Re: You Rocken' Satellite?
There are no commercials on the channel I listen to the most, 50's on Five.
Commercial radio is really spotty out where I travel. Back east & in metropolitan areas, there's an abundance of choices. But you'll be lucky to find any commercial radio station broadcasting between Fernley, NV and Beaver, UT. Ditto Richfield, UT to Moab, UT. Or Farmington, NM to Bernalillo, NM, or El Paso to Fort Davis, TX, ad nauseum. When I have found stations, they're likely to be evangelical gospel, conservative talk, Navajo, or Spanish language programming - not anything I want to listen to.
In Chaco, I was 70-90 miles from the three nearest radio markets - Farmington, Grants, and Gallup. Albuquerque, Bernalillo, and Rio Rancho were 140 miles away. I tried to find NPR on FM on weekends to listen to Click & Clack & Prairie Home Companion. The boombox in the trailer didn't pick up NPR at all. My xB's radio found NPR in Grants, if I parked in the third employee housing parking space from the east. The signal broke up badly if I parked in the adjacent spaces.
There is no cell phone service in the park. Similarly, there's no cell phone service on the Prude Ranch, where the Texas Star Party is held. Out in the boonies, satellite radio rocks.
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