Stories tagged “radio”

  • Start of the Summer Road Trip

    I stumble out of my house and to my car’s truck, which is popped open. I throw my bags in the back and slam the top down to close it. My mom comes out of the house and gives me a big hug. “Drive carfully okay?” She tells me. “I ...

  • Transmission

    Come in radio Can you read my transmission radio? Radio come in Can you here me Listen carefully To whoever is near? We are low on fuel Need of help We are flying low We can’t make it any further Radio come in radio Transmission lost…...

  • Love Song Revised

    Truth is I got carried away Truth seems different nowadays… It’s too… cliche, I won’t say I’m in love. Don’t say it, don’t smile unless you mean it… I changed my mind, even if it’s a lie, say that w...

  • Foxtrot Tango Whisky

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  • The Little Unknown Baseball Player Series - Part Two

    I would never forget listening to the games being called by Fred Hoey, a voice that would describe every pitch, and every hit that Babe would perform. I couldn’t go a day without listening, or even talking about baseball. I haven’t even got the clu...

  • The Anything Goes Call-In Show (Mature)

    “Thanks for tuning into Radio FCLY on this miserable, rainy Wednesday. It’s after midnight and you know what that means, my freaky followers – It’s time for Sexy Suzie’s anything goes call in show! Tell me your dreams, you...

  • Proof Enough

    There was a three-second silence that tasted bitter in Suzie’s mouth. In the next few, the line was cut, the computers shut down, and the two other men in the room bolted up out of their seats. She shook her head in a sudden moment of clarity, sk...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • If At First You Don't Succeed...

    “This is WFCY’s Nights with Norm. I’m Norman Reilly and you’re on the air!” “Hello, Norm.” “Hi, caller! What’s up?” “Have you ever murdered someone, Norm?” “Um… No, I c...

  • Half Past Three

    Hello, world. It’s 3:30 A.M., and it’s time for our show, “Half Past Three.” As always, I’m Alf Gardener. Today’s open-line night, so let’s have our first caller. Yes? Hi, Noreen. You’re in the air. What&...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • The Catcher in ... whatever

    …We’ll be right back after these messages… Holden Caulfield is a young man on the brink. He is on the line this time. His entire way of life as a spoilt boarding-school kid is in danger. All he has to do is pick up the fencing foils b...

    • Author: ethelthefrog
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The ELF in the Woodwork

    I cut open the protective plastic sheathing on the bomb components. Deftly manipulating them, I assemble the remotely-detonated explosive device. My ZOOT-suit is wired to transmit its location data to my HUD so that I can see what I am doing. The devic...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Radio Silence

    “What the heck is up with your radio?” José asked as he and Bobby pulled up to a red light. “I don’t know!” Bobby said, switching the dial. He heard static. Now and then an occasional station came in, but the one to which...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • i won't be home for christmas

    The snow fell lightly, covering the row of brick houses in a dense white blanket. Children ran through the alley whooping and cheering because of the snow day, parents grumbled as they shoveled pathways out of their doors. I watched them from the windo...

  • Monday morning

    This job isn’t glamourous when you have to wake up at 3 in the morning. It’s not even remotely fun when you stand in the shower trying to wake yourself up. It’s terrible when you are driving to work and realizing you forgot your cell ...

  • Radio Dragon

    The Northside Boys’ Club was an old three story house. On the first floor, the wrestling room, ping pong, the director’s office and snack bar. On the second, a pool room with two full sized tables that always had a long line waiting to play...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Dreams and Cypress Trees

    The song cut through the humid air despite the tinge of static, “…doctor, doctor, gimme the news, I gotta bad case of lovin you…” “Orville, turn that down!” With one hand hold the cigarette out the window, one hand h...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • We interrupt your musical pleasure

    The night shift at the radio station was quiet. The “Night Owls”, as they were called, settled in for a night of easy tempo Rock. Davis, or First Frank his aka, sat preparing his records for the long 5 hour shift from midnight to five. Davi...

  • Shortwave

    …6 9 1 Echo Alpha. 6 9 1 Echo Alpha. 6 9 1 Echo Alpha… There’s an invisible worlds out there beyond the medium-wave. Tune into the shortwave and you can hear everything—ham operators from Zimbabwe, horse race results, intra-agency chann...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Resurgence

    The last anyone had ever heard the Poacher was on July 29, 2008. Based out of Cyprus—that was figured out when a few amateur radio operators did some direction finding and triangulated it—it was thought to have been run by the Brits. It wen...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • The Buzzer

    It was about an hour later when the phone on my desk rang. I was busy telling everybody about the return of the Lincolnshire Poacher, but I stopped my Internet chat session and picked it up. It was Nikolai, calling in from Povarovo, Russia. It was abou...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Counting

    My mind was racing. Were the reappearance of the Poacher and the noise behind the Buzzer related? And what were they talking about over in Povarovo, anyway? Bill and Marianna were both on so I discussed it with them for awhile. The Counting StationR...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Woodpecker

    I heard a strange warbling sound coming from a rarely-used part of the shortwave spectrum. Intrigued, I took down the time and frequency of the signal, then threw a tape into the cassette deck, recording it. After about ten minutes I figured that the s...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • 8BY

    We soon had our requisite third participant. Jean-Martin called while I was on the phone with Withers, the annoying call waiting interruption blotting out part of the latter’s sentence. He was speaking in his usual rapid-fire stilted English. The...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Directional Instinct

    I grabbed my signal surveyor and dashed outside. It was about four feet tall and constructed out of a wood frame wish some simple radio equipment wired to it. I immediately started scanning. It appeared as if the signal were coming from the east, towar...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.