We are currently entering our spring "sun outage" period, which will affect some of the afternoon and evening programming on KROE as well as our ESPN Radio station, KYTI HD-2. Sun outages affect satellite-delivered programs twice a year (spring and fall) as the sun's arc moves across the area in the sky at which our satellite dishes are aimed.
As fall weather arrives, we are heading into a “sun outage” period, with outages predicted during the second week in October. A sun outage is a phenomenon that affects geostationary satellite systems in the spring and fall, when the sun's apparent path in the sky is moving higher or lower.
A comment was posted on our site recently asking why reception of KROE is worse after 10 PM than it is during the day. I thought the explanation for this might be interesting to other listeners as well so I am posting it as a commentary for this week. The listener who posted the comment noted that most AM stations reduce power at night, but they weren't sure about the reason for this.
This video contains some entertaining moments from Santa Cruz, CA city council public comment sessions.
After watching these I have come to the conclusion that if you are going to appear before your local city council, it may not be the best idea to take drugs that day. Either that or Santa Cruz needs to make education a higher priority.
Sheridan residents currently have several opportunities to see one of the unique technological achievements of this century with their own eyes. Every evening this week, weather permitting, if you look to the sky you should be able to see the International Space Station (ISS) fly overhead. The ISS is by far the largest man-made satellite in orbit.
We recently modified the account registration process to make it easier to change your password. If you registered with the site prior to this change and are using the computer-generated password, here is how to change it:
1 - If you are currently logged in, log out by clicking the link at the top right.
As you have probably noticed, our website has undergone a major overhaul. We have built a completely new layout with a new engine running the site. The menu structure has changed so be sure to look through the menus if you can't find what you need. We have also provided a list of site links at the bottom of each page.
Sheridan Media's two newest radio stations are available via low power analog translators. Magic95.9 and Oldies105.9 run at much lower power levels than our other FM stations. While you may not notice the difference in your vehicle, reception of these stations can be difficult in certain types of buildings.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has done an analysis of the federal economic stimulus package and predicts that while it will result in short-term growth and job creation (over the next year or so), the long term effects will likely include a "crowding out" of private investment, resulting in a lower gross domestic product.
When asked if increasing government spending or reducing taxes on business would best get the country out of the current recession, people responding to a recent CBS News poll answered as follows:
59% favored reducing taxes
22% favored increasing spending.
A similar question mentioned taxes in general rather than business-specific tax breaks. In response to this:
62% favor tax cuts
Honoring the inauguration of Barack Obama, a new celebrity-packed video has been released titled The Presidential Pledge. In this video the glamorous Hollywood elite promise to make our planet better by doing little things like turning off lights, or with grander schemes such as freein
The week after the election, John Zogby
conducted a poll of people who voted for Barack Obama to see how well
informed they were on several issues. Of those voters, 63% were
democrats, 9% were republicans and 28% were independents. The full
Both candidates will increase the national debt, but the McCain plan is centered around keeping taxes low across the board and cutting out wasteful spending, something that I believe is critical when the economy is in a slump. Unlike Obama, McCain has a strong record of voting against earmarks and other wasteful spending in Washington.