Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Audio Streams have been down for weeks. We hope for restoration sometime between June 11th and 15th.

6/11/13  Due to some difficulties with a now-former provider, the host of our audio streams has been busy trying to regroup and save his business. As soon as he is able, we will work to get the streams back on line with a new URL that is already in place. Thanks for your patience.

Also, I am pleased to announce that the micro FM signals at 97.9 and 95.1 were restored to their original coverages a couple of weeks ago thanks to new transmitters. Tweaking of the antenna for 97.9 is a project that has been on my "to-do" list since the frequency change last fall. A further (very) slight improvement in coverage should occur once it is completed. If you would like to donate to our transmitter fund, you may do so here.

As for plans for the stations, I have decided for a number of reasons that the two editions of Liberty & Justice should once again be combined to a single service, with one AM and one FM frequency, billed as "The Mulpus Brook Talk Alternative." First and foremost is my increasing lack of time, combined with the demise of Oracle Broadcasting, leaving one less service to choose from when filling two schedules. The reworked station will offer the best of the best and emphasizes the issues of agreement among progressives, democratic socialists, non-violent anarchists, and populist libertarians, especially concerning economic justice, health freedom, and official transparency... and of course, it will be totally anti-corporate! The 87.5 frequency will likely be dropped. Just when the FM dial should be expanding downward from 88.1, more and more manufacturers are starting their FM dials at 87.9, especially with OEM equipment in cars. So fewer receivers are able to tune the frequency. The signal at 95.1, however, should be slightly enhanced because my plans call for greatly reducing the length of its transmission line. Now... to find the time to do all the work this recombining project involves!

By the way, 102.9 is also back on the air broadcasting local NOAA weather most of the time, but also available for special events at any time (such as the anti-Monsanto protests that occured on Memorial Day weekend).

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