theuglytruth did ask:
Besides moving my radio into every spot in the house, are there any easy clever household tips for getting better radio reception?
Art Bell is on an awful lot of stations, so you should be able to tune up and down the dial and pick the signal which is coming in the strongest. However, you will find that different ones come in better on different nights. Also, remember that the AM antenna is built into the radio, so try turning the radio through a 180 degree arc to get the strongest signal. And try to stay away from operating TVs and computers, which will cause a variety of interfering buzzes and tones.
In addition, Satan saith:
I know I listen to WABC for Yankee games and WFAN for everything else New York-sporting during the evening hours in my car, and it comes in sometimes better than it did in my apartment in Brooklyn - and I live 500 miles away in Raleigh, NC now…
So Satan is a yankee, and has moved with his minions to north Raliegh. No surprise there–just confirms what the locals have believed all along…
When I was a kid in New York, I used to stay up late and log the stations I could get and where they were from. I was so thrilled whenever I got a station in Canada! I was bummed, however, when I got a Spanish station… A part of me always thought maybe it was from Cuba, but I didn’t speak the language, so I’ll never know!!
There are a few spanish speaking stations located in the NYC area–1330 and 1380 come to mind–but I suspect some of the other spanish-speaking stations were indeed located in Cuba, since Castro set up a lot of high-powered signals to drown out any outside influences, which can be heard along the entire east coast.