WLHA Studios – Part 6

Today’s WLHA Studio Tour takes us to another Madison location.  It’s not Elm Drive B, it’s Studio BB, aka Bolger’s Basement, where veteran broadcaster Tom Bolger crafts “artisanal radio” using original ingredients passed down through the generations – by which we mean two turntables and a microphone.   Unlike all the other WLHA studios Tom’s setup […]

WLHA Studios – Part 5

In our previous episodes we’ve seen some pretty elaborate studios, or at least studios crammed full of old radio broadcasting gear.  Peter Bolger takes a different approach to his studio design.  He’s a firm believer in minimalism.  His Beaverton, Oregon studio doubles as the dining room table when he is not broadcasting.   His rig consists […]

WLHA Studios – Part 4

Welcome to the Wisconsin studio from which emanates the Stan Lewis Show on Thursday evenings on the Big 64,   We have some very cool classic gear on display here, if not necessarily in use.  Let’s start with the fabulous McMartin B502 stereo console from the early to mid-70s.  This was a good sounding and attractive […]

WLHA Studios – Part 3

Today we’re visiting the Wisconsin studio where Nivek commits radio, both on his own program on Sundays and Wednesdays and during the Music and Malarkey Morning Show with Casey and Tom Weeden.  Like many of us on the WLHA staff, Nivek has collected an impressive array of stray equipment over the years.  Notice the Teac […]

WLHA Studios – Part 2

While WLHA has many studios hither and yon it also has two master control centers – WLHA East  in New York and WLHA West in Madison overseen by Casey the K.  It is certainly the most elaborate of all our facilities crammed full of just a fraction of the equipment Mr. The K has accumulated […]

WLHA Studios – Part 1

Back in the 1970’s WLHA really had only 2 studios – a small on-air studio and a somewhat larger production studio.   The modern version of WLHA has studios all over the US and in the UK.  In this series we will explore the wide variety of equipment and configurations of our various studios. We’ll start […]

WLHA On Apple CarPlay!

WLHA is now a button on the modern day car radio – Apple CarPlay.  We’ve updated the WLHA iOS app so that WLHA now appears as a button alongside your other CarPlay enabled apps: There we are right next to WMAL and WTOP (the highest billing radio station in America!) If you don’t see WLHA […]

WLHA on Your Apple Watch

There’s an app called Streamlets that can turn you into a Lakeshore 64 version of Dick Tracy.  It plays WLHA (and some other stations, but who cares) right on your Apple Watch.  The sound is surprisingly good considering the tiny speaker in the Apple Watch.  Behold: Does anyone actually need to listen to WLHA on […]

A Fun Way to Listen to WLHA

While we work on getting the WLHA iOS app to work with CarPlay here’s a fun alternative.   RadioApp simulates the fun of tuning an old analog radio while pulling in WLHA and other streams: In this video we see what happens if you tune the Wisconsin radio dial: The tuning sound effects are especially great.  […]

Special Christmas Feature on WLHA

This holiday season WLHA will be featuring Chick Powers and his feature “The Inside Stories Behind the Christmas Songs”.  Chick has interviews with people like Jay Livingston who wrote “Silver Bells”, Johnny Marks who wrote “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Sammy Cahn who wrote “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”.  You will […]