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    Send Congress a message, to save free OTA Television and Radio

    National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is asking for you to fill in a form on their website, to send a message directly to Congress to make them aware we want to keep free 'over-the-air' Television and Radio available. Here's the link: Take Action | We Are Broadcasters
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    Please help save WWV, WWVH and WWVB

    The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has proposed cutting their radio stations WWV, WWVH, and WWVB from their budget next year meaning all three stations are in danger of being shut down. We’ve heard from our friends in the field that shortwave radio listeners are stunned...
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    Listen LIVE to Ferguson Police / Riot from the Grand Jury Verdict

    I am saddened and very disappointed by the people in Ferguson, Missouri who decided to riot tonight. So far, I have heard of seven incedences of 'shots fired' as well as bricks and bottles being thrown. Looters, too. Currently, a journalist, hit in the head by a brick, cannot be extricated...
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    The Redbox Paper Disc Scam Continues on ...

    Since at least 2011, Redbox has experienced a serious problem with their kiosks. Their 'boxes' scan a 'block code' (like a bar code) on every DVD and Game disc through their clear plastic disc cases. 'The box' (kiosk) uses this code panel to locate and deliver the correct movie or game that...
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    Outrageous Comcast Customer Service

    Early this morning a local AM radio station played a YouTube audio recording that is linked below. It reminded me of a similar interaction a friend shared with me with me about six months ago. My best friend Charlie (C) lived with his lady Terri (T) sixteen years as domestic partners and...
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    AOL Is Having "Connectivity Issues" Today

    AOL Mail access and Web access has been dead slow today and they are now showing this screen when you go to AOL. Many years ago AOL was the dominant ISP (Internet Service Provider) in spite of their "Corporate definition" of not being an ISP and I never understood the legalize. Nevertheless...
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    Radio Shack is Short-Circuiting

    I'm old enough to remember the Tandy Corporation, the parent Company of Radio Shack as a real powerhouse. As a teen, I used to ride my bicycle six miles round-trip to my closest Radio Shack Store to spend my paper route profits. Next door to it was Tandy Leather Company and often, my Mother...
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    A new scam aimed at AT&T Wireless Customers

    This afternoon I received a pre-recorded call from a 1-800 number 'allegedly' from AT&T. The recording was a person with a West Coast American accent (no accent to me) that acknowledged my long-term subscription with this Company and offered to add fifty-one dollars to my account if I visited a...
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    April Fools Day Spoof on AM Radio

    I live in Seattle, Washington and the region has been has been saturated with two months of record rainfall but also saturated for at least two years by a radio commercial carried on many stations that has run its course, but the commercial has not been retired and it has become very annoying to...
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    Home Theater Component Tower solution

    I searched over a year for a Component Tower that fit my needs and finally found it. I purchased a Ridgewood Component Tower kit from Costco. It has proven to be a good unit that I recommend, however, there were some minor difficulties putting it together. The finish is good but my copy used...
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    Home Theater Component Tower solution

    After a year hunting for a Component Tower that fit my needs, I purchased a Ridgewood Component Tower kit from Costco. It has proven to be a good unit that I recommend, however, there were some minor difficulties putting it together. The finish is good but my copy used some wormwood veneer, so...
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    Mrs Krabappel from The Simpsons, has Died

    I am sad to report the voice of Bart Simpson's Elementary School teacher Mrs Krabappel has passed. Marcia Wallace, Mrs. K's voice was probably best known from the Bob Newhart Show as the Medical building Secretary (traffic cop) for Doctor Bob Hartley and other Doctors on the same floor. After...
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    2013 Black Friday Deals, from Kim Komando

    The Kim Komando Show - Black Friday Deals
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    Exiting FCC Chief Proposes Ending NFL Game Broadcast Blackouts

    FCC Chief Proposes Ending NFL Game Broadcast Blackouts - DailyFinance From the article: "The outgoing boss of the FCC has proposed putting an end to the televised football game blackouts that have bedeviled NFL fans for decades. On Friday, Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said that she was...
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    Sign the MeTV petition for Adam West to appear in the coming Batman Movie!

    Apparently I am not the only person that thinks Adam West deserves to have a 'cameo shot' appearance in the forthcoming Batman movie. It would not need to be a speaking roll, but if he was seen as a background 'extra' it would be a nice way to acknowledge his contribution to the Batman legacy...
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    New TV Sets For Terrorist Detainees at Gitmo

    CNS News reports the Pentagon agreed to two contracts between May 30 and July 11, 2013. Over $81,000 of your tax dollars were allocated for the purchase of new TV/DVD combo sets for detained terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The vendor chosen by the Pentagon is Digital Plaza Direct | About...
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    Founder of Bose Corporation passes at 83

    Amar G Bose, Electrical Engineer, Audio Engineer and founder of the Bose Radio Corporation passed today at 83 years of age. He started his 'audio research business' in 1964 and he developed the best headphones of the day. They were far better than others available at that time but they were...
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    N.A.B. The Future of TV (spectrum update)

    Inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway, there is much conversation and debate over the “highest and best use” of television spectrum (those invisible airwaves that deliver your favorite shows to your TV). Some argue that spectrum for local television isn’t as important as spectrum for wireless...
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    Star Trek Fans - Vulcan Ale is now available in Canada!

    In the original Star Trek series we learned about an interesting libation called Romulan Ale. Lieutenant Commander Spock shared it with a Romulan Commander in "The Enterprise Incident" (episode). Years later in the second Star Trek movie "The Wrath Of Khan" we saw a conversation between...
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    Heathkit may restart their Electronic Kit business - a survey for you!

    I have wonderful childhood memories from when my Dad and I worked together to build several Heath radio kits on our dining room table. For some reason, my Mother wasn't very happy about having her dining room table covered with a sheet of plywood and electronic parts spread all over it like a...
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