[blindreplay] Re: Stream URLs Exchange list

  • From: Mike Pietruk <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindreplay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 20:15:14 -0500 (EST)


Yes, I *most definitely* am a fan of investment-related show -- my url 
postings give that away <grin>!!

It never ceases to amaze me what is able to find on the net be it audio 
related or other.
As a youngster in the early and mid 1960s, I fantasized of having a long 
wire antenna that reached from Chicago to L.A. to listen to radio from 
that area which, for whatever real or imagined, I perceived to be 
Little did I know that one day this fantasy would be even better than I 
could have ever dreamed as I can today listen to stations not only tunable 
in Chicago and L.A., but almost anywhere else you might perceive -- in 
perfect clarity to boot.
We moved from the Chicago are to rural western Illinois about 7 or so 
years back, and I honestly have to say, with all the streaming, I feel 
just as in tune to what I want to hear on the Chicago airwaves as I did in 
And thanks to the net, my radio universe is now only Illinois but the rest 
of the U.S. and even some of the abroad.
And today, it is as likely that I will tune in something from 
Jacksonville, Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, Brooksville, FL, Dickinson, Nd 
as it might be from something from Chicago, Milwaukee, Peoria or the Quad 
And having a tool such as RAV allows me to listen to whatever I want when 
it works for me.

And oh yes, speaking of memories, one of the things I had yearned for, 
back in the AM dxing days of the 1960s, was to listen to the Grand Ole 
Opry in perfect clarity.
Well, I got that dream fulfilled in the early 1990s when my wife had a 
girlfriend who moved to the Antioch area of Nashville and we visited 4 or 
5 times a year -- we had even considered moving there and had gotten as 
close as putting in a bid on a home which fell through.
Now, I can tune into the Opry any Friday or Saturday night, if I so chose, 
and hear WSM sounding better than some of our locals.
And, I suppose, thanks to time shifting, if I had bothered to make the 
recordings, I could do this right now (oh yes, for a price, I can get at 
the WSMonLine archives).

I truly have to pinch myself what the net has opened up to all of us.  It 
is just a shame  that more blind people aren't taking advantage of this 
information explosion and seemingly limiting themselves to the email side 
of the equation.

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