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Old 07-10-20, 12:01 AM
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Late Night Radio BS

I know shows like Ground Zero and Coast to Coast AM are entertaining but some of the BS they spew can influence people the wrong way. I listen then mumble OH BS several times . The crazy theories that are getting thrown around due to Covid-19 is just fueling more craziness. Ghosts and UFOs watching us closely in times of crisis. Oh heck the list goes on. When normal events happen around the globe they will attach some supernatural voodoo conspiracy to it. Some people will take all this BS and think it’s real and I’m waiting for the loonies to start emerging. Some already have for example Costco Kyle and Trader Joes Karen. Then a security guard shooting a guy dead for not wearing a mask. How about some solid facts from a credible source?
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Old 07-10-20, 03:25 AM
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There was a time when most sane people properly regarding Coast to Coast and similar disinfotainment with appropriate skepticism. I used to listen to it for laughs, along with some paranoid fringe shortwave radio programs. Now it appears to be mainstream news for some folks.
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Yeah, I pick up these wild radio programs from the fillings in my teeth. Entertaining AND informative but annoying when I trying to sleep and the devil is trying to get me kill, kill, kill...
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Funny that you mention aliens. I have noted that I am seeing FAR more "official" releases opening up to the idea that these things could be real. Used to get explained off as weather balloon. At this level of admission I am waiting for a saucer to land in The Mall.
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Old 07-10-20, 07:35 AM
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Reminds me of a great story about Coast to Coast, back when Art Bell was the main host.

Art was a ham radio operator with a rig that could easily be heard nationwide and sometimes world wide when propagation was good, mostly around the 80m band at night. I often heard him booming in at broadcast quality on shortwave when he was in Nevada.

And Art hinted at having dabbled in pirate radio back in the 1960s.

So he was pretty popular with shortwave pirate radio operators, a very fringe-y demographic, with some creative types. One of those went by the handle "Alan Maxwell," a reference to the radio operator character of that name played by Cliff Robertson in "The Galaxy Being" episode of The Outer Limits.

Maxwell patterned his elaborate pirate radio broadcasts after The Outer Limits, calling his station KIPM -- Illuminati Prima Materia. His programs of original material radio dramas, monologues, music and sound effects, ran about 60-90 minutes, with a booming signal that could be heard worldwide via confirmed reception reports. That was during a peak era for solar propagation, which we haven't seen for awhile and won't again anytime soon.

One of Maxwell's KIPM programs, "Arecibo Alpha 1," was particularly good, an elaborate setup claiming communications with aliens were occurring during the broadcast, purportedly from the Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico.

The program was brought to Art Bell's attention during one his C2C shows and apparently he believed it was real. Bell was considerably more skeptical than the credulous George Noory, so while Bell often encouraged eccentric guests he didn't actually believe most of their nonsense.

But apparently he fell for the KIPM program. Reportedly, when he discovered it was a fictional program (or hoax, if War of the World's was a hoax), Bell was miffed at being fooled. If he'd been able to laugh at himself it might have been forgotten. But apparently his snippy reaction provoked former fans among the pirate radio demographic to begin harassing and trolling him.

My family were in radio for years, especially my younger brother. They're an odd bunch.
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I was reading up on Wolfman Jack last week and ran across something interesting on his Wikipedia page:

In 1963, Smith took his act to the border when the Inter-American Radio Advertising's Ramon Bosquez hired him and sent him to the studio and transmitter site of XERF-AM at Ciudad Acuña in Mexico, a station whose high-powered border blaster signal could be picked up across much of the United States. In an interview with writer Tom Miller, Smith described the reach of the XERF signal: "We had the most powerful signal in North America. Birds dropped dead when they flew too close to the tower. A car driving from New York to L.A. would never lose the station."[5] Most of the border stations broadcast at 250,000 watts, five times the U.S. limit, meaning that their signals were picked up all over North America, and at night as far away as Europe and the Soviet Union.

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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Yeah, I pick up these wild radio programs from the fillings in my teeth. Entertaining AND informative but annoying when I trying to sleep and the devil is trying to get me kill, kill, kill...
You need to go back to sleeping in your tin foil helmet.
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You need to go back to sleeping in your tin foil helmet.
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Wall Of Voodoo song, Mexican Radio is based on the 250,000 watt blaster out of ciudad de Acuña.
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PSA: Just turning on "talk radio" drops individual I.Q. 50-100 points.
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see? It needs earflaps
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Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the aliens fly past earth, they lock their doors.

I used to drive trucks at night. There was always something entertaining on, as long as you understood Coast to Coast and such was entertainment. That and the idiots on the CB Channels.

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Many truck drivers call in during Coast to Coast doing those overnight hauls. I swear half of the callers are drunk or stoned. not the truck drivers.
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I heard it
I heard it
I heard it on the X
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Last night Coast to Coast about the power of crystal skulls was just too much. Not even enough to make me laugh so I feel asleep
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I use the BBC World Service. Brits are real snoozers...
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Wall Of Voodoo song, Mexican Radio is based on the 250,000 watt blaster out of ciudad de Acuña.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyCEexG9xjw
XERF...

Famous DJ Wolfman Jack on XERB AM (also) used ionosphere bounce signal skipping to get the signal far and wide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skywave
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfman_Jack

FM has to be using separably powered repeaters , to get the blocked coverage around mountains..





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see? It needs earflaps
and face shield
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My relative in Beaverton listens to talk radio in the morning. He is still sharp at 91 and still very strong for his age. I visited him for 6 days in my bike tour 2 years ago. Saying it's all wacky IS wacky. LOL
Anybody who believes MSM is any less than 50% wacky biased Lefty drivel, is also WACKY.
Russia collusion on CNN for 2 years every day?? LOL hahahahaha
The whole world is warming twice as fast as everywhere else!!!! LOL hahahahahaha

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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
XERF...

Famous DJ Wolfman Jack on XERB AM (also) used ionosphere bounce signal skipping to get the signal far and wide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skywave
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfman_Jack

FM has to be using separably powered repeaters , to get the blocked coverage around mountains..





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Back before we had satellite radio, internet and smart phones. I would listen to the BBC at night when the signal bounce off the ionosphere from the UK to Texas. I was fascinated on how many far away channels I could hear at night.
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Back before we had satellite radio, internet and smart phones. I would listen to the BBC at night when the signal bounce off the ionosphere from the UK to Texas. I was fascinated on how many far away channels I could hear at night.
I got this little shortwave radio that can pick up some interesting stuff when I have the patience to do it. Too bad the BBC doesn't do shortwave anymore, but I can still pick up Radio Havana. Oh well, there's always the local NPR on FM, they broadcast the BBC in the afternoons here.
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..... not the truck drivers.
Are you sure about that?
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I got this little shortwave radio that can pick up some interesting stuff when I have the patience to do it. Too bad the BBC doesn't do shortwave anymore, but I can still pick up Radio Havana. Oh well, there's always the local NPR on FM, they broadcast the BBC in the afternoons here.
You can get BBC World Service any time you want; No radio needed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/li..._world_service
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
Are you sure about that?
Yup the drunk semi driver that kill 5 kids a few days ago.
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