The Tower Regulations Manual read by Travis Pope
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
2M ago
It’s a rainy night in Far West Texas— the drops hit the roof of the radio station, the pitter patter a percussive rhythm. You gaze out the window, and far away, you see lightning strike. Uh oh. You know what that means. The tower is out. In this episode, Marfa Public Radio’s station manager Travis Pope, reading a selection of The Tower Regulations Manual. To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and the radio tower up, donate to the station at marfapublicradio.org/donate ..read more
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FCC Rules and Policies read by Chris
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
2M ago
You’re the programming director at Marfa Public Radio. Someone has pitched you an idea for a new show. It’s an edgy program that may contain questionable content. Are you up to date with the current regulations? Well, you should be. The FCC requires it. In this episode, Marfa Public Radio’s Programming Director, Chris Dyer, reads the FCC Rules and Policies regarding drugs, alcohol, tobacco and obscene or indecent material. To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and our airwaves decent, donate to the station at marfapublicradio.org/donate ..read more
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The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 read by Elise
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
2M ago
It’s 1967, you find yourself in the hallowed halls of an important national institution, that happens to smell like dust and popcorn. You’re seated in a rigid chair, looking upon the senate floor. The hum of discussion fills your ears as you sink deeper into your seat on the sidelines. Senators are discussing the future of broadcasting. The public kind. In this Episode, Marfa Public Radio’s Executive Director Elise Pepple reads the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and broadcasting for free, donate to the station at marfapublicradio.org/donate ..read more
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Creative Commons Licenses read by Zoe
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
2M ago
You’re producing a sleep podcast for Marfa Public Radio, not unlike the one you’re listening to right now. You’re looking for music, a dulcet tune to lull your listeners into sweet sleep. You find a couple of lo-fi selections. But…can you use them? Are you allowed? Will you find yourself entangled in a stressful lawsuit around copyright infringement? In this episode, Marfa Public Radio reporter and podcast producer Producer Zoe Kurland reads the creative commons licenses.  To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and away from copyright infringement, donate to the station at marfapublicradio ..read more
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The NPR Style Guide read by Carlos
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
2M ago
You’re writing up an article for the Marfa Public Radio website and you find yourself wondering… do I use an oxford comma? Is this the correct syntax for the situation? How should I go about capitalization? Should I use italics here? Can I use italics? Marfa Public Radio’s News Director, Carlos Morales has the answers to your questions. In this episode, Carlos Morales reads you the NPR Style Guide. To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and grammatically correct, donate to the station at marfapublicradio.org/donate ..read more
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A Brief History of All Things Considered read by Travis Bubenik
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
2M ago
You’re listening to MPR in the afternoon. The program? All Things Considered. As you sink into a comfortable plush armchair, you ponder— where did this show come from? Who’s making this happen? Who has made this happen, historically? In this episode, Marfa Public Radio reporter and All Things Considered host Travis Bubenik reads a brief history of All Things Considered. To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and keep All Things Considered on our airwaves, donate to the station at marfapublicradio.org/donate ..read more
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The Dark Sky Ordinance read by Annie
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
2M ago
After a brutally hot summer, the desert weather’s easing up. You like standing outside at night, but you find it gets dark, so dark that you can’t see a thing. You yearn to read outside, yearn to knit, yearn to play a game of solitaire every once in a while. At last, you decide to install an outdoor light. But you harbor a concern— you don’t want to disturb the stars or pollute the beautiful dark sky. In this episode, Marfa Public Radio’s Border Reporter Annie Rosenthal reads The Dark Sky Ordinance. To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and dark-sky compliant, donate to the station at marfapub ..read more
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The Texas Administrative Code read by Mitch
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
2M ago
You live in Texas. You find a phrase floating around in your mind: Texas Administrative Code. What is that? Is that a code of honor? Is it a code of conduct? Is it a secret code that gets you a discount at your favorite store? Is it a communication code, like morse? You don’t know. But Mitch Borden does know. In this episode, Marfa Public Radio’s Permian Basin Reporter Mitch Borden reads the Texas Administrative Code. To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and up to code, donate to the station at marfapublicradio.org/donate ..read more
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A Brief History of Morning Edition read by Julie
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
2M ago
It’s early in the morning, you reach over to your analog radio and turn the dial to hear a warm fuzz, breaking into the beginnings of your favorite program, Morning Edition. You find yourself curious– asking what is this show? Where did it come from? Who’s making this happen? Who has made this happen, historically? In this episode, Marfa Public Radio’s DJ and Morning Edition host, Julie Bernal reads a brief history of Morning Edition. To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and keep Morning Edition on our airwaves donate to the station at marfapublicradio.org/donate ..read more
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The Texas Administrative Code read by Mitch
Marfa Public Radio Puts You to Sleep
by Marfa Public Radio
4M ago
You live in Texas. You find a phrase floating around in your mind: Texas Administrative Code. What is that? Is that a code of honor? Is it a code of conduct? Is it a secret code that gets you a discount at your favorite store? Is it a communication code, like morse? You don’t know. But Mitch Borden does know. In this episode, Marfa Public Radio’s Permian Basin Reporter Mitch Borden reads the Texas Administrative Code. To help keep Marfa Public Radio awake and up to code, donate to the station at marfapublicradio.org/donate ..read more
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