(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
search engines which are lightning fast. The Video Services Division has
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.
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 station.
Radio-Talk is a new and up-coming
discussion board for all things radio, including part 15 and LPFM broadcasting.
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 side.
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,
Walton Beach, Montgomery,
TV and Radio
MTR is the state's only blog dedicated
to media in any Alabama market. News and views abound at this capitol
Keep up with the goings-on in
Mobile radio and television with these two subsection of the Examiner website.
OK, not really Alabama-media related,
but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to shout out to the best forum dedicated
to the Radio Gods, Don Geronimo
and Mike O'Meara.
Doing separate shows now, the boys spend decades entertaining DC folks
before branching out into national syndication, including stations in Mobile,
Anniston and Tuscaloosa.
King 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.
Radio on KCJJ
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!
AM Stereo Page
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.
Hepburn's Worldwide Troposheric Ducting Forecasts
and Estimated MUF
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
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. (Archives available here.)
All text is available under
the terms of the GNU Free
Documentation License. (See Copyright