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January 7, 2013 | By August Brown
The Montreal band Godspeed You! Black Emperor is famous for its collages of doomsaying street sermons and sad-eyed orchestrations. But the website You Are Listening to Los Angeles gives that formula a local and often spooky revamp.  The site pairs dueling live-streams of instrumental ambient music culled from Soundcloud with chatter taken from the LAPD Citywide Dispatch and Hot Spots radio frequency. It's a simple idea, but the tandem streams make you feel as if you're starring in your own private " Collateral " or " Drive.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2013 | By August Brown
The Montreal band Godspeed You! Black Emperor is famous for its collages of doomsaying street sermons and sad-eyed orchestrations. But the website You Are Listening to Los Angeles gives that formula a local and often spooky revamp.  The site pairs dueling live-streams of instrumental ambient music culled from Soundcloud with chatter taken from the LAPD Citywide Dispatch and Hot Spots radio frequency. It's a simple idea, but the tandem streams make you feel as if you're starring in your own private " Collateral " or " Drive.
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SPORTS
August 19, 1985
With the New York Jets and New York Giants scheduled to experiment with electronic devices in their helmets next Saturday, former Cleveland Browns quarterback George Ratterman recalled when Paul Brown experimented with radio signals during the 1956 exhibition season. Ratterman told Bob Sudyk of the Hartford Courant: "We were playing the Detroit Lions when they kept screaming at me and telling their teammates, 'Break his helmet. Hit him on the head.'
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2009 | Mark Medina
Days after lightning struck both a transmission line and antenna, classical music station KUSC-FM (91.5) said its broadcast signal has been restored to about 95% strength. General Manager Eric DeWeese said that KUSC will not be at full strength for perhaps another 10 days, until a new 300-foot transmission line can be obtained and installed. He estimated the cost at between $38,000 and $39,000. "The remaining 5% is not as robust," he said of the station's signal. "But the fact the phone calls have stopped indicates our listeners are getting it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
FM radio signals that were silenced in most of Laguna Beach and some other areas this summer after a cable company exchanged them for more local television channels will be available again by December, a cable company official said Thursday. Dimension Cable Co. in August dropped two channels that carried FM radio reception, to make room for additional television channels being required by federal law.
NEWS
June 9, 1993 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
After cocking their technological ears to the cosmos more than 30 trillion times over the past year and recording 110 million radio signals, the operators of the world's largest search for extraterrestrial intelligence said Tuesday they have found 164 signals worthy of further investigation.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1990 | From Reuters
International Business Machines Corp. and Motorola Inc. said Tuesday that they are launching a personal computer network that uses radio signals, a technology expected to create a billion-dollar market and allow access to large computer databases from virtually anywhere. The high-tech giants said they have formed a new company to provide a nationwide radio communications service giving workers outside the office the ability to converse with their big mainframe computers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1992 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hopes were raised Sunday that a Placentia couple whose plane is believed to have crashed in the Nevada mountains more than two weeks ago could still be alive after authorities heard what they thought were radio signals coming from the downed craft. Sunday night, however, Nevada Civil Air Patrol officials said that the signals may have been a fluke and that they had decided to put off any further search for pilot Larry Richards and passenger Barbara Keating, both 56.
NEWS
April 4, 1990 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cuban President Fidel Castro turned up the verbal volume Tuesday in his battle of the airwaves against the U.S. government's TV Marti, warning of stronger electronic countermeasures that experts say could disrupt radio broadcasts throughout the eastern United States. The Cuban leader, whose government has jammed every TV Marti telecast since the test transmissions began eight days ago, warned that "we have the right to give new responses if this situation continues. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A baffling mystery was engulfing Los Angeles: Somebody was out there stealing air--and then vanishing into thin air themselves. It sounded like a case for the Green Hornet. And that's exactly who authorities credit with ending an outbreak of radio piracy that has troubled business executives in Los Angeles for the last five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2008 | DAN WEIKEL
A faulty instrument landing system that delayed flights this week at Los Angeles International Airport returned to service Thursday after technicians repaired the device's radio antenna, authorities said. Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the equipment was reactivated about 8:30 a.m. after flight tests involving one of the agency's aircraft were successful. The system for the airport's northern runways failed early Monday after heavy fog rolled in along the coast, forcing air traffic controllers to route incoming aircraft to the south side of LAX. Instrument landing systems transmit radio signals that guide airplanes when visibility is poor.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2006 | Jim Puzzanghera, Times Staff Writer
Todd Lockwood, a 56-year-old writer in South Burlington, Vt., often finds an annoying hitchhiker in his Audi when he tunes in to his local National Public Radio station. The outbursts of Howard Stern's program, which airs on Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., sometimes blare from the dial and are particularly unwelcome when his three children are in the car. "It will literally replace the station," Lockwood said of the shock jock's signal. "It's starting to feel more and more like an intrusion."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
It seemed at first like an open-and-shut case when the repairman came to inspect Shelley Slack's malfunctioning garage door. The Yorba Linda resident was baffled when her garage door -- and that of a neighbor -- would mysteriously open and close several times a day over the last few weeks. The repairman had a quick diagnosis: Military radio transmissions were playing havoc with her automatic garage door-opening system. He may have been right. The U.S.
SCIENCE
March 5, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A powerful burst of radio waves from near the center of our galaxy may have come from a previously unknown type of space object, U.S. astronomers reported in the journal Nature. Some experts nicknamed the mysterious source a "burper." Radio telescope observations revealed multiple bursts from the source during a seven-hour period from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2002 -- five bursts repeating at remarkably constant intervals.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2004 | Michael Hiltzik
Charles Walton, obscure inventor, was quoting Linus Pauling, lionized genius. "Pauling said, 'How do you have a good idea? Have a lot of ideas and keep the good ones.'" Now 82 years old, Walton had at least one great idea in the 1970s. He connected a low-power radio transceiver to a door latch and embedded a coil of wire in a sandwich of playing-card-sized plastic wafers. Brought within range, the resonating coil signaled back to the source, springing the latch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The state's top court has declined to intervene in the legal fight over the completion of a $21.5-million public safety radio system. The California Supreme Court will not review an appeal by two Tiburon families and the town of Tiburon, which had sought to block construction of a 72-foot radio antenna in a residential neighborhood. The Marin Emergency Radio Authority wants to build the tower to complete a countywide public safety radio system.
NEWS
September 30, 1985 | Associated Press
With the touch of a lever, "E. T." director Steven Spielberg launched a search for real extraterrestrials Sunday, turning on a giant antenna that astronomers hope will detect radio signals from outer space. "This marks the beginning of a really powerful search that has a decent chance of finding something," said Paul Horowitz, a Harvard University professor who designed the 84-foot communications dish, part of the most powerful radio-scanning system ever used to hunt for aliens.
NEWS
March 7, 1989 | From United Press International
The strongest solar flare in five years erupted on the face of the sun Monday, disrupting communications on Earth. It was expected to set off a brilliant show of northern lights early Wednesday. The flare affected Coast Guard navigation systems and shortwave radio signals and was expected to affect surface and satellite communications through Wednesday, said Joe Kunches of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Environment Services Center. The flare, detected at 6:05 a.m.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Nextel Communications Inc. offered to pay an additional $362 million to clear some local-TV operations from airwaves the company wants as part of a plan to cut interference between police radios and mobile phones. The amount is in addition to $850 million Nextel has offered to pay to reprogram radios for police and other users that would switch frequencies to a different part of the radio spectrum. The Reston, Va.
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