Monday, October 25, 2010

Terry O'Reilly to host CBC Radio One's "Q" tomorrow (October 26th)

The CBC Radio One program on advertising and marketing, "The Age of
Persuasion", which normally airs for 20 weeks per year, is one of my

Its host, Terry O'Reilly, will be hosting the CBC weekdaily
arts/culture/entertainment program "Q" on Tuesday, providing us "AOP"
fans a chance for a between-season "fix" of Mr. O'Reilly's wit and

Check out and also

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Still Gaga Over Radio (from the Belfast Telegraph)


Note the dates October 28th - 30th -- an interesting event
co-sponsored by RTE and BBC Northern Ireland is coming up...

Two BBC World Service programs will be produced in coordination with
the event: an edition of "World Have Your Say" and "The Forum".

Thursday, October 14, 2010

BBC DG interviewed on NPR's "On The Media"


Mark Thompson, the BBC's Director General, is interviewed; a good
discussion covering several topics including the World Service.

Worth a listen.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Remix Radio" from PRX -- interesting new concept I hadn't seen before

If you've participated in the swprograms list before or read my NASWA
columns, you've seen me mention the "Public Radio Exchange"
before; they are a content clearinghouse for independently-produced
programming available to public radio stations as well as individual

PRX has launched a live stream called "Remix Radio" that provides a
continuous stream of programming from the programming available at
their website.

It strikes me as a "pot luck" opportunity to sample something random
that you might not otherwise check out in your usual "appointment

It isn't 100% spoken word -- it's more of an "interesting sound"
format...but my impression is that it's primarily spoken word...

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Old Time Radio resource: "When Radio Was"

A random browse led me to this website -- appropriate for fans of
old-time radio.

The daily syndicated program airs on WVXU-FM; WVXU also airs the
Saturday evening two-hour ediiton.

WVXU streams its audio...with no evidence that this program is blocked.


Friday, July 31, 2009

BBC World Service: "Global Business" interviews Matthew Szulik, Chairman of Red Hat

In the current edition, host Peter Day interviews Matthew Szulik, Chairman of Red Hat, the most visible software vendor for Linux for business. I know many shortwave enthusiasts are also Linux
enthusiasts; Szulik sounds like an interesting guy.

Peter Day does a good job staying out of the way to let Szulik talk...something Mr. Day doesn't always do well...



Worth a listen: BBC Radio 4: "MI6: A Century in the Shadows"

Radio 4 has begun a three-part documentary series commemorating the 100-year anniversary of MI6, the UK's analog to the USA Central Intelligence Agency. Considering the importance that radio has played in the communication of information between field agents and headquarters, folks here might find it worth a listen. Bletchley Park - the codebreaking center for British intelligence - is mentioned in the first episode of the series.

The first episode, "Gadgets and Green Ink", is available on-demand until roughly 0900 UTC on Monday, August 3rd; that's when the second episode, "Heroes and Villains", goes to air; that episode will then be available online for a week.


Thursday, July 09, 2009

CC Wifi radio now can incorporate your Pandora of charge for first 40 hours/month

If you can access Pandora's online streaming music discovery service where you live, and you own a CC Wifi radio, you can now add your Pandora account settings to your CC Wifi radio.

You'll need to upgrade the firmware on the WiFi radio, then log into the Reciva website and update the "My Radios" link, even if you aren't making a change to the radio. Apparently that step is needed for Reciva to recognize that you've upgraded the firmware.

Then you should see a link within "My Stuff" called "My Pandora"; you can then enter your Pandora ID and password, and all your Pandora channels will be available on your WiFi radio.

Bandwidth for Pandora is only 64k mpbs, but the audio quality seemed decent for me.

It's also worth noting that folks listening to Pandora for more than 40 hours/month will be asked to pay 99 cents to continue to listen that month once their listening hours exceed 40. This is a result of the recent SoundExchange copyright deal with web radio providers; see .

Also...I've started a new Internet e-mail reflector group specifically
to discuss Internet radio including Wifi devices.

Check out
for more details or to sign up.