Posts Tagged ‘tech’

Aug. 15 2015

Bob’s Radio Gallery #8

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 1 Comment

This Zenith 6D030’s cabinetry was designed by Charles and Ray Eames, most known for their mid-century furniture designs, such as the Eames Chair.  Their designs utilized a process for making compound bends in plywood, which resulted in stylish products at a time when the industry was still suffering from wartime material shortages.  This Zenith radio […]

Feb. 08 2015

Engineer Bob’s Radio Gallery

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

RCA “Smoker’s Radio” This RCA AM table radio has the unique feature of a built in cigarette lighter! (click any image to view full-sized.)   It’s nothing high-tech, even by 1956 standards, but a standard cigarette lighter as would be found on the dashboard of any automobile of that time.   When found, the lighter element […]

Oct. 10 2014


By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 2 Comments

This radio is a GLF model F-770, circa 1948.  GLF stands for Grange League Federation, which was a farmer’s co-op in upstate New York.  In the late forties, the Grange League Federation founded six FM stations in upstate New York and formed the Rural Radio Network to serve farming communities.   They marketed these well-built 10 […]

Oct. 03 2014

Apple devices and Streaming Issues

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

WBJC was contacted by the company that provides our online streaming: “StreamGuys has been receiving numerous reports of streaming issues regarding Apple iOS devices. It has been confirmed that Apple devices running iOS 8.0.0, up to 8.0.2, are experiencing wi-fi connection issues. Whether using Safari, Chrome or even a dedicated app, streams are disconnecting. For more information […]

Aug. 08 2012

How can I listen on my…

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

Over the past few weeks, I’ve answered a few emails from listeners who are trying out various non-traditional means of listening to WBJC.  I thought some of you might find it helpful to know how they are doing it, and possibly share your own creative ways of listening! At home, I listen on my TV via […]

Jul. 06 2012

Trying to outsmart my new smartphone

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 4 Comments

Jim & I only lost power for about 24 hours during last weekend’s derecho,  & no trees fell on our house or cars, so we consider ourselves pretty fortunate. We spent Saturday running errands, one of which was to check out smartphones. My previous phone wasn’t bad – among other things, it had just enough […]

Jul. 01 2012

Back to full power!

By Diana Ross | Posted in WBJC News | 2 Comments

Today the transmitter is operating back at full power!  BGE managed to clear a path through felled trees and do the needed repairs to restore power to the site  (I hear that Pikesville pumping station is back up and running too). As of 3pm, we still are running on generator here at the studios.  Many […]

Jun. 30 2012

POWER OUTAGE – Station on low power~

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | 3 Comments

Hi listeners!  Last night’s storms knocked out power at both our transmitter and studio sites. Engineer Bob and Jonathan Palevsky have managed to scale downed trees and get the transmitter back on low-power.  The studios remain on generator back-up (and we have no internet, so we are unable to update the playlist until I get […]

Mar. 09 2012

Spam spam spam eggs and spam!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | 5 Comments

If you build it, they will come… and they WILL SPAM! I’m sure that more than a few of you have noticed the weird comments that have nothing to do with anything popping up on every blog post here.  We’ve seen a high-volume of comment spammers in the last couple of weeks, and while they […]

Mar. 02 2012

New website feature!

By Diana Ross | Posted in WBJC News | No Comments

You can now share your favorite blog posts and shows like Word on Wine on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest with the neat little sharing buttons appearing at the bottom of each post. Enjoy!