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programmable radio

A radio that you can program to change stations at a particular time.
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Two kinds: one which is a physical AM/FM radio, the other would be software that will schedule streaming online radio.

Here's how I envision the interface: At the lowest level of complexity, for the AM/FM radio, you would enter the time and frequency. For example, 5 pm (or 1700) - 91.5 FM. For the program, select a time then the url of an audio stream. At the next level of complexity, you could select the day of the week; so the program schedule for the weekends might be different from weekdays for example. At the final level of complexity, you could select a specific date, so that someone could have the radio automatically tune into a one-time program, like an interview for example. Kind of like the same functionality that most VCRs have.

metarob, May 11 2007


       My XM does that.
Galbinus_Caeli, May 11 2007

       For online stuff just use cron.
Galbinus_Caeli, May 11 2007

       cron or task scheduler in Windows, but neither has an interface which is intuitive to the average user.
metarob, May 12 2007

       So tell us what that interface should be like.
Galbinus_Caeli, May 12 2007


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