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Friday, February 9th, 2007

At long last, after over a year and a half of relative inactivity, I have made a significant update to! At it’s original inception, the only search term I could accept was a zip code. That’s all well and good so long as you know what zip code you happen to be and that I can keep that information up-to-date (it is was already a few years out of date when I got it).

Today I am pleased to announce that search terms are now wide open to be street names, cities, states, anything you wish to indicate where to search from. I give all thanks to Google’s Geocoding API. This essentially allows me to accept any term that Google Maps accepts to pinpoint a location.

In the future I may implement their maps API and display all results in a map interface in addition to the current listing. But for right now, I’m doing good to get this much done.

Oh, and this update applies to the mobile edition of the site as well. Happy radio surfing! Launch

Monday, November 14th, 2005

I am pleased to announce a project that I have been tinkering with for the past 3 weeks. is a web application that allows you to search for radio stations based on a given zip code. Where this is really meant to shine is on a mobile internet connect device (i.e. a WAP enabled phone). The URL is easy to enter on a numeric keypad. Even the non-WAP version of the site will render in a useable fashion on a mobile device.

I still have a lot of work to do with the site such as:

  • expanded user input abilities,
  • better searching algorithims,
  • search stations by format / genre,
  • better formating.

The idea for this site came form my dad who said it would be great if there was a WAP site that allowed this kind of functionality. The FCC freely publishes the radio station information, so writing an application that uses the info is the only hard part. Feel free to submit your thoughts and comments to me at, or leave a comment here. As development progresses, I will add updates to the category.