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Bring The Old Into The New [message #96387] Thu, 16 February 2023 20:00 Go to next message
Concorde is currently offline  Concorde
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Ok. I have an idea.

Say there's a talk radio station on the 860 band on AM radio. Now go to where the podcasts are on your phone and download the "Radio Band" podcast (Fictional). Once there, you go to the part of the home screen where you can move your finger up and down/ across a "radio dial" until you get to 860 AM. Along the way, you'll hear those various types of static, whistles, etc.....that you hear on the real radio.

The sound replicates the typical sound of an AM station........on your phone. You move a dial to get from station to station.....on your phone.

What do think? Would you download that?
Re: Bring The Old Into The New [message #96389 is a reply to message #96387] Fri, 17 February 2023 05:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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I've got a real radio tuner I can do that with so probably not. Especially since I don't have a smart phone or a phone plan with data. Talk & text, (and I hate text) is my speed & need. I won't spend much money every month on that stuff.
Re: Bring The Old Into The New [message #96391 is a reply to message #96389] Fri, 17 February 2023 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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I wish all radio stations provided digital streams. I live in the Ozarks, and hilly terrain is terrible for radio. I hate that 'cause I have about twenty tube radios and I love them, but in my location, you'd need a 500 foot high antenna mast to get above all the hills. So all my table radios can only receive broadcasts from the nearest stations.

The problem with the idea of capturing all radio stations on a digital streaming platform is that not all stations release their content on that format. And their broadcasts are a mixture of content that is copyrighted by the station and material not owned by the station but licensed for them to broadcast. So a third-party would have some licensing difficulties to be able to legally create a digital stream.
Re: Bring The Old Into The New [message #96402 is a reply to message #96387] Sun, 19 February 2023 13:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porter is currently offline  Porter
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It reminds me of those old police scanners that many people had in their living rooms. I'd probably download it and try it out. Why not?
Re: Bring The Old Into The New [message #96419 is a reply to message #96387] Wed, 22 February 2023 13:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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Legalities have a way of getting in the way of good things. Or, in this case, good things.

It's a good idea, I like it, but as Wayne said..............legalities in distribution.
Re: Bring The Old Into The New [message #96553 is a reply to message #96419] Sat, 25 March 2023 08:32 Go to previous message
Miami is currently offline  Miami
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Then take it a step further and make your own stations somehow. This would have to be a labor of love, though, as I don't see anyone making a ton of money from this.
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