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(Vanity) New talk station in FL, Rush Radio 94.7
WPHR ^ | 4/25/11 | raccoonradio

Posted on 04/25/2011 6:35:56 AM PDT by raccoonradio

A trend in radio: news, sports, and talk stations have been simulcasting on, or moving to, FM, or new talk stations have been established. Today Rush Radio 94.7 in Gifford, FL debuted. It had been Star 94.7, a rhythmic adult contemporary station, I think.

They have a local show called The Morning Rush, then Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, and Jason Lewis. Clear Channel has been launching Rush Radio in places like New Orleans and Boston (in Boston they later renamed themselves Talk1200 but kept the lineup); sometimes on FM, sometimes on AM (in Boston their two FM stations kept playing music because they're successful so the talk station launched on AM instead.)

Since many people are abandoning AM--signal problems at work, some devices like mp3 players only have FM, better signal reach and quality--we are seeing a move to talk radio (often conservative) on FM. Even if it's a station that continues to broadcast on AM but also launches a translator on FM (Worcester MA, Prov RI, Albany NY, Buffalo NY and many others)


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: rushradio; talkradio; wphr

1 posted on 04/25/2011 6:36:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
They serve Fort Pierce/Vero Beach


2 posted on 04/25/2011 6:40:31 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio
I would love a good FM talker in the SF Bay area.

AM is starting to get massive interference near some power lines (I suspect somebody is starting to implement data over powerlines)...

3 posted on 04/25/2011 6:40:35 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 823 of our national holiday from reality. - What 3 AM phone call?)
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To: null and void

I will say SF now has a sports talker on FM—the former Wolf country is now sports talk incl. A’s games—so, not talk but sports talk\

http://www.957sportsradio.com/


4 posted on 04/25/2011 6:46:00 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio

I love fm conservative talk station in Pittsburgh, 104.7.


5 posted on 04/25/2011 6:47:03 AM PDT by jdsteel (I like the way the words "Palin for President" make progressives apoplectic.)
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To: raccoonradio

We have had the same set up in the Raleigh area of NC for some time now. Rush Radio 106.1 Definitely better than the old AM 680 WPTF. Although I do miss a few of our local old farts...


6 posted on 04/25/2011 6:47:23 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: raccoonradio

NO GOOD.

They will not internet stream outside the U.S.A.


7 posted on 04/25/2011 6:53:23 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: raccoonradio

I’m in Vero. Rush has been on FM on Saturday mornings for a while. (I think it’s his Friday show.)


8 posted on 04/25/2011 6:54:16 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: raccoonradio
I remember simulcasting from ~1970. Top 40.

Until a couple of years ago the local CC talk offering was simulcast.
Mono FM. Imus, Beck, Rush. Then one day, tuned into Rush,
and it was oldies. In stereo.

The CC AM is still talk, but they eventually dumped Rush.

9 posted on 04/25/2011 6:54:40 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: jdsteel

Yes I listen every yr when I go to a cartoon convention there


10 posted on 04/25/2011 6:55:35 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Calvin Locke

You mean 96.7 WXZO, 960 WEAV right? Yup, Champlain Valley...yup, 96.7 becoming Dot-FM...and Rush moved to WVMT 620 just before Howie. I try to go to the area when I can—poss. Mother’s Day weekend. Snow flurries and 39 degrees last Mother’s Day as I left the Rodeway Inn on Shelburne Rd :)


11 posted on 04/25/2011 7:01:49 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio

Uh, I’m so jealous. I’d LOVE to be able to tune in Rush on AM radio — our house has an engineered steel frame (rediron and silver), and not a single AM station comes in. FM seems to do much better.

I’m waiting for either the local wimax company or Frontier DSL to finish their expansion relay race. The wimax should be going live “any day now” and whoever reaches me first gets my business. The first thing I’ll do is get a Rush 24/7 subscription with all that beautiful, uncapped bandwidth!


12 posted on 04/25/2011 7:03:07 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: raccoonradio

I can’t pick up FM 94.7 on my tuner at home in South Melbourne Beach but I do get Rush and company on AM 1240.


13 posted on 04/25/2011 7:03:25 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

Yes the coverage map above isn’t totally accurate


14 posted on 04/25/2011 7:05:36 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio
some devices like mp3 players only have FM

My guess is that it's too "expensive" to isolate the noisy device
components from the AM receiver.

I can only think of one, maybe two, internal PC AM radios that I've
seen. One was a fairly expensive card that covered SW to the
something like 3.20Ghz, and the other was a ~$30 AM card.

15 posted on 04/25/2011 7:06:23 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

exactly re: mp3 players etc. I have heard smart phones can get some radio station streams

more news, radioinsight.com:

>>The Cumulus acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting will not stop changes at some Citadel stations. Citadel will be flipping “Gen X Music 98.9” WKIM Memphis to Talk as “NewsTalk FM 98.9“. The move will put the station in direct competition with Clear Channel’s 600 WREC and locally owned 1210/87.7 WMPS. Facebook and Twitter accounts for the new station are already live. WREC will unveil modifications to its lineup on Monday, April 26. Memphis Morning News adds the 8:00 hour, replacing the first hour of Glenn Beck. Syndicated Todd Schnitt replaces local host Andrew Clarksenior in afternoons. Clarksenior will move to weekends. The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Wrap replaces Michael Savage from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.


16 posted on 04/25/2011 7:09:37 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Kieri

Just a note, if you’re looking for uncapped bandwith, don’t go with Frontier DSL. They cap their bandwith usage at something like 5Mb per month. It depends largely upon where you are, but I’ve got Frontier DSL and the only reason I have uncapped bandwith is because I started out with Verizon and was part of the switch when Frontier bought out Verizon’s West Virginia holdings.


17 posted on 04/25/2011 7:11:08 AM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: raccoonradio
The only thing I missed about it was being about to "time-shift"
C2CAM off FM.

Well, did miss it. I still record the shows, but it has gone so far
downhill in terms of entertainment and information, that it's all but
a complete waste of time.

18 posted on 04/25/2011 7:20:25 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: raccoonradio

another example of fm simulcast—Billings MT, 970/95 fm

http://newsradio95.com/


19 posted on 04/25/2011 7:28:11 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Kieri

Have you considered an internet radio? We purchased one a few months back because we have such bad radio reception in our rural area. With sat internet and a wireless device, we can take our internet radio any place in our house and outside to listen to whatever streaming stations we desire. For us, it is now an important part of our daily entertainment and news. Nice to get local talk shows from around the country, not to mention the music without commercials.


20 posted on 04/25/2011 7:29:47 AM PDT by Jukeman
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To: Kieri

I listen to WABC in New York City. I listen to it over the Internet. The sound quality is excellent.

I hope that we will soon see a 24/7 **conservative** news “channel” that is entirely Internet based. Fox New’s ratings would drop like a rock.


21 posted on 04/25/2011 7:31:28 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: paladin1_dcs

I’ve already checked, and I think you mean 5 GIGabytes per month. Frontier confirmed with me that it would be unlimited and NO cap — I’ll never subscribe to a service that’s capped, even if it means I have to leave home for internet access. We’re former Verizon (former GTE) divested territory obtained by Frontier when VZW swallowed Alltel. Frontier installed the DSLAM just last week so they’re serious.


22 posted on 04/25/2011 7:33:21 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Jukeman

also there are free services online like screamer radio (download it) that offer webstreams of talk, music etc

http://www.screamer-radio.com/


23 posted on 04/25/2011 7:33:29 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Kieri

I should probably add that I’m rural, so my ISP options are next to nil. Right now I have a grandfathered Alltel true unlimited aircard (NO CAP!) that’s now VZW. They’ve gotta hate me, LOL! It’s either that (and a maximum 20KB down) or nothing.

Satellite isn’t broadband. The latency and FAP are murder.


24 posted on 04/25/2011 7:35:56 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Jukeman

Where is a good place to look for an internet radio? This is something I think I could justify the amount of its cost to my wife.


25 posted on 04/25/2011 7:40:54 AM PDT by Infralutheran
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To: Kieri

Sorry about that, you’re right that it was 5 Gigs per month. I hadn’t had my caffeine yet.

Anyway, even at 5 gigs, that’s not a lot of bandwidth. Since you were part of the territory that FTR acquired, I’d say you’d be okay for the time being but you might want to really read up on what is going on with the bandwidth caps now. One other thing to be aware of is that FTR’s DSL service isn’t that great in some areas. I don’t know which of the acquired territories you’re in, but here in WV the service is lousy. Granted, it’s not really FTR’s fault, since VZ let the outside plant infrastructure go to pot before they sold the area off, but that doesn’t change things. I lose my DSL service every time it rains because of the water getting into the cable. Things are getting better all the time, but it’s going to be a long, uphill slog before WV’s telephone service is back up to par with the rest of the nation.


26 posted on 04/25/2011 8:11:49 AM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: paladin1_dcs

paladin, I understand your problems with DSL, and know WV has been having a heck of a time with service and makes headlines on the Stop The Cap website. I’ve been pursuing alternative internet service for around a year now, bugging the snot out of any and all providers that could possibly push into our area. I’m only 30 miles from Ann Arbor — you’d think *somebody* would cover us by now! Because of all my research I know more about internet deployment, speeds, caps and technology than I ever intended.

We’re new DSL territory for Frontier. It makes a lot of sense for them to expand into our area because Michigan wants to cash in on our campgrounds and rec areas, and a major selling point is internet access. I was so happy to see that DSLAM go up (and they finished it off nicely with fresh concrete, framing and gravel), and it’s within LOS to my house. I’ve also had some back-door help with Connected Nation — yes, I know who they are and they’re government and corporate funded — but given our current situation I’ll take any and all help I can get.

Good luck on getting your improvements to your service. That has to be equally as frustrating as not having service at all.


27 posted on 04/25/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: raccoonradio

apparently they “stunted” by playing nothing but music by the _band_ Rush


28 posted on 04/26/2011 9:04:06 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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