Tag: radio

Jun 04 2012

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me – Golden anniversary Edition

This post could also be titled: Why Carl Kasell is the greatest guy in the world! If it hadn’t been for my mom’s passing last week, this Sunday would be my parents 50th wedding anniversary. My brother Mitch, the really creative one in the family, pulled out all the stops.  He got a letter from …

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Jun 09 2011

Sirus XM Radio

On our recent vacation out west, we rented a car that included Sirus XM radio. Maybe we had a bad unit … or maybe the coverage where we were was bad … but what a horrible service. I cannot imagine for the life of me why ANYONE would pay a dime for it.

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Jan 15 2009

WBEZ Traffic made me laugh

I was listening to WBEZ this morning and the traffic report came on … The reporter indicated that a particular road was very icy, but the city was sending out a salt truck to “make it better”. Immediately the Beatles song “Hey Jude” popped into my head with slightly altered lyrics … “… take a …

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Mar 21 2008

iPhone Buzzing

Ever since I got the iPhone, I’ve noticed that it causes nearby speakers (radios, desk phones, etc) to emit a buzzing noise. The odd thing is, my boss Brian’s Blackberry does the same thing. I finally found the reason why: The cause of this buzzing has to do with GSM’s “time division nature. The ever-knowledgeable …

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