Category Archives: radio

Streaming internet radio on FM

Years ago I remember thinking how amazing it was that the Raspberry Pi could be turned into an FM radio transmitter with nothing more than a short piece of wire and some code. Back then you could only transmit audio … Continue reading

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BASYS nostalgia fest

BASYS was a newsroom computer system used very widely in the 1980s and 90s by many radio and TV broadcasters: the BBC and ITN in the UK, CNN and NBC in the USA, the ABC in Australia and probably many … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel

Back in the 1990s, the BBC World Service had a newsroom computer system called EDiT. This was the World Service version of a system called BASYS which had a bit of an interesting past. It was widely used in TV … Continue reading

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Radio clock

BFH (Broadcasting From Home) is quite the thing these days, so I thought I’d make a web version of the clocks used in radio studios. These spell out the time in easy-to-read words, and remove the brain-gymnastics required to turn … Continue reading

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Podcasts: skip intro

Something occurred to me as I binge-listened to the excellent BBC World Service podcast 13 Minutes to the Moon. Podcast makers might want to consider changing the grammar, the format, after a podcast has been initially released – or change … Continue reading

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