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What's on Your Car Radio Presets?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Slim Chance, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. xStonr

    xStonr Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    NFL channel, Underground Garage, Grateful Dead. Manually go to Classic Vinyl, Deep Cuts, Tom Petty, etc
     
  2. cenz

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    Bluesville
    Yacht Rock
    Red, White and Booze
    Outlaw Country
    Classic Vinyl
    Deep Tracks
    Whatever the Motown station is called
    Bakersfield Beat
    Beatles

    89.3 the Current if I use my wife’s car. Very similar to 88.5 WXPN in Philly
     
  3. AAT65

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    1. Planet Rock
    2. BBC Radio 2
    3. BBC Radio 3
    4. BBC Radio 4
    5. BBC Radio Scotland (mostly for football on a Saturday)
    6. BBC 4 Extra
    7. Classic FM (for emergencies!)
    ...but mostly music or podcasts from my iPhone.
     
  4. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    Presets? :confused:

    It's a DAB with voice command.
     
  5. Dik Ellis

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    Sun Radio and KUTX in Austin, TX.
     
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    Nothing! Norway closed down the FM network and went 100% DAB+. Don't have a DAB radio in either car.
    Use Spotify or Tune-In internet radio on my phone. Only favourite I use there is BBC Radio 6 Music.
     
  7. Elliot_G

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    Haven't put in a lot of driving time lately, but that's changing, because classes are back in session and it's about 35 minutes to both of the colleges I teach at. My go-to's for radio are:

    1. NPR
    2. On rare occasions, the Oldies Rock'n'roll station
    (unfortunately the good college radio you can get in Greensboro and Chapel-Hill/Durham is a just out of range in Winston-Salem; From home I sometimes stream WHUP (a community station based in Hillsbourough NC), because I like to listen to Fall Line Radio, a blues-folk-americana program hosted by Jake Xerxes Fussell, who's a great player in his own right.)

    But when I drive, it's 80+% a mix of Spotify and podcasts for me. I have a "starred" playlist on Spotify with about 1100 songs that I always add to, and I listen to that on shuffle a lot.
     
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    I used to live in Austin; I miss KUTX a lot. Twine Time was a great program, and John Aielli is probably the weirdest and most interesting DJ I've lived within the broadcast range of.
     
  9. Dismalhead

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    For a long time I just listened to news, now I'm onto some easy listening stations.

    I was a hardcore headbanger/rocker for a long time, now it just seems the rock stations play the same old crap over and over again - Zeppelin, Aerosmith, GNR, Queen, Def Leppard and such ad nauseum. Just can't take it anymore.
     
  10. maggieo

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    BBC World Service
     
  11. DaveG_NJ

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    In Philly, it's WXPN 88.5 from the University of Pennsylvania. If Bruce Warren is in the mood to play something dreadful like Linkin Park, I'll hit the second button and listen to AM radio (KYW) for news and traffic.

    That being said, I've been in my car maybe twice in the last 6 months.
     
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    My kids have programed the presets :cry:

    The only radio station I listen to is the one I punched in, CBC, for news and friendly Canadian content.

    For music, I bluetooth to my phone. The last thing I played made me speed!

     
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    We're downgrading our SXM; just not spending any time in the car any more.

    I keep just three XM stations set. 50s, 60s and 70s.

    The FM station is simply local beach music. I used to listen to PBS a lot but it got so political and so "talk" that finding music was impossible. I really dislike talk radio...
     
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    L to R
    Local anything plays station
    80s and newer station
    Gospel, bluegrass, country, 60s 70s rock "historical music nonprofit"
    Talk radio
    70s 80s rock
    70s to now rock
     
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    500 songs on my phone links to radio.
     
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    If I drove more I’d love XM . I listen to WMMR XPN and CD’s. Jayhawks and Steely Dan a lot lately......I’m a Luddite
     
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    • NPR
    • 98 Rock
    • 620 Sports (back when there was sports)
    • Q105 80’s Music for the my wife.
     
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    Left to right:

    NPR, WPFW, CSPAN Radio, WTMD, WBJC, WRNR

    Or...

    News, Jazz, Politics, College Radio, Classical, Commercial Progressive

    Then I have stations I can stream through apps on my phone:

    Radio Paradise, WWOZ New Orleans
     
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    WTMD is the radio station for Towson University in Baltimore. If you are looking for something to stream on Saturdays, I highly recommend "Weasel's Wild Weekend" Saturdays at noon.

    https://wtmd.org/radio/sample-page/weasel/

    It ranks up there with Little Steven's Underground Garage...give it a little time to listen to the content and don't immediately dismiss him. It really is a good show.
     
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    If you are on your computer you could try out some of the Radio Stations from all over the world. It also will work on your phone in an App.
    Just open this app. Radio.garden

    Here is an example: I just clicked on a dot that turned out to be in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
    http://radio.garden/visit/ponca-city-ok/h3aMucmx

    It's Radio Garden and by using your mouse to move around the globe you can select a dot on your screen and begin playing the station real-time. When you open the Radio.Garden app it will likely use your location as a starting point to navigate.

    Happy Hunting.

    Lost_N_Austin
     
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