Richard J. Dalton

Richard J Dalton


Radio Channel Designer

RF Engineer

Public Radio Syndication Manager


Seattle | Tonopah

19 September


Welcome to my profile page! I gave up on Twitter, FB and other social networking sites and now post my brief thoughts here!


About Me

I'm the executive producer of the CPB-funded public radio program Cafe Chill, which airs on about 50 stations across the USA.

I'm also the owner of KRXX 103.3 FM in West Central Nevada, currently being constructed.

A fun thing I do on the side is the Friday Drive-at-Five on C89.5 in Seattle with DJ Lightray. FYI, she's way better than me.


Projects & Affiliations

Cafe Chill C89.5 KRXX RXDIO CPB KS0UND



Avatar
I’m building an FM radio station in 2023 in the high desert of Nevada.
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 27 Nov 2022 11:47
Permalink


Post from Mastodon: Comments | Reply
 

Avatar
Visual advertising as monetization on radio
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 13 Nov 2022 11:55
Permalink


Post from Mastodon: Comments | Reply
 

Avatar
New HF proposal at FCC
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 13 Nov 2022 10:29
Permalink


Post from Mastodon: Comments | Reply
 

Avatar
Bluetooth Auracast?
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 03 Nov 2022 12:06
Permalink


Post from Mastodon: Comments | Reply
 

Avatar
#introductions on Mastodon
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 02 Nov 2022 14:48
Permalink


Post from Mastodon: Comments | Reply
 

Avatar
I retired from Twitter, my last social media account. But then i signed up on Mastodon: @ks0und@mastodon.radio
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 02 Nov 2022 10:07
Permalink

You can find me on the fediverse at @ks0und@mastodon.radio
 
-or-
 
https://mastodon.radio/@ks0und
 
(ks0und is my ham radio license)
 

Avatar
Deborah Cox "Beautiful U R"
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 02 Feb 2022 09:33
Permalink

Flashback to an incredibly empowering song. I loved this song when it was out, but feel I didn't appreciate it enough. Deborah Cox "Beautiful U R".

 

Avatar
Just got my booster shot. ...which is an excellent excuse to post this classic!
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 13 Jan 2022 09:12
Permalink

Praga Khan and Jade 4 U "Injected With A Poison"
 

 

Avatar
Kristine W - Fly Again
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 11 Jan 2022 10:25
Permalink

Just heard this defining track for the first time in a long time on the radio (C89.5).


Edit: Posted 08 Dec 2021, updated minor fix 11 Jan 2022
 

Avatar
This is a great segment about a station I spent 15 years at!
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 16 Dec 2021 11:28
Permalink

Alternate title: "My photo was on the news for about 5 seconds tonight while music from Aqua played in the background."
 

 

Avatar
You can play music in your business for free
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 07 Dec 2021 13:47
Permalink

I always wondered why radio stations in the US never promote this incredible advantage they have: they can be played, without charge, in your business establishment.

Businesses need to pay performing rights organizations in order to play music on their speakers. But here's the exception:

A small restaurant (less than 3,750 sq. feet) or business (less than 2,500 sq. feet) can play an FCC-licensed radio station.

A larger restaurant (more than 3,750 sq. feet) or business (more than 2,500 sq. feet) can play an FCC-licensed radio station, with up to 6 loudspeakers, not more than 4 in one room.

Establishment owners should check out 17 U.S.C. §110 (5)(B).

And why don't radio stations, struggling to compete against music services, promote this? It even says "transmission or retransmission", suggesting an internet retransmission fits the requirement.


 

Avatar
Kaleena Zanders - Thank You Mariah
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 01 Dec 2021 12:15
Permalink


 

Avatar
RNZI is my default news source
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 01 Dec 2021 00:10
Permalink

It's hard to trust US news sources these days. So I regularly check https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world. If they're mentioning the US, I know it's a real story.

They only report on US matters that are important. Crucial stores from my country are not mixed in with stories that are not meaningful or essential.

I can't find any conflicts of interest in their funding model: No ads, no donations, funded by the NZ Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Also, if the grid goes down, you can get them on shortwave.


 

Avatar
So I made a profile page
Posted by Richard J. Dalton
Last Updated 30 Nov 2021 23:54
Permalink

I used w3.css from W3Schools and some php. Light weight, no bots interacting with you, and much safer!