Posted by HearItWow at 3:02 PM
No show this week, as WMFO is down for a few days during station upgrades. What's happening? How about an all-new Araxis digital control system? We spent the weekend tearing out miles of cables and Reagan-era electronics so we could replace them with skinny little Ethernet cables and a bunch of servers.
Setting up a radio station is easier today than you could imagine. When the show returns next week, we'll have an all-digital setup and the beginnings of a lossless digital music library. That means no more hum from the old analog board and no more stray radio signals leaking into the turntables.
Take tonight to recover from your St. Patrick's Day celebrations. I'll be back next Wednesday with the annual salute to spring.
Posted by HearItWow at 12:09 PM
Listen, I know that times are tough. Your 401(k) is in the crapper, your mortgage is upside down, and job security belongs only to incumbent politicians. Times are so bad that Bruce Vilanch is reduced to calling me bad names on my blog posts, and he was a Hollywood Square.
The last thing you need is someone else reaching into your wallet, but if you've got a few bucks left and don't feel like turning them over to the next Bernie Madoff, why not put them to good use? My dear friends at WFMU are having their annual Pledge Marathon. This only happens once a year, and the funding from friends of freeform radio is what keeps them going. Without it, there's no WFMU and no place for people like Hbee and myself to share our vinyl finds.
Buying the records you hear on my show costs money. Ripping them and posting them costs time. I do this for love, but I do need an excellent forum to get them out to the masses. So if you've ever enjoyed one of my posts, click that pledge box on the right and send some monetary love in WFMU's direction. They need it far more than I do.
As a reward for your pledge, I'll keep bringing you new finds every week. Promise. I'll even start this week, when I'll be ripping a variety of singles live on air for future posting, and playing some of the best from the past. We'll travel to London and Bermuda, learn how to stop smoking, and hear the praises of American consumer products sung. Nick Zaino calls in at 8PM with details of a very busy weekend for the Boston comedy scene.
It all kicks off at 7PM Eastern on WMFO, 91.5 FM in Boston, or online at wmfo.org.
Posted by HearItWow at 12:06 PM