Terrestrial radio…

Poli-Sci-Fi Radio is broadcast live on The Radiator, a low-power FM radio station in Burlington, Vermont. The Radiator (WOMM-LP) operates at an effective radiated power of 100 watts at 105.9 FM. The Radiator’s antenna, transmitter and offices are located at 215 College Street in downtown Burlington. Listeners in the greater Burlington, Vermont area can tune in on Sunday evenings from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Live web streaming…

Listeners who are outside the effective radiated power of The Radiator can listen in to a live stream of the show by clicking here. Obviously, the link is only relevant on Sunday evenings from 4-6 pm eastern time. Stream-listeners can also participate in the program via an embedded chat on the live stream page.

Recording and editing…

The Radiator automatically records the 24/7 stream of the radio station’s output. We simply grab the mp3 files of the show, do some minor trimming (in Apple’s Final Cut Pro) and export a mono, low-bitrate mp3 file (via Apple’s Garage Band), which is then uploaded to the Poli-Sci-Fi Radio site as a downloadable podcast. The show is broadcast live on Sunday evenings and barring technical and/or personal difficulties, it should be posted online by the following Monday or Tuesday.

Listening and subscribing…

Listeners can subscribe to Poli-Sci-Fi Radio via iTunes or their favorite aggregator. PSFR’s feeds are made with Feedburner.

The technical crew…

Poli-Sci-Fi Radio’s engineer and chat moderator is Emily Stoneking. Episodes are edited, compressed and uploaded by Bill Simmon.