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Washington Post article asks if this is radio's second golden age

Joe Webb
 


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Charles Walker
 

25 years ago I was working at an auto auction it was located outside of town at least 5 miles away from any other buildings. I made up my own playlist of songs I wanted to listen to at my work station. I worked in the body shop, this auction had a cafeteria, a detail shop, a mechanics shop and different offices and a large parking lot which held three or four hundred cars. I fed the headphone output of the CD player to a amplifier and then to speakers. Some of the guys in the shop liked the music I had playing and asked if I could you run a speaker over so we can hear it. I had a better idea I had built an FM transmitter from a kit it put out 1 to 2 Watts. I am a ham radio operator so I'm familiar with electronic circuits and antennas. So I took it to work and hooked it up and fed it with my CD player, this was so the other guys in the shop could could tune their radios and listen to my tunes without me having to run wires and set up speakers. I found out this it would cover most of the parking lot and the and most other departments. I knew this was illegal but figured I was safe I picked the frequency that would not interfere with any station. I adjusted the power and the antenna placement so it would fade out once you went out to the road and drove a little way. This was at a time that you couldn't buy an FM transmitter from Amazon or somebody else did put out any kind of power.I was worried about the FCC but I figured if they did discover it they would just tell me to stop they didn't and I used that for a couple of years.

On 4/6/2022 11:56 AM, Scott wrote:

Here are some photos of my setup. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb7wc4cLumy/ The transmitter is velcroed to the back. I also built a website https://broadcast.hazzardlabs.com/. That lets me create playlists in chunks or groups that make it easy for me rearrange, save and reuse. The playlist is looping so it will restart every about every 16 hours. Here is another example of a playlist I created from audio at archive.org of K-Mart music. https://broadcast.hazzardlabs.com/attention-k-mart-shoppers/


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Scott
 

Here are some photos of my setup. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb7wc4cLumy/ The transmitter is velcroed to the back. I also built a website https://broadcast.hazzardlabs.com/. That lets me create playlists in chunks or groups that make it easy for me rearrange, save and reuse. The playlist is looping so it will restart every about every 16 hours. Here is another example of a playlist I created from audio at archive.org of K-Mart music. https://broadcast.hazzardlabs.com/attention-k-mart-shoppers/


Re: SPERDVAC membership

Walden Hughes
 

No just once a year,

 

Walden

 

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io [mailto:main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:44 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] SPERDVAC membership

 

I know SPERDVAC is a different group entirely, but I know there are several members here. I signed up for a SPERDVAC membership a couple of months ago using PayPal. I thought it was $20/year, but it looks like I'm getting billed each month. Is it monthly?


Re: SPERDVAC membership

Larry Gassman
 

No, it is $20 per year.

If you are being billed monthly, you should not be.

I’ll send this on to SPERDVAC.

In fact there is a board member on this list so he should see this note.

Larry

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:44 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] SPERDVAC membership

 

I know SPERDVAC is a different group entirely, but I know there are several members here. I signed up for a SPERDVAC membership a couple of months ago using PayPal. I thought it was $20/year, but it looks like I'm getting billed each month. Is it monthly?


SPERDVAC membership

Brian Kavanaugh
 

I know SPERDVAC is a different group entirely, but I know there are several members here. I signed up for a SPERDVAC membership a couple of months ago using PayPal. I thought it was $20/year, but it looks like I'm getting billed each month. Is it monthly?


Re: Actor identification - Lone Ranger and Jack Benny

Ryan Ellett
 

Here is Martin Grams' response to the Lone Ranger comment: "Correct. John Todd was on tour performing on stage (if my memory serves me correct, in Cincinnati) for a couple weeks. Someone else filled in for him during those two weeks but I cannot recall who did. We may not have gone through those scripts that were marked with cast yet." This info will probably be in hist next volume on the series.
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


The Old Time Radio Researchers
"Saving the Past for the Future"




On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 7:12 AM Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian=briankavanaugh.com@groups.io> wrote:
Two questions came in on the YouTube channel. First, a listener of the 8/14/1939 episode of The Lone Ranger titled "Pot Luck Potter's Mule" thinks Tonto does not sound like John Todd. According to the series log, Todd played the role for the entire series - but I'm guessing that doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't out occasionally because of illness, etc., and they had to bring in a substitute. Anyone able to tell for certain? Episode link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu9L7f7DzcY&lc=UgygwqZgV8za4TZrZMR4AaABAg

Second is the 4/24/1938 The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny episode called "Snow White and the Seven Gangsters." The listener is wondering who played Grumpy. That link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzpj8m7-b8Y&lc=Ugx5oU9Rn_1UF5BeTVl4AaABAg. According to this source, the cast for that episode is Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, Kenny Baker, Andy Devine, Sam Hearn, Wally Baker, Harry Baldwin, Ed Beloin (writer, performer: doubles), Bill Morrow (writer), Blanche Stewart.

Thanks!


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Wild West Designs
 

Audionoir is one of the channels that I use with a program that I wrote that uses ffplay.  Interesting to see that it has a pirated station component to it.

And I have to agree that most of everything is moving to the internet.  It's a matter of market share and where to put their efforts.  Not to say that they wouldn't, I just have to wonder what are the odds unless the person is really, really, really big or is really putting people off with the broadcast if it's just local and probably a certain demographic neighborhood at that due to how many are actually using terrestrial radio for that to affect?  Even sat radio has been around since what early 2000s?  Quite possibly a whole generation without AM/FM radio memories that are adults now.  I haven't used AM/FM radio in over a decade, perhaps two, if I listened to a radio station (for instance, for a new Imagination Theatre broadcast), I would use the browser based version (especially if it wasn't local to me).  Most of the time, I use my NAS and stream throughout the property, but it always goes thru the LAN, so someone would have to be pirated my internet for them to be accosted with what I'm streaming.

It just appears to me, that it would a low priority, not to say that it isn't illegal to run a pirated station, just what are the odds without certain things going against you? 


Evan


 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 3, 2022 5:59 AM
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

 

 

On Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 9:31 AM radiojayallen <radiojayallen@...> wrote:

Here' more info on it and if you want some hot-rodding info on it contact me directly.

https://radiojayallen.com/c-crane-fm-transmitter-2/

Jay

 


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Scott Mahan
 

I read with interest:
It’s been a long time since the FCC shut anyone down in Illinois. In the last decade, the feds have sent just one cease-and-desist letter in the state, to a pirate station broadcasting in suburban Lisle.
You have to go back more than 20 years to get to a really big pirate radio case here.

I’ve been operating a Ramsey FM25B since 2004 and I think it’s Part 15 compliant, but it was a kit, and I did put it together myself, so you never know. I really only stream stuff so that I can listen to it in the yard (Currently on the Lone Ranger. Up to 1947 so far.) so it’s not on all that much. But I’ve always worried a bit, if only a bit.

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 3, 2022 5:59 AM
To: main@oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

 

 

On Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 9:31 AM radiojayallen <radiojayallen@...> wrote:

Here' more info on it and if you want some hot-rodding info on it contact me directly.

https://radiojayallen.com/c-crane-fm-transmitter-2/

Jay


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Brian Kavanaugh
 


On Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 9:31 AM radiojayallen <radiojayallen@...> wrote:
Here' more info on it and if you want some hot-rodding info on it contact me directly.

https://radiojayallen.com/c-crane-fm-transmitter-2/

Jay


Re: Actor identification - Lone Ranger and Jack Benny

Brian Kavanaugh
 

As a follow-up to this, for the Jack Benny episode, Don Yowp from the International Jack Benny Fan Club thought the actor playing Grumpy was Wally Baker.


On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 7:12 AM Brian Kavanaugh via groups.io <brian=briankavanaugh.com@groups.io> wrote:
Two questions came in on the YouTube channel. First, a listener of the 8/14/1939 episode of The Lone Ranger titled "Pot Luck Potter's Mule" thinks Tonto does not sound like John Todd. According to the series log, Todd played the role for the entire series - but I'm guessing that doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't out occasionally because of illness, etc., and they had to bring in a substitute. Anyone able to tell for certain? Episode link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu9L7f7DzcY&lc=UgygwqZgV8za4TZrZMR4AaABAg

Second is the 4/24/1938 The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny episode called "Snow White and the Seven Gangsters." The listener is wondering who played Grumpy. That link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzpj8m7-b8Y&lc=Ugx5oU9Rn_1UF5BeTVl4AaABAg. According to this source, the cast for that episode is Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, Kenny Baker, Andy Devine, Sam Hearn, Wally Baker, Harry Baldwin, Ed Beloin (writer, performer: doubles), Bill Morrow (writer), Blanche Stewart.

Thanks!


Gloria McMillan live streem for Saturday 4-2-22 memorial service at 2 PM

Walden Hughes
 

 

 

From: Walden Hughes [mailto:waldenhughes@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2022 6:11 PM
To: 'otr-discussion@groups.io' <otr-discussion@groups.io>
Subject: Gloria McMillan live streem for Saturday 4-2-22 memorial service at 2 PM

 

Hi Everybody,

 

Below is the live feed of Gloria McMillan memorial service.  We will broadcast it live on Yesterday USA.  Tommy Cook, John Wilder and I are 3 of the speakers.

 

so here is the link for the live stream of the Memorial. This is set up on YouTube so you don’t need a password or any special login. We will go live @ 1:45pm on Saturday. Until then it will just show this image of the program cover as a reference.

 

And the recording should remain up for 30 days if we wanted to go back and review

 

LINK

 


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Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - The Joan Davis Show v2204 #new-distro

Brian Kavanaugh
 

A new maintained set for four Joan Davis series was announced in the distro group, https://oldtimeradioresearchers.groups.io/g/OTRRDistroGroup/.


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

radiojayallen
 

Here' more info on it and if you want some hot-rodding info on it contact me directly.

https://radiojayallen.com/c-crane-fm-transmitter-2/

Jay


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Alan Kline
 

You’re welcome. I think you’ll be happy with it.

On Mar 25, 2022, at 10:27 PM, Scott <hello@...> wrote:



Thanks again Alan, I got this model from amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Crane-FM2-Digital-Spectrum-Transmitter/dp/B005GUQ0FI/ref=dp_fod_1?pd_rd_i=B005GUQ0FI&psc=1

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Re: ILAM

Richard Davenport
 

i think i have those.  i'll check.

yep, i do

Labor ipse voluptas

On Friday, March 25, 2022, 07:10:56 PM CDT, Jim Jones <otr@...> wrote:





I am looking for an EXCELLENT copy of any of the three 54.05.11 audition shows for ILAM. I am only interested in the intro where the announcer says "A new Carlton E Morse adventure - The Million Dollar Curse featuring Jack Packard, Doc Long and Reggie York" 

Thanks 

JJ


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Scott
 

Thanks again Alan, I got this model from amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Crane-FM2-Digital-Spectrum-Transmitter/dp/B005GUQ0FI/ref=dp_fod_1?pd_rd_i=B005GUQ0FI&psc=1


ILAM

Jim Jones
 

I am looking for an EXCELLENT copy of any of the three 54.05.11 audition shows for ILAM. I am only interested in the intro where the announcer says "A new Carlton E Morse adventure - The Million Dollar Curse featuring Jack Packard, Doc Long and Reggie York" 

Thanks 

JJ


Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Alan Kline
 

I wouldn’t. Under the law (47 USC 301), any kind of radio transmission in any part of the radio spectrum must be authorized either by rule or with a license. Operating in the FM broadcast band is authorized by rule in Part 15, *as long as the transmission is below the specified power output limit*. Anything more than that requires a license.

The best rule of thumb is simple: If you can’t find a rule that specifically authorizes what you want to do, it requires a license. The frequency 87.7MHz is not white space, it’s part of television channel 6, which most assuredly requires a license. A lot of us might remember that in the days of analog TV, channel 6 stations would often run promos telling people that they could listen to their station on FM radio at 87.9. That took advantage of the fact that many FM receivers will tune below 88.0. But those stations were licensed. There is no unlicensed Part 15 operation on television channels except for wireless microphones, and the technical parameters for that are specific and complex. So complex that most companies, mine included, find it easier to use licensed wireless mics in different frequency bands.

So try the CCrane. I’ve used one. They’re simple to set up, run forever covering your property, and the FCC will leave you alone.

Alan

On Mar 25, 2022, at 1:27 AM, Scott <hello@...> wrote:



Alan, Thank you for the terrifying info.
I also have a question. On the same page that covers unlicensed operation that only covers the FM bands (88 to 108 MHz). What if I'm broadcasting at 87.7MHz which outside the stated FM range for unlicensed operation?



Re: My tiny pirate OTR radio station.

Scott
 

Alan, Thank you for the terrifying info.
I also have a question. On the same page that covers unlicensed operation that only covers the FM bands (88 to 108 MHz). What if I'm broadcasting at 87.7MHz which outside the stated FM range for unlicensed operation?

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