(in no particular order)
Everything you wanted to know
about your favorite Federal branch can be found on the FCC's
comprehensive web site. Reams of information on daily actions and
petitions, proposed rules changes and much more. The Audio Services
Division has FM and AM search engines which are
lightning fast. The Video Services Division has the TV
Although the formats haven't
been updated in ages, it's still a very useful site for determining
rough-estimate coverage areas of both AM and FM radio
stations. Has direct links to station websites, streaming
links and Google Maps.
FCCdata.org (formerly RECnet)
is a valuable resource for unearthing all kinds of FCC data for FM
and TV stations, as well as helpful for prospective LPFM applicants
in finding open spaces on the radio dial. They're also big into
Japanese music and offer a long-running J-pop and J-rock streaming
World Radio Map has radio
station listings for hundreds of cities all around the world,
including the United States. Includes links to streams and
great pictures of transmitter sites in many cities.
Television and Radio in Southwest Alabama
Keep up with the goings-on in
Mobile and coastal radio and television with this thorough site.
Worldwide TV-FM DX Assocation
- Home of a
comprehensive list of FM stations across North and Central
America, their database
is a valuable tool for FM DXers.
A small but growing
engineering group for both full power and LPFM stations and
prospects. Interested in whether your town can fit a low power
station in, or whether your station can do that upgrade? Check
these folks out.
Take Pictures of Transmitter Sites
Like looking at photos of
antennas, tower, studios and transmitters from all over? This
Facebook page is open to anyone who enjoys radio's technological
New England-centric tower
photography for the über-radio nerds.
AV Science Forum covers all
kinds of home theater and HDTV subjects, but of particular interest
are the market-by-market forums for HDTV reception and
discussion. There are forums for Birmingham,
Biscuit Time Blues Show
The longest running radio
program anywhere, the King Biscuit Time blues program is now
available online from KFFA in Helena, Arkansas, broadcast live each
day from the Blues Museum downtown by Sunshine Sonny Payne.
Robb Spewak is co-host of the
above-listed Mike O'Meara show podcast, but he also hosts his own
radio show on Iowa City's KCJJ-AM 1640. His knowledge of music
from times past is unsurpassed and his timing and delivery are
really fun to listen to. If you like a diverse selection of
oldies but goodies, talked up the way jocks used to do in the good
old days, check out this show. Available in mp3 format.
Not just a dial listing for
Atlanta AM and FM, but also some absolutely wonderful histories!
A wonderfully useful tool for
locating nearby DTV signals and plotting reception graphs and other
geeky stuff. Essential for setting up an OTA antenna!
Some folks are still hanging
onto good old fashioned C-QUAM AM stereo. It's a big
improvment for music on AM radio and sounds much better than most
people give AM credit for. A few stations still run it, and
they're listed here. Meduci, who hosts this list, also sells a
fine AM stereo tuner and decoder board to diehard AM stereo fans.
Worldwide Troposheric Ducting Forecasts
If you're into FM DXing, these
are indespensible tools for predicting tropo sessions through the
southeast and world. Use this to find the optimum time to hunt
out elusive distant radio stations.
A great tool for shortwave
listeners, it helps you discover what you're listening to just by
putting in a frequency.
Don't be fool-ed by
the name, these are useful tools for the radio geek. Find and
plot transmitter distances and more.
A global directory of
streamable broadcast stations.
Although it hasn't been
updated in over a year, this is still an interesting and useful tool
for discovering what stations are broadcasting over their RDS feed.
A handy text list of known and
suspected LPFM formats, with links to station websites and more.
Information on DTV in the
Columbus, Georgia television market.
Mobile free newspaper's media
column is available online and a good source for keeping up with
coastal radio, TV and papers.
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