No CFOR Episode This Week

Sorry to bring some sad news listeners; but there will be no episodes of CFOR this week. The MGS V episode is still upcoming (along with future episodes) and should be available next week.

I’ve recently acquired a new position at local television station WATN (Local Memphis 24) and started working as an audio operator yesterday.  The training will be all week and my schedule will not allow for any podcast production (except for a special upcoming episode after Episode 8).

I’ll work from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each night this week until my off-day on Wednesday. At the point, the podcasts will be rolling out and I’m back on a normal schedule.

Expect Episode 8 of CFOR sometime late Tuesday night or sometime before the end of next week. I would also like to announce that the blog is nearing 20,000 page views since its creation in 2011.

The podcasts have much lower views and downloads on PodOmatic (maybe lower on other forms) but there are some people listening to show. As long as I have some folks listening, I’ll keep making it and hopefully numbers will grow as CFOR approaches Season 2 after Episode 12.

Episode 7 – Going Into Civilization

cfor_thumbIn Episode 7 of CFOR, Chris and Friends play some PC games. Only two are getting into Civilization V while others are playing Battleblock Theater.

It’s an interesting turn-based strategy game, available on Steam. Think of it as a cross between Command & Conquer, Risk, and Advance Wars. Civ5Screen0000

Civilization V also takes a while to finish a battle. In fact, the American/Germany vs. China/Greece war is still on-going and has yet to be finished. So, this podcast has a shortened version of the gameplay exploits.

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Man Left In His Own Blood Puddle; Others Take Pics

Social media and mobile technology can be great tools and excellent to connect with others & entertain yourself. However, we can misuse it time to time.

This is one instance. Last night, a man was left bleeding on the side of Beale Street as people grab their phones.

You’d expect everyone to call the police or ambulance. Somebody did, but not before a swarm of folks took photos and videos, and some even laughed and pulled down his pants.

Hardly any one helped him…

I am not going to share much of my opinion, but I will say this: What is wrong with people?

For the story, you can click on this Fox 13 news link to read up on it and come up with your own conclusions.

Episode 6 – Take A Shield & Splice Songs

cfor_thumbIn this episode of CFOR, Chris talks about the new Nvidia Shield Tablet and how it holds up with other Android devices.

In Part 2, he mentions that a radio station in Calgary (and others) are cutting songs on-the-air in order to avoid boring their listeners. You can check out the story here at Consequence of Sound. Also, Chris has some news about future episodes of CFOR.

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Episode 5 – The 30 Club & Beyond

cfor_thumbChris is now 30-years-old and he reminiscences about past broadcasting jobs with WUMR and the Look 24/7. You’ll even hear a few minutes of airtime during his time as a DJ with both stations.

Chris also has some big announcements regarding the future of his radio career.

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First Time for Everything: Listening to The Mighty KBC Radio

There’s a first time for everything. For me, it was always inconvenient to listen to The Mighty KBC Radio from the Netherlands (I just didn’t have any time because of work, spending time with friends, or other projects). Like PCJ Media, it is a fairly new and independent broadcast to the shortwave band.

Tonight, I decided to break out my Tecsun PL-660. After lamenting over the cutbacks of some broadcasters on CFOR, I figured to tune to some stations that are left.

Apparently I noticed the Mighty KBC was on-the-air. Surprisingly, the station came in loud-and-clear and played some really great classic rock tunes. Note: This station CANNOT be heard online, but ONLY on shortwave.

I also tuned into WRMI before listening to The Mighty KBC.

Episode 4 – Thomas Witherspoon & Blue Yeti Pro

thumb_cforpodcastartworkContinuing the shortwave discussion from the last episode, Chris talks to Thomas Witherspoon (writer of the blog and founder of Ears To Our World). They talk about the importance of shortwave to the world, despite a lower audience and recent budget cuts. There is also a summary of their favorite shortwave radios.

In Part 2, Chris reviews the microphone used in this podcast since Episode 2. It’s the Blue Yeti Pro Mic.

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Episode 3 – Shortwave Flatline

thumb_cforpodcastartworkSorry for the delay. Sometimes life gets busy. Other times…stormy weather shuts the power off and your work ends up deleted.

Nonetheless, Chris delivers this third episode and talks about the recent disappearance of international broadcasters on shortwave and where they are going (or not going). In Part 2, there is news of upcoming Eton receivers, if you’re not convinced of the “death of shortwave” argument, that SWLs may want to consider.

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Episode 2 – Emulators & Watch Dogs

thumb_cforpodcastartworkIn this second episode of CFOR, Chris talks about new announcements about Google Android and how to take advantage of gaming on the mobile OS and your TV. There is also a quick impressions and review of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs. So much radio. Wow.

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Episode 1 – An Introduction

Thisthumb_cforpodcastartwork is the first episode of CFOR, aka Chris Freitas On Radio, podcast. Yes, Chris is now producing a talk show of random sorts. In this introductory episode, he walks around Midtown and talks about more about himself and the podcast. It’s also rather short, but filled with some music like live blues from Central BBQ, MC Cullah’s “Blazing Day,” and chiptune sensation Rolemusic with “Death on the battlefield.”

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