kevan + radio   46

Patrick Chaplin: Darts on the Wireless
"The BBC is determined to make us play games of one sort or another. Now they want us to play darts, not merely to listen to a commentary on someone else playing, but they are going to put one man in the studio to play against you!" (1938)
sport  radio  history 
may 2016 by kevan
BBC Radio 4b
"Built upon that sinking feeling of tuning into Radio 4 and hearing people acting at you, Radio 4b plays you a string of random programmes from Radio 4's factual archive. [...] You will not hear middle-class actors tapping a teaspoon and talking about divorce."
radio  hacking  creations 
march 2011 by kevan
You are listening to Los Angeles
Playing LAPD police radio over random ambient music from SoundCloud.
music  police  radio  sound  emergence  via:waxy 
march 2011 by kevan
BBC - BBC Radio 3 Programmes - Drama on 3, The Unfortunates, by BS Johnson
"Graham White’s adaptation follows the book’s logic and so we have provided separate sections which, following the broadcast on 17th October, can be randomised using the carousel above."
radio  random  books  via:infovore 
october 2010 by kevan
Many-band WebSDR in JO32KF
"On this page you can listen to and control a short-wave receiver located at the amateur radio club ETGD at the University of Twente. In contrast to other web-controlled receivers, this receiver can be tuned by multiple users simultaneously, thanks to the use of Software-Defined Radio."
radio  technology  sound 
august 2010 by kevan
Many-band WebSDR in JO32KF
"On this page you can listen to and control a short-wave receiver located at the amateur radio club ETGD at the University of Twente. In contrast to other web-controlled receivers, this receiver can be tuned by multiple users simultaneously, thanks to the use of Software-Defined Radio."
radio  technology  sound 
august 2010 by kevan
Ronald Knox | Radio hoax | Paul Slade - Journalist
1926 BBC broadcast pre-dating Orson Welles' War of the Worlds. "All over the country, listeners switched off their sets in a stunned silence and tried to digest the information that the nation’s art treasures had been looted, Parliament flattened, the Savoy Hotel bombed and a Government minister lynched in the street."
hoaxes  radio  london  via:sixtostart 
may 2010 by kevan
Internet Archive: Details: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
The first thirty years' worth of ISIHAC, apparently in their entirety, at
mp3s  radio  comedy  history  via:mcios 
march 2009 by kevan
Numbers Station Bingo
A clear, steady voice reading out a stream of numbers and repeating them each time - it's obvious, in retrospect. This is a quick online version of a game that I'll be running at this week's Sandpit.
creations  games  radio  secrets  mysteries 
april 2008 by kevan
Empire State Building car zap mystery
"Some phantom transmission appears to cause the remote keyless entry systems of scores of car owners to go haywire and stop talking to their vehicles." [...] "We get about 10 to 15 cars stuck near there every day."
transport  mysteries  technology  radio  via:hoaxes 
january 2008 by kevan
Fictional radio-spaces - Touch
"Using inspiration from richly illustrated books on botany, zoology and natural history, Ingeborg arrived at the concept of an encyclopeadia of radio waves that contains a selection of fictional radio ‘species’."
art  radio  via:infosthetics 
december 2007 by kevan
"A blog of Radio 4. Not about Radio 4 but of it. We point to the bits we like, the bits you might have missed, the bits that someone might have sneakily recorded."
radio  weblogs  mp3s  via:lmg 
july 2007 by kevan
YouTube - Daydream Believers (Mitchell & Webb pilot) 1 of 3
Mediocre parallel-storyline sitcom pilot from 2001 about a bad sci-fi writer and his bad sci-fi characters, getting a full series on Radio 2 from this weekend.
television  radio  videos  space  writing 
may 2007 by kevan
Mind Games -
"[They] frequently refer to themselves as TIs, which is short for Targeted Individuals, and talk about V2K -- the official military abbreviation stands for 'voice to skull' and denotes weapons that beam voices or sounds into the head."
technology  brains  surveillance  politics  radio  delusions  via:mindhacks 
january 2007 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited Arts | Masters of comedy - Mitchell and Webb
"I think we both laugh at people falling on their arses as much as [affects pretentious accent] amusing librettos about Proust! Actually, I've never laughed at an amusing libretto about Proust and I don't think they exist. I take that back."
comedy  radio  television  interviews 
august 2006 by kevan
Modern Mechanix » Spooks on the Airways
"The list of objects that have suddenly become radio receivers would amaze you. The record shows there have been musical furnaces, talking bedsprings and water faucets and barnyard wells that have suddenly developed conversational abilities."
radio  metal  coincidences 
july 2006 by kevan
jon ronson on... |
MP3 downloads of his self-conscious radio series on random aspects of the human condition.
mp3s  radio  todo  ronson  download 
may 2006 by kevan
Damn Interesting » Earth's Artificial Ring: Project West Ford
"In May 1963, the US Air Force launched 480 million tiny copper needles that briefly created a ring encircling the entire globe."
space  radio  technology  history  metal  via:leonard 
may 2006 by kevan
BBC Programme Catalogue
"This experimental catalogue database holds over 900,000 entries. It is a sub-set of the data from the internal BBC database created and maintained by the BBC's Information and Archives department."
television  radio  history 
april 2006 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Spacesuit radio 'alive' in orbit
"An old spacesuit stuffed with a radio transmitter and old clothes is still emitting a weak signal as it orbits the globe. [...] The makeshift satellite was tossed from the ISS by crew members McArthur and Tokarev as they began a six-hour spacewalk."
space  litter  radio  clothes 
february 2006 by kevan
Modern Mechanix » Pictures by Radio
From 1939. "An experimental facsimile network has been established as part of the Mutual Broadcasting System, and already three important stations, WGN, WOR and WLW, are transmitting on regular schedule."
radio  photos  history  technology 
january 2006 by kevan
On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study
"The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government. [...] It requires no stretch of the imagination to conclude that the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government."
radio  technology  delusions  metal  clothes  via:mindhacks 
november 2005 by kevan
Memento - Transmitter
Hillman-style road-death memorial plaques that hijack car radios. "The transmission communicates both the name of the dead person and the number of days which have elapsed since the crash."
transport  death  ghosts  memory  history  radio  via:wmmna 
october 2005 by kevan
Late adopting. Rig your desktop MP3 player to log all the things you listen to, and get further recommendations based on it, in the form of high-quality streaming audio. Might be bored enough to fold this into my weblog.
music  mp3s  radio  society 
october 2005 by kevan
BBC Radio Player - BBC 7 Comedy
Plenty of streaming audio from BBC7, including Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World, The 99p Challenge, On The Hour, Hancock.
radio  humour 
october 2005 by kevan
NPR : Authors' Lowlights, Resurrected from the Dustbin
"The former [extract] is from Amis' novel The Information; the latter is from his 1982 masterpiece on how to play and win at the arcade game Space Invaders."
books  writing  secrets  radio  games  via:holly 
october 2005 by kevan
Phonozoic - A Shouting Phonograph
"A phonograph that shouts so loudly that every word can be heard at a distance of ten miles has been tested at Brighton." A hundred years ago. There's a programme about it on R4 tonight.
brighton  sound  technology  radio  history 
august 2005 by kevan
BBC - Radio 4 - Word 4 Word
New, messy R4 series, with good point-making linguistic pundits being cut short to go to 'live' phonecalls and emails from listeners. A good medium to discuss language in, though.
language  radio 
august 2005 by kevan
Altair's Natural Radio Projects
Eerie and beautiful sound clips of naturally-occuring radio sources. "[Aurora during magnetic storms] can sound like whispery voices, or like distant singing of birds, barking animals, surf crashing on a shore, or almost anything."
sound  radio  space  science  secrets  via:mcios 
july 2005 by kevan
On the Media - The Wilhelm Scream
"Whoever found a way to weasel it into the arrangement of a Judy Garland song - that's somebody who really pulled off the ultimate, I think, because the movie stops - and it's the only thing that's happening." Radio show with illustrative audio clips.
sound  films  death  radio  secrets 
july 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Oliver Burkeman: is Melvyn Bragg dumbing down?
"In Our Time began in 1998, when the newly minted peer was fired from Start The Week. [...] He migrated to Thursday mornings, which were, he recalls, 'the death slot ... you couldn't get anybody to listen. I thought, sod it: what have I got to lose?'"
interviews  radio  philosophy 
june 2005 by kevan
Can a Biologist Fix a Radio? - or, What I Learned while Studying Apoptosis (PDF)
"How would we begin? First, we would secure funds to obtain a large supply of identical functioning radios in order to dissect and compare them to the one that is broken."
radio  science  genetics  filetype:pdf  media:document 
march 2005 by kevan
BBC Radio 4 - Comedy - Where Did It All Go Wrong?
"Placebos for my hypochondria." Fifteen-minute bits of Munnery monologue - an abridged version of Buckethead, this week.
radio  humour  munnery 
february 2005 by kevan
totallyradio | 26-nov-04 : Streaming DD&HSW live set
"...The Vessel, The Professor and Foz? from art-rockers David Devant And His Spirit Wife, who play an excellent selection of acoustic tracks from their new album ‘Power Words For Better Living’ alongside some older favourites."
devant  music  radio 
november 2004 by kevan
BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time - mp3 download
BBC's "Listen Again" feature begins to be accompanied by MP3 downloads. The future approaches.
mp3s  radio 
november 2004 by kevan
Sean Lock's 15 Minutes of Misery
Still one of the UK's best comedians - six downloadable episodes of his 1998 Radio 4 series that became 15 Storeys High. "Oh dear, I've caused some serious emotional damage. And it's only Wednesday." Also some bits of Rich Hall.
download  humour  mp3s  radio  todo 
november 2004 by kevan
Extraterrestrial DX Circa 1924: "Will We Talk to Mars in August"
"It was hoped that more powerful Martian transmissions would be able to bridge the gap. Thus, the task on Earth would be to intercept these transmissions. And every home with a radio was a potential detector."
history  mars  radio  space 
october 2004 by kevan
BBC Radio 4 - Classic Serial - The Diary of a Nobody
Slightly odd dramatisation of the book, with Stephen Tompkinson as Charles Pooter. Both hour-long broadcasts are streamable for a week.
books  radio 
september 2004 by kevan
BBC - Radio 4 - Genius
Dave Gorman continues to be mildly annoying, inviting users to send him some material for a Halfbakery-style radio programme (and tour and book, presumably).
humour  radio 
september 2004 by kevan
Wikipedia: Numbers stations
"Numbers stations are shortwave radio stations of uncertain origin that broadcast streams of numbers, words, or phonetic sounds. It is publicly not known with certainty where their signals originate or what purpose they serve."
mysteries  radio 
august 2004 by kevan
Spiricom - An Electromagnetic-Etheric Systems Approach to Communications (1982)
Scanned-in construction manual for a radio that can communicate with the dead. Or, you know, amplify random noise.
death  illusions  lunacy  radio 
august 2004 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited Politics | Plea for analogue [radio] switch-off deadline
"It may take 10 or 15 years - Germany has announced a target date of 2015 - but the sooner we start, the sooner we'll finish."
apocalypse  radio  technology 
july 2004 by kevan
BBC - Radio 4 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A new radio series in September. Peter Jones is replaced by the mighty William Franklyn, who was nicely Peter Jonesy as the voice of the computer in Startopia.
aliens  humour  radio  space 
june 2004 by kevan
BBC Radio 4 - The Afternoon Play, 20th May - "Pier"
"Drawn towards the West Pier at Brighton, a shadow of its former self since the storm of 2002, Doris finds the memories of the past come flooding back."
brighton  piers  radio 
may 2004 by kevan
BBC Listen Again : Routemasters (1/5) - link only good for one week
History of transport-related design; this week, roadsigns. The importance of a good font, the argument over upper/lower case, and an interview with Margaret Calvert, who designed many of the still-in-use symbols.
design  fonts  interviews  radio  symbols  traffic  transport 
may 2004 by kevan
BBC - Radio 4 - The Bee Inspector
"...from keeping bees as a boy, to finding his vocation as a bee inspector."
bees  radio 
may 2004 by kevan

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