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(Wired)   The most hipster radio station around: It's kind of small and not a lot of people listen, but it's really influential. They could have spent millions on new equipment but kept it real instead. You've probably never heard of it   (wired.com) divider line 15
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2014-08-29 11:28:32 AM  
I've heard of it.  Even listen to it on occasion.  But then, I'm so hip I have to walk through doors sideways.
 
2014-08-29 11:33:06 AM  
It's got a good beat and I can dance to it.  I'll give it an 83, Dick.
 
2014-08-29 12:24:59 PM  
The Jim Scott & O'Clock Time Check ™ approves

at the tone the time will be 7 O'CLock tok tok tok      ♩
 
2014-08-29 12:25:41 PM  
& sould be 7 ... dopey code ??
 
2014-08-29 12:32:38 PM  
This also describes my podcast, except for the influential part.
 
2014-08-29 12:35:04 PM  
Not heard of it? My wristwatch has been tuned to it for almost a decade.
 
2014-08-29 12:38:55 PM  
 
2014-08-29 12:40:22 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Not heard of it? My wristwatch has been tuned to it for almost a decade.


I'd keep an eye out for El Blanco, if I were you.
 
2014-08-29 01:33:47 PM  
I have a nice remote outdoor thermometer that I never have to worry about being accurate because it tunes into that broadcast.
 
2014-08-29 01:46:28 PM  

Lord Jubjub: I have a nice remote outdoor thermometer that I never have to worry about being accurate because it tunes into that broadcast.


Pretty amazing that a time standard can also be used as a remote temperature standard.
 
2014-08-29 02:17:11 PM  
My little home weather station in Western Canuckistan receives its time signal from the Colorado station. Cool.
 
2014-08-29 02:36:09 PM  
Article is dated July 2, 2013. I think the 50th anniversary bit is over.
 
2014-08-29 02:57:05 PM  
I just set my watch to USNO time, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2014-08-29 06:39:55 PM  
I don't even listen to the radio. Radio sucks. It's like TV with all the ads, but without the visuals.

/Not kidding.  I haven't listened to the radio or watched broadcast TV in years.
//The Internet exists.
 
2014-08-29 08:08:43 PM  

WilderKWight: I don't even listen to the radio. Radio sucks. It's like TV with all the ads, but without the visuals.

/Not kidding.  I haven't listened to the radio or watched broadcast TV in years.
//The Internet exists.


You should try wireless telegraphy.  No commercials, and no fees, and the equipment cost is really minimal.

I'm doing it right now, in fact.
 
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