[78-L] the 'deadest' consumer audio formats?
agp2176 at verizon.net
Sun May 15 07:14:05 PDT 2011
At 18:08 14/05/2011, BC wrote:
>You're thinking of Fidelipac cartridges... there was a big hole in
>the bottom of the case towards the front, iirc, and that was for the
>tape transport. I sued to use them as well in the 70s in
>radio. Pain in the butt to spool up, but you learned how to
>re-spool 8-track carts from that!
Yep -- Fidelipac. Come to think of it, we had a few explode on us
once or twice. Not nice.
So the question is -- what is being used now. Is it all a big
computerised jukebox thingie? Given the lack of human touch in much
of what is loosely called radio these days (I hate crap like the
various Lite-FMs, BOB, Joe , and any other name that pretend to play
anything but don't, and things like voice tracking), I can't see much
of a need for carts - -or human beings either :-(
Oh -- I thought that I had heard a few years back that various BBC
local radios had gone to mini-disc for 'jingles' and such
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