Random rambles and remarkably true tales of disaster.
You have a soggy mess waiting for you in D.C. when you get back, I'm afraid....
My CB radio junkie uncle called that phenomenon "skip" -- when the radio signals travelled waaaayyy further than they were supposed to, thanks to some kind of atmospheric effect. Cool you heard WBZ out of Boston, and weird to encounter someone who's never heard of it since I grew up hearing the voice of New England even up in Maine.Hope the rest of your drive went well and you're safe and sound back home by now!
I've driven the same route you're on many times, Merujo....my dear departed mum grew up in Fremont, Ohio -- 4 miles off the interstate in Sandusky County.When I was a kid I listened to a lot of AM radio late at night, hoping to hear signals from the other end of the country....sometimes I'd hear French stations in Quebec, and once every so often I'd catch stations in Chicago or Kansas City. Seemed very exotic in that pre-internet age!I know how bleak that long stretch of Indiana / Ohio / Pennsylvania can be. Hang in there and we're looking forward to the photos.
At night, AM signals can bounce off the ionosphere and travel great distances. When I moved from the Chicago area to hapless southern Maryland (it tickled me to hear Hilary Duff describe her boyfriend's hometown of Waldorf as "ghetto," chiefly because it is,) I used to console myself with late-night listens to WLS (just as I used to do in Chicago). It would come in clearly and felt like comfort food for my ears.
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