Anonymous User
Never Fear the Fish is hear
July 23, 2007 08:17PM
Some of you may have noticed that there is a Canadian x-tian radio station infiltrating our beautiful virgin signal... there is nothing we can do about it but let it be known...we is doing unto them as they are onto us... talk about following the word of our savior Jesus Christ!
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
July 24, 2007 05:08AM
Amen. Salame,salame,bologni.
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Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
July 24, 2007 04:21PM
Anyways... Basically this is how it is. On April, a new "Fish" station opened up in Canadia with the same frequency as us. There is something about the weather right now... that is making fm radio signals travel a lot farther than they are suppose to...(at least that is how I understood it.) Once it cools down a bit we will be back to normal. There are other radio stations in Cleveland that are also suffering.... WGAR (the fake country station) 88.7 fm WJCU KSU and many more... If you think we got it BAD many other stations in Michigan are having worse.

So hang in tight... or get INternet access in your car.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
July 24, 2007 11:19PM
They are having the same conversation in that "transmitter?" post.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
July 25, 2007 06:25PM
Yeah, it sucks. On Monday it was a battle between a pretty cheeseball religious song set and Black Sabbath on WCSB. So, you're saying that WCSB's Black Sabbath set was also bleeding into the 'Canadians for Christ' station's broadcast too?

That could possibly cause an international crisis:

Canadian Headline:

"...The United States of America aka THE DEVIL BELOW has launched a subversive plan to confound and confuse church-going Canadians. This supposedly Christian-led superpower, using advanced weather control military tactics undoubtedly introduced and developed by the alien-friendly Illuminati (this would explain all the UFO sightings throughout modern history being categorized as "weather balloon sightings" by certain govt. officials), has infiltrated Canadian-Christian radiowaves with evil messages of Boot-Wearing Faeries and Loving the Sweet Leaf..."

hmmmmm

weather anomalies, eh?

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Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
July 26, 2007 07:31AM
This is for the person who wanted to know what this problem is called... Mark said it was called "Tropospheric ducting, due to summer-time temperature inversion." Its a good thing its mostly fucking cold in Cleveland 300 out of 365 days in the year.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
July 26, 2007 09:40PM
Years ago, I worked on Richmond and Miles Roads, 3rd shift. On a clear night, you could get 89x from Windsor over JCU, though I'm sure with their power upgrade last year that this is no more. I always hated, when I lived inE. lansing, that the signal for WRIF 101.1 was lost about 10 minutes from my city!! This is/ ws the only decent corporate rock station.

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Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
July 26, 2007 09:42PM
Maybe we should play more "Hughes-tunes"?

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Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 02, 2007 05:05PM
Damn the Fish!!! They have blocked our signal compleatly in Cleveland Hts and
University Hts. from 4-8 PM (i didn't try listening earlier). That's just 5-8 miles from our transmitter! WCSB isn't even comming through intermitently. Mark stated at our meeting to at least 8 miles, is there anything we can do?

If we can't do anything then what happens during radiothon when whole sections of the city can't hear us that week or have given up on us due to prior frustration.

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Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 02, 2007 05:54PM
keith, i know! i was really frustrated at work while trying to listen to max payola when the station suddenly went out completely around 4:15. THIS IS NO GOOD.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 02, 2007 06:56PM
They have God on their side. They even took out WRUW and some street lights today as well.

Bastards.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 02, 2007 07:01PM
here's your explanation:

There was a campus-wide power outage just before 4pm, probably due to the big storm that blew through then. That is why the station suddenly went off the air. Hail the size of mothballs.

OR

I could totally make up another story about how the weather is being controlled by the secret society, and how they've advanced to the point of becoming GODS OF THUNDER, able not only to interfere with the broadcasts through means of mystical other-dimensional atmospheric manipulation, but now also by directly affecting the immediate weather around media transmitters, and with a stroke of lightening disrupting broadcasting altogether so their subversive psuedo-Christian mind control speeches from Cincinatti could trump regular programming completely...

but

That would just be crazy talk.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 02, 2007 07:16PM
man. this is nuts. when the radio WAS working i kept hearing people talking about the bad storm, etc. i was at work in middleburg heights, where it was sunny and sticky-hot. i felt like i missed out.
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Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 03, 2007 09:26AM
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scruggscorp
Damn the Fish!!! They have blocked our signal compleatly in Cleveland Hts and
University Hts. from 4-8 PM (i didn't try listening earlier). That's just 5-8 miles from our transmitter! WCSB isn't even comming through intermitently. Mark stated at our meeting to at least 8 miles, is there anything we can do?

If we can't do anything then what happens during radiothon when whole sections of the city can't hear us that week or have given up on us due to prior frustration.

The 8 mile protection that Mark was talking about would be an issue if this Canadian station was interfering with us intentionally. However, since this is a natural phenomenon the Federal government has yet figured out away to sue God or Mother nature. I give it another decade to make this possible... and when we are able to sue divine creatures I'll make sure we get the best of the best... Johny Cochran's dammed soulless corpse.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 03, 2007 02:56PM
you don't think that the fact that their christian station might be hearing totally inappropriate things might force them to shut down or figure something out? i can't imagine what would happen if i was reading back a setlist of mine and i said "that song was 'get the fuck outta here' by fashion! fashion! and the image boys!" and it just so happened to break thru...

is this even plausible?

or would it be the complete opposite, and they would try to get US in trouble/shut down?
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 03, 2007 02:57PM
The station didn't come back on the air until 11 last night. What the hell took so long?
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 03, 2007 06:02PM
herb's show was awesome today--funky soul music in the background while 2 very religious children read from their grandmother's childhood diary

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Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 04, 2007 07:28AM
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boogiepop
The station didn't come back on the air until 11 last night. What the hell took so long?

See response to this question on that speacial place.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 04, 2007 11:22AM
There's only one way to defeat these interfering fundies--with the almighty power of Bob! Subgeniuses, get ready to deploy your Slackmaster (TM) laser cannons!

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Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 04, 2007 06:49PM
I was thinking about playing "heresy" by Nine Inch Nails or "Dear God" by XTC on my next show, but I don't think I'll do that.

I've mellowed in respects to being confrontational about religion. I used to criticize religion (especially Christianity) on the air all the time. Part of it is that it's very indiepop and twee to be accepting and/or tolerant of people who don't share your religious beliefs (or lack thereof). And then part of it is just that it's so futile...

There's a passage from the new Harry Potter book that I found really amusing, which (perhaps unintentionally, but I'm not sure) can serve as a good metaphor for arguments about whether religious beliefs are valid:

"All right," said Hermione, disconcerted. "Say the Cloak existed . . . what about the stone, Mr. Lovegood? The thing you call the Ressurection Stone?"
"What of it?"
"Well, how can that be real?"
"Prove that it is not," said Xenophilius.
Hermione looked outraged.
"But that's--I'm sorry, but that's completely ridiculous! How can I possibly prove it doesn't exist? Do you expect me to get hold of--of all the pebbles in the world and test them? I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!"
"Yes, you could," said Xenophilius. "I am glad to see that you are opening your mind a little.

And not only that, if you try to logically pick apart the Bible by pointing out contradictions or other general ridiculousness, the apologists will always find some way to gloss over it. It's like a geeky fan of a sci-fi television series or something who can always figure out a way to explain a continuity error.

I don't know if I can reach anybody. So, I don't bother anymore.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 06, 2007 08:27AM
what about that song "christianity is stupid"?
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 06, 2007 12:43PM
Yes! Christianity is stupid, communism is good!

Actually, I don't know if communism is that good. Socialism is better than communism. Socialism is definitely better than Christianity.
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Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 06, 2007 08:41PM
Cheese is better than christianity
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
August 07, 2007 07:28AM
WCSB should take up the challenge of explaining to its listening audience the physical atmospheric phenomenon which is causing the interference. Eric Boogiepop referenced it in his show today; some sort of tropospheric matter. WCSB, as a college radio station, should educate and inspire its listeners, not just in the humanities and social sciences, but in the physical sciences as well. WCSB does have a weekly technology report, after all.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
September 10, 2007 09:38AM
I was wondering why my usually clear reception of WCSB has become so problematical in the past several months. It's bad enough that the FCC and their AOL.TIMEWARNER and ClearChannel masters are trying to close down 'CSB's live data-stream, but to have this old-fashioned bit of audio-sabotage threatening our transmissions again is just too, too underhanded. But you know the excuse: "IF SOMEONE AS INCOMPETENT AND EVIL AS GEORGE BUSH CAN GET AWAY WITH ALL THAT CRAP, I DEMAND THE SAME ENTITLEMENT!" Like, gag me with a spoon -- totally!"


You say it's just a fluke of FM-broadcasting conditions, and that it will soon end? I wouldn't necessarily count on it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/2007 09:41AM by baronightwolf.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
September 10, 2007 09:45AM
Actually, Eric/Sergio/Boogiepop, that really needs to be updated to something much more contemporary, like:



Sexuality is STUPID, hatred is GOOD.


That's how too many people are oriented nowadays.



And for anyone interested, 'Christianity Is Stupid' was by Negativland.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/2007 09:48AM by baronightwolf.
Re: Never Fear the Fish is hear
September 10, 2007 09:49AM
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