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20100704 2206 – X-Day – Or Kill Me radio – Dildo Valerie, Rev. Chugga Chugga – 063

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20100704 2206 – X-Day – Or Kill Me radio – Dildo Valerie, Rev. Chugga Chugga – 063

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Valerie & Chugga Chugga running the local radio station. Even I got on the air a couple times, though I didn’t have much to say. Carolyn went to sleep earlier that night, and I stayed up for several hours here. Cat Feather and Organbeard stopped by. It was an interesting scene. I mostly sat around and watched.

Dildo Valerie, Reverend Chugga Chugga.
Or Kill Me radio station.

radio station, Brushwood Folklore Center, Sherman, New York.

July 4, 2010.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com

For my reports on past X-Days, check out my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/?s=%22Journal%3A+subgenius%3A+x-da…

Fogos em Montreal / Fireworks at Montreal

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Festival Internacional de Fogos de Montreal

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, also known as the Montreal Fireworks Festival, is a major international fireworks competition. (It was formerly known as Le Mondial SAQ, and l’International Benson & Hedges.) It has been held yearly in La Ronde over the Dolphins lake, since 1985, and is named after its main sponsor, Loto-Québec. The display is hailed as the best and largest fireworks festival in the world. It hosts an estimated 3 million each year, with approximately 6,000 fireworks set off during each show.

Each summer, eight or nine pyrotechnical companies from different countries present a 30-minute long pyromusical show, competing for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Jupiters or trophies.

For the 20th anniversary in 2004, eight of the previous top competitors (all of whom had won the Gold Jupiter) were invited to fight for the unique Platinum Jupiter in June and July 2004, which was won in the end by the German company WECO.

The competition takes the form of a series of biweekly fireworks shows usually beginning in late June and ending in late July. The fireworks are synchronized to music which is also broadcast over a provincial radio station (RockDétente in 2005, Rythme FM 2006-onwards). Spectators can purchase tickets to have reserved seats in La Ronde: they can buy them on site, on-line or through the Admission group to obtain an exceptional view of the lower altitude display and the whole perspective. However, tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of people watch the fireworks for free from nearby locations.
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Seven Second Delay – Live @ The UCB Theater – 11/16/11

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Seven Second Delay – 11/16/11 – UCB Theater

WPHT Salutes the Troops

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TREVOSE, Pa. — Philadelphia talk radio station 1210 AM WPHT, known as ‘The Big Talker,’ organized an event on Feb. 20, 2012, to salute veterans, specifically those who have served since Sept. 11, 2001. Some 20 Pennsylvania National Guard members from four units were on hand to represent the 19,000 soldiers and airmen in the state Guard who have deployed more than 25,000 times since 9/11. Hundreds of local citizens, veterans, and representatives from military service organizations were on hand to join in the salute and live radio broadcast. (Pennsylvania National Guard photo by Sgt. Matt Jones/released)

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Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Institut Florimont from the ITU amateur radio station 4U1ITU

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Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary – General, ITU speaking at the event prior to the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Institut Florimont from the ITU amateur radio station 4U1ITU. © ITU/F.Scotti

Radio City 96.7 Tower – from Richmond Street, Liverpool

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Views of the Radio City 96.7 Tower from Richmond Street in Liverpool.

Built 1969 as St John’s Beacon. It had a revolving restaurant.

Refurbished in 2000 and reopened as the Radio City 96.7 radio station.

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Why I Love Old Radio Shows – Growing Up in Front of the Big Green Eye

I  love the great old radio shows.  I have since the time I was a kid in the 50’s.  In fact, I still remember my first encounter.

I was barely old enough to stand in my crib, but I can remember staring across the bedroom at the big, green hypnotic eye — and finding it staring right back at me.  The green eye was right above a big knob and both were located on the front of a large brown box.

The green eye glowed in the dark.

Much to my delight, whenever I could get my hands on the big knob and turn it, the big green eye would open wider and then partially shut again.

Wow!  I was fascinated with radios before I ever even heard any of the great old radio shows.

That memory goes back to the days when I was still in my parents’ bedroom.  Later, when I was old enough to have a room of my own, that radio went with me.

When Mom or Dad tucked me in at night, I always asked them to turn on the radio.  I was probably 5 or 6 years old.

I can remember laying in bed in the soft green glow of that radio, listening to The Lucky Lager Dance Party. They played songs by Patti Page and Perry Como, Theresa Brewer and Eddie Fisher, Rosemary Clooney and Frankie Laine. Oh, and they played the song “Dream” by Johnny Mercer at the end of every show.

The real magic started one night when, for whatever reason, I couldn’t sleep.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I stealthily climbed out of bed and tiptoed across the room to turn the big dial that made that magical green eye flicker.

With one turn of the knob, Artie Shaw’s orchestra was suddenly transformed into the sound of horse hooves clip-clopping at a gallop. I heard a cowboy on one of the horses yelling to another to stop! — or he’d shoot.

What was this?

Leaving the knob in the new position, I hurriedly scampered back into bed, pulling the covers up to my chin.

There in that semi-dark room, illuminated by the glow of my radio’s magical green eye, I clutched my covers to my chest and became totally mesmerized by the my first true old radio show.  I heard the voice of  Marshall Matt Dillon as he climbed down from his horse and ordered another cowboy, whose name was Raimey, not to draw his gun.

It got real silent –  except for the sound of the mean breathing.

The cowboy named Raimey said very slowly he wouldn’t be hanged.

Silence.

Suddenly Marshall Dillon was yelling:  “Don’t Do It, Raimey! Put down your gun!” but the sounds of gunfire exploded into the room.

Silence.

What happened?  Who was shot?

Next a man named Chester was running and yelling.   When he stopped, I could actually hear him looking down at the cowboy laying on the ground.

“You got him, Mr. Dillon.  He’s gone.”

Silence.

Wow! How great was this?!!

The very next year I saw my new friend, Matt Dillon, on television – obviously not the same Matt Dillon who was on my radio.  Radio Matt was the real Marshal Dillon.

As far as I’m concerned, he still is.

That was my first encounter with old radio shows — but it certainly would not be my last.  In fact, some of my fondest moments growing up were in front of my radio.

Bob Bro has a collection of over 7,000 old time radio shows. He shares his passion on his blog: http://theoldtimeradioshow.com, where he invites you to drop in anytime and listen to some of his favorite great old radio shows! You can also hear Bob on his daily one hour radio show on Yesterday USA the non profit internet radio station that has been playing commercial free old time radio shows 24 hours a day for over 25 years.

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Seven Second Delay – Live @ The UCB Theater – 3/23/11

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Seven Second Delay – 3/23/11 – UCB Theater

Seven Second Delay – Live @ The UCB Theater 11/28/12

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Seven Second Delay – 11/28/12 – UCB Theater

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Seven Second Delay – Live @ The UCB Theater – 10/19/11

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Seven Second Delay – 10/19/11 – UCB Theater

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Image from page 91 of “Amateur radio : how and why of wireless with complete instructions on operation of receiving outfits” (1922)

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Title: Amateur radio : how and why of wireless with complete instructions on operation of receiving outfits
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Grainger, Maurice J
Subjects: Radio Amateur radio stations
Publisher: New York : James A. McCann
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
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Modern Amateur Antenna Installation. WTrefaxz

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Overhead View of Same. AMATEUR RADIO 71 tion of radio signals, especially music orspeech. There are numerous types of aerials whichmay be used for receiving purposes. Thebest types for the amateur will be eitherthe straight-away inverted L type or thestraight-away T type. These aerials re-ceive their name from the method of connec-tion of the lead in wire. In the invertedL type the lead-in is connected from theend of the aerial while in the T type thelead-in wire is taken from the center of aerial.The inverted L type is generally employedand is the better for receiving. The aerial may consist of any number ofwires. While a one-wire^ aerial will give ex-cellent results in receiving, an aerial consistingof two or four wires has greater capacity andis to be preferred. If it is desired to receivefrom short wave-length stations, we wouldsuggest that aerial be not more than 100 feetin length. Another important feature in connectionwith the antenna is the lightning ground con-nection. All an

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Snake on the lake

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I went to check out the official anniversary party and unveiling of the new studio digs for Madison’s own student radio station, WSUM 91.7FM – and boy do they have a nice new space. Read more about it here.

I miss having a radio show. I may have to rectify that situation this summer….

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