Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Radio update

Although I'm still lamenting the loss of my NPR signal from Michigan Radio, I've discovered I can get WDET, the Detroit public radio station.

WDET broadcasts Morning Edition, Fresh Air, and All Things Considered, but features a show called Detroit Today in the middle of the day, and plays Jazz in the evening.

On the weekend I can listen to Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and Car Talk, but there is no Prairie Home Companion! No Radio Lab. No The Story.

So, this is a good news/bad news kind of thing. But, I'm not complaining. At least I can listen to NPR in my kitchen again, even though the only radio able to pull in the signal is my big old radio/cassette/cd player - which takes up a good portion of our counter space:

I've also recently discovered that there are decent little radios available for purchase that come with FM antenna hook ups. So, when the budget allows I may once again be a regular Michigan Radio listener. Hurray!


Sue said...

If you have an iPod, you can download podcasts of your favorite NPR shows. I like "This American Life" personally and I listen to it on my iPod. :)

Hilarywho said...

Yes, I have an ipod. And I have downloaded and listened to NPR shows on it. This is a very fine thing - but it is NOT the same as listening to the radio while puttering around.

Also: downloading is ANOTHER thing to do on the computer. AND it takes time. In order to listen to the radio I just have to turn it on.