    It was supposed to be from 4PM until 6PM but we were often late and the guy after us was often late. Also we never ran the PSAs we were supposed to except for once or twice when it was just my friend doing the first few weeks of shows and he spent half the time he was playing them making fun of how McGruff the crime dog sounds like a pedophile without the context of an animated dog.

    We so should have been fired from there, but the station manager was actually sad when we had to quit doing the show.

    For the first 9 months I did talk radio from noon to 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Than I quit one show and my other show got shifted so I was at 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the next 6 months.

    During our music breaks I would run up to window and begin to show my bare chest to all who would walk-by, good times...

    Having a radio show is so much more fun than listening to a radio show. Every one of you should try it. There's literally no bar of entry.

    We once did an entire show in old timey format, speaking through cupped hands about "putting another electronic recording from those boys up in tin pan alley on the turnstyle."

    That's the great thing about being damn near the literal last DJ. There's none of the conflict you would see in movies or TV where the station manager wants to shut us down or the RIAA or some other group comes in to protest. There's none of the rabid fanbase who want to hear your unique brand of non-commercial free think either. It's just nobody gives a fuck, have fun having a show with no format kids, nobody's listening anyway.

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  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User, PAX Zonugal regular
    edited August 2010
    Radio for me was/is exhausting. I typically put in 12-15 hours of prep a week before even broadcasting.

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Exact opposite over here. We just went about our week occasionally going "ooh this David E Sugar song's good" and then burning everything we were going to play onto a CD while already five minutes late to the show.

    We did pre-record shows sometimes so we could go to houseparties and other events instead. That was fun because we could actually have a DJ play a set for the two hours and sound like a real electro show and not just two assholes masking fading in and out of songs using old studio CD players with "witty banter" about videogames.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    NOT ON MY TAX PAYER MONEY, or whatever.

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  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My in-car audio sources:

    iPod Nano: 90%
    KEXP: 7%
    KNDD: 2%
    Other: 1% (usually either classical or NPboRing).

    And this is in an enviroment traditionally dominated by radio.

    Do they think that people don't listen to the radio because they don't have access to radios?

    This is not it. It is the insufferable commercials and general horrible music.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I used to record my own radio show

    I think every kid used to do that

    all the songs I played on the show were the theme songs for the Disney Afternoon cartoons

  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That's kind of adorable.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau Still featuring glasses. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The deal has not been finalized, we're told. When it is, the two sides still need to convince Congress to go along, but they're hopeful something can be wrapped up late this year or early in 2011.

    Update: NAB stresses to us that no deal has been finalized. "However, if there is a decision made by the Board of Directors to go forward and seek legislation, including radio-enabled chips in mobile devices in possible legislation seems to us to be a reasonable idea," says NAB's Dennis Wharton.

    Ok, so this isn't even legislation yet. No wonder I couldn't find any votes on it. The actual bill they want to put it in has been processing in committees since last year but hasn't gone to any floor votes.

    And I listen to radio all the time. Because that's where the live sports talk and play-by-play broadcasts are.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Zonugal you do not even know the hell that was the old radio station in the old SUB.

    Does Strange still DJ?

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Henroid wrote: »
    That's kind of adorable.

    Blake and I are going up to Beijing in September to visit my parents

    he has vowed to try to find the tapes

    I am debating sending my mother urgent instructions to destroy every tape she finds in the house

    I remember you used to be able to buy recordings of radio shows on tape

    I loved those

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The last time I listened to the radio out of choice was when I was watching the Ashes, as sports commentary on the radio is more interesting than on the TV. When it was obvious that the Australians weren't going to win, the Australian commentators got bored and started talking about fishing.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The only radio I ever listen to is NPR.

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  • mare_imbriummare_imbrium I'm fine, just tired. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I still listen to the radio. I have listened to KROQ (broadcasts in the Los Angeles area) since I was 13 years old. But I am a crotchety old...ish person who doesn't like new things. I apparently get my new music siphoned to me slowly when I'm not paying attention. Most times I enjoy a song it has to play in the background a couple of times before I recognize that I like it. I was disappointed that ipods didn't come with radios. I actually bought the radio dongle bit for my old nano but the reception was fucking horrible. I had walkmans (walkmen?) and stuff when I was a kid but unfortunately after the ipod thing I gave up on portable radios.

    Honestly after reading the article it sounds like a shady act balanced on top of a huge pile of shady acts. And as much as I enjoy listening to the radio the only reason we'd really need a radio in our portable devices is in case of Skynet or zombie apocalypse. I also think it is funny that they are pretending to champion the consumer when they spend most of the rest of their time completely ignoring them unless they think they can use the legal system to fleece them to prop up their dying businesses.

    I do wonder a bit about the other side though. I mean, you can make a radio pretty small, so why aren't there radios in more devices? I just got a new Galaxy S phone. The European models have radio, but my U.S. version does not. Obviously they figured out how to fit it in there without breaking the phone or costing too much money. So the U.S. wireless companies must have asked them to take it out. Why?

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence!Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rolo wrote: »
    http://www.dailytech.com/RIAA+and+Broadcasters+Look+to+Tell+US+Government+to+Mandate+Radios+in+Cell+Phones/article19374.htm
    Spoiler:

    Comparing radio to digital TV tuners is ingenious.

    Also, stupid.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    look, the real question is who stands to benefit the most from this mandate?

    my guess is that it is the dread quasar hypnobeast of omicron persei seven

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    I mean

    it just makes sense

    and I, for one, am no fan of the dread hypnobeast

    no sir, not I

  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User, PAX Zonugal regular
    edited August 2010
    Tonkka wrote: »
    Zonugal you do not even know the hell that was the old radio station in the old SUB.

    Does Strange still DJ?

    I have been educated in the history of the station but, as I feel there may be an age gap between our stays in Ellensburg, I do not know Strange.

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  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINE Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I mean

    it just makes sense

    and I, for one, am no fan of the dread hypnobeast

    no sir, not I

    He's a HYPNO-beast. Your words ring tinny and hollow in my ears good sirrah, I must respectfully inform you that your word is in doubt by my esteemed self.

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    death throes are often erratic and without direction

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    I used to record my own radio show

    I think every kid used to do that

    all the songs I played on the show were the theme songs for the Disney Afternoon cartoons
    I never did this.

  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence!Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It would be really embarrassing if my parents still have the tapes I made like that as a kid. I actually recorded stuff off my Dad's record player, too.

    I would guess that means they probably do.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    I used to record my own radio show

    I think every kid used to do that

    all the songs I played on the show were the theme songs for the Disney Afternoon cartoons

    I did too

    A tape recorder was a BIG FUCKING DEAL to me and the fact that I was allowed to go outside with it was an even bigger deal

    I'm pretty sure all the tapes are long gone though. Only reason I'd want to hear them is because my grandma could be heard on a couple, but this was way back in like '92 or '93..

    maybe all the tapes are inside Gabe and Tycho's Mystery Murder Rug

  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    gabe's pose suggests that he really badly needs to pee

    lay down that rug and pee off the pier, dude

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    what's in the rug?

    OH GOOODDDDDD WHAT'S IN THE RUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGG?! WHAT'S IN THE RUGGGG?!

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    what's in the rug?

    OH GOOODDDDDD WHAT'S IN THE RUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGG?! WHAT'S IN THE RUGGGG?!

    yesssssss

  • neogodlessneogodless Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Does anyone else get the sensation they are walking to the left, but the blood trail is in that direction?!

  • DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Don't most phones have FM in them anyway?

  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    look, the real question is who stands to benefit the most from this mandate?

    my guess is that it is the dread quasar hypnobeast of omicron persei seven

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    As a murder victim,

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So they don't understand how DTV tuners in digital TV in order to allow access to shit most people expect from TVs is different from radio with cellphones when nobody really expects that nor is it actually related the whole cellphone thing like a DTV tuner in a digital TV is except that the cellphones are capable of having radio on them.

  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    cell phones receive some radio waves so they should probably receive all of them at the expense of everyone else right?

    right??

  • pslong9pslong9 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    neogodless wrote: »
    Does anyone else get the sensation they are walking to the left, but the blood trail is in that direction?!

    Glad it's not just me. Looks like Gabe is walking backwards and Tycho is walking forwards, but the blood stain is in Gabe's direction.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I thought Gabe was walking backwards.

  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i must concur with what was said on the last page and note that i don't listen to the radio because i don't want to, not because i lack access

    all i want to hear is my local NPR station and there's an app for that anyway

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This is a good comic.

    I listen to the radio on the way to work, but only because I am too poor/would rather spend money on other stuff to get one of those satellite radio things. Classic rock, bro.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    Tonkka wrote: »
    The only radio I ever listen to is NPR.

    shame on you!
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  • SASA Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I listen to NPR, GSU's radio station, and GA Tech's radio station.

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  • IvarIvar Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Whaddaya know, my phone DOES have a radio

    It needs a headset for an antenna.

  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    what's in the rug?

    The true horror of Rape is in the rug, since G&T seem so hell bent on sweeping that under the rug!1!

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    hey, pants
    you'll probably want to not pursue that any further

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