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What do you think of adding a section for broadcasting world listeners that would display an antique radio dial and allow people to program their favorite stations on the radio dial.

 

User come back to " tune " the radio dial to listen to their online radio choices ?

 

Some examples of antique radio dials include :

 

http://boingboing.net/filesroot/200911091135.jpg

 

https://lh3.ggpht.com/_5RTMa3pxr8s/TE2gcKq0YdI/AAAAAAAABvI/jKE5-O4aSqE/s1600/1.jpg

 

http://abiteof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/OldRadioDial.jpg

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I came across this GIF a while back of button badges done in the style of old radio dials.

 

http://djgarybaldy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/RETROCO_BUTTON_BADGE_RADIO_DIALS_ANIMATED_400_1.gif

 

Can't remember the website it came from now.

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I think it would be neat to have a antique radio dial displayed on a broadcasting world - and users could " program " their favorite online radio stations on the radio dial and " tune " the dial and listen to the stations.

 

- Users could choose from several radio dial themes and chose the one they like.

- Users program the stations on the dial.

- Users would click on the programmed spots on the dial to listen to the station.

- Instant Karma :)

 

Several radio manufacturers are going "retro" with the look of radio's, in addition to re developing radio tube receivers and amplifiers.

 

Heck - vinyl is starting to make a come back as well.

 

I think it would be cool to have something like that - would definitely be a niche concept !

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Heck - vinyl is starting to make a come back as well.

 

Saint It never went away!! I still have 2 turntables prefer my vinyl over mp3 somedays!

 

I think it would be neat to have a antique radio dial displayed on a broadcasting world - and users could " program " their favorite online radio stations on the radio dial and " tune " the dial and listen to the stations.

 

- Users could choose from several radio dial themes and chose the one they like.

- Users program the stations on the dial.

- Users would click on the programmed spots on the dial to listen to the station.

- Instant Karma

 

While It does sound like a nice idea .... How easy/difficult would it be for James to implement?

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RadioDJ is my most FAVOURITE piece of software EVER

 

 

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I believe it could be easily done with PHP.

 

Basically he would need to :

 

* Allow users to choose from several radio dial images ( themes ).

 

* Create href link spots on each radio dial image.

 

* Allow users to program the href link spots with m3u files ( m3u files would be easier to implement ).

 

* Allow each user to save these settings to his personal profile.

 

When users click on the href link spots on the radio dial - your choice of radio player opens the m3u file and instant music.

 

BTW

 

It's a proven fact that vacuum tube equipment offers greater audio / RF spectral performance over solid state equipment. They can also handle a far greater electrical load over solid state equipment. That is why final the stages of RF transmitters still use vacuum tubes. Vacuum tube circuits also handle transient voltages and surges a lot better than solid state equipment.

 

It's not a real radio unless it glows :thumbup:

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Here you go guys - I dreamed up an antique radio dial page with pre programmed stations :laugh:

 

As said before - selecting different kinds of radio dials and programming the stations for the different stations should not be hard at all.

 

I would suggest using a 3 lines on the dial ( AM, FM, SW ) just so you have enough room for lots of stations.

 

http://www.kl7af.com/radio/

 

Let me know what you think !

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This is a design I made - and yes I draw horrible :P Instead of listing Frequencies - a list of each numbered M3U file would appear. The user would click on the individual numbers to listen to that particular station. The lettering above each number reads M3U - instead of using Kcs or Mhz like a normal radio dial would use. The " cats eye - tuning indicator " was used in antique radios to help tune in the strongest signal - and the graphic used here could be a flickering gif image. Each " radio band " would be labelled differently, I use long wave, broadcast band and shortwave to keep the radio dial in the look of an antique radio era. Below the radio dial - would be a place where you would enter in the information for each pre-set and save it. You could use a flash display with a tuning indicator that moves back and forth with the placement of the mouse - but I personally hate flash and think manual clicking with a mouse works fine. The background of the radio dial would be some thing antique radio - like the mercury symbol - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:C_and_E_branch_crest.png

radio dial design.jpg

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