Looking for honest answers on this
Tue Jun 10 14:19:44 EDT 2014
Terrestrial receivers are still, by far, the most convenient for me. I
bought a bunch of Super radios about 12 yrs ago (1 each for upstairs-front
porch-basement-work desk-vacation-and a dedicated battery unit for when I'm
working outside) and they mostly all still work and sound fine. The only
challenged signals are distant ones on AM--ex: WBZ-AM has some fuzz out here
near Springfield. And, car radios are better than ever. The new car had
free satellite service for 4 months---it was OK, but not worth the price to
me because I don't spend enough time in the car. I listen online at work
sometimes. But that is not nearly as reliable (with dsl) as the super
radios. Many of the streams just shut off after a short period of time.
I really do like the FM section of the HD radio in the car. WBZ-AM goes in
and out of HD out here, but the FM's have some worthwhile HD2's & 3's that
work pretty good. But HD still has a long way to go to get a large amount of
acceptance, and use, from the general public.
But--no need to feel guilty if online works for you!
From: Kevin Vahey
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2014 3:39 AM
To: Boston Radio Group
Subject: Looking for honest answers on this
Here we are in the year 2014.
How many of US ( radio geeks) still listen with terrestrial receivers? When
you can hear a station clearly online why bother listening to what maybe a
I am guilty of this and it bothers me.
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