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Re: Radio Stations in the Valley?

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Radio Stations in the Valley?
January 18, 2006 07:18AM
I am planning an extended stay in the alley this summer and I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any radio stations that are easy to get in the valley?

I am just looking to get a little news from the outside world if I am staying in the valley for a month. Maybe a little NPR.

Thanks for the help.

avatar Re: Radio Stations in the Valley?
January 18, 2006 10:48AM
There are a few that come in but I don't think an NPR station is amoung them. Outside of the Valley you may be able to get the NPR station in Fresno.

Re: Radio Stations in the Valley?
January 20, 2006 07:32PM
NPR and Yosemite? Examples for and against government funding.

I don't like NPR because it leans so heavily to the left. If not supported by my tax dollars and yours, NPR could not exist in a free market environment. If you disagree with that, see if you can get NPR to give up their government funding. NPR lives in a non-Darwinian world. If left to survive on its own in the free marketplace of ideas, it would simply die. Very quickly.

I'm certainly not against NPR's existence and its socialist slant. It's a free country and they should be able to say whatever they want. I just wish I didn't have to pay for it.

On the other hand, without the government and our tax dollars there would be hot dog vendors at the base of Lower Yosemite Falls and a car dealership up on Glacier Point. I'm willing to pay to keep Yosemite and the Sierras as pristine as possible for all to enjoy.

Please don't think that just because I don't like NPR that I'm some tree-cutting, baby-seal-killing right wing nut. I don't even own a chainsaw, a club, or a gun and never have. By its very definition, being conservative means taking care of nature and preserving what is good and awe-inspiring. Like Yosemite. True conservatives value life and nature in all its forms.

I guess I should apologize to my liberal friends for this post that may seem like a rant on NPR. But NPR and its ilk always seem to link "conservative" with some guy that wants to build condos in Yosemite Valley (after clear-cutting all the trees west of Denver) and we are not all like that.

Just my opinion, but I'd take all the government funding that is wasted on NPR, unjust wars, bridges to nowhere for some Republican senator in Alaska, etc., and give it to the National Parks. We'd all be better off.

If this post needs to be deleted, I'd understand. But "NPR" just pushes my conservative button!

Re: Radio Stations in the Valley?
January 25, 2006 03:42PM
If it's the news that you're after, there are newspapers readily available.

Post Edited (01-25-06 17:43)

Jon Shannon
avatar Re: Radio Stations in the Valley?
February 05, 2006 02:04AM
Yes, you can pick up radio stations inside Yosemite Valley, especially AM stations at night. I'm usually able to listen to all-news station KCBS 740 AM San Francisco and sports station KNBR 680 AM San Francisco from my car's radio while driving around Yosemite Valley.

By the way, there is now local dialup and also broadband wireless (WIFI) Internet access available inside Yosemite Valley. So you should still be able to stay informed via your computer (if you choose to bring it along).

Leave No Trace
Re: Radio Stations in the Valley?
February 14, 2006 09:45AM
Thanks. Generally I am just looking for a little noise once and a while. Something to drown out the voices in my head. smiling smiley

I hope to be in the valley for a month this summer, so to be away from media is a good thing, but it is nice to have an option to listen from time to time. And it lets me know to add the portable radio to the packing list.

avatar Re: Radio Stations in the Valley?
April 22, 2006 09:49AM
You can get NPR at 93.1 in the Valley.

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