I’m sitting here in my cube at work and listening to the radio. In order to get decent reception, my small radio shack $10 radio is on a high shelf above my head. I have headphones on to listen to music while I try and get through another boring day at the computer.
With a crash, my radio just fell down on to my desk next to me. A couple of co-workers ask if I’m ok. I tell them that I am. However, something very odd has happened.
I’ve put my radio back on it’s shelf and plugged my headphones back in. But, my radio stations aren’t there. The radio changes station by using the old style wheel which scrolls across the usual FM frequencies. But now the stations are all shifted to the right! 104.1 FM, a rock station in the Boston market, has become more like 106 FM. Rock 101 is now more like rock 103! Just for shits and giggles I checked and KISS 108 FM (the farthest station to the right of the dial, a useless dance mix station) is now broadcasting at 111 FM or so!
How is this possible? Could the collision of my radio with my desk have caused the frequencies at which these stations are broadcasting? Has the radio harmonic balance of the universe been somehow offset? I need a control for this experiment. Can somebody in the Boston area check to confirm that the stations have changed the same amount where they are?
Somebody ought to notify the goverment so that they don’t raise the terror alert level because of this.