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September 18, 2018 9:00 pm  #1


AM 640 Audio sounds like garbage

Whoever the audio engineer for AM 640 is should be fired. The audio is distorted. i don't know if its over modulation, too much compression or what. It sounds terrible. What are they thinking?

 

September 18, 2018 10:03 pm  #2


Re: AM 640 Audio sounds like garbage

Here, lemme fix that subject line for you:

AM 640 sounds like garbage.

A truism that dates back far longer than I care to remember.

Hey, Corus: give up. Your station is a complete fecking failure.

 

September 19, 2018 7:59 pm  #3


Re: AM 640 Audio sounds like garbage

alangee wrote:

Whoever the audio engineer for AM 640 is should be fired. The audio is distorted. i don't know if its over modulation, too much compression or what. It sounds terrible. What are they thinking?

It's funny you would say this, because I had planned a similar post. It's not quite distorted, but there's a degree of over modulation that affects everything from the music and the spots to the hosts. And it's quite noticeable all the time. It started a few weeks ago and I also wondered why they did it. It's not exactly "pinning the VU meter," as we used to say, but you can see it's getting into the red from here.

Or rather, you can hear it.

Hopefully, they'll fix it sooner than later. I can't believe they want it to sound like that.

(By the way, if you want to hear a real distortion disaster, check out this hilarious news feed clip that was recorded at the old NewsRadio audio service back in the mid-70s.)  

 

September 20, 2018 7:17 am  #4


Re: AM 640 Audio sounds like garbage

Is it my imagination or does the station sound better on Thursday?

 

September 20, 2018 8:45 am  #5


Re: AM 640 Audio sounds like garbage

RadioActive wrote:

Is it my imagination or does the station sound better on Thursday?

Are we strictly talking about the AM radio quality? Or is the problem still there when listening online?

 

September 20, 2018 11:01 am  #6


Re: AM 640 Audio sounds like garbage

I'm talking over the air. I don't recall the last time I listened to them online. 

 

September 20, 2018 11:21 am  #7


Re: AM 640 Audio sounds like garbage

RadioActive wrote:

I'm talking over the air. I don't recall the last time I listened to them online. 

...and then there's the HD radio feed. I doubt they intend to screw that one up. 

 

September 20, 2018 1:39 pm  #8


Re: AM 640 Audio sounds like garbage

I dont know of any AM station thats properly audible other than 680 News.  

 

September 20, 2018 8:26 pm  #9


Re: AM 640 Audio sounds like garbage

RadioActive wrote:

Is it my imagination or does the station sound better on Thursday?

I noticed a definite improvement today as well. It's still a little on the "loud" side, but not distorted. Is someone from Corus monitoring the forum??

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