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Exploring Radio Garden on World Radio Day

Happy World Radio Day! In honor of this annual celebration, I’m exploring Radio.Garden and listening to stations from all over the world. Launched just two months ago on December 13, 2016, Radio Garden is a website where one can navigate to streams from different stations by mousing over a globe. It reminds me a bit […]

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Thanksgiving turkey. Photo: J. Waits

Tuning in to Alice’s Restaurant on the Radio on Thanksgiving 2016

Happy early Thanksgiving! After a particularly contentious Presidential election, many families are anxious about upcoming holiday gatherings. Some are banning political conversations, whereas others are setting ground rules for polite discourse. Perhaps the long-standing radio tradition of listening to Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant on Thanksgiving can serve as a welcome distraction, bringing families together to […]

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Bones at X-Ray. Photo: J. Waits

10 Weird Things Spotted by a Kid during Radio Station Tours

I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on my radio station tours as I prepare for my 100th tour report this week. During that process, I asked my daughter if she could list off for me some of the interesting and/or weird things that she’s seen when accompanying me on radio station tours. She’s […]

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Leo Blais sign at WMBR

Solving the Mystery of the Ubiquitous Radio Station Call Letter Signs: The Leo Blais Interview

For quite a few years I’ve been intrigued by and obsessed with the handmade 3-dimensional radio station call letter signs that I’ve seen at numerous college and community radio stations all over the United States. One of the signs is posted at KFJC, where I volunteer and DJ, so I see it every week. I […]

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