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Contemporary radio broadcasting?

Posted on January 19, 2020 at 09:42:34

Posts: 750
Location: CA
Joined: May 27, 2019
Is all the contemporary radio broadcasting now sourced from digital files?

Any difference nowadays between NPR and the FM commercial stations?

I miss the good ole days of high quality FM, simulcasts, etc.

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RE: Contemporary radio broadcasting?, posted on January 19, 2020 at 15:27:30

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Location: MidWest, USA
Joined: November 28, 2005
No, there are still some holdouts out there. Louisville Public Media which operates 3 stations WFPK (AAA), WUOL Classical, and WFPL (News & Talk) still uses CDs & Vinyl in addition to their extensive digital library.

You just have to be lucky enough to live in the right market.



RE: Contemporary radio broadcasting?, posted on January 19, 2020 at 15:36:24

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Location: SF Bay
Joined: August 16, 2001
The smaller stations at the left end of the dial tend to still spin vinyl and broadcast within the FCC (Good Broadcasting Practices - little to no compression, little to no bleed over from their licensed frequency and often in stereo) guidelines/regulations.

Here in Northern CA we have a few spots where you can enjoy FM-
SF Bay Area has a bunch of college stations:
KCSM - took the vinyl library from KJAZ - huge collection!
KUSF was sold out from under the students to KUSC (USC radio station from SoCal) to inherit the KDFC (classical) Library and DJs - we lost a college station - but kept a classical......
KPFA - the flagship Pacifica Station - probably the Best Sound quality in the Bay Area - Great music evenings and weekends, otherwise news and talk

As you go north along the coast - Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino county have excellent stations Guallala on the Mendo/Sonoma line even has a good commercial station - KTDE 100.5 Mostly 50's -'00s R&R

There are also excellent stations elswhere once you leave the cities - Butte County, Stanislaus, ....

Happy Listening


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