Saturday, November 5, 2011
Collect a new radio station
When I travel, I like to tune into local radio. I enjoy finding a slightly different spin on the usual music I like. Getting local talent and local advertisements is also interesting. It can help to widen my understanding and it broadens my knowledge of what is going on. When I get home, I will find the station in my "TuneIn Radio" app on my iPod Touch and mark it as a favorite. Then I will listen to this station at home and it reminds me of the place I visited. I will think of the terrain, the smells, and what I was doing there. Here are some examples. I found Beach 92.7 FM when visiting Florida. I found Love 105 FM when driving around Minneapolis. I found Rewind 100.3 FM when I was in Chicago. When I was in Door County, I found The Lodge 106.9 FM. When I drive through Madison, I will sometimes tune into Life 102.5 FM. These are great stations not on the air in my area. However, with the "TuneIn Radio" app and wi-fi, I am able to listen to stations that otherwise I would have only been able to listen to if I was physically present where they broadcast. Try this out. I think it is more enjoyable to bring home a new radio station than a tourist souvenir.